2015

 
BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

BMW i3: How Far Can You Go Without Touching The Brake Pedal?

The regenerative braking system in the BMW i3 electric car is quite extreme. If you plan ahead and allow enough stopping distance, by lifting off the accelerator, this little electric car will come to a complete stop, without ever requiring a touch of the brake pedal. That behavior recently led... read more

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Ford F-150 wind tunnel testing

2015 Ford F-150 'Air Curtain' Cuts Aerodynamic Drag

The 2015 Ford F-150 arrived last year with a greater focus on fuel economy than any previous generation of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. Its weight-saving aluminum... read more July 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda CR-Z

Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coupe Gets Huge Sales Incentive: UPDATE

Dealers are now apparently looking for way to purge substantial inventories of the Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe, leading to suspicions that the model may be starting to enter its... read more July 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Ford C-Max Hybrids Recalled To Fix Engine Shut-Off Problem

Ford is recalling 2015 C-Max hybrids to address a software glitch, as part of a larger recall of more than 432,000 2015 models. The software-related malfunction in the... read more July 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf Electric Car: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know

Back in December 2010, an unassuming compact hatchback hit the Japanese and American markets. A new small Nissan isn't normally the cause for fanfares and celebration, but... read more June 22, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Plug-In Hybrid Supercar Ends Production After 918 Units

For an automobile with such a small production run, the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar has spent quite a long time in the public eye. More than five years after... read more June 21, 2015 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At Entry Level

With more than a handful of plug-in hybrid models scheduled to hit dealers over the next three years, buyers are curious to find out how those cars will be priced. One maker... read more June 17, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius C

Toyota Prius C: Hybrid Subcompact Ultimate Guide (UPDATED)

There was a time when hybrid vehicles were expensive to buy, and the choice of vehicle type was limited. The 2015 Toyota Prius C is evidence that the options have expanded... read more June 15, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus SE EcoBoost, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2015 Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost: Gas Mileage Review

A popular compact sedan fitted with a tiny 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine may sound like an Eighties econobox all over again. But in fact the 2015 Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost... read more June 11, 2015 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco, Malibu, California, Oct 2014

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Gas Mileage Review

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the Korean maker's most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan that doesn't use a hybrid powertrain. And it highlights the two parallel paths that... read more June 9, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

Toyota Prius Deals In Southern California Cut Lease To Electric-Car Prices

With gas prices still low and the increasingly aged Prius Liftback model still in showrooms, Toyota continues to offer generous incentives for its signature hybrid. As in the... read more June 8, 2015 by 


 
2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive, upstate New York, May 2015

2015 BMW 740Ld xDrive Diesel: Fuel Economy Review

For long road trips, there are few better ways to travel than in a large German luxury sedan with a diesel engine. We learned that lesson three years ago, when we tested a... read more June 2, 2015 by 


 
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Supercars Recalled For Fan Wiring

Porsche is recalling every 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid supercar to fix potentially faulty radiator-fan wiring. The carmaker says the wiring harness for the radiator fans in... read more May 26, 2015 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2015 Toyota Prius Rebates Rise For Californians

Toyota boosted incentives on its Prius hybrid range for California buyers in April, and it's doing the same this month, though on a more limited basis. New incentives are... read more May 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus SE EcoBoost, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2015

2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost: Brief Drive Of 1.0-Liter Three-Cylinder Sedan

The 2015 Ford Focus EcoBoost may be the most European car Ford sells in the U.S. It's fun, but not fast. It handles well, and has a small engine that requires energetic use... read more May 14, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Trax LT AWD, Catskill Mountains, NY, Apr 2015

2015 Chevrolet Trax: Gas Mileage Review Of Small SUV

Sport-utility vehicles are all about hauling stuff, so collecting a set of 40-year-old wheels seemed like the perfect road test for the new 2015 Chevrolet Trax. The... read more May 12, 2015 by 


 

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