2015 Chevrolet Volt
Thanks to the internet, we've become accustomed to buying many things from the comfort of our living rooms. Cars are one of the few exceptions, but according to reports, AutoNation plans to change that next year.
If you want an energy-efficient vehicle but aren't willing to deal with the limitations of a pure battery-electric model, the Toyota Prius has long been the go-to product—and an icon in itself. Yet the Chevrolet Volt has shown an entirely different path toward efficiency, as a range-extended electric car.
Over the past few years, we've told you about several products that connect drivers to their cars in new and helpful ways. According to Wired, a start-up called CarKnow plans to raise the bar significantly higher, connecting cars of the last decade directly to the internet.
2015 Dodge Viper SRT
We've known for a bit that Dodge was dropping prices on the 2015 Viper. The automaker did just that for the base car, bringing the MSRP down by $15,000 to just under $85,000. This move bought a nice bit of life into Viper sales, as the car was previously not selling well.
Next year we’ll see the first regular BMW models fitted with the advanced plug-in hybrid technology already found in the automaker’s i8 sports car, starting with an X5 plug-in hybrid which we’ve already seen in concept form.
Earlier this month, a McLaren P1 suffered a bit of pain when the driver tried to 50-50 grind a tollbooth curb in Japan. Now we have a stateside smash-up with a McLaren P1, which took place on a stretch of road near Dallas, Texas.
Volkswagen Passat HyMotion hydrogen fuel cell prototype - Los Angeles, November 2014
The 2016 Toyota Mirai may have been the biggest news in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles at last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, but it wasn't alone. VW Group brought two fuel-cell prototypes to the show's green-car ride and drive program, and we spent 15 minutes driving one.
It's a vision that seems like something from a future century: a carmaker preparing to phase out combustion engines altogether.
A little less than four years ago, the first 2011 Nissan Leaf electric car was delivered to eager buyer Olivier Chalouhi in San Francisco. Earlier this month, Nissan and its partner the French carmaker Renault delivered their 200,000th electric car.