green cars

Where Are the Greenest Car Shoppers?

By Kristin Varela on April 22, 2015


In celebration of Earth Day, my daughter and I spent the weekend on beach cleanup project. What are you doing to celebrate? Possibly choosing a green car over a gas-guzzler? Related: Green-Car Buying Guide Cars.com has compiled data on people… Read More

Where Are the Greenest Car Shoppers?

By Kristin Varela on April 22, 2015

In celebration of Earth Day, my daughter and I spent the weekend on beach cleanup project. What are you doing to celebrate? Possibly choosing a green car over a gas-guzzler? Related: Green-Car Buying Guide Cars.com has compiled data on people… Read More

Tesla's Base Model S Is Now the All-Wheel-Drive 70D

By Kelsey Mays on April 8, 2015

Just six months after hatching some all-wheel-drive variants of the Model S, Tesla is replacing the least-expensive version, the rear-drive Model S 60, with the all-wheel-drive Model S 70D. Pitched as still a value option, the 70D will have a 70-kilowatt-hour… Read More

2016 Toyota RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid: First Look

By Joe Bruzek on April 2, 2015

Competes with: Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Escape Looks like: A lightly refreshed RAV4 Drivetrains: Toyota hasn't announced specs yet Hits dealerships: Fall Toyota seemingly has a gasoline-electric hybrid for every lifestyle with seven models in its lineup, though one… Read More

Tesla Unveils Range Assurance Feature, Details Autopilot System

By Kelsey Mays on March 19, 2015

Going forward, your Tesla will warn you when may not make it back to a charger. Elon Musk, the automaker's CEO, told reporters in a conference call today that Tesla's latest over-the-air software update will incorporate a range assurance feature,… Read More

Low Gas Prices Send Prices for Used Plug-in Car Tumbling

By Kelsey Mays on February 27, 2015

Despite its recent rise, a gallon of regular gas is still $1.06 cheaper today than it was a year ago, according to AAA. That's led prices for used electric vehicles to plunge, The Wall Street Journal reports. Related: How Would… Read More

Report: GM Will Build Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept

By Kelsey Mays on February 6, 2015

Car shoppers may see an affordable electric car with the longest range yet in the new Chevrolet Bolt, which GM reportedly plans to build near Detroit starting late next year. So says Reuters, citing two unnamed supplier sources that say… Read More

Audi Plans Tesla Model S Fighter

By Kelsey Mays on December 12, 2014

Tesla just beat out Porsche and Audi as the top brand in a consumer satisfaction survey from Consumer Reports, and the industry is taking notice. Now, The Detroit News reports Audi plans to build a competitor to the California luxury-carmaker’s… Read More

Report: BMW to Build Plug-in Versions of Several Vehicles

By Kelsey Mays on December 2, 2014

BMW plans to add plug-in hybrid versions to all its major models starting with the popular 3 Series, Bloomberg News reports. The German automaker previewed the technology with an X5 eDrive concept at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Now it… Read More

Study: Just One-Third of Hybrids Save Money Versus Non-Hybrid Counterparts

By Kelsey Mays on November 3, 2014

Onetime tax incentives for hybrid-electric vehicles expired nearly four years ago, leaving consumers to wonder which hybrids actually save money versus their non-hybrid counterparts. Vincentric, a Michigan-based data provider, ran its latest cost-of-ownership model on dozens of hybrids. The result?… Read More

Detroit Electric Reveals First Production Images of SP:01

By Kelsey Mays on October 30, 2014

Remember Detroit Electric? The startup company, which is resurrecting a brand last seen in 1939, announced plans more than a year ago to build a new electric car by August 2013. The first car — the all-electric SP:01, based on… Read More