2017

 
2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

2017 BMW i3 REx: drive review of range-extended electric car

When the history of modern electric cars is written, the BMW i3 will likely go down as something of an anomaly. Its carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic body shell, aluminum underpinnings, and battery-electric powertrain with an optional range extender are a combination not offered by any other maker... read more

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Video review of 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car by Matt Pressman, Evannex [frame from YouTube video]

Tesla Model 3 video review compares lower-priced electric car to Model S

There have been no full reviews of the 2017 Tesla Model 3 to date by automotive media outlets, meaning professional test drivers spend a few days with the car putting it... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2017

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf: weekend drive report and range test

The thought came like a flash while on the highway heading into New York's Catskill Mountains: This is what all cars will be like soon. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is... read more November 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Just 260 Tesla Model 3s built in three months, volume production delayed: Q3 results and call

Only one topic really mattered in the Tesla third-quarter financial results call for analysts held Wednesday afternoon: Model 3. In light of far lower September deliveries... read more November 2, 2017 by


 
Frame from delivery video for "first 2017 Tesla Model 3 in Texas"

Tesla Model 3 interior details, features emerge from pair of videos

While the 2017 Tesla Model 3 electric car is now being delivered in small numbers to company friends and employees, not all the specifications, features, and details for the... read more September 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

RWD Tesla Model S 75 gone after September 24, as electric-car range continues to change

This year has seen a dizzying profusion of changes to the features, options, and available versions of the Tesla Model S luxury electric car, now in its sixth model year... read more September 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 VW e-Golf lease can cost more than longer-range Chevy Bolt EV

Model years can be confusing: the 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car just went on sale this month, at a time when some other makers have already rolled out 2018 models. The... read more September 19, 2017 by


 
2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Aug 2017

2017 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid: review of plug-in hybrid SUV

The Porsche Cayenne is the second best-selling vehicle in the German sports-car maker's North American lineup, as SUV sales swamp those of passenger cars at luxury brands. A... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S 100D   [photo: David Noland, owner]

Life with Tesla Model S: assessing my new 100D vs old 2013 electric car

About two years ago, under the influence of an eager Tesla representative, I briefly considered trading in my trusty 2013 Tesla Model S 85 for a new Model S 90D. But after a... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Nissan Leaf

Why one guy bought a 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car: it was a great deal

The deals, incentives, and rebates currently available on the 2017 Nissan Leaf are generous and well documented. A handful of utility companies across the United States have... read more September 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Toyota Prius owners: Hyundai will give you $1,000 to buy an Ioniq Hybrid

The Toyota Prius is undoubtedly the world's best-known hybrid car, and it's now been in production over four generations for more than 20 years. There have been more than 6... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2017 Volkswagen e-Golf, 125-mile electric car, starts at $31,315

The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car gets a number of notable updates this year, including considerably increased range and a more powerful electric motor. Unveiled at the... read more September 14, 2017 by


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

2017 Chevy Bolt EV battery may fail due to faulty cell; new pack needed for a few GM electric cars (updated)

General Motors has informed "a few hundred" owners of 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars that their cars could suffer from a problem with the lithium-ion battery pack that... read more August 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier and 2017 BMW i3 electric car, Aug 2017        [photo: Tom Moloughney]

Chevy Bolt EV reviewed by BMW i3 driver: electric cars compared

Owners of specific electric cars sometimes tend to become boosters and fans for their particular EV as well as plugging in to drive in general. So it was with Tom Moloughney... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 3-Series

Does Tesla Model 3 compete with Bolt EV and Leaf, or BMW 3-Series?

There's a new generation of the BMW 3-Series sport sedan coming next year, and rumors suggest there will be an all-electric version in 2019 or 2020. If so, there's only one... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 and 2011 Nissan Leaf, Half Moon Bay, California, Aug 2017  [photo: Scott Forrest]

Is the Tesla Model 3 really 'Car 2.0'? Maybe not: here's why

Like the company's three previous electric cars, the Tesla Model 3 launched into production with a splashy media event during which owners received the keys to their new cars... read more August 14, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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