Thomas Bey, Contributor
Is Chevy Volt Vitriol Simply Toyota Prius-Bashing Rehashed?
What goes around comes around, and you need look no further than the auto industry for proof. Model names can be mothballed for decades before reappearing. Features and styling cues make comebacks, with mixed success--all the marketing in the world can’t make Ventiports modern today. Less...Thomas Bey
Has Mazda Come Full Circle With Rotary Engine Fuel Economy?
You may have noticed we feature the late Mazda RX-8 rather less often than the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car. Considering the final iteration of the four-seat, four-door sports car delivered just 23 mpg highway from its 1.3-liter Renesis rotary engine, it really wasn’t a green...Thomas Bey
Chevy Volt Electric Car Buyers Unfazed By Fire Reports
While a handful of Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric cars have been destroyed in fires, potential Volt buyers are not deterred by sensationalist media reports around the blazes, says trade journal Automotive News.Thomas Bey
2012 Coda Sedan: LA Times Drives Elusive Compact Electric Car
“In America, we like everyone to know about the good work we’re doing anonymously,” Jay Leno explained to Top Gear’s James May, discussing his views of the green-car mentality in the U.S. His point: The models we buy affirm their conscientiousness (and our own) with...Thomas Bey