Electric Cars

2013 Chevy Spark EV, New Trailblazer, Cadillac CUE: Car News Headlines
2013 Chevy Spark EV, New Trailblazer, Cadillac CUE: Car News Headlines

Today's news at High Gear Media is heavy with new GM products and technologies, including the 2013 Chevrolet Spark, its electric variant, and a new infotainment system from Cadillac called CUE. In other news, we look at potential false advertising from Ford and Chrysler, the rebirth of the Chevy...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011
2013 Chevrolet Spark Mini-Car, Electric Version Confirmed For U.S.

Chevrolet announced this morning that its Spark mini-car will be coming to the U.S., as will a battery electric version called the Spark EV. The car will be the smallest offered by the brand in America, and will make its debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. The non-electric Spark will be...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic sedan
Honda Civic, Corvette Recall, Volt Tweaked: Car News Headlines

As we sit in the middle of the valley between the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows, details on new production models remain sparse. Today we have a mix of recalls, a new drive report of the 2012 Honda Civic EX, and some news of tweaks to the 2012 Chevrolet Volt's production line. Check out all...Read More»

2012 Nissan Leaf in the Apple iPhone 4S commercial
Ferrari Enzo, Escape Hybrid, Dodge's New Compact: Car News Headlines

While the world pays condolences to Apple's founder, we're studying the details on the next super Ferrari and Dodge compact car--and wondering where greens will go when the Escape Hybrid isn't on sale any more. Car sharing, odo tampering and LH guilty pleasures--it's all here today at High Gear...Read More»

Tesla Model S Alpha build
Tesla Model S First Ride, 2012 Subaru Impreza First Drive: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Subaru Impreza is still fun to drive, while the 2012 Tesla Model S sedan is very impressive. Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep are recalling some 2012 models and Jeep is working on bringing back the Wagoneer. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We review the 2012...Read More»

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
F-150 Raptor Gets Upgrades, BMW 5-Series Hybrid, Tesla: Car News Headlines

Hyundai is working on a 10-speed automatic and is bringing a rally-ready Veloster to SEMA. A camera-based collision detection system debuts on the 2012 GMC Terrain, and GM introduces the first front center air bag. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Hyundai, the...Read More»

Is this the new Toyota Aqua?
New And Improved TCC, OnStar, Toyota Prius: Car News Headlines

We launch a new version of TheCarConnection, while OnStar backpedals its latest privacy policy changes. Cadillac has canceled the ATS Convertible and we drive the 2012 Audi TT-RS. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We launch a cleaner, faster, more mature version...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
2012 Hyundai Veloster, Lego Explorer, MINI Connected: Today's Car News

We drive the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C250 and Ford builds a 2012 Explorer out of Legos. Lincoln is going away from the waterfall grille design while a gas station in Tennessee might be the first to offer rapid electric car charging. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection...Read More»

BMW ActiveE
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»

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