1980 Bradley GT II EV
29 Jan

Early Bird Gull-Wing Bradley GT Electric Car

eBay Listing: 1980 Bradley GT II EV There‚Äôs a dearth of information available about the seriously cool Bradley GT fiberglass two-seat gull-wing kit car from the 1960s and 1970s. Web reports indicate that about 6,000 of the original Bradley GT cars were sold to kit builders, before the more refined but short-lived GT II was […]

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2014 Toyota Highlander XLE
23 Jan

2014 Toyota Highlander Preview

Pros: Sharp, athletic new exterior style Roomy interior is also quite luxurious Excellent road manners for a large vehicle Lots of available tech features Cons: Powertrain options are largely unchanged High priced Hybrid model lacks a good value proposition Mid-sized crossovers have fast become one of the bread and butter automotive segments. Folks looking for […]

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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
09 Jan

Chevy Spark EV Charges onto the Electric Highway

Review: 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV Likes: DC fast charging capability Sprinter-class acceleration Guiltless around-town driving Lots of information and displays to monitor energy usage Dislikes: 6-speaker sound system Non-perforated leatherette seats don’t breathe Minimal cabin insulation makes it difficult to converse on the phone using the hands-free Bluetooth system Range anxiety More zero-emission, electric-only powered […]

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green machines | ebay collection
01 Jan

eBay Collection: Green Machines

eBay Collection: Green Machines Alternative fuel vehicles date back to the early 1800s, with the first electric carriage appearing about 30 years after the first gas-powered vehicle. Electric cars made up about thirty percent of all cars on the road in 1900, but demand waned after Charles Kettering invented the electric starter, eliminating the need […]

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2014 BMW i3 at 2013 LA Auto Show
28 Nov

2014 BMW i3 Snags Green Car Nomination

The new BMW i3 is the boldest model to come out of the BMW brand in quite some time now. Green Car Reports is praising this new model and has even put it on its short list of their Best Car to Buy as a nominee amongst 2014 models. Why the Love From Green Car […]

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BMW i3 test drive at 2013 LA Auto Show
28 Nov

Review: 2014 BMW i3 EV, Sustainable Mobility

Likes Off-the-line acceleration Excellent inner-city commuter — compact size, quick, and nimble Better than average spacious and fashionable interior Opposing doors open for easy access to back seats Optional Range Extender Dislikes Boring exterior design Trying-to-be-cool 20-inch wheels Poor location for start/stop and park buttons California is one of the largest car markets in North […]

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2013 kia optima hybrid
31 Oct

Review: 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid

Likes: Quiet and relaxed demeanor Decent Fuel Economy A wealth of luxury features at a reasonable price Pleasant styling inside and out Dislikes: Good but not great fuel economy Less usable trunk space than a standard Optima Electric motors in cars are particularly good at a number of things. They are able to efficiently propel […]

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