John Voelcker, Contributor
Ah, yes, forwarded emails with subject lines like, “The real story behind …” or “Things you haven’t been told about ….”
They can contain much...
Step aside, Boomers: New electric-car buyers in Northeast may be Millennials
A new survey of Northeastern drivers suggests the demographics of future electric-car buyers in that region may evolve from the Baby Boomers who’ve bought most of them so far to Millennial...John Voelcker
Genesis Mint Concept: luxury urban electric two-seater debuts in New York
Genesis is the newest brand trying to take a piece of a global luxury-vehicle market still dominated by German makers. Last night, in New York City, the Korean brand revealed its first-ever electric...John Voelcker
10 lessons from the short life of the Chevy Volt, 2011-2019
On February 15, GM ended production of the innovative Chevrolet Volt with little fanfare. Over two generations and nine model years, the company sold more than 150,000 of the compact plug-in hybrid...John Voelcker
2019 Nissan Leaf Plus vs. 2011 Nissan Leaf: 5 takeaways over 8 years
When a completely new vehicle is introduced, it's generally around for five to seven years before an entirely redesigned generation of that vehicle is launched.
By that measure, the 2019 Nissan Leaf...John Voelcker
First drive review: The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus delivers more power, 226-mile range at last
At the moment, there are more Nissan Leafs on the world’s roads than any other electric car in history—closing in on 400,000. As of Jan 1, Nissan had delivered 380,000 Leafs globally,...John Voelcker
On Sunday night, General Motors showed renderings of a future long-range, all-electric SUV to be offered roughly three years hence by its Cadillac luxury brand.
The look at the brand's first...
2019 CES: Quiet year for green-car and self-driving news
As always, the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show held this week in Las Vegas was massive.
Hundreds of thousands of attendees, workers, and support staff converged at multiple venues to show off their...John Voelcker
Toyota and Kenworth to build 10 fuel-cell semis for LA port duty
The word "drayage" isn't commonly used, even among green-car fans, but it's used by the shipping and logistics industries to refer to the transport of goods over short distances.
Drayage turns out...John Voelcker
Toyota's newest self-driving test car is a Lexus LS luxury sedan
If you're going to develop a self-driving test vehicle, why not make it one that passengers would enjoy riding in?
Perhaps that's the logic behind Toyota's choice of its new Lexus LS large luxury...John Voelcker
How Nissan hopes to market its future electric cars
The Nissan Leaf with a roughly 60-kilowatt-hour battery was expected to make its public debut at the LA Auto Show earlier this month. It didn’t.
That car is expected to appear “very...John Voelcker
Electric cars from Audi, Porsche: Explaining platform magic
It would be unthinkable for any automaker but Porsche to introduce a new car with a flat-6 engine hung out behind the rear axle. At this week’s 2018 LA Auto Show, the 2020 Porsche 911 duly made...John Voelcker
Pretty much any story on a new vehicle these days notes that new-car buyers are snapping up utility vehicles, while traditional sedans languish on sales lots.
That puts Hyundai right on trend with...
2019 Jaguar I-Pace real-world review: 3 days with the sexy electric crossover
To the world’s surprise, the first all-electric luxury utility vehicle to follow the Tesla Model X into production did not come from the German makes of Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz.
Audi e-tron electric crossover debuts to battle Tesla
And finally, there is Audi.
Late Monday night, the German luxury maker debuted took to the stage in San Francisco with its long-awaited, first volume battery-electric vehicle, a five-seat midsize...John Voelcker
BMW Vision iNext electric concept redefines German luxury flagship
For decades, the flagship of every German luxury maker’s line has been its largest sedan: the Audi A8, BMW 7-Series, and at the pinnacle, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
But times change.
The BMW...John Voelcker
Why Chargeway matters: making EV charging comprehensible for buyers, dealers, utilities, networks
Ask anyone what kind of fuel their next car will take, and you'll likely get one of three answers: regular, premium, or diesel.
Ask that same person what kind of charging an electric car takes, and...John Voelcker
Toyota hybrid repairs, new EV delivered, lessons of 9 years, candy from Elon Musk: Today's Car News
Hybrid repairs to keep customers happy, nine years of green-car lessons, the first of a new electric car is delivered in LA, and Tesla offers us candy. Sort of. We think. All this and more on Green...John Voelcker
7 things we learned in 9 years, and where green cars are headed
More than four years ago, this site looked back at its first five years of coverage to assess what had changed—and what we'd learned. Now, we're repeating the exercise.
By February 2014, Green...John Voelcker
An Earth Day question: When will we see 'tailpipes' on cars as morally wrong?
With automotive emissions regulations again coming under political pressure, we thought we'd re run this Earth Day question from 2014 in an attempt to answer the question: Why all the fuss? Why do we...John Voelcker
Earth Day: 10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai
Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are rolling out to California buyers in small numbers with two models on the market, and hydrogen stations slowly expanding outside a narrow slice of Los Angeles.
Some Chevrolet Bolt EVs get new battery pack for sudden loss of power: here's why
It's every electric car owner's nightmare: the car indicates that remaining range has suddenly plummeted to zero, the battery pack stops providing current, and the car won't run.
For some 2017...John Voelcker
2018 Leaf vs e-Golf, BMW i3; Model 3 ills; what carmakers want; gas range anxiety: Today's Car News
A U.K. review of several popular electric cars, what carmakers really want to happen to fuel-economy rules, a new Jeep with old-fashioned gas mileage, vampires and phantoms in the Tesla Model 3, and...John Voelcker