Electric Cars

2012 BMW ActiveE Needs Electronauts: Do You Have The Right Stuff?
2012 BMW ActiveE Needs Electronauts: Do You Have The Right Stuff?

BMW is gearing up for a trial run of its 2012 ActiveE electric vehicle, but the automaker doesn't want just anyone in the test driver's seat. No, it's looking for "electronauts". Do you have what it takes? There are three steps you'll need to follow in order to enroll in the ActiveE pilot program...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster  -  First Drive
BMW Recalls, 2012 Hyundai Veloster, C7 Corvette: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster is a sporty value, while one woman buys two 2012 Chevrolet Volts--and gives one away. We compare and contrast the present and past Nissan Z cars, while BMW issues a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We give the 2012 Hyundai...Read More»

All-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric
2012 Hyundai Veloster, 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Electric Cars: Today's Car News

The Hyundai Veloster is finally hitting the street, and High Gear Media's taking it for a first drive today. Meanwhile Hyundai's recalling its big Veracruz, and we're thinking diesels are the dark horse in the green-car race. It's all in today's car headlines, right here at TheCarConnection. We...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec accessories
Kia Recall, 2014 Ford Mustang, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Car News Headlines

The 'Chevy Runs Deep' marketing campaign is out of steam. [TheCarConnection] Ford is working on an all-new 2014 Mustang that features a non-retro design. [MotorAuthority] The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic hits the 40 mpg highway rating. [GreenCarReports] Kia is recalling the 2007-2008 Sorento SUV due to an...Read More»

2015 Infiniti electric luxury sedan teaser sketch
New Acura NSX, 2012 Mazda CX-5, Electric Infiniti Sedan: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Mazda CX-5 crossover made its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [TheCarConnection] Are car buyers more willing to pay for convenience than safety? [TheCarConnection] Honda's CEO says work on a new Acura NSX is underway. [MotorAuthority] Infiniti commits to an electric sedan by 2015...Read More»

Jaguar C-X16 Concept
2012 Chrysler 200 Driven, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Coda: Today's Car News

Coda has set up shop in a...mall. [GreenCarReports] We drive the 2012 Chrysler 200 and find it to be stylish, but not glamorous. [TheCarConnection] The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has 580 horsepower. [MotorAuthority] Here are some energy facts for your consideration. [GreenCarReports] Kia is already...Read More»

Vauxhall/Opel electric car concept for 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show
Saab's In Trouble, Reese Witherspoon Hit By Car: Car News Headlines

Reese Witherspoon has been hit by a car driven by an 84-year-old. [MotorAuthority] In an era of downsizing, GM says the small block V-8 isn't going away. [TheCarConnection] The Bamby P50 truly begs the question: how small is too small? [GreenCarReports] Saab has been denied bankruptcy protection by...Read More»

FondTech E-11 electric race car prototype
Honda Recall, Electric Race Cars, 2012 Chrysler 300: Car News Headlines

The 2006 Honda CR-V and 2011 Honda CR-Z are being recalled. [TheCarConnection] Here's one concept of what a Formula E electric race car might look like. [GreenCarReports] Texas has raised its speed limit to 85 mph. Is it the new Montana? [TheCarConnection] Here's video of a man jumping over a...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
Lutz Returns, BMW And Fisker, First Aventador Crash: Car News Headlines

Some were up, some were down--and when it all was tallied up, August sales disappointed. [TheCarConnection] French lesson! Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose--Bob Lutz is back at GM. Does Dany Bahar know? [TheCarConnection] GM and the state of California are sparking anger in some EV...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300, August Car Sales, VW Nils: Car News Headlines

A single-seat electric car from VW has broken cover, nearly two weeks before its official reveal: Volkswagen Nils Electric Car Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show While car sales numbers for August roll in, the Nissan Leaf takes a wider lead over the Chevy Volt: Aug Electric-Car Sales: Nissan Leaf...Read More»

Hurricane Irene
Betting On Tesla, Hurricane Irene Strikes, Saab Bankrupt: Car News Headlines

If you're in the path of Hurricane Irene, you need to prepare. Now. Stay safe. [TheCarConnection] Saab is at bankruptcy's door, again. Will this trip through court be its last? [TheCarConnection] Betting against Tesla's Elon Musk? The Wall Street Journal's Dan Neil is, and he's hoping to lose...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
2012 Toyota Camry, Carfellas, 2012 Hyundai Veloster: Car News Headlines

Toyota is predicting the new 2012 Camry, with its 10 airbags, will earn a five-star safety rating. [TheCarConnection] Turns out the Cadillac Escalade is a magnet for thieves. [TheCarConnection] Kyle Busch loses his license for driving 128 mph in a 45-mph zone. [MotorAuthority] Discovery Channel is...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Z-Spec
Klout's Featured Perk Is The Chevrolet Volt

Klout has been rewarding social media influencers around the world with what it calls "perks" for the last few months. Yesterday it announced the latest perk: a Chevrolet Volt. To be specific, the perk is to drive a Chevrolet Volt for three days. Klout plans to have the top technology...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid, Fireworks Laden SUV: Today's Car News

We drive the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry. [TheCarConnection] Volkswagen might be working on a seven-seat SUV. [TheCarConnection] Ford and Toyota team up on telematics. [AllCarTech] Here are five electric cars you'll still be able to buy in five years. [GreenCarReports] Steve McQueen's 1970 Porsche...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota ST
Dodge Dakota Dies, Diesel Land Speed Record, 2012 Porsche 911: Car News Headlines

The Dodge Dakota is finally dead after 24 long years. [TheCarConnection] A new diesel land speed record has been set in a Ford F-250 pickup. [GreenCarReports] Porsche unveils the new 2012 911 before the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Man manages to shoot himself in both legs while...Read More»

Aptera 2e
2014 BMW i3, Chrysler Drops 2012 Prices, Aptera Not Dead: Car News Headlines

Chrysler is lowering the prices on the 2012 Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger and Journey. [TheCarCaronnection] The CEO of Aptera claims it isn't dead, just moving. Is he in denial? [GreenCarReports] Is the Volkswagen Bulli Concept headed for production? [FamilyCarGuide] Lincoln plans to feature...Read More»

2014 BMW i3 spotted in Chicago
2014 BMW i3 Electric Car Spotted In Chicago

BMW just unveiled their i3 urban electric car in Frankfurt last month, and it’s already racked up some impressive frequent-flyer miles. An observant car fan who goes by the You Tube user name of jprothe recently caught the diminutive, city-car- of-the-future filming a commercial on Wacker...Read More»

SSC Tuatara supercar concept
2014 Cadillac Converj, Chevy and Apple, SSC Tuatara: Car News Headlines

The marketing team at General Motors would like the Chevrolet brand to become the automotive equivalent of Apple. [TheCarConnection] The Cadillac Converj concept has been given the green light for production. [GreenCarReports] Infiniti released the sixth teaser photo of the 2013 JX Luxury Crossover...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
When Can A 2011 Chevy Volt Save You Money? Consumer Reports Has An Answer

When Consumer Reports (CR) initially chimed in on the 2011 Chevy Volt last March, the organization was critical of the extended-range electric car. Their biggest objection was the Volt’s sticker price, followed closely by its actual cost to operate. To no one’s surprise, CR steered...Read More»

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