2016 Cadillac CT6, 2016 VW Passat, 2017 Mini Seven: What’s New @ The Car Connection

May 11, 2016

From The Car Connection:

2016 Cadillac CT6 first drive review

Cadillac is on a quest. It wants to be the next Benz, the new BMW, the up and coming Audi. It has some truly excellent cars that put it in contention.

2016 Volkswagen Passat: why we're doing a long-term test

We’ve just welcomed a 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL to our long-term fleet. Why are we doing a long-term test on a vehicle that hasn’t changed all that much since the introduction of its current generation, for the 2012 model year?

Chevrolet Impala vs. Dodge Charger: Compare Cars

The formula for the full-size sedan is pretty simple. It has to be spacious and comfortable, and a reasonable price wouldn't hurt, either.

2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

From Motor Authority:

Mini rolls out Seven special edition Hardtop

Mini has rolled out the first special edition version of its third-generation Hardtop, and the car features a name we’ve seen before. It’s called the Mini Seven, a name some readers will recall was last used for the first generation of the modern Mini back in the early 2000s.

2018 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 spy shots

We’re still coming to grips with the ballistic missile Chevrolet sent our way in the form of the 2017 Camaro ZL1, but the Bowtie brand is already out testing an even more extreme version of its sixth-gen muscle icon.

Clarkson, Hammond and May’s new show called The Grand Tour

We can finally confirm that the new car show starring former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be called The Grand Tour. The new show will premiere this fall on Amazon Prime and is already being billed as a Top Gear rival.

Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

From Green Car Reports:

What is a carbon tax and how would it work? A primer

One new policy measure that could get companies to cut their carbon emissions is to put a price on those emissions. Such a "carbon tax" is enthusiastically supported by many advocates of greater action on climate change—including Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla to promote Chinese national electric-car charging standard

To date, Tesla Motors has offered its buyers the company's Supercharger DC fast-charging standard, which presently charges more quickly than the CHAdeMO or Combined Charging Standard (CCS) systems used by other carmakers.

Making electric-car battery cell anodes more sustainably

With no tailpipe emissions, electric cars have a clear advantage over their gasoline and diesel counterparts when it comes to carbon emissions. Studies have found that even cars charged on dirty, coal-powered grids have overall emissions no higher than a very fuel-efficient internal-combustion car.

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