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2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Limited review by Ben Lewis

If you’re interested in EV’s, Kia/Hyundai have to be on your map. We recently tested the fantastic Kia EV9 and Hyundai Ioniq 5, and found them to be delightful, capable and fun. They’re the kind of vehicles that convert gas vehicle owners to EV fans with one quick test drive! With the EV9 and Ioniq 5, you’re talking sensible crossover/suv type vehicles, but what if you want something more sedan, more sexy? Enter the Hyundai Ioniq 6. Sexy, indeed We really like the looks of the 6, but were pleasantly surprised by the loads of compliments our tester got. This …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Rolls Royce Spectre – Rolls Silently Enters The EV Age

It wasn’t too long ago that if you either walked into a Rolls Royce showroom or an owners group and asked for an EV, chances are good that you would have the same reaction as the Daleks did in this clip from the BBC series Doctor Who. However, the automotive market is changing and even Rolls Royce has been forced to make some changes to try and adapt to the new normal. The Rolls Royce Cullinan helped the brand enter the SUV market, and the 2024 Rolls Royce Spectre is silently pushing the brand into the EV age. Seductive Styling Makes …

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Road Test Review – 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE – EV Credentials Lack AMG Flair

It wasn’t too long ago that some folks in the industry thought that the EV revolution would be highlighted by vehicles that had plenty of range, but were slow and didn’t have the charisma needed to stand out in showrooms. That was especially evident in the 1990s with some of the EV concepts that appeared on the show circuit. But the times are changing, and Mercedes-Benz is eager to show the world that the 2023 Mercedes-AMG EQE goes far beyond being a mere appliance trying to get maximum range. It promises to be a worthy sequel to the flagship EQS, …

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Jaguar’s New Electric GT Will Be Bold Gamble, Starts at $125k and Will Make Debut In Key Market

When Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) revealed that they were embarking on an ambitious and expensive rebranding campaign last year, the firm made it clear that it was treating this as an all-or-nothing play. The program saw the company not only shorten its name to JLR, but also split Land Rover’s models into individual brands. One other item that flew below the radar up until now is the full electrification of Jaguar which will also simultaneously push the brand upmarket as JLR attempts to compete with Bentley and Porsche.  A new report suggests that Jaguar will start its EV revolution …

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2024 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore Is The Ultimate All Electric Droptop

Maserati pulled no punches when it said that it was going all in on EVs. The Folgore lineup promised to push the envelope of EV performance and range. While the Maserati MC20 supercar will eventually get a Folgore model of its own, the company is using the approaching days of summer to drop the top on its first production EV, the 2024 Maserati GranCabrio Folgore. Silence Even With The Top Down The exterior styling here is shared with the ICE version of the GranCabrio and the two look nearly identical at first glance with the EV even retaining the gas …

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Cadillac Opulent Velocity, Could Point To The Future For V Performance Models

Cadillac has been heavily invested in electrifying its lineup of luxury vehicles. But while the brand (and GM as a whole) has talked a big game, in the case of Cadillac this supposed push into electrification has only produced two production models: The ultra-rare Cadillac Celestiq and the Lyriq SUV. While the duo are good at showing off Cadillac’s innovative spirit, they are also a figurative drop in the proverbial bucket. That’s changing though, with the brand unveiling the all-new Opulent Velocity concept.  Opulent Velocity puts Spotlight On Performance Cadillac chose to tease the concept in a brief teaser video that …

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2023 Hyundai Ionic 5 Limited AWD road test review by Ben Lewis

Has the fervor over EV’s cooled? Maybe. That’s a question to do with costs, infrastructure, rebates and more. Honestly, that’s probably above our pay grade. But the vehicles themselves, we have to say they are impressive, and one of our favorites has to be the Hyundai Ionic 5. So while we’ve had some fun with EV’s lately including the stylish Ionic 6, the crazy BMW XM, and Toyota’s bZ4X and the rocket ship Kia EV6 GT, when we were offered another go ‘round with the Ionic 5, we jumped at the chance. Does it hold up to our memory, or …

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Dodge Unveils 2024 Charger, Challenger Nameplate Dies But Hurricane & EV Power Confirmed

When Dodge chose to kill the long-running Charger and Challenger models due to tightening fuel economy standards and the aging platform that underpinned both models, enthusiasts across the U.S. lamented their demise. However, it turned out that Dodge had a trick up its sleeve and after teasing the future with the Charger SRT Daytona EV Concept, the muscle car brand has turned up the heat with the company unveiling the 2024 Charger which writes a new chapter in the history of Dodge performance.   Challenger is Dead, Long Live Charger A big change that buyers will notice before they even …

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Insider: How Electric Vehicles Can Save You Money in the Long Run

There has been an increase in cars that use alternative energy sources as their primary power source. The one reason driving this change is lower fuel costs than conventional gas or diesel-powered vehicles. In order to understand why these new types of models are cheaper, it makes sense to compare them with the aspects of the cost associated with conventional alternatives. First of all, battery and hybrid engines are much more efficient than the ones powering conventional cars when converting stored energy into motion – which translates into less power consumption per mile driven. This can be seen as a …

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Chrysler’s Halcyon Concept Pushes EV Elegance, Is It A Glimpse Of A Future 300?

If you’re a fan of the Chrysler brand these days, the current state of this iconic nameplate isn’t pretty. Once a beacon of Chrysler’s pre-DaimlerChrysler prosperity with a diverse lineup of offerings, the lone soldier remaining is the Pacifica minivan. The Airflow concept was a glimpse into Stellantis’s EV plans, but it has still not entered production. In the meantime, Chrysler has decided to give the world a consolation prize with the unveiling of the Halcyon Concept.   Halcyon Raises The Bar On Design While the Airflow focused on simplicity and elegance, the Halcyon focuses on going all out to …

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2024 Dodge Hornet R/T Plus review by Ben Lewis

The times, they are a changin’ – especially for muscle car enthusiasts. We’ve been seeing lately a lot of “Final Editions” of V8 muscle cars, as the market is turning to turbo 4 and 6 cylinders, as well as hybrid and EV vehicles. That’s the bad news…the V8 seems to be on its last legs. The good news – carmakers on Dodge aren’t giving up on performance, they’re just taking it in new directions. One that’s especially interesting is the new Dodge Hornet R/T. It’s got a whole lot of cool stuff going on, from a plug-in hybrid turbo 4 …

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Dodge Teases Next Generation Charger, Confirms Daytona Moniker For Possible EV Variant

When Dodge revealed that it was saying goodbye to the Charger and Challenger muscle cars, the performance brand promised that it still had a surprise or two up its sleeve. One of them was the all-electric SRT Daytona concept which wowed the crowds gathered at M1 raceway in Pontiac, Michigan. We had a bit of a wait since then, but Dodge has chosen to reveal (kinda) the next chapter of performance with several teaser images of the next-generation Charger.   Next-Generation Charger Pays Homage To The 1960s With the Challenger name still MIA for now, Dodge says these early images …

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Half Of GM’s Buick Dealerships Take Buyout Over Electrification, What Does It All Mean?

