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Mark Fields was at the helm of Ford since mid-2014. Replacing Fields as Ford CEO is Jim Hackett, former CEO of Steelcase Inc. Hackett has led Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016 and served on the American automaker’s board from 2013 to 2016. Ford said in its official statement that Fields “is retiring,” but […]

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BMW is planning a new electric vehicle, but look for it to wear a 4 Series GT badge rather than the ‘i’ from BMW’s electric sub-brand. According to a report from Autocar, BMW will replace both the existing 3 Series Gran Turismo and 4 Series Gran Coupe models with a new 4 Series Gran Turismo […]

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Since late last decade all-electric cars have been increasing in model selection and sales volume, but have you considered whether an EV would work for you? If you’re one of the 295,000 people in the U.S. who’ve already left behind the world of gas pumps and tailpipe hydrocarbons with purchase of an EV, the answer […]

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This specially modified Nissan Leaf AT-EV is competing in the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally. The AT-EV stands for All-Terrain Electric Vehicle and will be campaigned by electric vehicle advocate Plug In Adventures. The Mongol Rally takes place this summer and is a 10,000-mile (16,000-kilometers) journey from the U.K. to Mongolia. The Leaf is based on a […]

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Nissan’s all-electric Leaf has been a darling of the electrified car movement since its debut in late 2010 as a 2011 model. It not only became the best-selling electric vehicle in America for several years after its Dec. 2010 release, it has sold more cumulatively around the globe than any other EV to date. As […]

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For all those in the UK feeling neglected because a right-hand-drive Chevy Bolt-based Vauxhall Ampera-e isn’t being offered, Tata Motors recently showed a proper Bolt EV of its own. Described by author “Nigel” for The Red Ferret as “impressive,” and “very nice,” with good drivability, attention to detail, and fit and finish all around, the […]

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Jaguar recently gave a closer look at its battery-electric I-Pace concept it plans to debut in 2018 by setting it loose on the streets of London. Introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November, the I-Pace is Jaguar’s first all-electric vehicle and second crossover SUV, following the larger conventionally powered F-Pace. “Driving the concept […]

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Up until now, the Honda Clarity has only been available as a fuel cell-powered vehicle, and as such, is only sold in certain markets. It hasn’t been much of a success story, simply because no one buys fuel cell vehicles. Honda is changing that and will soon offer some more variety with all-electric and plug-in […]

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Consumer demand may be the driving force behind automakers shifting assembly line production toward crossover vehicles, but there is another trend that has nothing to do with modern-day sales. Electric vehicles have a small but loyal consumer base and the majority of carmakers seem poised to ensure the next decade caters directly to them — […]

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Americans prefer trucks, crossovers and SUVs, sales of passenger vehicles in 2016 hit a high of 17.5 million, and with that, the federal government says gasoline consumption hit an all time high last year too. According to the Energy Information Agency, motor gasoline consumption increased by 1.6 percent over 2015 to 9.327 million barrels per […]

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