2017 Chevy Bolt EV review consensus: car is good, range is real

Green Car Reports

Reviews plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car isn't on sale yet, but quite a lot of useful information is already available to potential buyers. General Motors recently confirmed the $37,495 base price (before Federal, state, and local incentives), and an EPA-rated 238-mile range—meeting its original promises. Several media outlets, including this.

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First drive review: Honda NSX

Green Cars News

Honda First Drive Reviews Editors Picks NSXHonda is not renowned for making exciting cars. As fun as the Civic Type R is, it’s an anomaly in a range of good (and sometimes excellent) cars that.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq comes in two versions: a nationally distributed hybrid-electric version, and an all-electric model that will be sold mostly in California and a handful of other states. There'll also be a plug-in hybrid version coming for 2018. We liked the Ioniq Hybrid when we first drove it at the launch event in February, and now we've. Fuel Economy

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First drive review: Peugeot 3008

Green Cars News

Peugeot 3008 ReviewsThe people carrier is a dying breed, with the family vehicle of choice now being the high-riding SUV. This pleases car manufacturers as they’re able t.

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Review: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Green Cars News

Mercedes-Benz E Class ReviewsBefore you even set foot in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you’re confronted with something that is, on the outside, simultaneously classy, sophisticated.

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric: first drive review of 124-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid video drive review It's one of three. For the first six years of electric cars, from 2011 to 2016, we've had a variety of mass-priced cars with ranges of 62 to 107 miles. This year, in 2017, we got the Chevy Bolt EV, at 238 miles.

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

Green Car Reports

From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the door and get behind the wheel, it's clear that this is no ordinary Chevrolet.

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First drive review: Land Rover Discovery 5

Green Cars News

Land Rover First Drive Discovery ReviewsThe word ‘family’ crops up a lot when talking about the Land Rover Discovery. Whether it’s its role as a family car, being part of the family, or the.

Review: Land Rover Discovery

Green Cars News

Slimming down the Land Rover Discovery shouldn’t have been be too difficult, which explains how the engineers at JLR have managed to shed almost half

2016 Chevrolet Volt: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

By now, it's hardly a secret that we're big fans of the redesigned second-generation Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid. We gave it our Best Car To Buy 2016 award, and we've written that it's better in pretty much every way than the innovative first-generation Volt. Last month, we were able to spend four weekend days with a 2016 Chevrolet Volt, to get a. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt plug-in cars Range-Extended Electric Vehicle GCR Best Car to Buy Best Car To Buy

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E300: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent generation provides a nice case study of the improvement in gas mileage over three decades of updates to the core product that helped build Mercedes into the powerhouse it is. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

Last year, Nissan sold almost 330,000 Rogues in the U.S., making it by far the brand's most popular model. For 2017, the compact crossover utility vehicle has added a new model, a hybrid that competes with the very successful Toyota RAV4 Hybrid—of which 44,000 were delivered last year. We recently spent four days and almost 380 miles with. hybrid SUV

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U.K. Reviews Of 2016 Nissan Leaf: More Range, Higher Price, No More Panache Than Before

Green Car Reports

Europe Reviews plug-in carsThe 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car gets a few notable changes, chief among them a larger battery pack that provides a longer travel range. That optional 30-kilowatt-hour pack boosts EPA-rated range from 94 miles to 107 miles. But greater range may be the only significant difference in the way the updated Leaf drives. DON'T MISS: 2016 Nissan Leaf.

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First drive review: Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

Green Cars News

Mercedes-Benz E Class ReviewsThe Mercedes E350d All-Terrain has one clear mission and that’s to dismount the Audi A6 Allroad from its position as the one and only premium soft-roa.

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Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h

Hybrid SUV Blog

Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h The post Review: 2013 Lexus CT 200h appeared first on. Back in 1993, Toyota boss Eiji Toyoda decided that it was time to rethink the automobile.

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Review: 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

Review: 2013 Escalade Hybrid. One phrase sums up Cadillac’s 2013 Escalade Hybrid: No compromise. The Escalade offers everything you would expect from a large SUV. It has three rows of seats easily accommodating eight passengers.

Motor Trend Reviews Tesla P85D, Drools & Froths Uncontrollably

Green Car Reports

Been searching for stratospheric levels of soaring, over-the-top, heavens-rattling hyperbole lately? You will do no better than the recent road test of the Tesla Model S P85D, published on Monday by Motor Trend. That''s the new dual-motor all-wheel-drive version of its signature electric car, revealed last month by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. DON''T

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2017 Kia Niro: gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

However you choose to view the 2017 Kia Niro hybrid—Kia says it's a crossover utility, we call it a wagon—it's a good-looking and relatively capacious small car. The debate over segments comes because the Niro has neither the ground clearance of a utility vehicle nor available all-wheel drive, making it more of a wagon or "square. Fuel Economy

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New UMTRI paper reviews major advantages and disadvantages of battery-electric and fuel-cell vehicles

Green Car Congress

A new report from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) reviews the major advantages and disadvantages associated with battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs).

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Review: 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Hybrid SUV Blog

The mid-size Toyota Highlander Hybrid remains one of the few vehicles on the market that offers a large SUV experience, while getting reasonable fuel economy for its size.

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the first mass-market crossover utility with a hybrid powertrain since the demise of the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2012. Granted, there's the luxury Lexus NX hybrid (using some of the same underpinninngs), and the low-volume Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, with a mild-hybrid powertrain. But in terms of mainstream compact. Fuel Economy

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

Hybrid SUV Blog

2013 Lexus RX 450h. Dubbed by many industry sources the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h certainly delivers. The RX 450h has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined.