General Motors is embarking on a push to expand its electrification strategy with Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC already offering buyers production EV models for sale. However, Buick has been the lone exception with the brand still offering a gasoline-powered only lineup while also revealing very little to the world (and Buick buyers) about its long-term electrification plans in the U.S. We pressed GM CEO Mary Barra on this topic a short while back and while she chose to not formally address our questions directly, a related GM buyout program appears to indicate that not all of its franchised dealerships are …

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First Look – Lotus Emeya & Lotus Eletre – New Lotus Models Aim To Catapult Firm To EV Age, Will They Succeed?

Lotus is preparing to make big moves in the EV vehicle segment. While the company cemented its history as an automaker that made lightweight vehicles that emphasized weight-cutting and exceptional handling, Lotus has also been on a proverbial rollercoaster in recent years with COVID-related challenges and a 2017 stock purchase by Chinese firm Geely being some of the twists and turns that have faced Lotus owners the past few decades. That said, Lotus is preparing to embark on a bold strategy and will focus all of its efforts on building a lineup of EV-only offerings with the Lotus Emira being …

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2023 Toyota bZ4X FWD Limited review by Ben Lewis

It may come as a surprise, but in fact the Japanese manufacturers have been slow to join the full-EV bandwagon. Yes, a loooooong time ago you could get a RAV4 EV, and the Nissan LEAF has been around for a while, but as Kia/Hyundai and the Europeans like BMW has flooded the market with electric choices, Toyota, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Subaru have had limited offerings – often times more focusing on hybrid and plug-in hybrid models. They are slowly coming around though, and one of the most important vehicles is the all-new Toyota bZ4X, which is also sold as …

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Cadillac and Neiman Marcus Team Up To Create One Of A Kind Celestiq Christmas Gift

The annual Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog is usually jam-packed with exotic premium things. Clothes, jewelry and more can be found in its celebrated pages. Occasionally, an offer or two is included that are meant for special buyers that want to make a splash in their Christmas shopping and don’t mind throwing around some cash to do it too. Cadillac is stealing the spotlight in this regard with a special catalog offer that stars the Celestiq EV hyper luxury sedan.   Want A Cadillac Celestiq Under The Christmas Tree? This Celestiq-themed offer is the latest entry in Neiman Marcus’s Fantasy Gift …

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Hyundai Slashes Pricing For 2024 Ioniq 6 EV, Price Cuts Will Vary Depending On Trim Level

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 made a splash when it first came out awhile back. However, the model did have pricing that helped put it out of reach of some buyers despite some of the tech and poise that the sedan brought to the segment. Hyundai has kept these buyers in mind for 2024, and confirmed that the model will see price cuts acrosss the entire model family.   Ioniq 6’s New Price Cuts Aim To Enhance Sales With the Ioniq 6 being carried over unchanged for the new model year, the forementioned pricing changes are the main updates that will …

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Nissan Hyper Force Concept Brings GT-R To EV Age, Please Build It Nissan

It’s hard to believe that the current generation Nissan GT-R is over 16 years old. Despite the model getting its fair share of refreshes and updates over the years, the core essentials are largely unchanged from when it debuted in 2007. Nissan knows that this tired soundtrack is starting to get warped like your favorite 8-track tape, and tightening fuel regulations will eventually force the company to do something drastic with the model. While we get to wait a few more years to get a clearer view of the GT-R’s future, Nissan has revealed one potential avenue at the Japan …

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Mazda Iconic SP Concept Is Our Best Preview Yet Of Company’s Performance EV Plans

When Mazda confirmed that it was expanding its presence in the all-electric segment, it was safe to assume that the Miata sports car would eventually conform to this new reality. But while the company has so far not released formal details about what this means production-wise, it has done the next best thing with the unveiling of the Mazda Iconic SP Concept, which drew plenty of stares at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show.   Iconic SP Concept Draws Inspiration From European Icons At first glance, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Mazda designers took inspiration from classic European sports …

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The Honda Prelude Returns In Concept Form, Looks Production Ready And Eager For Corners

Buyers that grew up in the 1980s and 1990s will have fond memories of the Honda Prelude. The Prelude first appeared in 1978, but the model didn’t get its mojo until the 80s and the 90s when it transformed into an attractive, sporty, and capable two-door coupe. Weakening sales and the early rise in SUV demand forced Honda to stop producing it in 2001, but it appears that Honda is at least exploring a revival with the all-new Prelude concept.   Hybrid Powertrain Hides Beneath Prelude’s Sleek Bodywork Honda’s announcement at the Japan Mobility Show was sparse on formal details, …

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First Look Ride – Mullen FIVE & Mullen GT – Is There Substance Underneath The Flashy Wrapper?

Sometimes, it can be hard to keep track of all the startup companies that are emerging in the electric vehicle marketplace. While Tesla is still the benchmark that many of these upstarts strive to match, it’s often easier said than done. One of these firms trying to establish themselves as a legitimate Tesla competitor is Mullen Automotive and the broader firm Mullen USA. The company has had a rollercoaster history regarding its fortunes, but it thinks now is the time to strike. But is there substance beneath the corporate buzzwords and shiny sheet metal? We wanted to find out and …

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Lexus Teases New Modular EV Concept, Will Make Debut Next Month At Japan Mobility Show

Lexus (like its mainstream corporate running mate Toyota) is going all-in on electrification to motivate its automobiles moving forward. While it will be a few more years before we see a true EV lineup emerge, the brand has released a teaser image in its home market of Japan that suggests a key milestone model is coming and that it will also debut next month at the Japan Mobility Show.   Modular EV Concept Signals A Big Move From Lexus The shadowy teaser image Lexus released today doesn’t reveal too much of the car itself, but we do get to see …

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 limited review by Ben Lewis

Hyundai and sibling Kia have been killing it lately, from the sporty Elantra N sedan to the Kia Telluride 3-row SUV, each product has been impressive. But probably the most impressive to us, are the EV’s. We’ve tested the Ioniq 5 and loved the combination of utility, quirky style and performance. And now have the Ioniq 6 with added quirky style and performance – but a loss in the utility department. Is it another home run? Let’s put it up to bat. Meet the Streamliner Wow, indeed. We love that Hyundai dances to its own tune – the new Toyota …

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Fisker Unveils Bold Plans For Future, Debuts Alaska Pickup, Ronin Supercar and Pear

Fisker showed that it was off to a strong start when the company unveiled the Ocean all-electric SUV. The Ocean was a glimpse into how CEO Henrik Fisker would take full advantage of his second attempt at the EV market (after prior failures with VLF and the original Fisker company.) However, if the company wants to reach the maximum number of customers, it would have to expand the model lineup. Fisker has managed to do just that in a big way, with several models making their debuts during an event the company threw in California to help provide the Ocean …

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2023 Toyota Prius Prime XSE Premium review by Ben Lewis

