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

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer is by far the oldest 4-door compact sedan sold in the U.S., with a car launched in 2007 now entering a remarkable 11th year. The Lancer is offered in base ES, ES AWC, SE, and top SEL formats, the latter three offering all-wheel drive as standard; changes for...Read More»

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage remains one of the lowest-priced new cars on the U.S. market. One version of the Mirage hatchback is the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid gasoline-powered vehicle available in America. But the low price and small, anemic engine exact significant penalties in...Read More»

2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ

The 2017 Lincoln MKZ gets a slight freshening to bring it back toward the brand's understated, conservative, inward-looking take on luxury—one that backs away from the bold design statement the MKZ made when it debuted back in 2013. With the new Continental flagship launched this...Read More»

2017 Lexus CT 200h
2017 Lexus CT

The 2017 Lexus CT remains the smallest and least expensive vehicle offered by Toyota's luxury brand, offered only with a hatchback body and a 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain that delivers a remarkable 42-mpg combined EPA fuel-economy rating. Now in its seventh model year, the CT will soon...Read More»

2017 Jeep Renegade
2017 Jeep Renegade

The 2017 Jeep Renegade, the smallest crossover you can buy from Fiat Chrysler's fabled off-road brand, continues for its third model year with only minor changes. It's the smallest Jeep sold since the Willys Jeep launched as a post-war civilian vehicle, but it's a modern utility vehicle...Read More»

2017 Kia Soul EV
2017 Kia Soul EV

The 2017 Kia Soul EV is a low-volume electric car adapted from the very popular Soul compact tall wagon. The current Soul was redesigned for 2014, and the electric version, now in its third year, followed for 2015. The electric Kia's three trim levels are the base Soul EV-e, the...Read More»

2017 Kia Niro
2017 Kia Niro

The 2017 Kia Niro breaks new ground as the first dedicated hybrid crossover SUV—which is to say, there's no gasoline-only Niro. It enters the world's limited roster of dedicated hybrids, headed by the Toyota Prius, now in its fourth generation. Among dedicated hybrids, the Niro is...Read More»

2017 Kia Forte EX
2017 Kia Forte

The 2017 Kia Forte includes a family of compact cars, with a pair of different body styles and some revised powertrains. An extroverted design, a nimble driving personality, and a value-centric feature set are common points among them, and what helps this nameplate stand out in a...Read More»

2018 Toyota Camry LE Hybrid
2018 Toyota Camry and Camry Hybrid first drive

Over the course of a long day last month, we drove five separate versions of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry mid-size sedan. Until recently, it had been Toyota's best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for 15 years—but now it's been overtaken by the RAV4 compact crossover utility vehicle. That points...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Sonata
2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and its Plug-In Hybrid version, offer higher fuel economy in a four-door that competes in the heart of the mid-size sedan segment. It competes with hybrid versions of the Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Kia Optima, and Toyota Camry. The...Read More»

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