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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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Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell

When you think ‘hydrogen’ it’s usually Honda and Toyota that come to mind. Hyundai? Not so much, but that would be a mistaken conclusion. The new Hyundai Nexo is built on a dedicated platform and is highly advanced. Kudos, Hyundai.

Audi e-tron Delivers

Audi is clearly committed to electrification. Proof of this is Audi’s all-new and eagerly awaited e-tron, the automaker’s first all-electric vehicle. This compact electric SUV boasts expected Audi styling, all the right stuff, and great 200+ mile range as well.

Driving the RAV4 Hybrid

With the RAV4 an extremely important vehicle to Toyota’s bottom line, you would expect the model’s new generation to be something special. It is, as we found both on and off road. Plus a high mpg hybrid seals the deal.

Tesla's $35K (Finally!) Model 3

The long-awaited Tesla Model 3 delivers what its fan base has expected. This electric sedan is stylish in a Model S sort of way, fast, and travels a significant distance on a charge. It’s also very late in coming. But apparently, all is forgiven.

Archives: 1998 Nissan Altra EV

We take today’s electric vehicle technology for granted. But it’s been a long road, with automakers fielding advanced technologies and concepts for decades on the way to an EV future. Here’s how the first lithium-ion battery powered EV came about.

The Race to Disrupt Tesla

Tesla has been the undisputed champion of electric cars for years now, with legacy automakers scrambling to keep up. That’s all changing with a slew of new high-tech EVs now here or coming. Here’s a look at what’s happening.

Volvo XC40 is High Tech

Looking for efficiency and functionality in a smaller crossover that also offers a high-end persona? Volvo’s new XC40 should be on your comparison list. This stylish model offers loads of on-board tech along with a respectable 33 highway mpg..

Cadillac's Sharp XT4

The XT4 is Cadillac’s answer to the compact crossover SUV, and it’s one sharp looking model. While it isn’t exotic in the sense of integrating electrification, it achieves a thrifty 30 highway miles-per-gallon on its turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

Connected to the Road

Connected technology and advanced driver safety systems are all the rage. Once the domain of high-end cars, in growing numbers these systems are making their way to entry-level models. Their technology is advanced and capabilities amazing.

Driven: Lexus ES 300h

The all-new 2019 ES 300h is a welcome evolution of Lexus’ approachable luxury sedan. It offers handsome style, a quiet and comfortable interior, and good performance. Importantly, this hybrid is less than a $2,000 step up from its gas counterpart.

RAM 1500 Mild Hybrid

RAM’s debut of its 2019 RAM 1500 has more than satisfied the expectations of pickup fans who have been awaiting this new-generation model. It’s tough. It’s handsome. And it boasts all the right specs for the segment…plus mild hybrid power.

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