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The 2015 Golf Sportwagen may resemble the former Jetta Sportwagen, but it arrives as part of the seventh-generation Golf line, and Volkswagen says this is an all-new car. And it is, but the traditional station wagon now being taken over by the Golf nameplate does retain what people liked about the Jetta wagon, except true […]

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A video of Toyota’s Mirai fuel cell vehicle being hand-built is dramatic without a word being spoken. Consisting of 19 minutes of video at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan, workers put together with fastidious care a Mirai from bare body shell to finished car. Notably absent are robots, and this hands-on process is […]

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Will hydrogen fuel cell vehicles be to their makers as the failed Edsel was once to Ford? Or, despite flak being piled on them from certain quarters, will they arise from a questionable proposition today to a clear win within 10-15 years, or less? No one really knows, but to be sure, FCVs do present […]

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You have Tesla, and you have everyone else either playing catch-up, or not playing at all. Since the Model S began defying odds in the marketplace from mid-2012 onward, Tesla has stood as a goad to large automakers and start-ups alike, and sure enough some are following it. A few of the majors are building […]

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When life gives you lemons, make hydrogen. With first California-market Mirai fuel cell vehicles to be delivered in October, Toyota says the tally is up to 1,100 requests out of 30,000 inquiring shoppers. And, it runs on lemonade. Not really, but a video as part of Toyota’s Runs on Everything campaign presents a little skit […]

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A plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s X1 has been spotted testing, and is reportedly to go on sale in 2016. According to the UK’s Auto Express, it may be badged the X1 xDrive30e and be part of a line of PHEVs ranging from the 2 Series Active Tourer to a 7 Series luxury sedan. Electric […]

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As spy photos of the 2016 Prius are circulating, and 20 years after hybrids were first developed, Toyota has sold its eight-millionth hybrid wolrdwide through July 31. The car being developed back in 1995 was of course the Prius, which was released in 1997 to Japan, and 2000 to the U.S. The eight-millionth hybrid came […]

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A Chevy Volt enthusiast in Canada has just posted a first-drive report for the 2016 Chevy Volt. In short, most aspects of the new car impressed or were better than KickinInCanada’s 2012 model. The review, printed below in its entirety was put on GM-Volt.com yesterday, and this poster is experienced and knowledgable about the Volt, […]

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Is the blistering acceleration for Tesla’s P85D and P90D being slightly over billed? Tesla says the Tesla P85D accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, but Consumer Reports and Edmunds.com say under their careful testing, it turned 3.5 seconds. Does that mean the P90D might also be over-estimated, and return 3.2, not 2.8 seconds? That’s […]

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Buying a used hybrid comes with the same pros and cons as buying a used regular internal combustion-powered car, but – you might say – is that really true? Given that hybrids have two powertrains merged into one, theoretically there is “more to go wrong,” but in fact, many hybrids have proven to be as […]

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