Volvo 'roam delivery'
Do you have issues with home package delivery? With you could simply get deliveries tucked neatly into your car? The automaker Volvo is working on that.
Would you reconsider a minivan, if it offered an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain that would be able to do short errands and perhaps your commute on electricity alone? It’s a question that Chrysler—now FCA, as the broader automaker that includes Fiat, Dodge, Ram, and Alfa Romeo—is undoubtedly studying carefully.
Minivans like the 2015 Toyota Sienna may not be the coolest shape in the automotive world, but they're one of the best ways to move a large group of people or a whole lot of stuff. It's a tough mission, to keep occupants happy and occupied in their own comfortable spaces, and for 2015, the Sienna receives upgrades, new options, and a general refresh that should help with that mission.
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE550e
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been with us since the 1998 model year, and during that time has managed to become one of the German automaker’s best-selling models. Now, it’s being put out to pasture—well, its name at least—with the new GLE set to replace it.
One of the rarest and most expensive cars in the world is set to star in the new Fast and Furious movie, Furious 7, in theaters April 3. The car is the $3.4 million Lykan Hypersport from United Arab Emirates-based W Motors.
The dust is only starting to settle on the floors of the Palexpo Arena in Geneva after a barrage of new cars and concepts were unveiled just weeks ago, but already we’re gearing up for the next major event on the auto show calendar, the 2015 New York Auto Show.
2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid teaser photo
It took a bit longer than expected, but Toyota will launch a hybrid-electric version of its popular RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle at next week's New York Auto Show. The company sent out a teaser photo this morning, showing the rear of a RAV4 with badges saying "Hybrid" and "Limited" on the tailgate.
The idea of an electricity grid powered entirely by renewable energy may seem like a utopian dream, but one country has recently achieved it, albeit briefly. That would be little Costa Rica, which claims to have powered itself using only renewable energy for 75 days.
It's widely assumed that electric cars will never emerge into the mass market if buying them requires paying a significant premium over comparable internal-combustion models. While owners may save money on fuel and maintenance over the long term, a higher initial purchase price remains intimidating, and take time to amortize.