September 28, 2014

  • from Autocar

    Plug-in hybrid Passat will go on sale in the UK in the second half of next year, and gets 215bhp from its petrol-electric powertrain Volkswagen has revealed its new Passat GTE ahead of the Paris motor show next week. The plug-in hybrid can cover 31 miles on electric power alone, and comes with a combined petrol-electric range of 622 milesThis is the third such model from Volkswagen following the limited volume XL1 and recently introduced Golf GTE, and is based on the eighth-generation...

September 26, 2014

  • Electric vehicles are becoming a more regular site on British Columbia’s roadways. That’s largely because the vehicles, which use electric or traction motors for propulsion, are becoming increasingly accessible to everyday drivers. Evolving technology is part of the reason, helping to bring down the price of electric vehicles such as the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan […]
  • While much of the electric-car world is anticipating the next Chevy Volt, which will launch in January, GM's other range-extended electric car will be getting some changes before then. According to Edmunds, an updated 2016 Cadillac ELR will debut in November at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. DON'T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Volt To Launch Next Year...

September 21, 2014

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September 15, 2014

  • This is not your local electricity provider’s Nissan Leaf. It is not your eclectic neighbour’s Chevrolet Volt. It is not your own personal Toyota Prius Plug-In. The BMW i3 has a base price of $42,300 (destination and handling included) and is driven up to $46,150 with a range-extending 647cc 2-cylinder. To avoid the ghastly base […] The post BMW i3 Sales Are Surprisingly Strong appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

September 12, 2014

  • Carbon fiber is known for its properties of combining amazing strength with extremely low weight, and its frequent use in high performance vehicles gives the material a somewhat aggressive air. GMC is hoping to play on some of that mean reputation with its upcoming trio of Sierra Carbon Editions. However, despite their name, there's no actual carbon making its way onto these trucks (at least in the form of CF). Instead, the special edition is a graphics package with some extra equipment thrown...

September 11, 2014

September 10, 2014

September 9, 2014

  • If you relish the idea of driving an electric car, but fear the idea of being stranded with a dead battery, the Chevy Volt might just be the ideal solution. It even qualifies for high-occupancy vehicle access with a single driver, a big deal for those living in congested areas.
  • It's the only passenger car sold by General Motors that hasn't been recalled this year. It's the only small car sold today with a "Top Safety Pick +" award from the leading insurance crash tests. Many of its owners travel 800 miles or more between stops at gas stations, and most surveys rank those buyers as the happiest of any GM vehicle. And yet, the Chevrolet Volt still draws general dismissal from the public at large, thanks to a combination of failed promises and...

September 8, 2014

September 7, 2014

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