GLM ZZ Picks Up Where the Tesla Roadster Left Off

The GLM ZZ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. Tesla Motors got its start with the Tesla Roadster, an evocative machine produced from 2008 to 2012. Just 2,600 copies of that luscious all-electric two-seater was built, a model based on the Lotus Elise platform, but with little else … Read more

Honda Fit EV Lease Reduced to $199 Month

The EV market is overloaded with models as demand is, at best, tepid. Shoppers looking for a deal may not have to look far as manufacturer incentives roll out. Automotive manufacturers sometimes must resort to taking extraordinary measures to move slow selling models. Price cuts, larger rebates and zero percent … Read more

Chevrolet Bolt Concept to Production Reality?

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past Jan., General Motors took the wraps off of a concept vehicle called the Chevrolet Bolt. Unlike the Chevy Volt, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Bolt is a pure electric vehicle and one with a projected 200-mile range. Chevrolet … Read more

Honda Debuts FCV Concept Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Honda’s newest green car will debut in 2016. Honda’s next generation fuel cell electric vehicle. Just as Toyota revealed its own fuel cell electric vehicle in advance of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, Honda has unveiled its FCV Concept. Like most Honda concepts, the FCV Concept is based largely … Read more

The Second Chance Chevrolet Volt

Slow selling models rarely are given a second chance. When an automotive manufacturer has a dud on its hands, it usually cuts its losses and moves on to something else. 2016 Chevrolet Volt Well, the Chevrolet Volt is not a dud, but it is a slow seller. At least compared … Read more

Cadillac ELR: 2+2 Luxury PHEV Coupe

Electrified Cadillac is provocative and swank. You may have heard the narrative: the Cadillac ELR is an overpriced Chevrolet Volt, GM’s attempt to put one over on the masses. True, the ELR is based on the Volt’s platform, but the similarities end there. In the Cadillac ELR you have a … Read more

Cadillac ELR Pricing and Distribution Set

The all-new Cadillac ELR will go on sale in early Jan., a 2014 model based on the Cadillac Converj concept and underpinned by the platform supporting the Chevrolet Volt. This plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will retail from $75,995, and has a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 for eligible tax … Read more

BMW i3 Concept is Now a Reality

Introduced at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe will soon become a reality. BMW has committed to producing the i3, with the intent to offer both electric and hybrid variants of this small rear-wheel drive car. Its official debut comes later this month, thus the … Read more

Priced to Lease: Chevrolet Spark EV

The electric vehicle market is a tiny one with most manufacturers having a stake in the game. For GM, its first pure electric vehicle is its Chevrolet Spark EV, a microcar built in South Korea and also sold separately with a gasoline engine. Last week, GM announced pricing and leasing … Read more

5 Myths About Hybrid Cars

As auto manufacturers put forth a number of hybrid, alternative fuel, and full-electric options, the average motorist can be understandably confused by exactly what each of those labels means when it comes to actually getting out and driving. The word “hybrid” only means that a car can run on both … Read more

GM Invests $35 Million For Cadillac ELR Plant

The Chevrolet Volt will soon be joined by an upscale cousin. The Cadillac ELR, a svelte coupe that is based on the Cadillac Converj concept, will go into production in late 2013. This car will be built at the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Michigan, a manufacturing facility that will receive a $35 … Read more

Tesla Motors Unveils Supercharger Network

EV maker seeks to eliminate range-anxiety completely. The problems with electric vehicles go beyond high prices and basically boil down to two significant issues: restricted range and long charging intervals. For commuters, an electric vehicle is an ideal option, but for everyone else EVs can be a major inconvenience. If … Read more

Behind the Wheel of a 2012 CODA Sedan

Updated October 3, 2012. Compact CODA Sedan joins the EV fray. If you never heard of CODA Automotive before, you are in good company. This Los Angeles-based automaker has launched its first model, a 5-passenger all-electric compact sedan. This past week I had the opportunity to drive one of the … Read more