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Polestar 2 Makes an Electrifying 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.

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Ford Ecostars on the Highway

Today, we take the advanced batteries that power electric vehicles for granted. Lithium-ion batteries, which followed advanced lead-acid and nickel-metal hydride, is mainstream. Many exotic EV battery technologies were tried over the years, including the sodium-sulfur battery in Ford’s Ecostar.

BMW i3 Charging

Electrics and our Driving Future

The auto industry is in transition. This is evidenced by the high-profile move toward electrification by nearly all international automakers, motivated by increasingly tighter government regulation, concern about market share, and the need to craft long-term carbon mitigation strategies.

Rivian R1T Sunrise

A New Day Dawns 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.

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Driving 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.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV at San Simeon

Long-Term Test: Mitsu Outlander PHEV

The 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.

2020 Porsche Tacan Xray

Porsche Taycan: Mission [E] Accomplished

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!

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BMW Updates 745e xDrive Plug-In

Looking for luxury, performance, and sufficient battery electric range for short commutes or around-town driving? The BMW 745e xDrive iPerformance may pique your interest. This plug-in hybrid gets an updated look for 2020 along with a more powerful hybrid drivetrain.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Paul Bunyan

Outlander PHEV Road Trip

While all-electric vehicles can be pressed into service for long trips, that’s not always an easy thing. Plug-in hybrids like Mitsubishi’s Outlander PHEV fill this need well. It’s all-electric for around town and well-suited for longer journeys. Here’s our experience.

MINI Cooper S E Rear Action

MINI Cooper S E Electric

It’s been years since the MINI E plied the roads as part of a lease-only, limited test fleet. The follow-up is the all-electric MINI Cooper S E. It’s packed with technology and promises a fun driving experience. Sign us up!

2020 Ford Escape

Escape to the Future

Buyers are increasingly looking to crossovers and SUVs as their primary mode of transportation. As these vehicles become more car-like in most respects, is it any surprise they also adopt sedan and hatchback design language? At Ford, apparently not.

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The Future of Plug-In SUVs

What’s in the pipeline for plug-in SUVs? Plenty. It’s no secret that buyers are embracing crossovers and SUVs in ever-greater numbers. They’re functional, fun, and a favorite of families and sports enthusiasts alike. Increasingly, more will be offering a plug.