Do you believe in reincarnation? We think Toyota does. After several lifetimes of loyal, frugal but somewhat frump7-styled vehicles, we think the gods rewarded the Prius.  “Little Prius, how’d you like to be sporty? Fast? Dare we say, Sexy?” “Yes, please!” And for those worrying about the functional frugal type buyer, we’d gladly point them to the Corolla Cross Hybrid we recently tested – a great package with loads of utility. And here we have the ultimate version of the all-new Prius, the Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. Great looks, nearly 100 horsepower more than the previous model, and over 40 …

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Stellantis To Eliminate Separate Inverter Charger In Attempt To Enhance EV Efficiency, Simplify EV Construction

Stellantis is supercharging its entry into the EV marketplace and has already made some moves to prepare for the leap into electrification while also introducing the Ram REV 1500. The truck impressed us so much that this author put in a deposit, and we weren’t alone, with Stellantis and Ram reporting record numbers of interested customers. But progress will always be a part of the EV experience moving forward, and Stellantis has revealed that it’s aiming to remove the separate inverter and the onboard charger in a bold attempt to improve efficiency and simplify the construction of EVs.   New …

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2023 Mercedes Benz EQE 350 4MATIC sedan review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the all-new, Mercedes EQS 450 all electric SUV and loved the combination of luxury and EV goodness. So, what if you’re more of a sedan person? Enter the EQE sedan. While sharing much of the EQS technology, it ends up being quite a bit different. Tempted? Let’s take a look! Low, wide and sleek Transferring from a more conventional SUV to a sedan creates a much more evocative piece of rolling art. The front is similar to the EQS, but the EQE loses the massive grille for a less tall unit. It still has the “black panel” …

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2023 Mercedes EQS 450 4MATIC SUV Review by Ben Lewis

We recently tested the Toyota Corolla Cross hybrid, and found it delightful, efficient and affordable. It’s pretty much the very affordable end of the electrification movement right now. In the middle, we have vehicles like the Volvo C40 recharge – bringing great fun and style at a slightly elevated price. And finally, we have the premium EVs, which are growing by huge amounts. BMW, Mercedes and Audi are already experienced players in this sandbox. So, what’s state of the art EV Luxury look like today? That’s what we wondered, and that’s why we’re testing the 2023 Mercedes EQS. Let’s take …

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Aston Martin and Lucid Motors Announce Partnership, Will Source EV Components From Lucid

Aston Martin has announced that it intends to create a future that BEV models will eventually dominate. The main question we had was where the company would get EV components for its models. The company has revealed the answer and has killed two birds with one figurative stone by extending its existing partnership with Mercedes-Benz and entering a new partnership with EV maker Lucid Motors.   Lucid To Supply The EV Backbone For Aston’s Green Future The deal between the two companies will see Aston Martin pay Lucid $232 million in shares and cash, with the upstart firm providing Aston …

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Embrace The Future: 12 Key Reasons to Choose an Electric Car or Truck

Electric vehicles (EVs) are no longer an unfamiliar sight on our roads. As technology advances, they are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons. Below are the top twelve reasons why investing in an electric car is a wise and forward-thinking decision, from their environmental benefits to their future-proof potential. Beneficial To The Environment Perhaps the most compelling reason to invest in an electric car is its positive impact on the environment. EVs emit no tailpipe pollutants, reducing their overall carbon footprint. This feature makes them a prime solution in combating climate change and improving air quality, which is crucial as …

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2024 Polestar 2 Gets Significant Updates And Minor Bump Up In Price

The 2024 Polestar 2 is getting some major updates for 2024, with the model getting more power and range, all for a relatively small boost in the asking price, which Polestar thinks is a good deal for buyers as the company prepares to expand its EV presence.   Polestar 2 Gets More Power And Range, What’s Not To Love? A major update that the Polestar 2 is receiving for 2024 is that it will get more power and range from its electrified hardware. The base model gets newly instituted rear-wheel drive and a new rear-mounted electric motor that makes 299 …

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Toyota Announces Plans To Build $50 Million Battery Lab At U.S. R&D Campus, Announces Separate STEM Investment

Toyota’s preparing to go full throttle in its efforts to prepare for an all-electric future, with the company confirming its finalizing plans to build a $50 million dollar battery lab at its state-of-the-art U.S. R&D facility in York Township, Michigan. In addition to the new battery lab, The Japanese auto giant also announced separate plans for STEM programs in local school districts.   Battery Lab To Play Key Role In Toyota’s Electrification Strategy The battery lab is slated to play a role in reshaping the way that Toyota develops its battery packs, with the facility capable of supporting the process …

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2023 VW ID.4 Standard review by Ben Lewis

The EV market continues to boom, and it seems like every day another manufacturer adds a new or updated model. We last tested a 2021 VW ID.4 we found it a great overall EV. For 2023 VW has added some updates, including a new more affordable entry-level model. With the prices for EV’s running so high, that sounds like a great option, so we decided to test it. Frugal or fail? Let’s find out! Still a Stunner Well, the ID continues to make a great first impression with a bold and capable look that’s one of our favorites. Up front, …

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Fisker Slashes Production Totals, Latest Signal Of Broader Trouble In The EV Segment

The year 2023 has been a rough road for many EV startups with several companies struggling to overcome challenges related to lingering supply chain issues, softening demand and rapidly shrinking cash reserves. Fisker Inc is the latest company to cut its production forecast as the company struggles to reign in expenses.   Missed Goals For Fisker, Is It A Sign Of Things To Come? Fisker’s latest cut to its production forecast is a swift departure from the company’s prior statements which claimed that the company was on track to reach a production target of 42,400 cars. That figure has now …

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Road Test Review- 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 – Second Piece In Ioniq Puzzle Has The Right Stuff

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 SUV served as a proverbial crystal ball into Hyundai’s broader EV plans, with the hatchback-like utility vehicle debuting the state-of-the-art E-GMP platform and some of the advanced EV components lurking underneath. However, the 5 was not known for its performance character, with Hyundai developing the model to be an urban-focused commuter. The 2023 Ioniq 6 aims to change all that with its focus on style, performance, and sustainability. But is all of this enough to make the Ioniq 6 stand out against rivals like the Polestar 2 and the Tesla Model 3?   Ioniq 6 Styling …

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2023 Volvo S60 Recharge AWD Ultimate review by Ben Lewis

We have to admit, we are slowly changing our opinion about electrification of vehicles. Take our recent test of the Kia EV6 GT, with 576 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Oh yes, that was fun. But we’ll also point out that it wasn’t always easy finding a charging station and a range of 208 miles or so did fire up the occasional range anxiety. We think hybrids are the best way to go right now – the joy of EV combined with the reliability of a gas-powered engine. Well for Volvo the times they are a changing – …

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2023 Kia EV6 GT review by Ben Lewis

Of all the manufacturers, Kia and its sibling Hyundai seem to really be on a roll. And for the Asian nameplate manufacturers, it’s really pushing the EV envelope with loads of great vehicles. One of the best is the Kia EV6we tested recently. With 225 horsepower and a range of 310 miles it’s the sweet spot in the lineup. Unless you’re an enthusiast that is, because at the top of the line, there’s the EV6 GT model with 576 horsepower and allegedly the kind of performance that humbles the most expensive European models, let alone most EV’s. So, we had …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Nissan Leaf SV Plus – Value Packed EV Bucks The Trend To Help Consumers

