Andrew Ganz, Senior Editor
The 2021 Polestar 2 will look and feel a lot like a Volvo, but federal and state regulators won't treat it like one in the U.S. when it comes to qualifying for various green-car incentives.
How the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3-row crossover gets compact-car economy
When the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid goes on sale next year, its EPA fuel-economy estimates may match most versions of the Corolla compact sedan.
And it has room for eight passengers.
To figure...Andrew Ganz
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Which electric car is best?
We’re a long way from peak electric car, but we’ve finally left base camp. Big strides in battery capacity mean that picking between the 238-mile 2019 Chevy Bolt EV and the recently...Andrew Ganz
2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid arrives, promises 34 mpg combined
Facing its first three-row hybrid rival, the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid that bowed Thursday at the 2019 New York auto show boasting one big number: 34 mpg combined, according to the...Andrew Ganz
Mountain hardware: Testing the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV on a high-country day trip
Colorado, which is taking steps to adopt California’s EV mandate, has always had a different wildcard factor affecting road trips: altitude.
The state has the highest portions of the...Andrew Ganz
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid first drive review: All the bits and pieces in place
The 2019 RAV4 Hybrid is Toyota’s way of flexing its corporate might.
It’s as if the automaker called on each of its departments to create the new hybrid crossover SUV. The folks from...Andrew Ganz
2019 Honda Insight review update: Putting the Civic on notice
That sound you hear isn’t the 2019 Honda Insight’s hybrid powertrain whirring along. It’s the undertaker coming for the vaunted Honda Civic nameplate.
The 2019 Insight isn’t...Andrew Ganz
2019 Audi e-tron prototype first ride: Soothingly familiar
At 5 o’clock in the morning, the only sound heard at the summit of Pikes Peak, 14,114 feet above sea level, is the ceaseless whipping of the wind. Inside the Audi e-tron electric crossover SUV...Andrew Ganz
2018 Kia Niro hybrid nets top Safety Pick+ award, when properly equipped
Tick all the right boxes and the 2018 Kia Niro earns a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the crash-testing agency said last week.
To get to the highest-rated Niro, buyers need to opt for LED...Andrew Ganz
South Korean government trims orders for Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fuel cars
Nine months after announcing its intention to buy 10,000 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fueled cars, the South Korean government has halved its order.
That's according to Business Korea, which said Tuesday...Andrew Ganz
Chinese electric-car startup Byton reveals its second concept: a Level 4 self-driving sedan Andrew Ganz
Just months after debuting its first concept vehicle, Chinese electric-car startup Byton on Tuesday took the wraps off a second model that it says previews a production-intent self-driving electric...
Automakers make plea to 9 state governors to help boost electric, zero-emissions car sales
Seeking to kick-start electric car sales outside of California, the lobbying group that represents a dozen automakers said Monday that it sent letters to nine state governors urging them to help spur...Andrew Ganz
Chinese electric-car builder Byton says it raised $500 million
A $500 million infusion from investors including an automaker and a major battery supplier could help Chinese electric-car startup Byton put its cars on the road by the end of next year, the company...Andrew Ganz
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen driven: Fixed, but does it matter?
The gentle rumble under the brown station wagon’s hood brings back memories of not too long ago as I sneak its 6-speed manual through the gears. So, too, the way it accelerates down a highway...Andrew Ganz
2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: late to the party, but at least it won't drink much
Just as most automakers gear up to announce their 2019 models, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is arriving in showrooms scattered across select markets in the U.S.
To mark the new year (is it still...Andrew Ganz
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid doesn't boast about its plug-in hybrid, eco-friendly credentials. Instead of a big charge port conspicuously placed on one front fender, the Cayenne has matching...
2018 Toyota Camry XLE Hybrid road-trip review: a case for high-mpg sedans
The grim reaper might be coming for sedans, but the 2018 Toyota Camry isn’t ready to go.
Today’s Toyota Camry suffers from multiple personality disorder, which, I discovered after 800...Andrew Ganz
2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke first drive: diesel, the not-so-efficient way
Ford has a gem of a diesel engine under the hood of the 2018 F-150 Power Stroke—as long as drivers aren’t enamored with good fuel economy.
After a day of driving F-150...Andrew Ganz
In pictures: Volkswagen TDI diesels await their fate in Pike's Peak shadow
It might be the world’s largest single-company junkyard and pick-a-part business, if not for the prominent "No Trespassing" and "Drone-Free Zone" signs.
Instead, it’s a massive storage...Andrew Ganz
US climate action requires electric cars; utilities doing their part already
The subject of carbon dioxide emissions is hardly a simple one, especially when it comes to electric cars.
They may not have tailpipes, but the electricity generated in order to keep them going has...Andrew Ganz
2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid debuts with more evocative style, promise of improved efficiency
The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid that debuted Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show goes where no full-size sedan has gone before.
Well, except for last year's Avalon Hybrid, anyway. For 2019, the...Andrew Ganz