2017

 
New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery was launched, followed by a sequence of software updates to make it faster, and all Autopilot sensors were replaced with new... read more

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

When can I buy a Chevy Bolt EV electric car? See state-by-state schedule

Last month, the first Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars were sold in California's Silicon Valley. Electric-car advocates and buyers across the U.S. now want to know when they... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
New Ford GT

When the 'eco' in EcoBoost is so low that gas-guzzler taxes apply

Since Ford launched its line of downsized EcoBoost engines in 2009, the "eco" part of that name has often required an asterisk. That's because some owners have found that... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Toyota Prius Prime buyers misled by dealers; more education needed

The Toyota Prius Prime is a far better car than its plug-in hybrid predecessor, and it seems likely to become one of the higher-volume plug-in electric cars on the U.S... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: lifetime carbon emissions 24 percent lower vs standard minivan

Cars that run entirely or partly on electricity from a battery pack have no tailpipe emissions, but to judge their overall impact, you have to look at lifetime... read more January 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car wins North American Car of the Year award

Media days at the Detroit Auto Show always open with the announcement of the year's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, and this year is no exception. But... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE, Catskill Mountains, NY, Nov 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4: gas mileage review

The Mitsubishi Mirage is the underdog of small cars: slow, loud, and archaic, but scrappy. And it's been a much bigger sales success than Mitsubishi expected, given the small... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Steve Wozniak and a Chevrolet Bolt EV

Woz is getting a Chevy Bolt EV after all; it arrives today

It appears that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak—also known as "Woz"—is getting his 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV after all. In September, the car's chief engineer, Josh... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro, San Antonio, Texas, Dec 2016

2017 Kia Niro hybrid: first drive report

According to its maker, the 2017 Kia Niro is the first "crossover hybrid vehicle" sold in the U.S.—but what does that really mean? We drove150 miles in two different... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
First 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell customers, Torrance, California

First 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedans delivered in California

There's a new hydrogen fuel-cell kid in town. Well after Hyundai and Toyota launched their own fuel-cell cars in California, the first 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell sedans to... read more December 20, 2016 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Woz got a Tesla, not a Chevy Bolt EV: Supercharging may be why

In September, Chevy scored quite a publicity coup for its Bolt EV long-range electric car. The car's chief engineer, Josh Tavel, took a pre-production 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric Chevy Bolt EV will be GM's first autonomous car

With its EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a serious foray by General Motors into mass-market, long-range electric cars. It... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car with Aerovironment EVSE-RS charging station

Chevy Bolt EV will offer AeroVironment charging station

Charging at home is by far the most common way that electric-car owners in the U.S. recharge their vehicles today. For those that are able to install home charging stations... read more December 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Far more Chevy Bolt EVs likely to be sold than compliance requires

For the past few years, several of the electric-car models on sale in the U.S. have been "compliance cars." That means they are built primarily to satisfy California's... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV buyers, Fremont, California: Bobby Edmonds, Bill Mattos, Steve Henry

First 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars sold today, in California

And now it's real. Just 23 months after GM CEO Mary Barra unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the very first production versions of Chevy's 238-mile... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV 10 to 40 percent battery-capacity loss: possible, but unlikely?

When's the last time you sat down and read large parts of an owner's manual for a car? If it's been a few years—or a few decades—you may be surprised how... read more December 13, 2016 by


 

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