The 2023 Nissan Leaf is bucking the trend in the EV segment, This particular realm is still a relatively young segment and alot of the entries tend to be priced higher than some gasoline powered cars. But Nissan is out to change that with the second generation Leaf and is keen to show that value and green vehicle technology can exist in the same sphere of influence.   Hatchback Styling and Simple Styling Motif Makes Leaf Unique The Nissan Leaf has been around for awhile now but while the first generation model looked like a futuristic Jetsons creation, this iteration …

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Scratch Your EV Battery? Seemingly Minor Damage Could Make Insurance Total Your Car According To Report

Electric vehicles are rapidly becoming popular with a new generation of buyers, but while they offer plenty of technology, range and performance what happens if you get into an accident with one? If you damage the battery, the result might see your car get totaled as a growing pool of EV buyers are discovering when navigating the insurance process according to a new report published by the folks at Autoblog.   Can A Battery Pack Really Total Your Car? A key factor in this trend is that while the rest of a typical EV is easily repairable by most collision …

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GM Shares New Details On Upcoming Ultra Cruise System, Confirms Enhanced Mapping And Sensor Suite

The 2024 Cadillac Celestiq is shaping up to be a game-changer for Cadillac as the brand prepares to enter the EV age. While the $300,000 plus four door sedan is preparing to bring the fight to Bentley and Rolls-Royce with its bespoke levels of luxury. GM chose to share more details about the all-new Ultra Cruise system which will be a trademark feature on the Celestiq when it goes on sale.   Ultra Cruise Is What Happens When Super Cruise Goes To Reform School The Ultra Cruise system is based on GM’s Super Cruise system. As such, Ultra Cruise shares …

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Review by Ben Lewis

One of the most amazing brand turnarounds have to be Hyundai and its sibling, Kia. What were once inexpensive but durable vehicles that were low on desirability, are now some of the most exciting, interesting and leading edge in the marketplace. And the perfect example is the Ioniq 5 EV. Not only is it a ground breaker for the brand, but it’s also making people think about EV’s who might never have considered one before. How does it do it? Let’s take a look! Unmistakable Design Hyundai started by making the Ioniq look like nothing else from the maker before. …

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Cadillac Celestiq Aims To Pivot Perceptions About Cadillac, But Is It Capable Of Shattering Perceptions?

Cadillac made waves late in 2022 when the luxury brand unveiled the 2024 Celestiq. The Celestiq catapults Cadillac back into the hyper-luxury market and also serves as the brand’s attempt to shake up the way that most customers would think about Cadillac as a whole. But does it succeed in this mission, and what does it all mean for Cadillac’s broader EV efforts? We decided to take a brief dive into how the $300,000 plus Celestiq fits into the broader sales puzzle.   Celestiq Is Showcase Halo For Brand, Helps Break The Ice With Buyers Not long ago, Cadillac would …

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2023 Kia Niro PHEV SX Touring Review by Ben Lewis

The Kia Niro has always been an interesting player. More of a tall hatchback than a true small SUV, we’ve found that its fun to drive nature and responsive performance made it one of the most enjoyable small hybrid vehicles. Well for 2023, we have an all-new 2nd generation Niro, so we’re wondering, is it a second helping of Kia goodness, or a sophomore slump? Let’s find out. Big on Bold Season 2 starts with a bold new look for our hero. Kia calls the new design philosophy “Opposites United” – yes, it does sound like a pro soccer team …

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Is Next Step In Hyundai’s Electrification Plans, U.S. Spec Details Revealed

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 has been on sale in Korea for a while now, but we still wondered what an Americanized version of the sleek EV sedan would look like and what it would bring to U.S. buyers. Hyundai used the 2022 L.A. Auto Show to glimpse what such a future would look like when the Ioniq 6 makes it to our shores.   Minimal Changes Define Sleek Ioniq 6 Design At first glance, the Ioniq 6’s design changes look largely identical to its Korean market sibling. However, the U.S. government is still not receptive to advanced camera mirror …

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Fiat Confirms 500e Is Coming To The U.S. Debuts Trio Of One-Off Models

When we last saw the Fiat 500e, it was way before Stellantis as we knew it existed with then FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne giving approval for it to be a pure compliance offerings with the brash CEO admitting that the company was losing money on each one it built. The 500e was also limited to the California market though some slipped through the cracks and ended up in other parts of the U.S. (usually through mass auto auctions). But times have changed and while Fiat is only selling the 500X CUV these days (it shipped the 500 hatchback back to …

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Fiat Teases New EV, Could Possibly Be 500e Variant For U.S. Market

It has been a long time since we heard anything from Fiat. The brand has had a rough go of it in the U.S., and when it last tried to sell an all-electric 500 in the U.S., it was only in specific regions of the country, but a few examples slipped through the cracks at auctions (we saw one at a Michigan vehicle auction several years ago) and then CEO Sergio Marchionne flat out admitted that the company was losing money on every one sold. Times have changed, though, and with the U.S. embracing EVs, Fiat appears ready to try …

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Toyota Debuts 2023 Prius, Sleeker Prius Is More Efficent And Powerful Than Ever

The Toyota Prius was one of the pioneers that helped plant the seeds for the EV revolution that has now swept the U.S. Auto market. But while the Prius impressed the masses with its high fuel economy and advanced green tech, looking stylish was on the back burner, and the first few generations of the Prius looked like rolling doorstops or bland slabs of concrete. Toyota is changing all that with the 2023 Prius, which finally brings eye-catching styling to the fuel-sipping icon.   Sleeker Styling Makes This Prius A Rolling Fashion Statement Toyota claims that the 2023 Prius will …

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Genesis X Convertible Soaks Up The Sun In L.A. Sharpens Brand’s Focus On Electrification

Genesis promised something special for the third concept in its “X” series of show cars, and the upstart luxury brand has managed to deliver the goods in spades with the L.A. reveal of the Genesis X Convertible concept.   X Convertible Is The Droptop Version Of The Speedium We Never Knew We Wanted At first glance, the X convertible looks like the Speedium concept, but unlike the coupe, chopping off the roof allowed designers to go further with the design. The front fascia still features a grille less panel with the lighting elements wrapping from fender to fender while also …

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Dodge Claims Inline-Six Can Fit In EV Charger, Could It Hint At Hybrid Model?

