I’ve logged more than 100,000 miles driving a diverse array of electric cars since Green Car Journal’s launch in 1992, during the very early days of the modern electric vehicle. Here are five things you should know about driving electric.
Subaru’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle, the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, uses the Subaru Global Platform designed for hybrid and electric powertrains. It features new Subaru StarDrive Technology that integrates two electric motors, a 2.0-liter direct-injection SUBARU BOXER engine, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel
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.
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. Cool.
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.
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.
Volvo’s smallest crossover features an aggressive design that’s a bit of a departure for the automaker, even as it retains the fundamental styling cues that say ‘Volvo.’ The first model built on the automaker’s Compact Modular Architecture, the new XC40
The Mercedes-Benz Metris is this automaker’s offering for commercial vehicle buyers who like the Sprinter van, but desire something a bit smaller. They get it in the Metris mid-size van, a model first introduced to the U.S. in the 2016
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.
The third-generation Honda Insight features an all-new design that brings the model more into the mainstream and clearly carries the Honda DNA forward. It’s a significant departure from the quirky, wheel-skirted first-generation Insight hybrid that came to our shores in the
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.