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First Toyota RAV4 EV for Consumers

Will we see an all-electric RAV4 from Toyota? We expect so since a RAV4 EV has been offered before. Here’s a report on the original 20 years ago.

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Audi e-tron S Sportback: Horsepower Electrified

The all-electric Audi e-tron S Sportback is a stellar SUV by any measure. The fact that it’s battery powered is a powerful bonus.

The Evolving Electric Future at Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dimitris Psillakis shares the company’s vision on an electric future and its focus on delivering a full luxury electric vehicle lineup.

History Proves the Value of California’s ZEV Mandate

In 1994, we published this special report on the attempts to overturn California’s ZEV Mandate. Momentum in those early years led us to the EVs of today.

Chevy Bolt EV is Back with a Hot Redline Edition Coming

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a milestone electric vehicle that provided buyers an affordable long-range EV option before production abruptly stopped. Now it’s back.

7 Best Strategies to Cut the Insane Cost of Your Gas Bill

The price of gas today is unbelievable. Who would have thought we would be paying $5.00 or more per gallon in many parts of the country? Here’s what to do.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

Electric Delivery Vans are on a Roll

Electrification is picking up speed, but it isn’t just electric cars and pickups that matter. Delivery vans represent an important part of the evolving electric vehicle space, offering an outsized environmental return for the investment since they’re constantly in motion.

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Applauding ‘Green’ Leadership

Interest in ‘green’ cars of all types is growing. Automakers recognize this and now offer an increasing number of models that speak to greater efficiency, lower tailpipe and carbon emissions, and electrification. The Green Car Awards celebrate these laudable efforts.

Lincoln Corsair PHEV

Automakers have long embraced hybrid technology to improve driving efficiency, with many also offering plug-in hybrid capability that delivers zero-emission driving solely on batteries. Lincoln is joining in with its second luxury plug-in SUV model, the 2021 Corsair Grand Touring.

Mustang Mach-E: Electrified!

Ford introduced the Mustang brand to an eager and enthusiastic market over 55 years ago, offering something truly distinctive with enduring appeal. Now a new and uniquely different Mustang model has joined the lineup that promises to stir things up.

Audi e-Tron Sportback

The Audi e-tron electric car broke new ground when it was introduced two years ago. Now there’s an e-tron Sportback model with sleeker fastback styling.

Toyota Sienna Hybrid

Toyota’s new 2021 Sienna hybrid minivan targets sales leaders Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Sedona with a fresh and dynamic design, much improved drive characteristics and cabin environment, an array of important technology innovations, and arguably best-in-segment convenience features.

Four-by-Fun! Jeep's Electrified Wrangler 4xe

Electrification is spreading rapidly across the automotive spectrum in ways that are, if not surprising, pleasantly quicker than expected. One example is Jeep’s Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid, a model that enables zero-emission on- and off-roading as part of everyday life.

Kia Seltos: A ‘Right Sized’ CUV

‘Right-sized’ crossover SUVs are clearly a hot trend these days, as evidenced by the many downsized models that proliferate on our highways. Happily, gone are the days when legions of massive SUVs with single drivers jammed roadways and parking lots.

BMW’s Impressive 330e PHEV

BMW’s second-generation 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan is better, faster, and goes farther on battery power than its predecessor of just a few years back, delivering the benefits of electrification while remaining true to the racing heritage of the brand.

Stylish 2021 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai’s Elantra sedan has been an important model for the automaker since its introduction. Now, an all-new generation is poised to hit the streets featuring Hyundai’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ Parametric Design directive, which comes screaming through with a compelling coupe-like profile.

Polestar 2 Makes a Statement

Polestar 2 features an excellent combination of high-performance horsepower and torque without carbon emissions. This electric hatchback brings mainstream good looks, Swedish engineering sensibilities, and Volvo style to a segment crying for quality, choice, and a broadened vehicle service network.

2021 Ford F-150 Adds a Hybrid

Ford has redesigned its F-150 pickup for the 2021 model year and it will be easy to spot thanks to a tougher, bolder look. Among its new design features are a power dome hood, higher front fenders, and wrap-around bumpers.

Toyota's All-New Venza Hybrid

The crossover SUV market is hot, to the point where these highly-functional vehicles have become one of the most desired of all models on the highway. Joining the ranks is Toyota’s stylish and new Venza Hybrid that definitely rates consideration.

Czinger's 3D Printed Hypercar

Can you build cars with advanced 3D printing? A demonstration 3D printed car was created at the SEMA Show, then students at NTU in Singapore created a race car. Now a California company is building a production hybrid supercar. Wow!

Electric Ford Ecostar

Many exotic electric vehicle battery technologies were tried over the years, including the ’hot’ sodium-sulfur battery in the Ford Ecostar.

A New Day for Electric Pickups

Pickups and electric vehicles are top of mind these days. So why not put the two together? That’s exactly what Ford, GM, and a growing list of startup companies are focusing on today, promising great choices for pickup buyers ahead.

The Cost of Public Charging

Free charging has been offered at retail locations and parking garages for some time. Now, pay-per-use chargers are increasingly the norm. But at what cost?

How Mitsubishi’s PHEV Works

Featuring an innovative series-parallel hybrid system, the plug-in Mitsubishi PHEV brings a host of advanced technologies to bear that distinguish the model amid its peers. It’s all-wheel drive, features Level 1, 2, and 3 charging, and offers seamless electric operation.

The Real Cost of Charging EVs

Driving electric is cheaper than driving on gas, but how much cheaper? Calculating the cost of charging up is not a simple thing. Let's crunch the numbers.