When we last saw the next-generation Dodge Charger, it was during the 2022 Woodward Dream Cruise that the brand used it to headline its celebration of horsepower and the end of the road for the current generation Charger and Challenger models. Dodge reps claim that the Charger (and we assume the Challenger) will be all-electric for now, but a new comment from brand boss Tim Kuniskis appears to perhaps leave open the possibility of a gasoline-powered version of the model in the near future.   Inline-Six Can Fit In Sleek Muscle Car The comment came during an interview that Kuniskis …

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Rolls Royce Debuts All-Electric Spectre, Bespoke EV Boasts 260 Miles Of Range

When Rolls Royce first announced plans for the Spectre it appeared to go against everything that Rolls Royce stood for. For countless decades, Rolls Royce was proud to promote its twelve-cylinder powered heritage and dismissed any notion of electrification in its lineup (except for the occasional experimental concept.) But the gloves are now off, and Rolls Royce has finally unveiled its entry into the EV wars, the 2023 Rolls Royce Spectre.   The Spectre Is A Prelude To A New Era While the 2023 Rolls Royce SPectre continues the long-running tradition of being named after various aspects of the paranormal, …

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2025 Cadillac Celestiq Rewrites The Rules of EV Luxury, Will Be Most Important Cadillac Yet

Cadillac has made it clear that they intend to take the EV market very seriously as the luxury brand continues its transformation into an all-electric brand. We got a small slice of this impending future when we had the chance to get behind the wheel of the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq all-electric SUV. However, Cadillac is now about to embark in a rather ambitious direction with its second EV offering, the 2025 Cadillac Celestiq.   Sleek Celestiq Bodywork Hides State Of The Art Structure   The exterior styling of the Celestiq has changed little from when we last saw it as …

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Maserati GranTurismo Sharpens Its Image, Folgore EV Marks Milestone

The Maserati GranTurismo was once known for being one of the oldest models in Maserati’s lineup. Combining the classic sports car layout with a Ferrari sourced V8, the coupe was a stylish throwback to an era where cylinders, luxury, and style defined the GT segment. However, it’s interior technology was aging rapidly and electrification has become a must have item for well heeled buyers. After a short break, the revived GranTurismo returns, and it’s aiming to reclaim its status as a class-leading GT offering.   Sleek GranTurismo Styling Combines Traits From The Past And Present At first glance, you might …

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Maserati Shows Off GranTurismo Design, Confirms Nettuno V6 Will Be On Board And Adds Nice Livery

Maserati may have not formally unveiled the all-new GranTurismo coupe just yet, but that doesn’t mean the company is willing to sit idly by and let some of its rivals command the global spotlight. The company has decided to show off the car early and not only added a nifty livery to it, but also confirmed that the Nettuno V6 will be coming along for the ride too.   GranTurismo Walks The Cat Walk With New Livery Package Maserati claims that the GranTurismo is the “true icon” of Maserati and that’s reflected in some of the styling that this coupe …

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Could The World Be In For A Longer Wait For Full Auto Autonomy? Toyota Pumps The Brakes On Rumors

The prospect of a world where automobiles drive themselves may seem like science fiction, and in the minds of some in politicians and the industry as a whole, it’s a logical goal to strive for. However is the world truly ready for fully autonomous vehicles? If statements from Toyota reps are to be believed, then the answer is hazier then perhaps many expected. Toyota Sheds New Light On AV Plans, Clarifies Details Toyota’s remarks came during a day of presentations both at the Toyota Research and Development Center outside Ann Arbor and the nearby American Center for Mobility (ACM.) While …

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2022 BMW i4 eDrive40 Review by Ben Lewis

It’s pretty clear that EV’s are here to stay. And it’s been interesting to see how carmakers are responding to the trend. Some like Tesla 3 and the Kia EV6 have a bespoke take on what an EV should be, while others models like the Kia Niro EV  or Hyundai Kona Electric take an existing vehicle and offer an electrified version of the existing vehicle. BMW Is an interesting case, since their first EV vehicles, the small i3 and the supercar i8, were definitely on the “unique” end of the spectrum. But the smart money says if you want people …

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Lincoln Adds Clarity To EV Plans With Lincoln Model L100 Concept, Proves Size Doesn’t Matter

Lincoln may be looking towards a future where electrification and technology will define automobiles, but that doesn’t mean that it has decided to completely ignore its past. On that front, the brand has formally unveiled its newest concept, the Model L100   Model L100 Lives Large The Model L100 is a 2+2 Coupe but don’t let Lincoln’s press photography fool you; this concept is a large expression of design, with Lincoln designers being allowed to throw everything they could at it to make it special. With the concept being longer than a Navigator, they had plenty of canvas to work …

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Cadillac Announces First Road Test For Celestiq EV, Debuts Spacey Camo Wrap

The 2023 Cadillac Celestiq made waves several months ago when the luxury brand unveiled the Celestiq near-production concept. It looked like it leaped off the pages of a designer magazine and had luxury trappings that firmly put it in the crosshairs of Rolls Royce and Bentley. The one key problem, though, was that the Celestiq was a concept at the time, and it didn’t offer a good look at what a full production version would look like. Cadillac revealed that it has now begun the road testing phase for the elegant four-door.    Intergalactic Camouflage Hides Key Celestiq Details Cadillac …

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Dodge Charger SRT Daytona Concept Previews EV Future, Electrifies Charger Nameplate

It has been a rollercoaster week for Dodge and its legion of fans known as the “Brotherhood of Muscle.” The brand first confirmed that the current generation Charger and Challenger were being retired after 2023 while also revealing that the Hornet SUV would play a role in Dodge’s assault on the compact SUV segment. However, the brand is ultimately going to be a pure EV powerhouse, and Doge reps were keen to prove that they didn’t lose the meaning of fun as a result. While we get to wait a bit longer to see what a full-production Dodge EV would …

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Bentley Mulliner Teases Batur Grand Tourer, Previews Bentley’s EV Future

Bentley has talked a big game about how it plans to revamp its future with a fleet of all electric BEV offerings. However, we have not seen too much about what kind of offerings they will be and as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words and Bentley has finally delivered the goods with the first images of the Batur.   Batur, A Crystal Ball Into The Future The two teaser images don’t reveal too much detail about the Batur, but it’s clear that this successor to the Bacalar will go in a unique direction. The front chrome …

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Lucid Embraces Its Dark Side With All-New Stealth Package, Will Debut At Monterey

The recent trend of adding blacked out special editions to all sorts of models have certainly not been overlooked with a wide plethora of automakers adding the sinister treatment to models big and small. The folks at Lucid Motors have taken notice, and have revealed an all-new Stealth Package for the Air sedan which aims to transform this sleek EV sedan into a elegantly sinister four door.   Blacking Out The Bright Bits Like other stealth packages we have seen over the past few years, this one largely follows the same core script when it comes to upgrades with Lucid …

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Rolls Royce Spectre Testing Moves To France, Company Confirms It Will Retain Core Character

Rolls Royce made waves a short while ago when it revealed that it was producing the Spectre EV. The Spectre will be the first EV to move beyond concepts and limited production exercises with the model showing the world what a production Rolls Royce EV will look like. Rolls confirmed that testing has now moved to the coastal scenery of France, and they even revealed some new things about the Spectre, including the suspension.   Ghostly Spectre Will Be A Different Kind Of EV The Spectre may be taking Rolls on the fast track to electrification but that doesn’t mean …

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Cadillac Unveils Celestiq Concept, Retro Ideas Fuse With Modern Tech To Create Electrified Art

