Green Car Reports’ Best Car to Buy 2021
A Mustang as the most important new green car of the year? That might have been our reaction prior to the past few weeks. Ever since our editors started jockeying for first-drive opportunities with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, it’s beelined to become our unanimous winner. And yet simultaneously, we all seem a bit surprised that it’s this good. Its reveal in November 2019, practically next door to Tesla’s Hawthorne design center, generated buzz with enthusiasts, but as Ford started trickling out more details indicating that it was taking this model seriously, and that it...
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With electric trucks and SUVs coming, is it time to reevaluate what a green car means?
Over the past ten years, the green-car landscape has made progress in fits and starts. Since the 2011 Nissan Leaf that we named our original Best Car To Buy—rated at just 73 miles—electric cars have evolved rapidly. In 2020, Tesla rolled out range boosts for all of its...Bengt Halvorson
Polestar 2: Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist
Take a performance heritage, a focus on sustainability, Swedish engineering at the core, and an interface that’s all about “Hey Google,” and you’ll end up with a beeline to the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2 is probably the closest comparison to the Tesla Model 3...Bengt Halvorson
2020 hindsight: What did Leaf, Volt, and other best green cars of 2010 teach us?
Earlier this month marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. arrival of the Nissan Leaf. The Leaf was our first pick for Best Car To Buy, in 2010 for the 2011 model year. And as we look ahead to our 11th Best Car To Buy pick, for the 2021 model year, we thought it would be worthwhile not to just sum...Bengt Halvorson
Toyota RAV4 Prime: Green Car Reports' Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist
The Toyota RAV4 Prime is all sorts of things, all at once. It’s Toyota’s first plug-in SUV since the “powered by Tesla” RAV4 EV from earlier last decade. It’s the quickest-accelerating vehicle in Toyota’s lineup, excluding its sports cars. And it offers one of...Bengt Halvorson
Volvo XC40 Recharge: Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist
Volvo’s vehicles have for years been unified around a mantra of safety and longevity, and Scandinavian design themes that are stylish and confident but not too over-the-top. The brand’s first electric vehicle, the Volvo XC40 Recharge, is a finalist for Green Car Reports’ Best Car...Bengt Halvorson