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Volvo electrifies entire 2023 lineup, updates XC40 small crossover
Volvo electrifies entire 2023 lineup, updates XC40 small crossover

Volvo's promise to electrify its entire lineup begins with the 2023 model year, the automaker announced Wednesday. The last model to get Volvo's mild-hybrid powertrain was the XC40 small crossover that gets other mild updates for 2023. The all-electric XC40 Recharge receives some updates as well...Read More»

Kia EV6 GT-Line, red, and Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited
2022 Kia EV6 vs 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: Compare Electric Cars

The Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 share an electric crossover platform, but it would be hard to discern it on the outside. The latest and hottest electric vehicles are twins solely in the fraternal sense. The little differences and distinct personalities add up, but with 800-volt DC fast-charging...Read More»

2023 Toyota bZ4X Limited AWD
Affordable EVs? Compare specs, prices, range of electric crossover SUVs

Toyota may be the hybrid leader, but with the launch of its first electric car since the RAV4 EV was discontinued in 2014, the 2023 Toyota BZ4X is playing catchup to rival electric crossovers. Competitors include the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and the Tesla...Read More»

2022 Honda Insight
Honda discontinues Insight, confirms Civic Hybrid

Honda will discontinue production of the Insight hybrid sedan in June, and begin ramping up hybrid variants of the 2023 CR-V compact crossover and 2023 Accord mid-size sedan this year, the automaker announced Thursday. The big news is the announcement of a Civic Hybrid sometime "in the future."...Read More»

2023 Nissan Leaf
2023 Nissan Leaf sprouts a new look and pared down lineup

The 2023 Nissan Leaf blooms into another model year, with a freshened face but a model line pared down to just two trims from five last year, Nissan announced Tuesday in advance of the New York International Auto Show. The changes are mostly cosmetic, with a blacked-out front fascia instead of the...Read More»

2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge
What's New for 2022: Volvo

The biggest news for Volvo in the 2022 model year can't be considered news given the brand's long-lasting reputation for safety. The Swedish brand backed by a Chinese multinational earned 13 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ awards, which many consider to be the most rigorous safety recognition bestowed in the...Read More»

Teaser for 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV due on sale in fall 2023
GM, Honda partner to make "millions" of affordable electric SUVs by 2027

GM and Honda have deepened their partnership to develop electric vehicle, with "millions" of affordable crossover SUVs to go on sale as early as 2027, the automakers said in a joint press conference on Tuesday. "By working together, we’ll put people all over the world into EVs faster than...Read More»

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning cold-weather testing in Alaska
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning rated at up to 320 miles of range

The EPA has certified the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck at up to 320 miles of range, the automaker announced Monday. Ford had been expecting the electric version of America's bestselling vehicle for more than 40 years to have a peak range of 300 miles. The 2022 Ford F-150...Read More»

2022 Tesla Model 3
Tesla increases prices between $2,500 to $12,500 across its model range

Tesla increased prices across the board of its electric-vehicle lineup on Monday, marking at least the sixth price hike in some models in the past year. The latest price hike reflects a 10% increased on some models, with the base Model 3 rear-wheel-drive version increasing $2,000 to $46,990, and...Read More»

2024 Volkswagen ID.Buzz
Volkswagen ID.Buzz revealed: Electric T1 Microbus successor truckin' into 2024

The Bus is back, and it's electric. It's no secret Volkswagen put a charge into resurrecting its legendary T1 Microbus as the electric ID.Buzz, but details disclosed by Volkswagen on Wednesday finally give the hive something to buzz about. Styled similarly to the Microbus but without the multitude...Read More»

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge
Review update: 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge links a gas past to the electric present

The 2022 XC40 Recharge is an electric vehicle caught in the middle of a rapidly developing electric vehicle marketplace. Sharing a platform with the XC40 gas model, the small crossover is only one year old and it’s already been upgraded. This year, the range increases from 208 to 233 miles...Read More»

2022 Rivian R1T
Rivian walks back price increase for reservation holders, CEO apologizes

Rivian on Thursday made an about-face to not raise prices on anyone who had preordered an R1T electric truck or R1S SUV but not yet finalized their transaction. On Tuesday, March 1, Rivian increased prices $12,000 on both vehicles it manufactures. Preorder holders who canceled their order due to...Read More»

2022 Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3, Model Y investigated for sudden braking complaints

Tesla vehicles are under regulatory safety scrutiny once again, the Automotive News reported Thursday. The NHTSA opened a probe to investigate widespread owner complaints of sudden braking in the 2021-2022 Tesla Model 3 compact sedan and Model Y compact crossover. The probe, which often times...Read More»

2021 Nissan Leaf SL Plus
Review update: 2022 Nissan Leaf shows two sides to every leaf

I respect the Nissan Leaf even though it’s only recommendable for its value. The respect comes easy. Initially launched at the end of 2010 with a range of 73 miles, Nissan proved to the world that you could build and sell an affordable electric vehicle. More than a decade later, most...Read More»

2023 Kia Sportage PHEV
Kia unveils plug-in hybrid option on 2023 Sportage

The 2023 Kia Sportage now comes with a third powertrain option, and it can go 32 miles on battery electric power. The redesigned compact crossover can be fitted with a plug-in hybrid powertrain loaded with convenience and safety features, the brand announced Tuesday. The 2023 Sportage PHEV comes in...Read More»

2022 Nissan Rogue Sport
Report: Nissan to stop gas engine development

Nissan plans to stop the development of new internal combustion engines to focus on electrified vehicles in all markets but the U.S., according to a report from the Nikkei business daily on Monday. The speculative report claims that limited development of gas engines will continue only in the U.S...Read More»

2022 Ford F-150 Lighting vs 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning vs. 2024 Chevy Silverado EV: Compare Electric Trucks

America's bestselling pickup trucks have plugged into the electric age with battery electric variants launching sooner rather than later. Following the lead of the Rivian R1T pickup, the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Silverado EV provide all of the full-size truck utility consumers expect with...Read More»

2021 Tesla Model Y
Tesla hikes price of Model 3, Model Y by $2,000

Tesla increased the price of the Model 3 compact sedan and related Model Y compact crossover this week. The base price of each electric vehicle increases by $2,000, and that follows a $1,000 price hike in July. The Performance trims of each model also increase by $1,000. The Model 3 Standard Range...Read More»

2021 Lucid Air Dream Edition
Lucid Air outlasts Tesla with 520-mile electric range

The 2022 Lucid Air tops all electric vehicles with an EPA-rated 520-mile range, the EPA confirmed on Thursday. That's at least 100 miles more than the next longest range electric vehicle, the Tesla Model S Long Range that has an EPA-rated 405-mile range. The 2022 Lucid Air has the most range of any...Read More»

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