• Hybrid

    8 things you should know about the Lexus LC 500h powertrain

    Filed under: Green, Geneva Motor Show, Lexus, Technology, Coupe, Hybrid, Luxury, Performance It amounts to Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive mashed up with a four-speed automatic, and it means better response with less of that disconnected hybrid feeling. Continue reading 8 things you should know about the Lexus LC 500h powertrain 8 things you should know…

  • Luxury

    MotorWeek remembers the nearly forgotten Buick Reatta

    Filed under: Videos, Buick, Convertible, Classics, Luxury A MotorWeek Retro Review finds a lot of positive things to say about the 1990 Buick Reatta convertible. After its demise, Buick didn’t bring the US another droptop until the Cascada. Continue reading MotorWeek remembers the nearly forgotten Buick Reatta MotorWeek remembers the nearly forgotten Buick Reatta originally…

  • Diesel

    VW chief knew about diesel cheat back in 2014

    Filed under: Green, Volkswagen, Emissions, Diesel Reported correspondence reveals that former Volkswagen chief Martin Winterkorn knew about the software his company installed to defeat the diesel emissions test back in May of 2014. Continue reading VW chief knew about diesel cheat back in 2014 VW chief knew about diesel cheat back in 2014 originally appeared…

  • Electric

    Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 reservation priorities, Opel builds Ampera-e in US?

    Filed under: Design/Style, Green, Plants/Manufacturing, GM, Misc. Automakers, Tesla, Opel, Fuel Efficiency, Green Automakers, Electric The Opel Ampera-e will be built alongside the Chevy Bolt. More heavily optioned Tesla Model 3s will be built first. The Zoleco concept car uses aerodynamics for fuel efficiency. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 reservation priorities, Opel builds…

  • Electric

    Actev Arrow Smart-Kart could be a perfect EV for kids

    Filed under: Green, Green Culture, Electric The new Actev Arrow Smart-Kart puts 12 mph electric karting fun for kids age 5-9. Parents can have fun controlling the speed from a connected app. Continue reading Actev Arrow Smart-Kart could be a perfect EV for kids Actev Arrow Smart-Kart could be a perfect EV for kids originally…

  • Hybrid

    Chicago 2016: Almost 600 vehicles, but only 18 with a plug

    Filed under: Green, 2016 Chicago Auto Show, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, Green Automakers, Green Culture, Crossover, SUV, Truck, Electric, Hybrid I took a walk through the Chicago Auto Show today, and found only a few plug-in vehicles among the 600 on display. Continue reading Chicago 2016: Almost 600 vehicles, but only 18 with a plug Chicago 2016:…

  • Electric

    Opel Ampera-e brings a Bolt of EV driving to Europe

    Filed under: Green, Chevrolet, GM, Opel, Europe, Hatchback, Electric Mary Barra announced in Germany that the Opel Ampera-e would be the version of the Chevrolet Bolt for European customers. It arrives in 2017. Continue reading Opel Ampera-e brings a Bolt of EV driving to Europe Opel Ampera-e brings a Bolt of EV driving to Europe…

  • Hybrid

    The Kia Optima is now available as a plug-in hybrid

    Filed under: Green, 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Kia, Sedan, Hybrid Kia blows in to the Chicago Auto Show with two versions of the new Optima, one hybrid and one plug-in hybrid, offering varying degrees of electrification. Continue reading The Kia Optima is now available as a plug-in hybrid The Kia Optima is now available as…