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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.

Ron Cogan behind the wheel

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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Road Trip: Monterey Car Week

Monterey, with its epic automotive events like The Quail Motorsports Gathering and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, was calling us. It’s calling you, too.

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 offers crossover buyers a bunch of functionality for the money. There's also the choice of electric or gasoline models.

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.

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.