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2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

2015 Tesla Model S 70D: First Drive Of New Electric Car Base Model

Last week, the new base version of the Tesla Model S, known as the 70D, hit the electric-car world like a thunderclap. No early-warning publicity, no teasing tweet from Elon. Just the sudden appearance on the Tesla website configurator of the new model--with dual motors, all-wheel drive, a 70-kWh... read more

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2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

2016 Toyota Mirai: First Drive Of Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Sedan

The 2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car will get a huge amount of promotion and attention from its maker, despite the very low numbers that will be built in its first... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Kia Soul EV First Drive  -  Portland  -  November 2014

2015 Kia Soul EV: First Drive Of Newest Electric Car

The hamsters are back in Kia’s ads for its new Soul EV all-electric hatchback. And while their geeky, sexy, danceable 'science experiment' is definitely memorable... read more November 12, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, U.S. pre-production car tested, Stuttgart, Germany, Aug 2014

2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid luxury sedan will arrive in the U.S. next spring. We've now driven a prototype of the U.S.-spec car, which is quiet, luxurious, and... read more September 15, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A3 e-tron  -  First Drive

2016 Audi A3 e-tron: First Drive

Plug-in hybrids like the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron—especially those with well-tuned responses and zippy performance—are the evangelists that have the best chance of... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
2015 Lexus NX 300h, global launch, Whistler, BC, Canada, June 2014

2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid: First Drive Of Luxury Compact Utility Vehicle

The 2015 Lexus NX is the first compact crossover from Toyota's luxury brand, and it's been a long time coming. Unlike the mid-size Lexus RX, which helped to launch the luxury... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Aygo minicar European drive

Toyota Aygo Minicar Driven: Much-Improved Scion iQ Alternative U.S. Won't Get

The Scion iQ has not been a success story for Toyota's youth-orientated brand. In 2013, just 4,406 iQs found homes in the U.S. That's half as many as were sold in 2012... read more June 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI: First Drive Of All-New Diesel Hatchback

In today's American car market, 45 miles per gallon is a rare occasion, and 50 miles per gallon is pure fantasy. That's the case for nearly any vehicle that has a fuel tank... read more June 10, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid quick drive (European model)

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

Aside from the all-electric Toyota RAV4 EV, there's a distinct lack of plug-in crossovers and SUVs on the market right now. Mitsubishi was hoping to change that with its... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive  -  First Drive, May 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive: First Drive

Can electric cars be sexy? Look at the exclusive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive gullwing sports car, and that question has been answered. But put your sensible cap on... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8, test drive in greater Los Angeles area, Apr 2014

2015 BMW i8: Sexy Plug-In Hybrid Sport Coupe, Our First Drive

Could the 2015 BMW i8 sports coupe, coming this summer, do for plug-in hybrids what the Tesla Model S did for battery-electric vehicles? That is, could the sleek, sexy... read more April 29, 2014 by 


 
2015 Honda Fit, test drive around Ann Arbor, Michigan, Apr 2014

2015 Honda Fit: Quick Gas Mileage Drive Of All-New Hatchback

If you're looking for a small hatchback that delivers high gas mileage and almost unparalleled flexibility, the all-new 2015 Honda Fit should probably be at the top of your... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
Ford EcoSport subcompact crossover first drive review

Ford EcoSport Compact Crossover: Forbidden Fruit First Drive

Last year, Nissan sold over 230,000 examples of its Juke compact crossover worldwide. MINI sold over 100,000 Countryman and Paceman models. Kia moved nearly 400,000 Sportage... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell at Hyundai headquarters, Fountain Valley, CA

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell: Hydrogen Crossover First Drive

Hyundai is an aggressive company, and that applies to its green cars as much as the bread-and-butter sedans and crossovers it sells in growing numbers. So when the company... read more December 4, 2013 by 


 
2014 Mazda 3, test drive, Atlanta region, Oct 2013

2014 Mazda 3: First Drive

The 2014 Mazda 3 is the one of the more eagerly-awaited compact cars hereabouts, and now we've had a chance to spend 90 minutes behind the wheel. During a recent test drive... read more November 6, 2013 by 


 
Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle electric car

Zelectric Motors' 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Electric Car Driven

There is a line of thinking, naturally not shared by many of our readers, that engine noise is an integral part of the experience of driving a car. Lack of it in electric... read more October 18, 2013 by 


 

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