Make Some Noise! No More Silent EVs and Hybrids, Says NHTSA

UPDATE 2/28/2018: NHTSA has delayed this ruling by one year. Automakers must now equip at least half of qualified models by September 1, 2019, with full compliance by September 1, 2020. Last week, amid the cacophony of the Los Angeles auto show and post-election rancor, the federal government dropped a whisper of a press release. […]

Is This Really a Big Deal? BMW Praises Itself for Selling 100,000 Electrified Cars

In a flagrant exercise of self-congratulation, BMW announced it met its sales goal of 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017 “as promised.” Saying that this “underlines the company’s leadership role when it comes to electro-mobility,&#8…

Automakers Formally Take Aim at California’s Zero-emission Vehicle Mandate

Compared to the rest of the United States, California is on the bleeding edge of government-appointed environmentalism. When the Trump administration suggested reexamining Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards, The Golden State was the first t…

Automakers Formally Take Aim at California’s Zero-emission Vehicle Mandate

Compared to the rest of the United States, California is on the bleeding edge of government-appointed environmentalism. When the Trump administration suggested reexamining Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards, The Golden State was the first t…

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS Revealed

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It’s finally here, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS. This is the third generation of the car that popularized the four-door coupe design. This version has a 48-volt mild-hybrid syst…

Five Island Beaches, One 2017 Ford Fusion Energi – Can It Be Done on EV Power Alone?

The planning session was brief. At TTAC’s virtual HQ, also known as TTAC Slack, Steph Willems, Corey Lewis, and Adam Tonge were busy formulating an idea. Fascinated by the Cain family’s recent move to rural Prince Edward Island, the guys wondered if, on electric power alone, Ford’s plug-in hybrid 2017 Fusion Energi SE could cross […]

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Volvo Electrifying Entire Lineup in 2019, But Gas Isn’t Dead

Volvo will place an electric motor inside every new car it makes starting in 2019, although the news doesn’t spell sudden death for the company’s four-cylinder engines. President and CEO Håkan Samuelsson says this “marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” which is a grandiose way to introduce his company’s full commitment to […]

The Lexus CT200h Is Dead, Though It Was Way More Popular Than the HS250h You Forgot Existed

The current 2017 model year will be the last for the Lexus CT200h. An indirect successor to the Lexus HS250h sedan, the Lexus CT200h will end a seven-year model run in the United States that resulted in more than 90,000 sales. Imported from Miyawaka, Japan, the Lexus CT has seen its average U.S. monthly output fall […]

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2017 Kia Optima Hybrid Review – By No Means Perfect, But Largely Free From Imperfection

Automobile manufacturers send a new car to my driveway every week. Last week, the manufacturer was Kia. The vehicle, an Optima Hybrid. Spending a full week with a vehicle should expose a vehicle’s positive attributes, not only the most obvious traits but those hidden under the surface at a first-drive event in an exotic location […]

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