Hybrids are something of an easy sell these days, especially with gas prices rising, but electric vehicles are a different story. They’re still outside the average driver’s comfort zone with many fearful of running out of juice due to the lack of charging stations. Volkswagen has a plan to overcome that issue. Electrify America is […]
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is a huge improvement over the prior generation. This new EV is fun to drive, comfortable and has a range of about 150 miles. Prices when comparably equipped are roughly 50% less than a Tesla Model 3, so the two are not competitors, but the new Chevy Bolt and Toyota Prius […]
It wasn’t many years ago when there were no video screens in cars. Remember those teeny, tiny audio display screens that had pixelated green dots? If you were lucky, then your car was so fancy it scrolled the song title across the display. Today we have electric car startup Byton and it’s putting screens everywhere […]
A December 11 article in the Washington Post about electric cars, hybrids and the concerns of local mechanics is a misleading mess. It’s nothing new when traditional media outlets try to write about cars. The problem is that the average newspaper reporter has no idea how a car works, nor how to report a trend […]
We test the all-electric 2017 Hyundai Ioniq. We can’t say if this is the car for you, but we are sure about three things.
You may not have noticed, but Jay Leno digs cars. Because he does, he has a staff of people that take car of those cars for him. One of them ended up developing a line of car care products that now bears the retired late night host’s name.
There are lots of reasons people are reluctant to make the move to electric vehicles. On the list is the need to sit and wait while your car charges, which is often at charging stations with nothing else around. That’s boring, so Tesla charging stations may soon feature convenience stores where you can grab one […]
One of the biggest objections people have to electric vehicles is the limited range. It’s easy to find a gas station when you’re on the road, but chargers for electric cars aren’t as common. Even though most people don’t drive enough in an average day to need a charge away from home, range anxiety is […]
Electric vehicles and hybrids pose special hazards in a crash test. Here’s how the nation’s top testing Institute prepares for the worst.