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2019 Chevy Volt Still The Plug-In Hybrid Champion

11.20.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Despite newer options from Toyota and Honda, CNET says the Chevy Volt is still the PHEV champ Earlier this year, Chevrolet announced several major improvements to the Chevy Volt for its 2019 mid-cycle update. Owners had been clamoring for many of these changes since the Gen 1 Volt launched in 2010. Now that the new ...

German Minister To Country’s Automakers: Make A ****, Tesla-Like Electric Car

**** sells! Beauty, it’s said, is in the eye of the beholder, but when most people look at eco-friendly cars, good looks are not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Take the BMW i3. (Please!) One automaker, Tesla, has actually chosen the names of its models to spell out the word “S–3–X–Y,”  and seems to ...

Are Larger Format Cells In The Works For Tesla’s Trucks & Power Packs?

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

A larger format, low C rate battery would significantly cut costs, and weight. Maybe Tesla’s new “Megapack” fits into the puzzle as well? We just published an article on the Tesla Pickup Truck and in that article estimated the pickup’s battery size at 200 kWh’s and its motors at 600 HP (447 kw), for a ...

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid First Drive: The Overachiever

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid is trying to outshine the rest of the Subaru family by trying to do it all. The first-generation Subaru Crosstrek arrived in 2013 and aimed to capture the hearts of city-dwellers that spend their weekends outdoors. Customers who desired a compact SUV (or is it a lifted hatchback?) with off-road chops to travel beyond city ...

Consumer Reports Drives Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Video

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Fails to point out the positive. The Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, released for the first time as a 2018 model, brings a lot to the PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) table. It’s a full-size sedan with a substantial amount of all-electric range (AER) with somewhat polarizing looks. In person, this writer thought it looked quite ...

With Tesla, Long-Range Mercedes-Benz eSprinter Could Become Real

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Imagine a big ‘ol van (maybe even a camper version) with 300 or 400 miles of range! The current electric Mercedes-Benz eSprinter lacks range, but if Tesla teamed up with Daimler, as hinted at by Elon Musk, that could change. Musk suggested, via Tweet, that the possibility exists to team with Daimler for an electric ...

Tesla China Accepting Pre-Order For $35,000 USD Standard Model 3

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

And now Tesla advances to a global level yet again. Tesla Model 3 base model pre-orders are officially a thing in China. While we all know that the Tesla Model 3 was up against a monumental struggle initially, and times were crazy slow and tough at first, the tables have turned. After some time, the ...

Watch As Porsche Taycan Brings Fake Exhaust To The Nurburgring

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Come on, Porsche – stop teasing us already. Porsche keeps playing its game of “this is an ICE-powered prototype” around the Nurburgring where it is testing its first fully-electric vehicle, confirmed to be named the Taycan (pronounced as Tie-Kahn). We have no idea why the German sports car maker is still using fake exhaust tips at the back of this trial ...

Tesla Model 3 Cabin Air Filter Put To Real-World Test

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

The Tesla Model 3 doesn’t offer Bioweapon Defense Mode, so how good is its air filter? As California deals with some of the worst wildfires in its history, Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense Mode, which many naysayers have called a silly marketing scheme, has proven extremely helpful to those escaping from the smoke-filled areas. Not to shed ...

Tesla Model 3 Production Hits Estimated 125,000

11.19.2018 · Posted in Cars Articles, Other Vehicles Articles

Soon it should increase by 1,000 every day. As of November 19, 2018, Bloomberg’s Tesla Model 3 Tracker indicates estimated cumulative production of the Tesla Model 3 at 125,323. Because the tool is based on estimated production rates in a particular quarter (production for previous quarters were officially announced) there is always the uncertainty of up ...