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Nissan’s Future Electric Vehicle Program

In the early 1990s, long before its groundbreaking electric LEAF, Nissan showed it was a force to be reckoned with in the electric vehicle field.

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The Road to Net Zero with RNG

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is the easiest and most effective way to meet transportation’s sustainability goals.

Toyota bZ4X: A Link to Toyota’s Future

The high-profile Toyota bZ4X represents an important segue to Toyota’s ‘Beyond Zero’ future and array of electrified Toyota models in the pipeline.

The Hybrid Payoff is Real

Does gas savings make up for a hybrid’s higher cost? Here’s a way to figure out a hybrid payoff over time.

Want It! Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

We drive the plug-in Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe, finding it a fun and functional family vehicle with an electrification bonus.

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.

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Caution Signs Ahead for Electric Vehicles

Many assume we’re heading for an electric vehicle future that will unfold according to plan. History has some contrary lessons to share.

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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.

What About Alternative Fuels?

Alternative fuels like biodiesel, ethanol, methanol, compressed natural gas, and propane autogas once shared equal billing with electric vehicles. What changed?

The Hydrogen Highway

Many feel that a ‘hydrogen economy’ is likely in our future. Whether it will include cars, SUVs, and light trucks remains an open question, since most automakers are focusing future efforts on EVs with longer driving range, rather than hydrogen.

Fisker’s Electric Ocean SUV

Noted designer and entrepreneur Henrik Fisker’s first effort at being an automaker focused on a stunning electric car. That didn’t pan out as planned, but provided important insights into how to successfully bring a new brand and vehicle to market.

Electric Pickup Disconnect

Electric pickups are coming…but are we ready for them? A new generation of high-tech trucks promises to deliver all the functionality expected of modern pickups along with highly efficient and zero-emission electric drive. The challenge: Where to charge them all.

Outlander PHEV Test Update

Mitsubishi's Outlander PHEV is a hidden gem in a sea of crossovers and SUVs. It offers advanced features and capabilities found on plug-in hybrid competitors costing tens of thousands of dollars more, while offering a fun and family-friendly SUV experience.

All-Electric MINI Cooper SE

MINI has been easing into electrification for some time now. It’s been years since the MINI E electric vehicle plied the roads as a lease-only, limited test fleet in L.A. and New York. Now the MINI Cooper SE is here.

Karma Revero GT Impresses

The Karma Revero GT, 2020 Luxury Green Car of the Year, represents the evolution of the Revero series hybrid. Karma Automotive devoted significant resources in reworking every part of this grand touring sedan, with enormous success.

Porsche's Electric Taycan

Porsche fans have waited patiently for this storied marque to rise to the Tesla challenge. That’s no easy thing, and it had to be done right or risk both reputation and future market share. The result is as expected. Spectacular!