Electric Cars

Today at High Gear Media: Lotus V-8, Honda Fit Recall, VW EV
Today at High Gear Media: Lotus V-8, Honda Fit Recall, VW EV

If you're thinking of getting someone a "fuel miser," a car snow globe or other such nonsense for Christmas...don't bother. [TheCarConnection] While it's developing five all-new vehicles, Lotus also would like to develop a new V-8 engine in-house. [MotorAuthority] Honda's Fit hatchback is being...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Today at High Gear Media: Elantra First Drive, Chrysler 300

The doubters can argue, but with the 2011 Hyundai Elantra coming out soon, it's hard to argue Civic and Corolla as default best buys. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Chrysler 300 isn't quite ready for the first-drive circuit, but the details are gushing out--and so are the photos. [MotorAuthority]...Read More»

Artist Laurence Gartel's Tesla Roadster for Art Basel Miami 2010
Audi, Tesla Head To Miami With Very Different Takes On The Electric Car

Art festivals are big business these days, and they all take different forms. Some, like the ones in Venice, Sao Paolo, and New Orleans look like museum exhibitions splattered across entire cities. Others, like the one taking place in Miami this weekend, look like super-schmancy versions of you...Read More»

Fabio shills for Plug-In America
Today at High Gear Media: Drugs, Driving, Munsters and...Fabio

The mismatch between car and SUV bumpers can cost you lots of money, the IIHS warns this morning. [TheCarConnection] It's hard to believe a Lexus GS-F is still in the cards, but maybe they're talking about the next-generation car? [MotorAuthority] It's official: the 2012 Nissan GT-R will hit 60 mph...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon burnout, Michelin man
Today at High Gear Media: CTS-V Wagon, EVs, and Big Tickets

The Cadillac CTS-V Wagon has landed. Our first drive impressions? Well, if you have to ask...[MotorAuthority] If you're looking for the design cues being prepped on the next Mazda6, look no further than the Shinari concept. [MotorAuthority] What's the best way for a struggling brand to add some...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Survey: More Would Take A Free 2011 Chevy Volt Over A Free HUMMER

According to a new survey, if given the choice between a new 2011 Chevrolet Volt or a new HUMMER H3, 55 percent would choose the Volt. But you couldn't give Volt away to 45 percent. The survey results, from the market-research firm Synovate, suggest that more Americans are interested in the new...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Today at High Gear Media: Drowsy Driving, Alfa-Jeep, and Putin

Before you hit the road, check yourself: are you sleepy? Try a nap, or risk becoming part of the 17 percent of drivers who cause accidents through drowsy driving. [TheCarConnection] Can you see a Maserati SUV--or maybe an Alfa ute? Now imagine them running on the excellent new Jeep Grand Cherokee...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Today at High Gear Media: Holiday Driving, Trashed Porsches

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us--and so are gas prices, in advance of the biggest travel holiday of the year. [TheCarConnection] Naked and armed is no way to go through life, son--but if you're going to do it, do it in a Bentley. [MotorAuthority] If you missed the New York Marathon in all its...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
10 Best Candidate Cities for EVs

Think you know the most ideal cities for electric vehicle (EV) commutes? Although there’s a lot of publicity over the all-new 100-percent electric 2011 Nissan Leaf – for which eager customers snapped up all 20,000 first-phase reservations three months ahead of the deadline –...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Today at High Gear Media: Benz SLS, Soviet Cars and Zombies

GM confirmed its home yesterday; today we're showing you how the 2013 Cadillac ATS will show up in two years' time. [MotorAuthority] We've known all along a convertible would come--so do you call the 2012 Benz SLS Roadster a gullwing when it doesn't have any? [MotorAuthority] Electric cars will get...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Are Hybrids and Electric Vehicles "Overhyped?"

Forget about the headlines and excitement around the impending delivery of the long-awaited Chevrolet Volt plug-in extended range hybrid and the Nissan Leaf plug-in EV, and the ever-increasing sales figures for the Toyota Prius, the best-selling hybrid on the planet. The researchers at J. D. Power...Read More»

2011 BMW 135i Coupe
Today at High Gear Media: Big BMW Recall, Wallace and Gromit

Daylight savings time ends soon--do you know how to drive more safely in the dark? [TheCarConnection] BMW is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles with its in-line six engines for emissions and safety fixes. [MotorAuthority] On the turbo roll, how can forced-induction engines make better power? We...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Today at High Gear Media: Leaf, Volt, M3 and Vintage Carrera

We've driven the 2011 Nissan Leaf so many times, we thought we'd give you a rating and a full review--but don't think you're stepping ahead of us in line. [TheCarConnection] Our crack car-review team's done the same with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--and we've managed to avoid the plug-in-hybrid...Read More»

BYD e6 electric crossover, Electric Avenue, 2010 Detroit Auto Show
China Predicts Five Million Electric Cars on Its Roads by 2020

Five million electric cars on the road in China by 2020? That's the plan from the Chinese central government. According to the China Car Times, it is not a difficult project at all. Five million cars in the next ten years works out to about 200,000 vehicles a year, and it gives the Chinese...Read More»

EcoTality  Fast Charge Render
BP To Install Electric Car Chargers at Its Gas Stations

BP has agreed to install fast-chargers for electric cars in gas stations in Nashville and several other Tennessee cities. In addition to being the home of country music, Nashville is the American headquarters of Nissan, which is launching the plug-in EV Nissan LEAF. So the company that gave us the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Can The 2011 Leaf Reinvent Nissan?

Quick – what auto companies spring to mind when you think of the most environmentally-conscious vehicles? There’s Toyota, whose Prius snagged the eco-friendly crown a long time ago. There’s also Honda, whose fuel-efficient gasoline engine lineup, along with quality and...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
Today in Car News: X3, Alt Fuel Day, and Drinking Songs

We've told you how texting and driving will explode in the coming years. By how much? CNN says the average teen texts more than 3000 times a month. Shudder. [CNN] The economy may have stifled some new-vehicle sales, but luxury car brands are doing quite well, thanks. [TrueCar] On topic, our first...Read More»

CGS Motorsports Explorer
Today at High Gear Media

Teenagers text more than any other social group. So what happens when they take to the road en masse? Brace yourselves. [TheCarConnection] As much as we hate to admit it, winter is coming. You need to remember these five things before you head into it--oh, and your keys. Keys will help...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 Limited
Today at High Gear Media: iPhone App, F-150, Volt and Seth Rogen

Have you heard? Or has iTunes pinged you to update? TheCarConnection's iPhone/iPad/iPod app is faster, prettier, and easier to use. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Ford F-150 is officially the most fuel-conscious big truck on the highway, with a 23-mpg EPA rating. [TheCarConnection] Volvo's adding a...Read More»

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