Fisker Emotion

What About Fisker?

There have been so many announcements from Tesla these days, it’s easy to forget that other EV companies exist. One of those companies is Fisker Inc. Named for its founder, Henrik Fisker, you may recall his first company, Fisker Automotive. In 2012, it turned heads with Mr. Fisker’s Karma plug-in hybrid sedan. Not long after,…

Tesla Model S reliability

You Can Do It, EVs!

Conventional wisdom in car-reviewing circles is that consumers should stay away from brand-new models or models that have a significant update. There are simply too many glitches that need to be worked out in the first year, so it’s best to wait for the following year. Or more. Regarding reliability, industry expert Consumer Reports says,…

2016 Mercedes-Benz 350e plug-in hybrid vehicle

What Is a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle?

Excerpted from Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self by Kristen Hall-Geisler—new and improved and available November 2017! If a hybrid is dipping a toe in alternative fuels, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is rolling up your jeans and wading in to your knees. These are hybrids that…

2019 Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Range Rover Plugs In, Goes Electric

In September 2017, Jaguar Land Rover announced that all of its vehicles would be electrified by 2020. It’s taken a big, luxurious step in that direction this week with the announcement of the 2019 Range Rover P400e, a plug-in hybrid SUV. Like all plug-in hybrids, the P400e has a gasoline-powered (or petrol-powered, for you Anglophiles)…

Chrysler and Kango

Chrysler and Kango Sitting in a Tree…

Kango is a notable car-hailing service because it provides rides and childcare for kids. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan is notable because it’s the first hybrid minivan. Consider it extra-notable then, that the two are pairing up to make magic together (if by magic, you mean providing new minivans to give rides to kids in).…

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…

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…