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 450h

Hybrid SUV Blog

2013 Lexus RX 450h. Dubbed by many industry sources the most fuel-efficient luxury SUV, the 2013 Lexus RX 450h certainly delivers. The RX 450h has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 32 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined.

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2016 Tesla Model X first drive review

Green Car Reports

When you want to buy a Tesla electric car, and you've got four kids, there's only one choice on the market. That's the 2016 Tesla Model X six- or seven-seat SUV, and courtesy of an owner in just that situation, we've finally been able to spend a few hours driving the luxury crossover. Unlike other automakers, Tesla Motors almost never makes cars. Tesla Motors plug-in cars

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2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid: first drive review

Green Car Reports

In the plug-in hybrid game, you move forward or get left behind. When the hybrid maker is Porsche, that applies to power as well as efficiency. The 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid is the replacement for the previous Panamera S E-Hybrid, and it gets more power, performance, and efficiency in a brand-new vehicle. Everything about this car is new. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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2016 Toyota Prius: Gas Mileage Review Of 50-MPG-Plus Hybrid

Green Car Reports

After spending four days and covering 440 miles with a new Toyota Prius, we can say that in our first real-world testing, the car delivers on its 50-mpg promise. We got daily readings of 50 to 54 miles per gallon in a mix of three-quarters highway miles and one-quarter low-speed local use. Our Prius Three test car faced the added challenge of. Fuel Economy EPA Ratings

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Review of the Ford Focus Electric - Electric drive train

National Green Transportation

In this part of the Ford Focus Electric review, we will go over the electric drive train systems. This is part of a multi-part review of Ford's all-electric Focus, for an overview of the car

First drive review: Ford Edge

Green Cars News

Ford First Drive Edge Reviews Editors PicksIf you’re looking at this and thinking ‘that car looks quite American’ then you won’t be surprised to learn that the Ford Edge has been sold in the US.

First drive review: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Green Cars News

Dear Giulia, It’s been two days and I can’t stop thinking about you. I know our time together was relatively brief, but you made such an impression

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First drive review: Volkswagen Golf R

Green Cars News

Volkswagen Golf ReviewsThe Volkswagen brand has and probably will always be synonymous with the hot hatch. It did, after all, start the whole trend when it introduced the Go.

Video review: Volkswagen Tiguan

Green Cars News

Believe it or not, but the Tiguan is Volkswagen’s third best selling car in the UK, beaten only by the Polo and Golf. While the sales charts show th

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco: Gas Mileage Review

Green Car Reports

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco is the Korean maker's most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan that doesn't use a hybrid powertrain. And it highlights the two parallel paths that automakers are taking as they work to boost gas mileage ratings to meet steadily rising corporate average fuel economy rules. The Sonata Eco uses a smaller gasoline engine, a. Driven Fuel Economy Sonata Eco

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: gas mileage, electric range review

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime turned out to be a better plug-in hybrid than we had expected when we drove it around sunny Ojai, California, on the press launch in October. It's a viable competitor to the second-generation Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid, though the Volt has an EPA-rated 53 miles of electric range to the Prime's 25 miles. Now we've had. Plug-In Hybrids Chevy Volt Fuel Economy plug-in cars

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid: Video Review

Green Car Reports

It''s no secret that Subaru has surged from strength to strength over the last several years. Its sturdy, all-wheel-drive lineup of sedans, hatchbacks, and crossover utilities can be seen on the roads anywhere there''s bad weather, mountainous terrain, or active-sports participants.

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2017 Ford Escape AWD 1.5-liter gas mileage review

Green Car Reports

Smaller engines with turbochargers have spread throughout new vehicles as a way to meet the increasingly stringent fuel-efficiency rules that started in 2012. But no maker has been as forward about marketing that technology as Ford, which now offers a range of downsized and boosted engines under the EcoBoost brand. We'd tested a couple of Ford. Fuel Economy

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Tesla Targeted By Rivals, Fuel-Economy Rule Review, Millennials And Cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

We''re back from the long holiday weekend with plenty of green-car news, including a report on how Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are targeting Tesla with their own plug-in cars, possible outcomes of an upcoming midterm review of Federal fuel-economy rules, and how Millennials are approaching car ownership.

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: first drive review

Green Car Reports

The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq isn't one car but three, with a unique choice of powertrains. The volume seller will be the Ioniq Hybrid, a dedicated hybrid (as is the Toyota Prius) with a 58-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating for its base model. But you can also get it as a battery-electric car (starting in April, in California) and late this year, as a. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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2012 Ford Focus Electric: First Drive Review

Green Car Reports

The 2012 Ford Focus Electric is the company's first-ever production battery-electric vehicle, and that alone makes it noteworthy. But the fact that it's also pleasant to drive--somewhat on the fun side of unremarkable--means that it's the first compact all-electric competitor to the Nissan Leaf, also a five-door hatchback that runs entirely on

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Long-range Renault Zoe electric car reviewed in U.K.: Forbidden Fruit

Green Car Reports

The Renault Zoe is the best-selling electric car in Europe, and it has just received a significant battery upgrade. Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in September, the updated Zoe sports a 41-kilowatt-hour battery pack, up from 22 kwh in earlier versions. Renault says that capacity will allow a range of 300 to 400 kilometers (185 to 250 miles) on. Europe Renault forbidden fruit plug-in cars Renault Zoe

First drive review: Ford Focus ST Line

Green Cars News

Ford First Drive Reviews Focus STDriving is fun. We don’t need to tell you aficionados that. But sometimes we can get a bit lost in the technicalities of motoring and we forget this f.