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Driving Small Electric Cars: What It's Like In The Real World

Driving Small Electric Cars: What It's Like In The Real World

Reader Jen Danziger explains what it's really like to drive a very small battery-electric car year-round in the Midwest. In the years following my participation in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize, I have watched with keen interest as major car companies introduced electric vehicles into their... read more

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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage Minicar Scores Well On Federal Crash Tests

The size and performance of the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage may recall 1980s economy cars, but in one area, the new minicar is a clear improvement. The Mirage, introduced last... read more January 3, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car - buyer Tom Moloughney with salesman Manny Antunes

BMW i3 REx: Road-Tripping With 72 Electric Miles, 1.9-Gallon Gas Tank

There are drivers who view the limited range of an electric car as a limitation--and those who view it as a challenge. Only with the latter attitude would one BMW i3 owner... read more December 19, 2014 by 


 
BMW i3

2015 BMW i3 Electric Car: Quick Charging, Seat Heaters Now Standard

The BMW i3 electric car appears ready to enter its second model year with a few more items on its list of standard equipment. DC fast charging, seat heaters, and satellite... read more November 27, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Cheapest Electric Car, Under $10K: Only For Tesla-Hating Car Dealers

The days of finding a brand-new car for less than five figures appear to be over. Officially, the cheapest new car sold in the U.S. is the 2015 Nissan Versa sedan, which now... read more November 14, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

2012-2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV Recall: Brake Pump Corrosion

A recall has been issued for certain 2012 through 2014 model-year Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars to address an issue with the brake-vacuum pump. Problems with the pumps... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark, Catskill Mountains, Apr 2014

One Million Chevrolet Spark Minicars Sold Globally Since 2009

It may be a small car, but the Chevrolet Spark has made a big impact globally. On sale in dozens of countries, the Spark is one of General Motors' most-globalized models, and... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
Mitusbishi i-MiEV Carabinieri

Italy's Crisp Carabinieri Get New Patrol Cars: Tiny Electric Minicars

Befitting a country full of supercar-makers, Italy's police are known for driving some very exotic patrol cars. Instead of nondescript sedans, officers sometimes cruise... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper hardtop, Northeastern road test, Aug 2014

2014 MINI Cooper: Gas Mileage Review With 3-Cyl Engine + Manual

The 2014 MINI Cooper hardtop is the first entire, top-to-bottom redesign of the iconic British minicar. In its base form, with a new 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder... read more September 4, 2014 by 


 
Honda Brio minicar

Could Honda's Future 1.0-Liter Be World's Most Efficient Engine?

The last time Honda made a 1.0-liter gasoline engine, it broke new records for fuel efficiency. Found under the hood of the original Insight hybrid, it still has the highest... read more August 18, 2014 by 


 
Smart Fortwo drag racing ad

Smart Electric Drive Ad: Where Winning Drag Races Really Counts

Whatever you think of the diminutive city cars produced by Daimler's Smart brand, the company certainly has a talent for marketing. The latest ad from Smart Canada has the... read more August 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Nissan And Mitsubishi To Join Forces On Low-Cost Electric Minicar

Mitsubishi was the earliest maker to launch a modern battery-electric small car and sell it in volume, and Nissan has emerged as by far the world's highest-volume seller of... read more August 6, 2014 by 


 
Smart Fortwo vs Mercedes-Benz S-Class crash test

2016 Smart Fortwo Faces Mercedes S-Class In Crash Test: Video

Reassuring people that its tiny Fortwo city car is safe must be a constant struggle for Daimler's Smart brand. In Europe, where the diminutive cars roam around streets barely... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour (European models), global launch, Berlin, July 2014

2016 Smart ForTwo And ForFour: World Debut Live Photos

Daimler will be hoping that third time is the charm with the new third-generation 2016 Smart Fortwo and its four-seat counterpart. The all-new models have now been revealed... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2016 Smart ForTwo

2016 Smart ForTwo: What You Should Know About All-New Minicar

The new Smart ForTwo and Smart ForFour minicar models have just made their world debuts in Berlin, and we've got the details. Thus far, only the two-seat Smart ForTwo has... 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 


 
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