Hyundai

Hyundai To Debut 8 New Suvs By 2020

Hyundai’s car-heavy lineup has made it difficult for the car manufacturer to fully cash in on the crossover SUV boom, but that problem should be remedied in the next couple of years. Today, the Korean automaker announced plans to release eight new or completely reworked SUVs by 2020. The infusion of crossover SUVs begins next […]

2018 Volkswagen Atlas V-6

2018 Volkswagen Atlas V-6 First Test Review

When you turn up s-u-p-e-r late to a party, you’d better make a grand entrance. Volkswagen hopes its new Atlas will turn heads at the already long-raging three-row-jumbo-crossover rave with its striking, bold-n-blocky, uniquely VW look and “whoa, check out that caboose!” back seat package. Accommodating adults in comfort and getting them in and out […]

Aston Martin

Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer Tells Us Everything

A large number of CEOs in the auto industry arrive to a roundtable chat better trained than their PR masters, presumably with the latest press release printed to the insides of their eyelids just to make sure they won’t give away more than what was made public the day before. Then, there’s Andy Palmer, who […]

Audi A3 E-Tron

Audi A3 E-Tron Was Best-Selling Plug-In Model In A Record Month In Germany

The German plug-in electric passenger car market registered a record 4,666 units, up 175% Year-on-Year, with Year-to-date registrations growing 125% over the 2016 result in the same period. The Audi A3 e-Tron was again best-selling plug-in model with 537 units, followed by the Volkswagen e-Golf with 475 registrations, the Renault Zoe in with 423 deliveries, the Kia Soul EV with […]

Toyota 86

Toyota Is Making a More Track-Ready 86 For Japan

Toyota announced the “GR” series of tuned cars for the Japanese market. Named for its motorsports division, Gazoo Racing, the GR series bring visual and chassis modifications to various Toyota models—including, intriguingly, the Prius—but no more power. Most interesting to us is the 86 GR pictured above. No, it’s not the turbocharged 86 enthusiasts have […]

Home Ev Charging

DOE: EV Charging Consumes Less Energy Than Water Heating in A Typical Household

Charging an electric car consumes less energy than several common household appliances, according to data compiled by the US Department of Energy. Annual energy consumption for a typical household shows that home heating consumes by far the most energy (11,300 kW-hrs) followed by water heating (4,700 kW-hrs) and charging an electric car (2,800 kW-hrs). Based […]

2017-E-Golf

VW E-Golf Was Best Seller In Norway In 40% Pev Market Share

The Norwegian plug-in electric passenger car market was up 43% year-on-year in August, having registered 5,389 units last month, the second best result ever, with a whopping 40% market share (20.8% BEV). In terms of year to date in 2017, 36.452 plug-in vehicles have been sold, up 27% compared to 2016, keeping the plug-in market share at […]

BMW X5

BMW X5 PHEV Was No.1 Plug-In Model In Belgium In June

The Belgian plug-in electric vehicle market registered a record 1,558 plug-in passenger cars last month, up 74% Year-on-Year. Breaking down sales by model, the best-selling model in June was again the BMW X5 PHEV, with 232 units (new personal best), while the second place went for the Mercedes GLC350e (204 registrations), with the recently arrived […]

2018 Honda Accord Powertrain

2018 Honda Accord Powertrain Prototype First Drive

A highly camouflaged 2018 Honda Accord prototype is circling Honda’s high-speed oval at its Tochigi test center, a short Shinkansen ride from Tokyo, and doing its best to replicate the bullet train’s impact on spectators. There’s no warning. No “I think I hear it approaching.” No exhaust trumpet sneaking ahead announcing its pending arrival. Nothing. […]