Evolution and art typically go hand in hand, especially in the automotive world. That’s especially true when it comes to Cadillac, which has seen its fair share of evolution over its 120-year history. Design and luxury served as the key pillars that defined Cadillac in its early years, with technology becoming a prominent theme as the decades rolled on. It’s these pillars that inspired Cadillac to embark on perhaps its most ambitious gamble yet, with the brand finally taking the veil off of the long-awaited Cadillac Celestiq ultra-luxury sedan.   A Package Embodying The Past And The Present The Celestiq …

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Hyundai’s N Day Celebration Reveals EV Future With RN22e, N Vison 74 Takes Hydrogen To The Track

We thought that Hyundai couldn’t possibly find a way to outdo themselves after yesterday’s unveiling of the Ioniq 6 EV concept, but the Korean car giant has managed to prove that we were once again wrong for underestimating their capabilities because N Day revealed some very interesting things about where things are headed for Hyundai’s wildest sub-brand.   Hyundai RN22e   On the surface, the RN22e might appear to b an Ioniq 6 at first glance, but look at some of its revisions and it’s obvious that this is a completely different breed of Hyundai. While it has retained the …

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Hyundai Sheds New Details On Ioniq 6 EV, Promises Over 300 Mile WTLP Range

When Hyundai first revealed that the Ioniq 6 was coming, some of the early appetizers of information were delectable, but they also made us eagerly await the main course. Hyundai has finally delivered the goods (kind of). While the Korean auto giant is still keeping key details to itself, we finally have enough information about the Ioniq 6 to build at least a preliminary picture of what buyers can expect.    Ioniq 6, A Proverbial Streamliner The Ioniq 6 was purpose-built for maximizing green efficiency, but while it may look like a four-door sedan, don’t call it that in front …

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Celestiq Teasers Enhance Art Theme, Cadillac Confirms July Debut

The Cadillac Celestiq is rapidly shaping up to be an iconic model for the brand and could perhaps be the most significant Cadillac in recent memory. But while we have seen prior glimpses of the model (as well as spent time behind the wheel of its EV partner in crime, the 2023 Lyriq,) this latest round of teasers gives us our best view yet of the interior while also confirming that the model will make its global debut on July 22nd.   Prominent Colors Highlight Timeless Celestiq Luxury Colors and lighting will be very prominent in the EV lineup moving …

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Hyundai Unveils 2023 Ioniq 6 Concept, Previews Sequel To Ioniq 5 SUV

When we last saw the Hyundai Prophecy concept it served as a preview of what customers could expect from the second member of the Ioniq brand. Unlike the smaller 5, the 6 would be a large four-door sedan that had the Tesla Model S and others firmly in its sights. The Nostradamus-inspired moniker was supposed to make its debut Wednesday, but an ill-timed leak disrupted the timeline and forced Hyundai to unveil the sleek four-door earlier than planned. That said, the 2023 Ioniq 6 still brings a number of cool things to the table that should please consumers.   Purposeful …

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Hyundai Teases Ioniq 6 Once Again, Could Production Be Already Underway?

It has been a very busy day for Hyundai, in addition to breaking ground on the state of the art STIL facility that will be built in Michigan, the company also released more teasers of the upcoming Ioniq 6 a bigger EV that aims to form a potent combination when it eventually joins the Ioniq 5 in dealer showrooms.   Ioniq 6, A Constant Stream Of Teasers Unlike some of their rivals, Hyundai has made keeping track of the Ioniq 6’s progress easy thanks to a devoted website that promises new teaser images daily though it stops far short of …

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Cadillac Celestiq Interior Images Tease Vibrant Elegance, Bentley Like Luxury

Cadillac’s mysterious Celestiq hyper flagship sedan has not only spawned its own rumor mill but also raised questions about what Cadillac is up to in regards to the mysterious flagship offering. The car has also eluded the lenses of cameras and has so far not been documented out in the wild. In the meantime, Cadillac has been releasing teaser images of the car via GM’s Design Instagram page, and several new ones today give us glimpses of the interior.   Red Celestiq Interior Reminds Us Of A Ruby, Teases Evolution Of Luxury The images in question show an interior that’s …

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VW I.D. Aero Sedan Reveals Shape In New Design Sketches

Volkswagen’s line of I.D. badged offerings has long focused on blocky designs that are catered towards utility offerings as well as vans in the case of the I.D. Buzz. However, things are about to get much sleeker, with the German car giant confirming that it will be adding an I.D. Aero sedan to the roster with the help of a new set of design sketches that confirmed the basic shape of the four-door.   I.D. Aero Sedan To Have Common DNA With CUVs While the sedan shape will be a noticeable departure from other I.D. models, the Aero will share …

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Cadillac Celestiq Teases More Metal In New Images, Looks Promising

The Cadillac Lyriq and the Escalade V are immediate examples of Cadillac’s push to become a major player against European luxury benchmarks. But hiding in the shadows is the Cadillac Celestiq which was touted to be the flagship for Cadillac’s all-electric ambitions. It’s not often that we get to see teasers of it, but this latest round appears to confirm that it will reassert the role that design will play in the Ultium family.   Celestiq’s Red Paint Draws Stares Like other Celestiq images of the past, there’s not much to make out here but there are some valuable nuggets …

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2022 Mazda MX-30 review by Ben Lewis

Ok, Mazda will be the first to admit, but they are late to the EV party. But as a small, independent automaker, we can see that there are only so much development dollars to go around. That said, while the MX-30 EV is their first product, there will be more hybrid/EV type vehicles coming. So how does Mazda’s first crack at an EV come out? Let’s see! Sporty Styling The first look is exciting. While it’s based on the CX-30 that we love, the look differently goes its own way. The MX-30 continues with the “Kodo” design philosophy, plus adds …

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Buick Wildcat EV Exudes Style, Previews Future Of Brand’s EV Efforts

The evolution of Buick has seen the brand go through many twists and turns over the past few decades. GM’s Ultium fueled revolution aims to guide Buick through its latest transformation into an all-electric brand for the future. Buick reps offered a glimpse into this new reality with the all-new Buick Wildcat EV Concept that not only looks sleek in its own right but also previews some new technologies too.   A Showstopper That’s Not Heading To Production The Wildcat concept first started out as a mere design sketch that happened to catch the attention of higher-ups within the company. …

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Chevrolet Corvette Goes Green, AWD Hybrid And EV Models Coming Next Year

Speculation, spy photos, and even an inadvertent slip of the tongue by the U.S. President all painted the picture that GM was preparing the C8 Chevrolet Corvette for a green motoring future. GM would typically not budge on its strict code of silence regarding these Vette variants. However, all of that changed today, with GM president Mark Reuss confirming that not only is an all-electric Vette coming but that an AWD hybrid version is coming too.   A Massive Shift In Corvette History The confirmation came from GM President Mark Reuss who revealed the news in a long post on …

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Maserati GranTurismo Folgore Lights Up Rome

The iconic Maserati GranTurismo is making significant progress in its quest toward production reality. Maserati has released heavily veiled teaser images of it in the past, but a trip through the streets of Rome has given the world its clearest look yet at the all-new GranTurismo Folgore. Italian Style Personified The Folgore part of its name (not to be confused with the similar-sounding character from the Killer Instinct video game series) signifies that it’s an all-electrified model, and it also gives the car a nice ring to it as well. The exterior styling largely follows the same basic script that …

