• 2014 BMW i3 REx range-extended electric car at 3 years   [photo: owner Tom Moloughney]

    This week, my 2014 i3 REx turned three years old; I picked it up on May 21, 2014. For the most part I’ve been very pleased with the car. It’s definitely not perfect, but then again no car is. It has fit my needs and driving demands perfectly and I only needed to drive on the range extender for about 2,700 of the 71,000 miles that I've driven the car. When the i3 first launched, I was disappointed that the EPA range for the BEV was only 81 miles per charge. I had really expected BMW to deliver the i3 with 100 miles of range right from the start. DON'T MISS: 2014 BMW i3 REx...

  • 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car
    2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: What We Like & Don’t Like, After First Drive

    Up until now, our experience with the Volkswagen e-Golf—the all-electric version of the VW Golf—has been a series of cursory encounters. In a short first drive last spring, followed by another city-loop drive, and then a brief-but-telling back-to-back drive with the Golf TDI, we found...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    2011 Nissan Leaf At Two Years: 32,000 Miles, No Signs Of Age

    Almost two years ago, I took delivery of one of the very first 2011 Nissan Leafs to be imported into the United Kingdom. With its two-year anniversary approaching, and more than 32,000 miles on the clock, has our family's opinion of the Nissan Leaf changed? What has life with the car been like? And...

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