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 HybridCars.com. 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.

Articles

2018 Tesla Model X
2018 Tesla Model X

The 2018 Tesla Model X is the sole all-electric utility vehicle sold in the U.S. this year. Available in five- or seven-seat versions with all-wheel drive standard, its rated ranges of 238 to 295 miles should deliver at least 200 miles in most circumstances even at highway speeds. Tesla...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model S
2018 Tesla Model S

The 2018 Tesla Model S luxury sedan safely can be called a vehicle that history will remember. The all-electric Model S remains the fastest plug-in car in volume production, though those qualities come at a price. Tesla doesn’t have trim levels, but this year the Model S comes in...Read More»

2018 Tesla Model 3
2018 Tesla Model 3

The 2018 Tesla Model 3 is the car intended to take the Silicon Valley electric-car maker to the next level of volume: hundreds of thousands of cars a year. Its long and bumpy path to mass production started in July 2017 and has continued well into 2018, with just a few thousand...Read More»

2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage subcompact car is a low-priced, low-frills car. Its appeal is likely its low price and factory warranty. It is offered in three trim levels: the base ES, the mid-range SE, and the high-end GT. Overall, we give the Mirage lineup 4.0 points out of a possible 10...Read More»

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

The 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport compact SUV is now in its eighth year on the market, and it shows. While the price starts at roughly $21,000, it’s not only smaller than more recent compact crossovers but also slower, less attractive, and fitted with far fewer safety features...Read More»

2018 Ford Transit Connect - commercial van version
2018 Ford Transit Connect

The 2018 Ford Transit Connect is a small commercial van used by countless small businesses to keep America stocked on flowers, drinks, candy, plumbing, sprinklers...you get the idea. A family version called the Transit Connect Wagon is offered in XL, XLT, and Titanium trim levels, while...Read More»

2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi are now in their sixth model year, older than any competing mid-size sedans with high-efficiency hybrid or plug-in versions. Mildly refreshed last year, the Fusion remains a good-looking sedan with a comfortable and stylish interior. The...Read More»

2018 Ford Focus Electric
2018 Ford Focus Electric

The 2018 Ford Focus Electric is a battery electric hatchback that's a rare sight, and not long for the U.S. It's Ford's only battery electric car on sale in the world, for now, and limited by production and availability. It directly competes with the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Ioniq...Read More»

2018 Ford C-Max
2018 Ford C-Max

The 2018 Ford C-Max is past its sell-by date and will be discontinued after this year. It's a tall hatchback available as hybrid or plug-in hybrid. It launched in 2013 as the company’s response to the popular and fuel efficient Toyota Prius. The higher-volume C-max Hybrid suffered...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV

The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV remains a unique vehicle in the market. It's the sole electric car with more than 200 miles of range that you can buy today for less than $40,000. It's available throughout the U.S. and comes in base, LT, and top-end Premier trim levels. Chevy's only...Read More»

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