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Categories: Hybrid / Green

Cadillac Reveals More Details On CT6's Plug-in Hybrid Technology, Features New Electric Variable Transmission

On: Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:16PM | By: Carl Malek


Cadillac Reveals More Details On CT6's Plug-in Hybrid Technology, Features New Electric Variable Transmission test 1-1

With the launch of the CT6 flagship sedan drawing ever closer, Cadillac has shed some new light on the revolutionary PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) technology that will make its debut on the CT6, and how it aims to rewrite the way PHEV varaints are built.


Aston Martin Ponders All Electric Rapide Variant

On: Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 2:54PM | By: Carl Malek


Aston Martin Ponders All Electric Rapide Variant test 1-1

Following the recent unveiling of the updated Aston Martin Rapide S sedan, Aston Martin has revealed that the bespoke Porsche Panamera fighter could serve as the basis for the firm's first-ever fully electric offering, which would be the most significant development in the company's long and illustrious history.


Hybrid or Hellraiser? 2015 Lexus CT200h vs. 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3

On: Thu, Mar 26, 2015 at 1:14PM | By: Teddy Field


Hybrid or Hellraiser? 2015 Lexus CT200h vs. 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 test 1-1

In most Hybrid or Hellraiser columns, I start by making a tasteless poop joke about hybrid drivers, then end by trying to convince you that driving a gas-guzzling muscle car will somehow make you a better person. But I'm not going to do that this time. Because small hatchbacks like the 2015 Lexus CT200h and 2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3, actually offer everything that you need to live a rewarding life. Sort of like Metamucil for the Soul! (oh crap, I just made a poop joke) Anyway, it’s time to figure out if you should drive the pricey hybrid, or the insane used alternative...


Volkswagen Broadens e-Golf Availability, Unveils Bargain Friendly Limited Trim

On: Tue, Mar 10, 2015 at 7:14AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen Broadens e-Golf Availability, Unveils Bargain Friendly Limited Trim test 1-1

With the successful launch of the revamped Volkswagen Golf, the company has decided to build on the popularity of its versatile hatchback by announcing a new trim level for its most eco-friendly Golf variant, the e-Golf. Buyers interested in owning an e-Golf but were turned off by its high price tag will greatly benefit from this move, which in turn will help increase e-Golf sales.


 

Is Ford Preparing a Response To The Chevrolet Bolt?

On: Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 9:38AM | By: Carl Malek


Is Ford Preparing a Response To The Chevrolet Bolt? test 1-1

Following the recent unveiling of the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept car, as well as persistent rumors surrounding the upcoming Tesla Model 3, a new report appears to suggest that Ford is preparing a vehicle of its own to respond to these two key rivals and could possibly unveil the fruits of its effort at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November.


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

On: Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 12:03PM | By: Jon Summers


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf test 1-1

Your writer is lucky enough to be involved with Stanford University's revolutionary Revs program and at a recent event a former student showed him "the latest car we have, an electric Golf". We were in VAIL—the Volkwagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory—and surrounded by all Stanford's autonomous and solar car experiments and projects.


Kia Teases Midsize Sedan Segment Ahead Of Geneva, Could Hint At Updated Optima

On: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 11:40AM | By: Carl Malek


Kia Teases Midsize Sedan Segment Ahead Of Geneva, Could Hint At Updated Optima test 1-1

With the 2015 Geneva Motor Show fast apporaching, Kia has released a brief statement as well as a lone teaser image of a new concept car that could very well hint at the design direction for the next generation Kia Optima.


Tesla Fights for Right to Maintain Dealerships in Connecticut

On: Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 12:09PM | By: Bill Wilson


Tesla Fights for Right to Maintain Dealerships in Connecticut test 1-1

The state of Connecticut is the site of the newest showdown between Tesla Motors and the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA). The consequences for both sides in the battle are enormous. Should Tesla prevail, the century-old franchise dealer system could well be on its way to extinction. If NADA and its allies emerge victorious, then those who seek to transform the way the American public buys cars will suffer a serious setback. Either way, one side will be left face down with a bloodied nose.


The Hyperloop: Will It Make the Automobile Obsolete?

On: Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 11:33AM | By: Bill Wilson


The Hyperloop: Will It Make the Automobile Obsolete? test 1-1

When it comes to mass transit, Americans are tepid users at best. Let the Europeans and Japanese have their bullet trains and magnetic levitation; we will stick with our cars and trucks, thank you very much. That may be about to change, however, if a revolutionary new idea proposed by Tesla founder Elon Musk becomes reality. Known as the Hyperloop, it would make getting from point A to point B faster, safer, and more breathtaking than ever before.


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future

On: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:10PM | By: Bill Wilson


The West Coast Electric Highway: A Path to the Future test 1-1

Electric cars have a lot going for them. They're whisper-quiet, highly dependable, and offer freedom from the gas pump. Of course, they have drawbacks as well. For example, try driving cross-country in a battery-powered car. You'll count yourself fortunate to find enough charging stations along the way. Add to this the thorny problems of limited range and high sticker prices, and it's easy to see why electric cars make up only a tiny percentage of American vehicles.


The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For?

On: Thu, Jan 15, 2015 at 2:55PM | By: Bill Wilson


The Chevy Bolt:: Is It The Breakthrough EV Drivers Have Been Waiting For? test 1-1

All-electric cars are to the automotive industry what Star Trek’s warp drive is to NASA: a vision that promises an oasis from all the limits imposed by current technology. Problem is, the vision may be nothing more than a mirage. Or maybe not, if the new Chevy Bolt lives up to its hype.