First Electric: The All-New Volkswagen ID.4

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The Volkswagen ID.4 brings electrification to this storied brand. The first-ever all-electric Volkswagen is here and it represents a strong entry in a rapidly expanding segment. Dubbed the Volkswagen ID.4, the name stands for “Intelligent Design” and the fourth series or size in the product line. A Volkswagen Golf ID.3 … Read more

It’s Electric: Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Mustang line now includes the Mach-E CUV EV. Ford finally did it. The automaker figured out another way to harness the Mustang name to produce an entirely different model. In this case, it is the Mach-E, an all-electric crossover. We’ve long thought that a four-door variant would be an … Read more

Bugatti Gives Birth to a Baby

The little Bugatti that could. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Bugatti. This Italian automaker, now owned by the Volkswagen Group, builds some of the most expensive high-performance and ultra-luxurious vehicles in the world. The Little Car Company, in partnership with Bugatti, just introduced the Bugatti Baby II, a contemporary … Read more

About the Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen turns a chapter with the all-electric ID.4 Just a few years removed from “dieselgate,” which was Volkswagen’s infamous scandal where the company had a “defeat device” or software in diesel engines that could detect when they were being tested, rigging the results accordingly, the company has made good on … Read more

An SUV Completes the HUMMER EV Family

The GMC HUMMER EV family will eventually comprise two models, pickup truck and an SUV. We haven’t seen a Hummer-badged model roll off an assembly line in a decade, but this year the nameplate returns as a GMC sub-brand. Whereas previous models represented gas-guzzling excess, the new versions are fully … Read more

Electric Kia EV6 Shows Evocative New Design Conception

Kia offers hints of its electrified feature with a cutting-edge design. If you’re a fan of design, take note of where Kia is heading with its latest look, this one evident in the upcoming EV6 electric vehicle. Dubbed “Opposites United,” the expression is at once sporty as it is forward-thinking, … Read more

New Duck-Billed USPS Trucks Has Some People Quacking

USPS next gen delivery vehicle

New USPS trucks are designed for functionality, not handsome looks. The United States Postal Service may be struggling to stay afloat, but this semi-independent agency still must look to the future. That future includes a line of new delivery trucks, designed to replace most of the current models that have … Read more

7 Facts About the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt

Bolt EV

GM introduces the first of 30 planned new EV models. Chevrolet is at the forefront of vehicle electrification with its compact Bolt EV. Since its introduction, it has served as the face of pure-electric vehicles for GM. For 2022, the Bolt is refreshed and will be joined by a second … Read more

Plug It In: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime

A plug-in hybrid that doesn’t require a cord. Is it possible to achieve optimum performance while enjoying excellent efficiency? Indeed, it is as electric vehicles do both as they use no fuel and possess outstanding and instantaneous torque. But you’re not limited to pure electric vehicles. For instance, there is … Read more

Return of the Toyota Venza!

The Venza nameplate returns. This time it’s a hybrid-only crossover. The Toyota Venza most certainly was not a popular model during its original 2009-2015 run, but it fulfilled its mission as the brand’s lone wagon-like crossover utility vehicle. Like the Chrysler Pacifica before it and the Honda Accord Crosstour that … Read more

How to Fix a Broken Rivian Vehicle

American automotive and technology company Rivian is working diligently to bring its first vehicles to the market, with the production of its battery-electric R1T pickups and R1S SUVs beginning early next year. By June 2021, the first models should be in the customer’s hands, which will then reveal just how … Read more

The Extended-Range Nissan Leaf

We’re fairly certain that a large number of American consumers are intrigued about electric vehicles, but most won’t buy one. The reasons for avoiding the technology usually has to do with several factors, including the initial cost, driving range, and charging options. When combined, these factors have a significant number … Read more

GMC Hummer: A Quiet Revolution

If you were looking forward to learning more about the upcoming Hummer by GMC all-electric SUV during this year’s Super Bowl (congratulations, Kansas City), you might’ve been disappointed. The information was scarce, although the “quiet revolution” theme made its point. What we do know is that LeBron James is now … Read more

About Lucid Motors

Lucid Motors isn’t a household name, but if this Newark, California-based mobility company has its way, that’ll soon change. And soon cannot come quickly enough for the company, founded in 2007, as it plans to debut its first model at the New York International Auto Show in April 2020. Long … Read more

