smart EQ fortwo

Smart Cars Get Smarter

If you thought smart cars were weird little things, well, they’re about to get weirder. Or cooler, depending on your point of view. But they’ll still be little things. This concept from Mercedes-Benz (owner of smart and car sharing service car2go) is called the smart EQ fortwo. It’s been designed for a fully autonomous, shared,…

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

VW Generates Buzz with New Electric Van

Volkswagen is putting the electric van in EV with its plans to produce the I.D. Buzz concept vehicle. In January, VW showed a cute little electric van, a modern take on its old standby of a bus. This month, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, the company announced that it would make that…

Mazda race car

Forecasting the Future with Mazda

Mazda recently announced its “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” plan, which sounds like it was named by a guy in a tie and my preschool nephew while they were locked in room together. Regardless! It’s an interesting plan, so let’s take a look at what it means for normal people who just want to buy and drive…

Fiat 500e

10 Least Expensive EVs to Insure

Mercury Insurance put together a list of the ten least expensive electric vehicles to insure, which doesn’t seem that momentous, but it is. Keep in mind that in 2011, there were four EVs on the market. Four. Total. The fact that in 2017, anyone can put together a top ten list of EVs and not include every…

Chrysler Pacific hybrid

Diesel Is Dead and Gasoline Is a Goner

If you feel like you’ve got another 20 years or so of life left in you, first of all, that’s great! We’re glad to have you around. But second, it means that you will likely buy an electric car at some point. That’s because the United Kingdom today followed France’s lead in banning the sale…

Electrified Volvos

Volvo Embracing Electric, And Proving It 

Volvo is walking the talk with its commitment to EVs. As of 2019 all the vehicles they launch will have an electric motor on its own or in addition to an internal combustion engine. “This is a clear commitment towards reducing our carbon footprint as well as contributing to a better air quality in our…

Tesla Model 3

Hurry Up And Wait For Model 3

by Sara Lacey Elon Musk tweeted in the early hours of Monday July 3 that “Model 3 passed all regulatory requirements for production two weeks ahead of schedule. Expecting to complete SN1 by Friday.” That means, this Friday. Friday the 7th of July, 2017. This tweet is notable because all of Tesla’s previous models (Roadster,…

Hyundai Ioniq

Hyundai Ioniq: Which one is right for you?

Hyundai announced that it would be building one four-door car to house three different powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all electric. All three 2017 Hyundai Ioniq models are basically identical cars but for the energy used to get the wheels moving down the road — same shape, same seats, same infotainment system. Hyundai says that it will…