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2023 Nissan Leaf Boasts Light Refresh For New York

Nissan is once again making headlines in the EV market. Still, this time around, the focus is not on the revolutionary Ariya EV but rather on a grizzled veteran, the 2023 Nissan Leaf, which will make its debut in the Big Apple.   Revised Exterior And Interior Define New Leaf The current generation Leaf’s exterior design was starting to noticeably age compared to some of its rivals, and Nissan designers have made some tweaks to help it stay fresh. The front grille is brand new, and the slick 17-inch wheels get a new Ariya inspired design. A new light-up Nissan badge …

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Lucid Confirms Air Grand Touring Performance Model, Still A Potent Green Machine

When we last saw the Lucid Air, it was in the range topping Dream Edition model which boasted over 1100 hp and made an appearance at the 2022 NACTOY awards (though it came away empty handed.) Lucid is not letting that little setback stop them though, and the California based EV maker confirmed that it will be releasing the all-new Grand Touring Performance model to consumers.   Still In The 1,000 hp Club While the Grand Touring Performance is not quite as powerful as the limited production Dream Edition, that’s like saying a single jet fighter jet is less powerful …

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GM And Honda Confirm EV Plans, First Model Set For Production In 2027

Rumors and borderline confirmations circulated for years about GM and Honda potentially teaming up for an ambitious project aimed at creating an affordable EV model. The two have now made it official with both companies confirming the news earlier today.   Honda To Gain Two New SUV Models A key aspect of this partnership is that Honda will be getting two all new EV utility offerings with the Honda side getting the Prologue while Acura gets a currently unnamed model for the luxury market. This announcement though expands on this and confirms that the deal will focus on affordable EVs …

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Cadillac Lyriq Orders Begin May 19th, Celstiq To Arrive Next Year

The Cadillac Lyriq and the Celstiq will be the first two EV models in Cadillac’s EV revolution, but while we have seen our fair share of Lyriqs cruise around Metro Detroit (as well as a recent report that attempted to put a date on the start of production) the Celstiq has remained an elusive ghost and Cadillac didn’t reveal the exact start date of production for the Lyriq. The luxury brand changed that narrative slightly today confirming that not only will the Lyriq start production next week, but that the Celestiq ultra-luxury flagship is on track for its launch next …

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Honda And Sony Announce EV Partnership, Will Build Cars Together

Ever wondered what would happen if one of Japan’s largest car companies embarked on a partnership with the firm that’s responsible for the Playstation or television that’s sitting in your living room? We finally have the answer with the surprise announcement that Honda and Sony are partnering together to create EV offerings for consumer consumption.   A Partnership That Makes Sense In The Grand Scheme Of Things While this partnership will not see Honda edition PS5s line the shelves of your local GameStop, it will be a big deal if you’re a buyer of an electrified vehicle. This partnership will …

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Auto Industry Insider – Buying a Car or Truck from a Dealership: What to Know Beforehand

If you’re thinking of getting yourself a car, a dealership is a good place to look, but there are some things you should know beforehand. Every dealership is different, and you’ll want to make sure you’re able to get the best deal for the car of your choosing. If you’re going to do that, then you need to know about the car, your rights, the condition of the car, and so on. While you do have the option to buy from a private seller, you should know that your rights are different when buying, and you’ll have a lot less …

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Nissan Releases Teaser For Celebrity Packed Super Bowl Ad

Nissan is preparing for a significant infusion of new products for 2023, with the Nissan Z sports car leading the way. The Japanese auto giant is preparing to make a splash in the world of Super Bowl advertising and has released a pair of teasers that provide a glimpse into the thrilling “Thrill Driver” spots that it will air during the big game.   Big Names Join Action-Packed Ad When you take a look at the pair of ads, it’s pretty evident that Nissan marketers were heavily inspired by films like Gone in 60 Seconds as well as The Fast …

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Auto Industry Insider: 4 Questions To Ask Before Switching To Electric

Let’s face it; there has never been a more attractive time to make the switch to an electric vehicle.  EVs are becoming more affordable. Chargers are more readily available. And the landscape is now more accommodating. Before buying your first EV, though, it’s important that you enter the process with a clear mindset. Use the following four questions for guidance and you won’t go far wrong.   1) Is all-electric the way to go? It’s great that you want to jump into the world of electric vehicles. However, you have to confirm that it is a practical choice. Depending on …

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2022 Kia Niro EV Review by Ben Lewis

We’re all pretty familiar with makers like Tesla and RIVIAN, showcases of what EV vehicles can do. And while they are great vehicles, they are expensive. If you want to own the hearts and minds of regular folks, you’ll need something more affordable. Enter the Kia Niro EV. The Niro has been one Kia’s most popular crossovers for a while now, and being offered in Hybrid and plug-in Hybrid versions, it’s a showcase for advanced power tech. But is the full-on EV model the one to make you give up your need for gasoline? Let’s take a look. Modern and …

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Ford Scores Double Win In NACTOY Awards, EVs Shut Out For 2022

When the 2021 NACTOY Awards took place last year, it was a very strong year for Ford with the American auto giant earning truck and utility of the year awards with the Ford F-150 and the Mustang Mach-E. The only category it missed out on is one that it doesn’t really compete in anymore, with Hyundai’s Elantra getting the nod for car of the year. The 2022 winners were announced at an APA event in Detroit and Ford once again sweeped the utility and truck categories with the Ford Bronco and Maverick pickup earning the top spots while the Honda …

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Stellantis Officially Unveils Airflow Concept, Promises New Future For Chrysler

It has been a long time since we heard anything new from the Chrysler brand. The comatose brand teased the Airflow concept when Stellantis launched its massive EV day event. But we haven’t seen much of it since, and Chrysler’s moribund sales continue to torment the company like a ball and chain. Stellantis hopes to shake off the cobwebs with the Airflow concept, which made its official debut at CES.   Airflow Points To New Future For Chrysler  The appearance of the Airflow concept points to a green future for Chrysler and is Stellantis’s latest example of its renewed commitment …

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Mercedes EQXX Concept Makes Splash, Previews Multiple Production Bound Features

Mercedes-Benz is preparing to make radical changes on its future lineup of all-electric vehicles, and the German luxury carmaker has previewed this future with the all-new EQXX concept which will preview a whole trove of production bound technologies that will eventually make their way to future EQ models.    A Whole New Look Is Coming One of the things that many observers will notice is that the EQXX is previewing a brand new front fascia design for the lineup. The grille less space is smooth and aerodynamic and even the hood-mounted metal tri-star is gone. Fans of the star will …

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Lexus Officially Teases Electric Hypercar, Claims To Have LFA Legacy In Its DNA

There was a wave of EVs that Toyota unleashed on the world today, but if you took a moment to glance over Lexus and their army of future EV offerings, chances are that you might have noticed this sleek-looking hypercar lurking among the more mundane utility-based EVs. While it may look like a pure concept fever dream, Lexus has confirmed that this model will indeed be going into production.   Don’t Let Lame Moniker Fool You, This Coupe’s Got Moves Like the rest of the EV fleet that Toyota rolled out at its overseas press conference, the Lexus Electrified Sport …

