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Electric cars after 46 years: Chevy Bolt EV vs lunar rover

Electric cars after 46 years: Chevy Bolt EV vs lunar rover

President John F. Kennedy challenged the United States to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s, and the country's space agency met his challenge with five months to go. However, in 1971, NASA sent a remarkable piece of equipment into space with astronauts—the Lunar Rover—which... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Demand for Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, electric models higher than expected, company says

The issue first came to light in a question from a reader. It boiled down to this: "What's going on with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and why can't I get one at my local... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV newspaper ad, The Washington Post, June 16, 2017

Yes, ads for the Chevy Bolt EV electric car do actually exist; here's one

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV isn't yet available in all states, but it's been on sale in California for six months now. While Chevy has said all along it will market the... read more June 19, 2017 by


 
Teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf debuting in 2017

2018 Nissan Leaf: rumored timing, steps for U.S. rollout

With the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV on the market since December and Tesla Model 3 deliveries said to start within a few months, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf is in danger of... read more June 12, 2017 by


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

Chevy Bolt EV: nationwide sales moved up to August for electric car

A slow Chevrolet Bolt EV rollout across the U.S. has frustrated electric-car advocates in many states toward the end of the list. While the first Bolt EVs were delivered in... read more June 11, 2017 by


 

Latest Popemobile is Opel Ampera-e electric car made in Michigan

All sorts of vehicles have been pressed into service to carry Popes, from simple Fiats to giant Mercedes-Benz luxury landaulets. Francis, the current Pope, has a preference... read more June 2, 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 at 6 months: owner's likes, recommendations

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car with a range of more than 200 miles, and it's already had a big impact on the California market. While it... read more May 26, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Limited, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2017

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars outside dealership    [photo: Patrick Reid]

This family has two Chevy Bolt EV electric cars, uses no gas at all

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is the first mass-priced electric car to offer a range of more than 200 miles, something previously offered only by pricey Tesla luxury cars... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, first drive, New York City, April 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: first drive of updated 125-mile electric car

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, the only battery-electric car sold by VW in the U.S., got a large range boost for its third year on the market. While the current model year is... read more May 5, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: how 'Unlimited' subscription really works

To dig its teeth into California's crowded electric vehicle market, its Korean maker has rolled out an "Unlimited+" lease program for the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. The... read more May 3, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt

2018 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid carries over with few changes (updated)

It appears that Chevy isn't following its own precedent as the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid enters its third model year. In the past, the Volt received a battery upgrade... read more April 30, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

China's Buick Velite 5 is a Volt with a nose job

China is hugely important to General Motors, as it is to virtually any global automaker. It's the largest market in the country and, recently, it has put in place an... read more April 24, 2017 by


 
2018 Subaru Crosstrek, 2017 Geneva auto show

2018 Subaru Crosstrek preview

Five years after the first Subaru Crosstrek hit the streets, the small Japanese automaker with a cult-like following has significantly updated its unexpectedly successful... read more April 23, 2017 by


 
Section of 2018 Nissan Leaf spy shot  [image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien, as used on Motor Authority]

2018 Nissan Leaf: more spy shots of electric car's second generation

The more camouflaged spy shots that emerge of a car being tested on public roads, the closer it likely is to being introduced. After seven years of the first-generation... read more March 28, 2017 by


 
2018 Toyota C-HR

2018 Toyota C-HR first drive

Sport-utility vehicles started out as truck offshoots, essentially tall wagon bodies on truck underpinnings. Think of the first Chevy Suburban in 1935, which remained a... read more March 20, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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