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BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric SUV

BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Prototype: We Drive Future Electric SUV

They're not here yet, but in less than two years, U.S. buyers will have a choice of at least three plug-in hybrid SUV models to choose from. Now, we've driven a prototype version of one of them: the BMW X5 e-Drive, which will be shown as an updated concept car at this week's New York Auto Show... read more

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2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

New Diesel SUVs & Crossovers: Jeep, Audi, Mercedes Fuel Economy Tested

You read a lot about hybrids and electric cars these days, but fuel-efficient diesel engines will be coming in certain classes of cars this year and in the future. The most... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel, Catskill Mountains, NY, Jan 2014

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel: Diesel SUV Fuel Economy Tested

Diesel engines are now offered in a growing number of passenger vehicles on sale this year and next, especially crossovers and sport utilities. The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
BMW Concept X5 eDrive, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW Concept X5 eDrive Live Photos: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

BMW does very well with its sport utility vehicles in North America, which is why they're made in South Carolina. And with hybrid crossovers and sport utilities coming thick... read more September 10, 2013 by 


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee: New, Greener 4x4 With Old Name (Photos)

Here you are: These are the first photos of the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Yep, that's right: Cherokee. No, not Grand Cherokee. Plain old Cherokee, the revival of a name that... read more February 23, 2013 by  8


 
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel: Live Photos From Detroit Auto Show

The Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't usually what people think of when you say "green car," but the new diesel version that's coming for 2014 moves it somewhat closer to that... read more January 16, 2013 by  2


 
Silverado Hybrid Badge

GM May Kill Two-Mode Hybrid Pickups, SUVs: Report

"We can't provide you with any information related to future product technologies or timing." That's the standard response from carmakers--in this case, from Kevin Kelly... read more September 11, 2012 by  5


 
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

Best Used Green Cars To Buy: Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

OK, OK, calm down. Yes, we're recommending a full-size sport utility with a huge V-8 engine as a "best used green car to buy." Why? Because there are green choices in every... read more May 3, 2012 by  3


 
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid

Best Used Green Cars To Buy: 2005-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

The Ford Escape Hybrid occupies a special place in green-car history. It was the first hybrid built in the U.S., the first one from a U.S. carmaker, and the first hybrid... read more May 2, 2012 by 


 
Bentley EXP 9 F Concept live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show

Bentley EXP 9 F Concept For Plug-In Hybrid SUV: Geneva Motor Show

We heard the rumors, but didn't really quite believe they were true. They are: Bentley took the wraps off a concept for a sport-utility vehicle at today's Geneva Motor Show... read more March 6, 2012 by 


 
2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Third-Row, 7-Seat Family Vehicles With Highest Gas Mileage

We get asked a lot about hybrids with seven seats. The answer is simple: There's only one, the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. But the question is really more about fuel... read more November 30, 2011 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2013 Tesla Model X Crossover: What We Know Before Jan Reveal

Tesla would like all eyes to focus on its 2012 Model S electric sport sedan this week. But there's a second model lurking in the background: the 2013 or 2014 Tesla Model X... read more October 4, 2011 by  20


 
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid road test, Catskill Mountains, NY, August 2011

2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid: Drive Review

Very few people think of Porsches and trailer hitches in the same sentence. We didn't, until a recent weekend, but our Porsche had one. It also had all-wheel-drive and ground... read more September 7, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Lincoln Navigator

Big SUV, Small Engine: EcoBoost V-6 In 2012 Lincoln Navigator?

We're beginning to sound like a broken record: One of the ways carmakers will meet new, tougher gas-mileage requirements will be to use smaller, more efficient engines in... read more August 31, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer, Edge: When To Opt For EcoBoost Four, When To Skip

It's taken a long time to arrive, but Ford's fuel-efficient 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is now available as an option on both the 2012 Ford Explorer and the 2012... read more August 29, 2011 by  4


 
2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT

Five Reasons Gas-Guzzlers Won't Die--And Shouldn't--Any Time Soon

Writing about green cars can be a challenge. On the one hand, this site attracts many new-car buyers who want to learn more about more fuel-efficient alternatives to what... read more February 8, 2011 by  22


 
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