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Hyundai Drops Range Numbers For Ioniq 5 EV, Confirms 303 Mile Range

Hyundai has shared plenty about the upcoming Ioniq 5 EV ever since it was formally revealed several years ago. The EV will play a key role in Hyundai’s attempts at supercharging its quest towards EV dominance, and it will be an innovative offering thanks to a few slices of new technology. But the one thing that we haven’t heard is range, but that’s changing with Hyundai revealing the final range numbers for the EV.   Two Range Ratings Points To Future Ioniq 5 Variant The big surprise here is that Hyundai chose to reveal two range numbers for the model, …

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Lucid Motors Unveils DreamDrive ADAS Platform, Promises Conditional Automated Driving

Lucid Motors just began full-scale production of its Air EV sedan. Still, while the Air already comes with an impressive array of standard equipment, the company revealed that the Air will eventually debut an all-new DreamDrive ADAS platform that promises to bring automated driving to the next level.   Conditional Automated Driving Is No Longer A Dream Before we get into some of the core essentials that define the DreamDrive system, it’s essential to reveal that the system will not be available at launch, but it will eventually come to the Air via an Over The Air update (OTA). The …

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General Motors Announces Plans To Build New Wallace Battery Innovation Center, Part Of Broader Move To Cut Costs And Enhance EV Range

General Motors Is out to show that it can dominate the EV marketplace. With arch-rival Ford recently announcing plans to build a massive EV-focused complex called “Blue Oval City” to enhance battery cell development. GM has revealed that it will be building a battery cell facility of its own as the General scrambles to shore up its EV operations.   Wallace Battery Innovation Center To Be Key Hub For GM EVs Dubbed the Wallace Battery Innovation Center, the facility was named after Bill Wallace a former GM executive who played a key role in developing GM’s battery technology before he …

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Rolls Royce Makes Electrified History, Confirms That Spectre EV Will Be First Production Rolls Royce EV

Rolls Royce has always been a very consistent entity in how it handled core aspects of its business. All of their models focused on being the best luxury cars globally, the company focused on achieving symbolic perfection, and the V12 reigned supreme in the engine bay. That third item has always been a central pillar for Rolls, with company execs getting hot and bothered when the subject of green technology is raised. However, it appears that the V12’s dominant reign could soon be coming to an end with the unveiling of the all-new Spectre model.   Ghostly Spectre Signals All-Electric …

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Hyundai Teases “Hydrogen Wave” Sports Car, Promises Seven More Entries

With the bulk of the automotive world focused on traditional electrification, it can be easy to forget that some firms are still studying the feasibility of hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cells. Hyundai is perhaps one of the biggest supporters of Hydrogen, and the Korean car giant has revealed that it has taken the next step by teasing the all-new Hydrogen Wave sports car and some future plans too.   Hydrogen Wave To Define Clean Performance The sports car in question is tentatively called the “Hydrogen Wave,” While we doubt that this name will stick around for production, the vehicle itself …

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2022 Porsche Taycan Gains Android Auto And New Colors

The Porsche Taycan and its shooting brake sibling, the Taycan Cross Turismo, were designed to carry Porsche into a green future thanks to their clean lines and their advanced lineup of driving technology. But even these futuristic super EVs need an update once in a while to keep rivals like Tesla from snatching their vaunted spot in the EV sales race. Porsche has delivered the goods and has announced some new tech upgrades and a few splashes of extra color for the 2022 model year.   Vibrant Colors Infuse Depth Into Taycan Pallette Charts The Taycan has always been a …

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Audi Skysphere Concept at Pebble Beach 2021

The Skysphere Concept is an unusual and highly experimental design ethos from Audi.  In being so very unlike their current range it seems to make a bold statement about the elegance of cab-backward, front-engine GTs.  Or at least those are the proportions, but that long hood is surely filled with batteries and motors in this case. None of Audi’s current quattro-intensive range approaches this level of dash-to-axle ratio and this ultralong hood is a striking addition.  The glasshouses for the front and rear lighting elements are interesting and the tactility of the 3D badge up front is quite something. It …

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First Look – 2022 BMW i4 and 2022 BMW iX – These Are The Electric BMWs To Watch For

BMW is typically known for having a lineup of vehicles that try to be the “Ultimate Driving Machine” for consumers. But did you know that the company is also trying to create the Ultimate Green Machine? While the BMW i8 and the i3 were glimpses into the novel engineering techniques that the company was capable of in this segment, they were crude, and the pair were sales flops to boot. This time though, BMW is taking a more dedicated approach to creating an electric vehicle and recently unveiled a small glimpse of the future with the 2022 BMW i4 and …

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Dodge Prepares For Electrification By Teasing New EV Muscle Car, Launches In 2024

It might have seen laughable the idea of Dodge, the purveyors of V8 muscle and a brilliantly mad engineering team that crams Hellcat engines into increasingly insane vehicles building an electric car. But the winds are blowing towards green motoring, and even Dodge has to face the music. But rather than bowing to the pressure, the performance brand has revealed that it will indeed build an all-electric muscle car to cater to a new generation of buyers.   Reaching The Limit Opens Up New Engineering Avenues https://youtu.be/l7Bp730y53o Dodge claims that part of their decision centered on the fact that the …

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Mazda Details Roadmap To Electrification, Will Launch Three EVs and Five Hybrids By 2025

This week has been filled with automakers revealing ambitious plans and weaving roadmaps that aim to help provide a glimpse into what automakers are thinking over the next few years. Yesterday, Lincoln looked to the stars when detailing its green vehicle plans. Today, Mazda has unveiled its plans for an electrified future with the Japanese auto giant preparing to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2050. To achieve this, the company has to perform certain steps, and it has detailed some of the early ones in a release earlier today.   Eight Green Models To Spearhead Green Push Mazda plans to …

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Maserati Previews 2022 GranTurismo EV, Will Be First All Electric Maserati

Maserati said awhile back that it intends to enhance the amount of investment it will put towards electrification in an attempt to try and beef up its presence in the emerging green sector. But while the MC20 provided just a subtle taste of this green future, we have not seen anything else that provides a better glimpse into this revamped thinking. However, that changed today, with the company revealing a few images of a next-generation 2022 GranTurismo prototype that will help spearhead Maserati’s Tesla fighting ambitions.   A Long-Awaited Return When the next-generation GranTurismo comes out, it will have some …

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BMW Sheds New Light On 2022 i4 Performance And Specs, Shares New Pictures

It has been a while since we saw the i4 and the iX make their respective debuts. But while they certainly look very distinctive, BMW forced us to wait a bit to hear more information surrounding the duo, but the German luxury carmaker has finally relented and has revealed new details starting with the i4 electric sedan.   i4, An EV In 4-Series Clothing As the name and the basic exterior styling indicates, the i4 is a BMW 4-Series that does not give too much of its electrified disguise away when viewed at first glance. The i4 is very similar …

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