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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.

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Is a Plug-In Hydrogen Hybrid Coming In Our Future?

Could plug-in hybrid power and a hydrogen fuel cell create an ideal eco-SUV? The Ford HySeries hydrogen hybrid championed that idea some 15 years ago.

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.

Electric BMW iX xDrive50 Delivers Driving Thrills

About the size of an X5, the new BMW iX xDrive50 is the first of this automaker’s sport-activity vehicles designed from the start to be purely electric.

The Best! Electric Trucks Score Top Awards

Viewed as significant sources of carbon emissions, trucks are evolving. Next-generation electric trucks are coming with zero emissions and high efficiency.

Tested: Driving 10,000 Miles in a Ford Escape Hybrid

We’ve driven the magazine’s long-term Ford Escape Hybrid test car for 10,000 miles with remarkably high efficiency. That means spending less time on the hunt for expensive fossil fuel.

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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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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