Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, Contributing Writer
Back in December 2010, an unassuming compact hatchback hit the Japanese and American markets.
A new small Nissan isn't normally the cause for fanfares and celebration, but the Leaf is one of the most...
Ford Focus Electric: Ultimate Guide To What You Need To Know
The 2014 Ford Focus Electric is already available in select parts of the U.S. -- and to answer all your questions about Ford’s first mass-produced all-electric car here’s our ultimate...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid: Ultimate Guide, What You Need To Know
Where are you hedging your bets when it comes to the future of automobile propulsion?
Maybe you're sticking with hybrids. Maybe you've already gone all the way to an electric car, or are rolling...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
U.K. Plug-In Electric Car Incentives: Why Haven't They Worked?
Sales figures for plug-in cars in the U.S. crossed the 100,000 mark four months ago, but in the U.K., the government has announced that it will end plug-in car incentives.
Some point to poor sales...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
How We Became An All-Plug-In Electric Car Household
Since November 2006, our family has always owned at least one plug-in car and one powered by gasoline.
For almost two years, our fleet has been a Nissan Leaf electric hatchback, and a used 2008...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Know How To Shift A Stick? Mini Explains Manual Transmissions For You
While automatic transmissions are more efficient than ever before -- and many now beat manual transmissions on gas mileage -- fans of stick-shift gearboxes are quick to point out that guiding your...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
As any parent will tell you, watching children grow up and mature is a powerful, life-changing experience.
We’re not sure the same can be said watching a car or a motorcycle grow and evolve...
Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion: High-MPG Diesel Is Forbidden Fruit For Us
With substantial weight savings and all-new drivetrains, the seventh-generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI -- coming to the U.S. next year as a 2.0-litre TDI model, and also a hot hatch Golf GTD --...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2015 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen: We Drive It In Europe (In Golf Drag) Now approaching its 30th year and in its 7th incarnation, the Volkswagen Golf is a mainstay of the European car market. Offering everything from economical TDI diesel family cars and load-carrying... Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Is The 2001-2003 Toyota Prius A Good Used Car Buy?
It was small, unassuming, almost a shrinking violet, really.
The first-generation Toyota Prius hybrid -- launched in the U.S. in 2001 -- was the first five-seat family car to offer hybrid-electric...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Volvo S60 KERS Hybrid Prototype: Brief First Drive
Can you really improve fuel economy and performance just by taking a production car with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and adding Formula 1 race technology?
To find out, we headed to Volvo...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
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...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
In a few months’ time, the Nissan Leaf electric car will have been on sale in the U.S. for two years.
While a steady--if slow--stream of Leafs have left dealers all over the U.S. since,...
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: Is It The Ideal Modern Family Car?
If you’re a parent, the chances are you’ve had to make the painful choice between everyday practicality and gas mileage when looking at new cars.
In fact, if your family consists of the...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Why It’s Time For Me To Find Another Place To Plug In
Later on today, I will hit the publish button on my final article as a full-time writer at Green Car Reports, turn off my computer, and officially end my time as an automotive journalist.
Today, I...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2013 Nissan Leaf Electric Motor Production Starts In TN
U.S. production of the 2013 Nissan Leaf moved one step closer to reality earlier this week, when Nissan started eMotor production trials at its factility in Decherd, Tennessee.
Located about 70...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2014 Acura NSX Hybrid Supercar: Will Debut January In Detroit
At the start of this year, at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Honda’s luxury arm Acura wooed the crowds with the world premiere of its NSX hybrid supercar concept.
At the time, Acura promised its...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
The nights are getting longer, children are starting to get ready for Halloween, and in certain states, you’ll have already had the first fall frost.
If you’re approaching your first...
Want Better Gas Mileage? Rethink Your Daily Commute
If you live in a large city, work in a 9-5 job, and drive to the office, it’s probable that you end up spending at least some of your daily commute stuck in traffic.
Assuming you drive a...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2013 Ford C-Max Energi, Fusion Energi Join California HOV Lane
Californians wanting to gain single-occupancy access to the state’s high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes now have twice as many eligible cars to choose from when buying their next vehicle.
Congratulations! You’ve Bought Your Electric Car: Now What?
Like an increasingly large number of Americans, you’ve decided that paying nearly $5 for gasoline isn’t your idea of a good time.
So, with all the due care and attention that goes with...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Kepler Hybrid Supercar Does 0-60 MPH in 2.5 Secs (Video)
What does a hybrid car need to be sexy? Speed? Good looks? Impressive gas mileage?
Kepler Motors thinks its first supercar, the Motion Hybrid, has it all.
Announced back in 2009, Kepler Motors has...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2013 Chevy Volt Software Update Required To Avert Delayed-Charging Glitch
Yesterday, General Motors announced it will be running a ‘customer satisfaction program’ for some 4,000 2013 Chevrolet Volts to fix a software glitch that could cause the car’s...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield