Electric Cars

Ford To Pair Electric Focus With Home Solar Panels
Ford To Pair Electric Focus With Home Solar Panels

While it’s not exactly a buy one, get one free offer, Ford’s partnering with SunPower to make home rooftop solar panels available to recharge 2012 Ford Focus Electric models may be the right deal for some families. That is, as long as the all-electric version of the redesigned 2012...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX
Today at High Gear Media: Lincoln MKX, Oprah, and CT 200h

We've seen the 2011 Lincoln MKX, we've driven the 2011 Lincoln MKX. You, sir, are no Lincoln MKX. You might want to start with a stovepipe hat. [MotorAuthority] Oprah could be giving away dozens of Chevrolet Traverse crossovers as we speak, as she kicks off a long broadcast-TV farewell...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Today at High Gear Media: Honda Odyssey! Subaru Forester WRX?

What's to know about the 2011 Honda Odyssey? The lightning bolt works--and so does the interior. [TheCarConnection] Subaru's gone nuts with the WRX STI, but will it be certifiable enough to apply the same formula to the Forester? [MotorAuthority] The Hyundai Sonata is set to get a wagon companion...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Today in Car News: Sonata Vs. Accord, Sebring and Corvette

It's been rising on the sales charts quickly--and now, it looks like the 2011 Hyundai Sonata just might overtake the Honda Accord in family-sedan sales. [Inside Line] There's a revamped 2011 Chrysler Sebring on the way. In fact, it's lapping Detroit already. A bounty on the first uncloaked shot to...Read More»

2011 Bentley Continental GT
Today at High Gear Media: Bentley Continental, Lambo Jota

There's a 2011 Bentley Continental GT prowling the Internet--and we'll have more to go with this preview as we cover the 2010 Paris auto show. [MotorAuthority] Competing for eyeballs and press-kit eBayers in Paris: the 2012 Lamborghini Jota, being teased piece by piece like the wares offered at...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Today at High Gear Media: Cheap Trucks, Wrecked Ferraris and Snooki

The crystal ball for car sales is cloudy, my friends. This year's estimates of 11.6 million sales could be topped slightly--or could be the good old days by next year. Sigh. [TheCarConnection] If you're looking for a deal on a new car, though, the 2010 Chevy Silverado wears the most discounts on...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Today in Car News: Leaf Falls, Italia Crashes and In-N-Out with Zagat

If you're in line for a 2011 Nissan Leaf, you may have to wait even longer. Instead of 10,000 Leafs planned for sale before March, Nissan North America's now counting on 3,300 electric cars. Bummer. [Gas 2.0] The 2011 Volvo lineup includes a five-cylinder-only S40, more power for the S80, and the...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Today at High Gear Media: Electric Car Buying Guide

There's a fight brewing for the sales crown among luxury-car brands. Will BMW come from behind to beat Mercedes and Lexus? Today at High Gear Media, we're looking at all things luxury as we also bring you along for a late-night charge in the 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost, treat you to a full review of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt: Our Editors Weigh In

It's been a busy week already here at High Gear Media, but without a doubt, one of the biggest news stories of the week is the pricing of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--the extended-range electric vehicle GM will deliver beginning this fall. The Volt's been a labor of love at General Motors since 2006...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Today at High Gear Media: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and MINI

Yesterday was the 2011 Ford Explorer's day--and today at High Gear Media, you could hardly escape the dueling electric vehicles making news at Plug-In 2010 in San Jose. The new GM electric car made headlines across our network of almost 3 million readers as General Motors announced the Chevy Volt's...Read More»

Traffic Jam
Seattle Looking For New Way To Tax Solo Car Commuters

As long as we're still driving fossil-fuel vehicles, the way we pay for our roads is pretty straightforward: We fill up at the pump, and for the most part, a big chunk of the gasoline tax we pay goes toward building and maintaining roads. What isn't nearly as transparent is how we fund rail...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Fuel Economy Won't Be 230 MPG

What kind of fuel economy will buyers of the upcoming Chevy Volt be able to expect when it hits dealerships (in theory) this fall?  We have no idea.  Neither does the Environmental Protection Association, or, for that matter, Chevrolet engineers.  But it won't be the 230 mpg the company...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in New York City, March 2010
Chevrolet Brings The Volt's 'Freedom Drive' To The Info Superhighway

So, you're an early adopter -- comfy in your pup tent in front of the Apple store, happy to dump Gmail for Google Wave, even though it can't decide whether it's in "preview" or "labs" mode. Chances are pretty good that you'll also be interested in the new Chevrolet Volt hybrid EV (or whatever we...Read More»

Chevrolet Volt to be featured on Xbox Kinect "Joy Ride" videogame
Video: Amping Up Videogames With The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

For decades, advertisers have spent a good bit of time and energy (not to mention cash) placing their products in movies. Who could forget ET's Reese's Pieces or, as a more recent example, the Audi R8, which has co-starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man films? For its part, General...Read More»

Smart fortwo
Electric Drive, Renault Engines, CVT All Part Of Smart Five-Year Outlook

Business isn’t exactly strong for Smart in the U.S. The niche minicar brand sold 24,000 vehicles in 2008, then just 14,000 units last year. The reason for the decline, insists Smart USA president Jill Lajdziak, isn't so much that demand for the smart has been exhausted, or that the smart has lost...Read More»

IIHS crash images from LSV and minitruck tests
IIHS Report: Low-Speed Vehicles & Public Roads Are A Dangerous Combination

At first, you'd see them scooting around college campuses or large factories. Then retirees and the gated-community set hopped onboard. Now, low-speed vehicles and their more commercial cousin, the minitruck, are everywhere, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is not happy about it. The...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
Infiniti M35 Hybrid Due at L.A. Show; Essence M Coupe A No-Show?

It's been promised for the near future, but now the Infiniti M35 Hybrid has a firm launch date for eager U.S. hybrid watchers--this November, at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show, to be precise. Infiniti vice president Ben Poore confirmed the L.A. debut at this week's media drives of the new QX56...Read More»

nissan leaf ev 028
Poll: Electric-Vehicle Range, Price Expectations Vary Wildly

Relative to the number of plug-in market choices available now or in the near future, the portion of consumers saying that they would give purchase consideration to EVs is surprisingly high. But responses are also showing that expectations about driving range and purchase price vary wildly. These...Read More»

nissan leaf ev 028
Even Big Oil Execs Think We're Headed To An Electric Future

Within the auto industry, we can attest that attitudes about electric vehicles are radically different than they were just a decade ago. But finding out that a Big Oil executive has predicted electric vehicles (EVs) will become a huge future chunk of the world vehicle market? That still has our...Read More»

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