Tag: electric vehicles

102 Posts

Review: Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric
Feb 21, 2017

Meet the Ioniqs: A Green Trio From Hyundai

Jim Motavalli

The Ioniq family includes a hybrid with the best fuel economy available today, the most efficient battery car on the market, and a plug-in hybrid that splits the difference between the two.

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Feb 14, 2017

Electric Cars Are Indeed Net Earth-Friendly

Dear Car Talk

Paul is catching some grief at work for buying an Electric Vehicle. Is it really a polluter or is his coworker too amped up?

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DC Auto Show
Jan 30, 2017

From Washington: Where's Donald Trump on Self-Driving Cars?

Jim Motavalli

The Washington Auto Show usually focuses on policy--there aren't any new model introductions. This year, everybody was wondering where the new President stands on the issues, especially self-driving cars.

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Lucid Air will compete with Tesla
Dec 15, 2016

The New 1,000-Horsepower Lucid Air Is Chasing Tesla's Electric Tail

Jim Motavalli

Lucid Motors unveils a battery sedan with 2.5-second zero-to-60 times, 400 miles of range and over-the-air updates. Yes, Elon Musk is paying attention.

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Jul 29, 2016

The World's Fastest Electric Car Is a Corvette

Jim Motavalli

Genovation took its plug-in 'Vette to the Space Shuttle launch runway in Florida--and set six world records (beating its own bar). How does 205.6 mph sound? 

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Jul 15, 2016

Is the End in Sight for Gas Engines?

Jim Motavalli

Internal combustion won't disappear overnight, but it's making more and more sense to switch to simpler electric drivetrains--and automakers are thinking the unthinkable.

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Jul 11, 2016

One-Percenters: Electric Cars Hit a Big Sales Milestone

Jim Motavalli

Make no mistake, at one percent of national sales, EVs aren't ruling the road--that role goes to crossover SUVs. But a modest upward trend is encouraging.

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Jun 09, 2016

"Calling All Electric Cars! Time for Police Duty!"

Jim Motavalli

BMW is leasing 100 plug-in i3s to the LAPD. Cop squads these days are using Bugattis, Ferraris, Teslas, Chevy Volts and electric motorcycles.

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Apr 29, 2016

Chasing Tesla: Ford's Working on a Long-Range, Affordable EV

Jim Motavalli

Ford joins GM and Tesla in the race to sell 200- to 300-mile electric cars for $35,000. It could be the EV's sweet spot.

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
Feb 17, 2016

E-Golf Extended Test: Can It Hack a New York Winter?

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volkswagen -- the company -- has 99 problems, conservatively speaking. But VW’s electric car, that is to say the silk blue metallic e-Golf SEL premium we’ve been testing for the past eight months and 11,080 miles, isn’t one of them.  

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