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Talk about proof of concept, Opel drove its new rebadged Chevy Bolt 417 kilometers (260 miles) from London to Paris for its debut at the biannual motor show. In fact, even after arriving at the Mondial de l’Automobile, the Ampera-e’s on-board computer was still reporting a remaining range of 80 km (50 miles), demonstrating the […]

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This month China is expected to have purchased in excess of a cumulative total of 500,000 plug-in passenger vehicles, potentially surpassing the U.S. in the process. Exact counts of all “New Energy Vehicles” (NEVs) won’t be known until after the month’s end, but the nation had an estimated 493,290 in the bag through August, and […]

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For many people, fully autonomous cars may seem still off in an uncertain future, but the radical changes they’re projected to bring are approaching. Their ascendancy into the public arena has meanwhile captured the imagination of people for the good they are promised to bring to society, including mobility for the infirm and non-driving elderly, […]

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Major manufacturer electric cars are entering their seventh year in the U.S. market and are gaining a foothold in part because they do offer distinct advantages. More than half a million have been sold to date, nearly all automakers have more in the works, and with 200-mile-plus range models like the Chevy Bolt, Tesla Model […]

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As it looks to its 113-year history, Ford Motor Company is aggressively preparing for a fast ride into a future projected to see as much change over the next five years as there has been in the previous 50. On Sept. 12 and 13, to herald all it is generally up to, the company held […]

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If anyone who hasn’t heard of Tesla still mistakenly holds the opinion that electric cars are only boring or slow, the Model S P100D aims to set the record straight. The P100D is actually an upgrade from the P85D with “Insane” speed mode, then P90D with “Ludicrous” mode, and the P100D’s “Ludicrous” potential is a […]

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Have you heard of the Ford GT? It’s a sleek, mid-engined supercar that went racing and won its class in the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. Maybe you’ve heard of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 or the Ford Focus RS? All these cars have high-horsepower motors and a focus on driver engagement […]

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As its on-sale date and production start approach, this week Chevrolet released more info on the 2017 Bolt EV which is a first in its class of next-generation electric cars. Automakers are always looking for ways to amplify excitement for their products, and Chevrolet’s bite-sized revelations are a latest trend to tease a new product […]

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Just a few short moments ago, I was converted. No, not by electric drivetrains or other alternative sources of transportation fairy dust. I was converted by the four men in charge of the Fisker Karma’s resurrection — now called the Karma Revero — into believing the company’s viability as a future going concern. After being […]

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In 2012, the federal government announced strict new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards of 54.5 miles per gallon set for 2022-2025, and a new report finds that will equate to big savings for consumers. The new analysis published by Consumers Union, the policy arm of Consumer Reports, shows that consumers who buy a 2025 […]

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