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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Audi Sport Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013
22 Oct

Audi Sport Quattro Concept

Inspired by the original Audi Ur-Quattro, the Audi Sport quattro concept show car the tradition, with a delicious coupe design and efficient plug-in hybrid drive that has a system output of 700 hp (515 kW). The coupe combines the DNA of the Audi’s original quattro with eloquent elegance. It has a powerful, agressive road stance, […]

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2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid
13 Aug

Review: 2013 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid

The hybrid that feels unlike any other hybrid Likes: Effortless driving and predictable Lexus quality we’ve come to expect 600 mile cruising range (17.2 gallon capacity) EV mode in slow-and-go traffic Mark Levinson sound system Functional and elegant interior design Dislikes: Not enough airflow from the ventilated seat fans Finicky Nav-system inputting destinations   Toyota/Lexus […]

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