6 Facts About Rivian Electric Vehicles

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Rivian has plans for two all-electric models, a pickup truck and a utility vehicle. If you’re not familiar with Rivian or you aren’t sure what this company is all about, you’re not alone. Rivian is an electric vehicle manufacturer based in Plymouth, Michigan, but the company has yet to release … Read more

Attainable Hybrid: 2018 Hyundai Ioniq

The Ioniq Hybrid lowers your fuel costs remarkably. The automotive landscape is in constant flux, with crossovers the current rage and small cars seemingly forgotten. Manufacturers such as Ford and Fiat Chrysler are running away from cars, placing their bets on SUVs and pickup trucks. Hyundai offers its own line … Read more

Amped Up With a 2018 Nissan Leaf

Second-generation Nissan Leaf takes a big leap forward. How do you improve the world’s most popular electric car? For starters, you rethink everything, from exterior styling to interior comfort as well as from charging to acceleration and beyond. That’s exactly what Nissan has done with the 2018 Leaf, a four-door … Read more

PHEV: 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle for the Countryman line. The Mini brand hardly needs an introduction, the quintessential British automotive marque known for its ultra-small cars. Now owned by BMW, Mini has thrived since it was sold to the German company in the 1990s. Indeed, in 2017, Mini distributed 371,881 … Read more

Hybrid Finesse: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai’s Ioniq line of electrified vehicles is here. The Prius has long been synonymous with “hybrid” ever since Toyota launched this model two decades ago. Since then, various manufacturers have attempted to replicate Toyota’s success, but nearly every new model has failed to make a dent in Toyota’s dominance. But … Read more

Greenlighted: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept Microbus

VW’s beloved bus is coming back. One of the most iconic vans in automotive history is the Volkswagen Bus or Volkswagen Type 2, introduced in 1950 and popularized in the 1960s. Long before the minivan craze began in 1983, Volkswagen claimed the market all to itself. We’ve seen various Volkswagen … Read more

Nothing Ironic About the Hyundai Ioniq

Not a Prius fighter…or is it? Some may say the Hyundai Ioniq is this Korean manufacturer’s answer to the Toyota Prius. Hyundai insists otherwise, citing its own effort to deliver the most affordable and efficient cars the world over. Maybe there is a touch of irony here, but what’s important … Read more

PHEV Minivan: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The industry’s first-ever hybrid minivan has arrived. Chrysler arrived late to the hybrid game releasing 2009 MY Dodge Durango Hybrid and Chrysler Aspen Hybrid models in the summer of 2008. Sharing the two-mode hybrid system developed jointly with GM, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, the Chrysler duo were discontinued a few months … Read more

Plug It In: 2017 Toyota Prius Prime

Fourth-generation Prius includes a new plug-in Prius Prime model. How many Prius models are there? Four, including the all-new Prius Prime — a plug-in electric vehicle based on the standard Prius theme. The Prius Prime isn’t the first Prius plug-in hybrid, but it does reflect the presence of Toyota’s latest … Read more

Energized by the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi

Ford’s PHEV is surprisingly reasonably priced. Three model years passed by and I finally got behind the wheel again of a Ford Fusion. Just like the last time, this model was the Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle based on Ford’s popular midsize car. Now in its fifth model … Read more

Driving Green With the All-New 2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius Four

Toyota’s popular Prius is all-new, more efficient, and offers improved handling. Needing no introduction, the Toyota Prius is the world’s best-selling hybrid electric vehicle, with nearly 6 million units sold since it was introduced in 1997. The US market didn’t receive the first-generation Prius until late 1999, but American consumers … Read more

Can You Dig It? Faraday Future Plots Course in Nevada

Faraday Future

Upstart Chinese-backed electric vehicle maker breaks ground in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Faraday Future is an emerging US car manufacturing company with a plan to bring its first electric vehicle to the market faster than Tesla Motors. However, before they can do that, the company will need to build its … Read more

4 Lesser Known Facts About the Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is a 7-passenger, all-electric sport utility vehicle and has already been deemed the fastest (and cleanest) SUV on the planet. This second model from Tesla Motors (third if you count the limited production/availability Tesla Roadster) was introduced in late September and has promptly gone on sale. … Read more

Tesla Model X Unveiled and Explored

The Tesla Model X is here and this electric vehicle manufacturer has once again thrown down the gauntlet in front of luxury manufacturers the world over. The first SUVs have already been delivered to six eagerly awaiting customers. Three and one-half years is a long time to wait for a … Read more