The Toyota Prius's legendary status is, by now, well-established. It's by far the best-known hybrid in the world, and remains the most highly-rated car for fuel efficiency sold in the U.S. without a plug. The range-extended electric Chevy Volt, on the other hand, lets its drivers cover 35 to 40 miles a day on pure electric power, after which it becomes a more conventional hybrid.
Buick's mid-size to large LaCrosse flouts the brand's trend toward upmarket vehicles without abandoning its reputation. Unlike your father's Buicks, it doesn't wallow in the past. It may be big, but it accelerates briskly and handles well in V-6 form, and offers fairly good fuel economy as a mild hybrid.
Urban environments can get pretty complicated for motorists. Aside from the usual glut of stop signs, school crossings, and traffic lights, drivers also have to decipher a sometimes contradictory array of parking signs to figure out where they can and can't leave their rides.
2016 Honda Accord Coupe
Honda’s Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe receive significant updates for the 2016 model year. The Japanese automaker has already detailed the sedan and now we have our first look at its coupe sibling.
When we got the first details on Mercedes-Benz's 2016 G-Class range, it wasn't clear the specifications that would be available in the United States. Now we know what will be on offer here, and how much they'll set you back.
Hot on the heels of leaked images of the updated 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser comes new images of the big SUV’s corporate cousin, the 2016 Lexus LX 570. Both vehicles trace their roots back to the 2008 model year, when they were introduced as all-new models, and both were given updates for 2013.
2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Motors chief technology officer JB Straubel appeared at Def Con last week to thank the hackers who uncovered vulnerabilities in Model S electric car software. And, since he was a newbie at the annual hacker convention in Las Vegas, Straubel had to do more than shake hands.
The 2015 Toyota Prius C hybrid subcompact has now become a "IIHS Top Safety Pick" among new cars, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The crash-test ratings of the smallest Toyota hybrid improved after updates were made during the 2015 model year.
The rise of modern electric cars has brought concerns that their cumulative charging needs could have an increasing impact on electric power grids. Too many cars charging at once might simply overwhelm the ability of the infrastructure to handle it, electric-car critics say.