2017

 
2017 VW e-Golf rated at 125 miles, tops 124-mile Hyundai Ioniq electric car

2017 VW e-Golf rated at 125 miles, tops 124-mile Hyundai Ioniq electric car

Oh, those crafty Germans. Just a few days after the week-long media launch of the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq range, Volkswagen has quietly one-upped the Ioniq Electric's 124-mile EPA-rated range. Granted, it's only beaten the South Korean electric car by 1 mile. But still. DON'T MISS: Hyundai Ioniq... read more

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2017 Ford Escape Titanium 4WD, Kingston, NY, Feb 2017

2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. But no maker... read more February 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

It's common practice in the industry for automakers to base multiple different models on the same basic platform or architecture. This allows them to amortize the development... read more February 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2017 Hyundai Ioniq prices: hybrid starts at $23,035, electric at $30,335

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq is the South Korean automaker's first dedicated green model. It will offer three powertrain options in the same body shell: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive - first drive, Miami, Nov 2016   [photo: Jeff Jablansky]

Smart to be all-electric in U.S. and Canada; gasoline goes away this fall

When the tiny Smart ForTwo launched in the U.S. a decade ago, it got a huge boost in sales from both novelty and soaring gas prices. While its EPA ratings never approached... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel sedan rated at 37 mpg combined

With the elimination of Volkswagen diesel models, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is one of the few remaining options for buyers seeking a mainstream-priced diesel car. The... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2017 Hyundai Ioniq to have lifetime battery-failure warranty

Hyundai is extending the lifetime battery warranty offered on previous electrified models to the 2017 Ioniq lineup as well. The warranty applies to all versions of Hyundai's... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV Cruise Automation test mule in San Francisco

GM releases second Chevy Bolt EV autonomous driving video

The Chevrolet Bolt EV may very well turn out to be a game-changing electric car in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the Bolt... read more February 13, 2017 by


 
Image from 'Thinking About Tomorrow' video ad for 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell marketing theme: thinking about tomorrow

A 40-year-old Fleetwood Mac song, floating childrens' heads, and hydrogen molecules all kick off the marketing campaign for the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell hydrogen-powered... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
2017 Subaru Impreza, La Jolla, California, Dec 2016

2017 Subaru Impreza: first drive of AWD compact sedan, hatch

The 2017 Subaru Impreza is one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive vehicles in the U.S. market, and has been for many years. The entirely redesigned 2017 Impreza rides... read more February 8, 2017 by


 
2017 Toyota Mirai Super Bowl ad 'Daisy' screenshot

Toyota shows Mirai Super Bowl ad, but only in California

As is the norm these days, the ads running during Super Bowl LI this past weekend drew almost as much attention as the game itself. Automakers are among the myriad companies... read more February 7, 2017 by


 
John and Mimi Porter of San Diego, California, with their new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, in Feb 2017

2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric car: new owner's first impressions

As the first mass-priced electric car with more than 200 miles of range to hit the market, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has attracted a great deal of attention. It's won... read more February 6, 2017 by


 
Bill Nye in new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, Jan 2017 [photo: Oskar Liners, Community Chevrolet, Burbank]

Science Guy Bill Nye buys Chevy Bolt EV, his seventh electric car

Bill Nye, better known as "The Science Guy" on the popular PBS children's series that bears his name, loves electric cars. He drove one of only a few hundred original GM EV1... read more February 3, 2017 by


 
First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV in Canada (photo by owner Joe Winkfein)

First Chevy Bolt EV electric car delivered to Canadian buyer

Following its launch last month in California's Silicon Valley, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is now rolling out in other regions of North America. Just last week, the first... read more January 31, 2017 by


 
Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Kia Niro

2017 Kia Niro hybrid 'crossover' wagon priced from $23,800

Almost a year after it was unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid is finally going on sale. The Niro is Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, and... read more January 26, 2017 by


 

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