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Subaru B9 SC Scrambler

Subaru is not one of the brands that springs to mind when talking electrification in the auto industry. That’s now changing as the marque seeks to embrace an electrified future. Here’s a look back at Subaru’s efforts 17 years ago.

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Hyundai IONIQ 5

The all-new 2021 IONIQ 5 midsize crossover shows a new direction for Hyundai. Built on the automaker’s Electric-Global Modular Platform created specifically for its future battery electric vehicles, the model is handsomely aggressive, feature-packed, and offers several electric drivetrain options.

Lucid Air Elevates Luxury

Plenty of start-ups have announced intentions to compete with Tesla, but so many have found the way fraught with challenges. A high-profile exception is the Lucid Air from Lucid Motors, Green Car Journal’s 2022 Luxury Green Car of the Year.

Porsche Taycan Gran Turismo

Featuring a sleek and slightly beefier take on the well-received Porsche Taycan electric sport sedan, Porsche’s 2022 Taycan Cross Turismo delivers a handsome package that adds even more functionality and roominess to its original counterpart, while delivering eye-opening performance.

VW ID.4: More Power and AWD

VW’s popular ID.4 hit a sweet spot at its introduction with a thoughtful blend of functionality, good looks, and zero-emission electric drive. Now this crossover has evolved with greater power and all-weather capability thanks to the availability of all-wheel drive.

Audi’s Electric Q4 e-tron

Audi intends to electrify 30 percent of its U.S. model lineup by 2025, and the next step in that strategy is the introduction of the fully electric Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron, available in rear-wheel-drive and AWD quattro versions.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

Electric Vehicle Reality Check

After decades of high hopes and false starts, the age of the electric vehicle is materializing before our eyes. But it isn’t an entirely smooth road ahead as the transition to EVs faces an array of challenges large and small.

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Ferrari SF90 Stradale Plug-In

The SF90 Stradale represents many firsts for Ferrari. It’s the legendary automaker’s first plug-in hybrid electric model, the marque’s first all-wheel-drive supercar, and the most powerful Ferrari production car ever sold. The SF90 boasts the highest output ever for a Ferrari V-8 and, in fact, this is the first time a V-8 has powered a […]

2020 Range Rover Evoque

It’s a new day for Ranger Rover’s Evoque. The stylish crossover joins competitors by offering buyers an efficient, 48 volt mild-hybrid version as an option to increase fuel efficiency and decrease carbon emissions while also boosting overall acceleration and performance.

Monterey Road Trip in a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

There are countless reasons to visit California’s picturesque Monterey Peninsula, home of historic Monterey with its Cannery Row of Steinbeck lore, Fisherman’s Wharf, and charming Carmel-by-the-Sea.

All-New Explorer Hybrid

Better in so many ways with improved off-road capabilities and greater towing capacity, the ever-popular Explorer presents yet another choice for SUV buyers. Plus, a pair of EcoBoost engines and a new hybrid variant deliver desired performance and efficiency.

Hyundai Kona Two Ways

The Kona, Hyundai’s newest and smallest crossover, serves up a pleasing design and welcome functionality. It is offered with a choice two gasoline engines that net up to 33 highway mpg, and also as a battery electric vehicle. Styling cues are a bit different on the Kona Electric, but subtle except for its distinctive closed […]

Honda Clarity Electric

Part of Honda’s Clarity triple-play – along with the hydrogen-powered Clarity Fuel Cell and more mainstream Clarity Plug-In Hybrid – the Clarity Electric is a model that clearly cuts its own path. It does not aim to be part of the ‘200 mile club,’ the latest generation of uber-electrics that claim a battery electric driving […]

Enduring Internal Combustion

Many consider the internal combustion engine a thing of the past. After all, we have zero-emission electric cars and a growing number of hybrids. But conventional engines keep getting better and will power most cars and trucks for some time.

Pininfarina's Karma GT

Karma Automotive continues to evolve as it works to expand its product line and build on the success of its Revero plug-in. What’s next? How about a Grand Touring version with exceptional styling touches by the renowned designers at Pininfarina?

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru’s Crosstrek Hybrid – actually a plug-in hybrid – is what fans of the marque have been waiting for. It features all the functionality expected of a Subaru along with 17 miles of all-electric driving and a total 480 mile driving range.

How RAM eTorque Works

Mild hybrid engines have been tried in various models over the past decade, without really gaining traction. Now they’re making a resurgence as fuel economy becomes a more pressing need for automakers. RAM aims to make it a success story.

Ford’s Mid-Size Ranger

The compact Ford Ranger disappeared from the scene many years ago, for reasons unknown. Now it’s back in grown-up form, ready to compete in an expanding pickup market where mid-size appears to have a strong and growing appeal. About time.

Fisker's Coming Electric

There’s huge interest in electric SUVs and that’s not lost on automakers. Many see this as a huge opportunity, but not just the legacy giants. Newcomers also want in on the game, plus some recognizable names returning for another shot.

V-8 Can Run on One Cylinder

Not long ago, engineers created engines that could run on half their cylinders under low load conditions to save fuel. Great trick, right? Now GM has upped the ante with a V-8 and V-6 that run on just one. Well...that's pretty cool.

Driving The Jaguar I-PACE

We all knew that Tesla wouldn’t remain the sole player in the luxury electric car game. But how do you complete with the popular Model S and Model X? Jaguar has that figured out with its aggressively stylish, high-performing E-PACE.

Longer Range Nissan LEAF+

Is 100 miles of range enough in an electric vehicle? Is 150 desirable? Who knows…it really depends on your needs. But in the ever-competitive world of EVs, breaking the 200 mile range barrier has become increasingly important. Behold Nissan’s LEAF-PLUS.

Lexus UX: An Edgy Crossover

Lexus isn’t shy when it comes to aggressive styling cues, as one might gather from its distinctive, and massive, spindle grilles in recent models. What happens when you get aggressive with an overall SUV design? You have the Lexus UX.

Avalon Hybrid Gets 43 MPG

The Avalon has historically been a mainstream, if not overly exciting, vehicle in the Toyota lineup. The model’s latest generation changes all this with an exciting design, great attention to detail, and a hybrid variant that gets really impressive mpg.

The Truth About the Model 3

Hundreds of thousands of fans have been waiting excitedly for Tesla’s Model 3, touted by the automaker as the ‘affordable’ EV for the masses. But is it? The backstory is a bit more complicated with plenty of food for thought.