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2019 Jeep Cherokee gas mileage review

2019 Jeep Cherokee gas mileage review

While plug-in electric cars are steadily growing in sales, they still pale in comparison to the hundreds of thousands of compact crossover utility vehicles sold each year by virtually every major carmaker. In 2017, Toyota's most popular vehicle became the RAV4 small SUV, supplanting the Camry...

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2019 Buick Velite 6 Plug-In Hybrid

Tesla Model 3 dates, Clarity Plug-In test, CA vs EPA, future electric Buicks: The Week in Reverse

When will all-wheel-drive and lower-range versions of the Tesla Model 3 go on sale? What about its Model Y crossover sibling? What might a restyled 2019 Toyota Prius hybrid... read more April 14, 2018 by


 
2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, Hudson Valley, NY, Apr 2018

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: weekend drive review

For several years, the Chevrolet Volt was the sole plug-in hybrid with electric range notably above 20 miles—though it became clear Chevy never figured out how to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
Pininfarina H2 Speed concept

Tesla Model 3 options, Honda Clarity Plug-in drive, German diesels, gas prices: Today's Car News

Buyers want to know when they can order their Tesla Model 3s with all-wheel drive; Elon Musk hints at the answer. Upgrading the dirtiest diesels in Germany could prove... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
Freeway, Los Angeles, 2009 (photo by Myriam Thyes via Wikimedia)

When gas prices rise, people drive less, right? Not always, it turns out

It's become an article of faith that, by the magic hand of Adam Smith, when gas prices go up people will drive less. People believe it, because it's often true. New data from... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

Electric-car buyers want same things as all car buyers, research shows

It should come as no surprise to readers of this site that people who buy electric cars are normal people. A new study by Simon Fraser University in British Columbia adds to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Possible retrofits in Germany for dirtiest diesels could cost carmakers more

These are not good times for the makers or owners of diesel cars, particularly in their European stronghold, where on average half of all new vehicles had been sold with... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 Driving on a Public Road

When will Tesla Model 3 all-wheel-drive, lower-range models be available?

As Tesla ramps up production of the Model 3 and continues to deliver cars to its long list of reservation holders, many buyers are wondering when they will be able to... read more April 13, 2018 by


 
Hybrid Kinetic HK GT concept

Tesla Model Y for 2019, California EPA deal, Bolt fast-charging, German electric sedans: Today's Car News

Tesla reveals its Model Y launch window, EPA and California may still agree on emissions, a fast-charge network is coming for Bolt Maven drivers, and German electric luxury... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model S

Audi, BMW, Mercedes large electric luxury sedans to aim above Tesla Model S?

The Tesla Model S occupies an interesting position among "luxury" sedans and hatchbacks. It's far from the best-equipped vehicle compared to mid-size and full-size... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
wind farm

Energy Dept stops tracking green energy, electric-car progress; NRDC picks up slack

There's a lot of good data to be found in public reports from national labs and other government research papers, but it's not always easy to find or easy to parse. For... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car in Maven car-sharing fleet, Los Angeles [photo: Dan MacMedan fo

GM, EVgo to build Chevy Bolt EV fast-charging network, for Maven drivers only

General Motors has consistently declined to fund public charging stations that increase the utility and long-distance potential of the electric cars it sells. The company... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Deal between EPA, California on auto emissions may still be possible

Over the many months EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signaled his intention to revisit the Obama administration's emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, California... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Teaser for Tesla Model Y electric SUV due in 2019

Tesla Model Y production to start Nov 2019 (also, Musk doesn't have time to shower): reports

Amidst nine months of "production hell" for the Tesla Model 3 electric car, the company's next vehicle has somewhat fallen off the radar. According to a report Wednesday by... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
US Marines test Nikola UTV

Electric Buicks, restyled Prius hybrid, green-car deals, vanishing sedans: Today's Car News

Three new Buicks with plugs are coming for China, the Prius hybrid may get a restyle, sedans and small cars continue to depart Detroit, and we've got this month's best... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Impala

More sedan, smaller, entry models bite the dust in Detroit

Two years ago this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles essentially threw in the towel on the "automobiles" part of its name. Canceling the compact Dodge Dart and the mid-size... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

Buick to launch new electric, plug-in hybrid models in China; what about US?

For 15 years now, Buick has been a far more important brand in China than it is in North America: four out of five Buicks sold globally are purchased by Chinese buyers. The... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
2017 Fiat 500e

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for April 2018

Often, to sell electric cars, supporters and salespeople argue that buyers will save money in the long run from lower fuel (or power) bills. With deals up to $15,700 off and... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Vacaville, California, before expansion    [photo: George Parrott]

Your predictions for electric-car growth: Twitter poll results

Predictions range all over the map on when electric-car sales are going to take off, depending on whether you're talking to a Wall Street bull or bear, what happens to gas... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

2019 Toyota Prius will be restyled to look more like Prime: report

Global sales of compact hatchbacks are hardly surging, and fuel economy for all types of vehicles is steadily improving. Even given those factors, though, the... read more April 11, 2018 by


 
2020 Ford Focus

SF Motors electric cars, emissions vs gas mileage, Honda Clarity poll, UK engine ban: Today's Car News

A Tesla founder has a new startup car company, the British utility would be OK with more electric cars sooner, reporters are getting a crucial distinction wrong, and we've... read more April 10, 2018 by


 
 

 
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