John Voelcker

John was the first Editor of Green Car Reports, run by Internet Brands Automotive Group. He served for more than nine years, starting in 2009. He reported for and edited the site, and provided news coverage and new-car reviews to sister sites The Car Connection and Motor Authority. Now, Voelcker contributes to the site while he chases rare British cars out of obscurity. John has covered advanced auto technologies and energy policy for numerous print, online, and radio outlets, including Wired, Popular Science, Tech Review, IEEE Spectrum, and In 2015, he was named one of 60 jurors for the North American Car & Truck of the Years Awards. Voelcker has driven electric and hybrid cars from almost two dozen automakers, and hundreds of other vehicles as well. He has held editorial jobs at many magazines, including This Old House, Metropolis, Psychology Today, Exposure, Mother Earth News, Budget Living, and IEEE Spectrum. John received a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and splits his time between the Catskill Mountains and New York City. He still has hopes of one day becoming an international man of mystery.


2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A tale of 3 trucks
2022 Ford Maverick vs 2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz: A tale of 3 trucks

Three new small pickup trucks have launched over the past three months, and we drove them all. Together, they tell us a lot about the U.S. market’s headlong scramble into trucks of all sizes and types. We think the 2022 Ford Maverick will be a smash hit, the 2022 Nissan Frontier should...Read More»

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Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover SUV seats up to seven though five seats are more common and comfortable. Unlike the smaller Volkswagen Taos, the Tiguan straddles the line between traditional compact crossovers like the Honda CR-V and Hyundai Tucson and those on the larger end like the...Read More»

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2020 Toyota Supra: Legendary two-seat sport coupe returns, with a European twist

Launching a new model name costs many millions of dollars, which is why automakers often bring back old names or radically alter the vehicles sold under an existing name. That explains why Toyota's new two-seat sport coupe is called Supra, reviving a name last used in 1998. The new 2020 Toyota...Read More»

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Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevrolet Cruze is a compact sedan or hatchback that's built for mass appeal. This year's biggest news started last year. The addition of a diesel engine into the sedan body and a hatchback model to last year's Cruze lineup finally join in holy mileage matrimony this year. With the Cruze...Read More»

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Rolls-Royce Wraith

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is a two-door coupe that shares its heritage with Rolls' smaller Ghost sedan. It was launched for the 2014 model, and the Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible—or "drophead" in Rolls-Royce lingo—was added for 2016 on the same basic structure. The Wraith is the most...Read More»

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2018 Toyota C-HR

The 2018 Toyota C-HR is a small hatchback that its maker calls a crossover, despite the lack of all-wheel drive. Originally intended for the now-defunct Scion brand, it’s a well-equipped and highly stylized five-door that rides higher than most other cars of its size. The C-HR...Read More»

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the only plug-in hybrid minivan on sale, a modern adaptation on a classic idea. The battery pack is large enough to propel the car for 30 miles or more on electricity alone, with a conventional gas engine to take over once electrons run dry. The...Read More»

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq

The 2018 Hyundai Ioniq is a compact hatchback with a trio of powertrains. It's available as a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or fully electric car. It's the most efficient car built by Hyundai and priced between the Elantra and Sonata sedans. The hybrid version is offered in Blue, SEL, and...Read More»

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2018 Fiat 500X

The 2018 Fiat 500X is a compact crossover designed in Italy for American tastes. It's related to the Jeep Renegade—not that it's immediately noticeable. It's the best Italian-American collaboration since pineapple on pizza. Small crossovers are hugely popular right now, and the...Read More»

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2018 Fiat 500L

The 2018 Fiat 500L is a five-door hatchback that isn't related to the small car that helped relaunch the brand in America seven years ago. The 500L is a tall wagon that offers lots of interior room and a decent level of standard and optional features. The trim levels are the base Pop, a...Read More»

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