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All else equal, which Honda Clarity would you buy? Twitter poll results

All else equal, which Honda Clarity would you buy? Twitter poll results

While it's not unusual for an automaker to offer several engine options in the same car model, it is unusual for those to include everything from a battery electric vehicle to a plug-in hybrid to a fuel-cell. Yet that is exactly what Honda has done with its futuristic-looking Clarity sedan. The car...

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta the most fuel-efficient small car?

Over the lifetime of a car, small things can make a big difference. When it comes to fuel economy, just 1 or 2 mpg can add up to hundreds of dollars left in owners’... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV pre-production

New batteries for Bolt EVs, possible new name for Subaru electric, new Twitter poll, electric car fees: Today's Car News

To address a sudden loss of power, some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery packs. We explain why. Subaru files for a trademark on a new name for its upcoming plug-in hybrid... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery pack for sudden loss of power: here's why

It's every electric car owner's nightmare: the car indicates that remaining range has suddenly plummeted to zero, the battery pack stops providing current, and the car won't... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
A Honda dealership in Erie, Penn.

When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Take our Twitter poll

Earth day is coming up—as it has every year since 1970—and we have a new question for readers this year: When will buying gasoline cars seem weird? Electric car... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
BMW ActiveE electric car in front of old gas pumps, Belvidere, NJ   [photo: Tom Moloughney]

17 states have passed extra fees on electric cars; is that fair?

Nobody likes paying gas taxes, and that seems particularly true for drivers who don't buy gas—such as those who drive electric cars. As legislators have begun to notice... read more April 17, 2018 by


 
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2018 Leaf vs e-Golf, BMW i3; Model 3 ills; what carmakers want; gas range anxiety: Today's Car News

A U.K. review of several popular electric cars, what carmakers really want to happen to fuel-economy rules, a new Jeep with old-fashioned gas mileage, vampires and phantoms... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Tesla Model 3

Some Tesla Model 3 cars haunted by "phantom touch" and "vampire draw" (updated)

At this point, the variable build quality of early Tesla Model 3 electric cars has been well documented. One of the main issues is the "phantom touch" on the car's... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
2019 Jeep Cherokee Overland, Hudson Valley, NY, Mar 2018

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... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers want emission, CAFE tweaks, not huge rollbacks, but won't say so publicly

As promised, the Trump administration has embarked on regulatory rollbacks across many fronts, some immediate and others taking longer. It remains unclear whether the EPA's... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, VW e-Golf compared to Renault Zoe: what UK test reveals

The redesigned 2018 Nissan Leaf emerged into a changed market, with 300-mile, $100,000 electric cars available and a host of direct competitors with far more range than the... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
1909 Ford Model T Touring

Gasoline range anxiety 100 years ago made electric-car charging seem easy

Electric cars have the great advantage that their batteries can be recharged anywhere there's electricity. It may not be particularly fast, though modern plug-in vehicles get... read more April 15, 2018 by


 
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


 
 

 
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