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Audi A3 e-tron Prototype: First Drive Video (Exclusive)

Audi A3 e-tron Prototype: First Drive Video (Exclusive)

Unlike other carmakers--including BMW with its ActiveE program--Audi has chosen to use only in-house drivers to test the fleet of electric A3 e-tron prototypes it has brought to the U.S. So we're pleased to be among the few media outlets to drive an Audi A3 e-tron, one of just 17 such cars in North... read more

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2013 Lexus ES 300h

2013 Lexus ES 300h: First Drive

When Lexus rolled out its HS 250h hybrid sedan a few years ago, there was a lot of head-scratching. The HS 250h was rather cramped inside, had a powertrain that was way too... read more May 31, 2012 by  5


 
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 First Drive Report

Earlier on this year, we asked you if the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 was really green, or not? Now we've had a chance to drive it. Combining a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack the U.S. market, and their hopes of dominating electric cars have slowed. But Chinese maker BYD continues to... read more May 10, 2012 by  13


 
2013 Acura ILX

2013 Acura ILX Hybrid: Driven

Though it has wandered through a handful of brand identities and images over the past decade, Acura continues to reinvent itself. This time, the next new thing is a hybrid... read more April 20, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Ford Focus Electric, New York City, April 2012

2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to... read more April 19, 2012 by  9


 
Renault Twizy first drive, Ibiza

Renault Twizy Electric Minicar First Drive Report: Video

GreenCarReports was invited to the island of Ibiza to test Renault's latest electric effort. The Twizy isn't your average electric vehicle, so this won't be your average... read more April 9, 2012 by  16


 
Volkswagen up! first drive photos

Volkswagen up!: Forbidden Fruit First Drive

We've been following the progress of Volkswagen's up! for quite some time. First, we saw the up! Lite concept. Then the up!, a rear-engined minicar. VW then teased some... read more March 19, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Toyota Prius C, drive event, La Jolla, CA, Feb 2012

2012 Toyota Prius C: First Drive Report And Full Details

The 2012 Toyota Prius C may be the most surprising entry in the expanding Prius range. It's smaller, less unusually styled, and about $5,000 less expensive than the standard... read more February 8, 2012 by  2


 
Range_e Plug-in Hybrid Prototype

Range_e Plug-in Hybrid Prototype: First Drive Report

At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Land Rover unveiled its first ever plug-in hybrid concept vehicle, the Land Rover Range_e Diesel Plug-in Hybrid. Then in October last year --... read more February 1, 2012 by 


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoChic, New York City, Jan 2012

2012 Fisker Karma: Brief Drive Report

Well, after three years of asking, we've finally had a chance to drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. And we can confirm that the extended-range electric luxury sport sedan is, in... read more January 20, 2012 by  12


 
BMW ActiveE electric car, January 2012, New Jersey

BMW ActiveE Electric Car First Drive: What's It Really Like?

The first BMW ActiveE electric car in North America was just delivered last Friday. Now, with only 600 miles on that car, we've driven it. Our first impressions of BMW's... read more January 18, 2012 by  33


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car: Quick Drive Review [Video]

Price increases be damned, the 2012 Fisker Karma is finally here, and first examples are about to arrive in customers' driveways. Earlier in the week we posted our video... read more December 16, 2011 by  7


 
2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport

2012 Fisker Karma Electric Car First Drive Impressions: Video

After what feels like forever, the 2012 Fisker Karma electric car is finally about to go on sale. Last month, we showed you how to order a Fisker Karma. Now, we've been able... read more December 12, 2011 by  4


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback, road test, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2011

2012 Chevy Sonic Test Drives: Carmaker Looks To Bloggers, Not Journalists

Normally, when an automaker brings a new car to the market, it invites automotive journalists to get behind the wheel to put the car through its paces and render their... read more December 5, 2011 by 


 
2012 Honda Civic HF, Palo Alto, California, October 2011

2012 Honda Civic HF: Quick Drive Of Higher-MPG Civic

Five months ago, we drove the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid--which gave us slightly more than 45 mpg using "Econ" mode. That's the best gas mileage of any Honda Civic in recent... read more October 24, 2011 by  3


 
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