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2017 Renault Zoe electric car: larger battery doubles range

2017 Renault Zoe electric car: larger battery doubles range

The Renault Zoe electric car is by far the best-selling plug-in vehicle in Europe. Now in its fifth year, the Zoe received a significant battery capacity upgrade at today’s Paris Motor Show. The Zoe will now have a 41-kilowatt-hour battery pack, up from 22 kwh in earlier versions, giving it a... read more

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New Kia Rio

More details, photos of new Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show

Subcompact hatchbacks and sedans may be a minor part of the U.S. market, but they're hugely important in the rest of the world. So the launch of a new generation of Kia Rio... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country. Hoping to make... read more September 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Why I leased a 2017 Chevy Volt (in Texas) to replace a Volvo

Texas is the land of pickups and SUVs, of oil wells and full-day drives from your Texas home to Grandma’s Texas home. Your everyday driver had better be your highway... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
Teaser for 2017 Hyundai i30 debuting at 2016 Paris auto show

Next Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback to appear at Paris Motor Show

A redesigned Hyundai Elantra GT will make its public debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show one month from now. While the Elantra four-door sedan received a complete redesign for... read more August 29, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, test drive outside Detroit, July 2016

2017 Chevrolet Spark first drive

The 2017 Chevrolet Spark is both the smallest and the least expensive car sold by Chevy in North America. The Korean-made hatchback minicar isn't among the brand's top... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Fit

2017 Honda Fit priced, unchanged

The 2017 Honda Fit hatchback went on sale in the U.S. last week with only minor changes. Pricing starts at $16,825 (including destination) for a base LX model with a... read more August 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV electric car for 'urban' sales: what does that mean?

Almost no U.S. car buyers sit down at their kitchen table and kick off a chat by saying, "Honey, we need to buy a city car." The only exceptions are those in a handful of... read more August 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage preview

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been an unexpected sales success for its Japanese maker. Its sales have remained strong even as those of other subcompacts and minicars declined in... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the world's first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more. That alone makes it a hugely important new market entry... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark, 2015 New York Auto Show

2016 Chevrolet Spark preview

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark is a slightly larger, better equipped, and more stylish version of the smallest Chevy in brand's lineup. It succeeds a model whose unexpected sales... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Focus Electric

Some 2015-2016 Ford Focus Electrics recalled for pinion-shaft problem

Ford is recalling 865 Focus Electric hatchbacks from the 2015 and 2016 model years to address an issue with the cars' transmission differential pinion-gear shafts. Under... read more July 11, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, May 2016

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT quick first drive

The Mitsubishi Mirage small car has been an unexpected sales success. Over the past couple of years, the subcompact Mitsubishi managed to outsell some hybrid models, and... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3: up to 114 miles of range from 50-percent battery increase

For its fourth year on the market, the 2017 BMW i3 electric car gets a huge boost in battery capacity and hence its EPA-rated range. The battery capacity rises 50 percent... read more May 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Sonic

2017 Chevrolet Sonic updated with CarPlay, new styling

About a year after the smaller Chevy Spark appeared in New York with a complete redesign, its subcompact Sonic sibling is getting a refresh. Debuting at the 2016 New York... read more March 21, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback prototype, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Honda Civic hatchback unveiled in Geneva

The promised third variant of the 10th-generation Honda Civic has just debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The 2017 Honda Civic five-door hatchback appeared in what the... read more March 1, 2016 by


 

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