Meet the Ioniqs: A Green Trio From Hyundai

02.21.2017

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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Why We Drive 55: The Strange but True Story of America's Interstates

02.14.2017

"We Like Ike" because he pushed through the idea of a coast-to-coast ribbon of highway across the length and breadth of the U.S. of A.

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Short Takes: Reviews, Oddities and Milestones

02.06.2017

Short attention span? This is the column for you! Bits, bytes and random thoughts about automobiles in the winter of 2017.

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Spin Control: Smart All-Wheel-Drive Is Your Friend

02.03.2017

A day of slipping and sliding at snowed-in Lime Rock Park in a Buick Envision demonstates the value of electronic stability control.

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

01.30.2017

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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Comedians in Cars Getting Karaoke

01.25.2017

What do Jerry Seinfeld's and James Corden's driving around shows have in common? How about, everything?

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Whatta Deal! Toyota's Prius Prime Is a Green Bargain

01.20.2017

Toyota's new plug-in hybrid comes loaded and with rebates it's actually cheaper than less capable, more bare-bones Priuses. Is that the right plural for Prius? Priuses?

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Appearances Are Deceiving at Michigan's Self-Driving Car Test Tracks

01.18.2017

Remember the Truman Show? Michigan's fake towns serve a purpose--testing autonomous and connected vehicles, without having to be on public roads. Global automakers are paying attention. 

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Detroit 2017: SUVs Dominate, Mostly Made in the U.S.A.

01.10.2017

The auto industry is riding high on 4X4 sales, and the Detroit show makes clear that--as long as the cheap gas holds out--it's not messing with the formula.

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Ford to Build Mustang and F-150 Hybrids, Plus 300-Mile Electric Car

01.07.2017

Ford is making a big commitment to electrics, including electrifying its iconic sports cars and trucks. And, oh yes, it's cancelling that hated Mexican small car plant.

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Fast Company: In Philadelphia, the Ultimate Collection of Sports Racing Cars

01.04.2017

While working as a leading neurosurgeon, Dr. Fred Simeone assembled a world-class collection of sports racers, including a Cobra Daytona that belonged to Phil Spector, and a mouth-wattering assemblage of Ferraris, Jaguars, Aston Martins, Corvettes (including a Grand Sport) and Alfa Romeos.

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The Cars We Keep the Longest? They're All Japanese

12.29.2016

Want a car you'll still love after a decade? Toyota is most likely to make it, says a new survey.

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Solar Panels? You're Driving on Them

12.21.2016

Imagine a road made of interlocked photovoltaics, capable of charging vast fleets of electric cars--or whole communities. It's possible, but very, very challenging.

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

12.15.2016

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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Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Trust Auto Repair Shops

12.07.2016

AAA reports that Americans don't trust mechanics, thinking they're being overcharged or being sold unnecessary parts. Frankly, they'd rather go to the dentist than to their local garage. 

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