Electric Cars

Dealers Fight Tesla, New Corvette V-8, Acura NSX Hybrid: Today's Car News
Dealers Fight Tesla, New Corvette V-8, Acura NSX Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, car dealers are taking on Tesla for selling its cars direct to consumers, and Chevrolet unveiled the new V-8 engine that will power the 2014 Corvette. Acura's NSX Hybrid is expected to debut in production form at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and Audi appears to have shelved...Read More»

2013 Audi R8 e-tron with 8:09.099 Nürburgring lap time
Audi Unplugs R8 e-tron, Electric Car Program Left In Limbo

In September of 2009, Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen loudly and proudly called the Chevrolet Volt "a car for idiots". He spent the next several months back-tracking. Like certain politicians who suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, de Nysschen was clumsily trying to make a couple of...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette crossed flags emblem
2014 Corvette Engine, October Car Sales, Six-Month Passat Test: Car News Headlines

Today we get our first look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette's new LT1 engine, which improves power output and efficiency while being lighter than the competition. October car sales slowed a bit, but small cars are still going strong, and we take a look at what's new for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat as...Read More»

2012 Chevrolt Volt Gas Station Advert
Study: Chevrolet Volt Drivers Suffer From 'Gas Anxiety'

One of the biggest hurdles facing electric car manufacturers is range anxiety -- that is, the public's fear that the battery on an electric vehicle will run out of juice, leaving them stranded. But an intriguing new study has revealed a different sort of anxiety that afflicts owners of the...Read More»

2013 Nissan Leaf Spy Shots
2013 Nissan Leaf: Future Cars

While the Nissan Leaf electric car hasn't sold as well as hoped, the company is doubling down on its most advanced model. These photos show a prototype for a new, less expensive model of the 2013 Nissan Leaf being tested in Arizona yesterday. The company will start assembling Leaf electric cars in...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette (C7) spy shots
Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans on a new front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid concept from BMW. The weekend is nearly here, so be sure to stock up on car news, as...Read More»

Apple iPhone 5 and iOS6 Maps updates
iPhone 5, Mitsubishi i Electric Buyer's Guide, McLaren P12 Hypercar: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we have everything from a guide to the small and efficient Mitsubishi i electric car to a new teaser video of the upcoming McLaren P12's aerodynamics. In between, you'll find a Smart ForTwo wearing an SUV as a hat and spy shots of the 2014 Buick Regal. Oh, and there was...Read More»

2013 Scion FR-S - Photo by Celerity Photography
IIHS Top Safety Picks, Tesla Model S, Range Rover Details: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you news of two IIHS Top Safety Pick-designated sports cars, tell you about a new vehicle for Pope Benedict in the Vatican’s fleet and give you all you need to know about the upcoming 2013 Range Rover. As we head into the weekend, here’s the Friday...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150 Lariat
Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on what the police car of the future may look like. Here’s Thursday’s car news that’s fit to print, as covered by...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
2013 Honda Civic Hybrid, 2012 Ford Focus Electric: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we bring you news of the 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid's contruction in the U.S.--not in Japan, and we offer our ultimate guide to the 2012 Ford Focus Electric. The 2013 Audi RS 5 has been priced, and Lexus released a teaser of the 2013 LS sedan. You'll find all of this and more...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus Video Review, 2014 BMW X5 Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we bring you our own video review of the 2012 Ford Focus, and spy shots of the 2014 BMW X5 SUV. We ask whether the Volt's really an electric car if 63 percent of its miles are all-electric, and discuss the pros and cons of putting more ethanol in your gas tank. You'll find...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Curious About Electric Cars? Try Renting One First

When hybrids like the Toyota Prius became commonplace earlier this century, they generated a lot of buzz. And so, Enterprise Holdings added hybrids to its fleets at Alamo, Enterprise, and National rental car outlets. Unfortunately, no one wanted to rent them. According to an article in the New York...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo -- First Drive, San Diego, CA, June 19, 2012
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, new details emerged regarding the Cadillac ELR and Lexus explained the GS 450h hybrid. We drove the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been postponed. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Want to...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
If The Saab Sale Goes Through, Will It Still Be Called Saab?

By now, you probably know two things about Saab: It's not dead (yet). If it survives, it's going to be an electric car company (maybe). But if item #2 comes to pass, will Saab continue to be called "Saab"? An article in Detroit News raises some doubts. A family history Saab is a big company. The...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT
Honda Civic Recalled, 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Priced: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan responded to Leaf battery loss concerns and Tesla is planning a second crossover. We reviewed the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class and Honda recalled the 2012 Civic. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Some car rental companies are...Read More»

2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2013 Ford Explorer Sport Priced, Click And Clack Retire: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we'll let you know which Father's Day colognes smell like a good idea, and Chevy gears up for a new contest. The 2013 SRT Viper GTS-R runs its first track tests, and we drive the 2013 Lexus GS 450h. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 Infiniti LE Concept
Infiniti Introduces The EV Insider Social Hub

Back at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Infiniti revealed the LE Concept. The concept is an electric luxury sedan that Infiniti says it'll put into production within the next two years. Now Infiniti has launched the EV Insider social hub, which it hopes will create conversations regarding sustainable...Read More»

2011 Lexus HS 250h
Green Car Death List, 4 Million Mustang Fans, Mazda And Alfa Romeo: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we say good-bye to a list of 2012 green cars and Ford's Mustang Facebook fan page clocks 4 million fans. The Mercedes-Benz A Class might get an electric powertrain, and the next-generation Mazda MX-5 will spawn a new Alfa Romeo Spider. Catch all of this and more in the...Read More»

2013 Volvo XC90
2013 Volvo XC90, Nissan Juke-R, OnStar FMV: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, a new land speed record has been set on a toilet and obesity is costing America money at the pump. Ferrari's boss is impressed with the new SRT Viper and Nissan announced production of the Juke-R. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

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