Green Cars

Is the 2016 BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid a Good Trade Up From a Chevy Volt?

By Aaron Bragman on January 25, 2016


CARS.COM — As a hard-core auto enthusiast, I'm always thinking about my next car. As the owner of two successive Chevrolet Volts, and a fan of doing 90 percent of my commuting and errands in electric-only mode, I'm always looking… Read More

Is the 2016 BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid a Good Trade Up From a Chevy Volt?

By Aaron Bragman on January 25, 2016

CARS.COM — As a hard-core auto enthusiast, I'm always thinking about my next car. As the owner of two successive Chevrolet Volts, and a fan of doing 90 percent of my commuting and errands in electric-only mode, I'm always looking… Read More

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: Photos, Details on GM's 200-Mile Electric Car

By Kelsey Mays on January 7, 2016

CARS.COM — GM made good on last year's promise of a 200-mile electric car with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. The automaker says the production version of the all-electric hatchback will go more than 200 miles on a single battery… Read More

Green, Luxury Cars Among Top 10 Used-Car Deals of 2015

By Mike Hanley on December 16, 2015

CARS.COM — It's been a year marked by declining gas prices — the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is $2.01, according to AAA, which is 54 cents less than it was a year ago — and green… Read More

Value of Fuel-Efficient Cars Tank Amid Low Gas Prices

By Mike Hanley on October 22, 2015

Gas prices have fallen nearly 40 percent since summer 2014 highs and currently average $2.23 for a gallon of regular unleaded nationally, according to AAA. Low gas prices are helping drivers keep more money in their pockets, but values for… Read More

Volvo to Build All-Electric Car by 2019

By Kelsey Mays on October 16, 2015

Volvo plans to bring an all-electric car to market in 2019 and expects cars with at least some electric capacity to account for 10 percent of its sales. The Swedish automaker on Thursday announced that it also plans to build… Read More

Volkswagen Returns Cars.com Awards Over Emissions Scandal

By Joe Wiesenfelder on October 6, 2015

Volkswagen Group of America has returned three Cars.com awards for TDI clean-diesel versions of its vehicles due to alleged violations of U.S. clean air laws. In a letter addressed to Cars.com Editor-in-Chief Patrick Olsen, VW Group of America President and CEO… Read More

Tesla Reveals Full Details on 2016 Model X

By Kelsey Mays on September 30, 2015

Tesla released full details on the Model X, an all-wheel-drive electric SUV, which shipped to its first customers Sept. 29. The initial models for sale (reservations, at this point) are the 90-kilowatt-hour P90 and P90D, with a Ludicrous Speed upgrade… Read More

2016 Nissan Leaf Range Up 27%

By Kelsey Mays on September 10, 2015

We haven't reached an affordable 200-mile electric car just yet, but today we got a little closer. Nissan says the 2016 Leaf offers a larger battery that's good for 107 miles of EPA-estimated range, an increase of 23 miles over… Read More

2016 Tesla Model X is Fast, Expensive and Arrives Sept. 29

By Kelsey Mays on September 3, 2015

If you ever wanted to leave an Audi R8 in the dust while your kids in the third row slurp juice boxes, the 2016 Tesla Model X is your improbable answer. Granted, it's not so improbable if you already knew… Read More

Luxury and Fuel-Efficient Used Cars Take Price Hits in June

By Mike Hanley on July 10, 2015

The average price for the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class retractable-hardtop convertible fell nearly $7,000 in June, and its 8.2 percent price drop led all late-model used cars by a wide margin. Three other luxury cars — the BMW 550i, Jaguar XJ and… Read More