Green Cars

Volkswagen Group Announces Major Electric Car Initiative by 2025

By Kelsey Mays on June 16, 2016


CARS.COM — Calling it the "biggest change process" in company history, the Volkswagen Group announced plans today to launch dozens of electric vehicles by 2025. It's unclear how many of them will be sold in the U.S. but today's announcement… Read More

Volkswagen Group Announces Major Electric Car Initiative by 2025

By Kelsey Mays on June 16, 2016

CARS.COM — Calling it the "biggest change process" in company history, the Volkswagen Group announced plans today to launch dozens of electric vehicles by 2025. It's unclear how many of them will be sold in the U.S. but today's announcement… Read More

Tesla Addresses Reports of Repressed Owner Complaints

By Kelsey Mays on June 10, 2016

CARS.COM — A new report claims Tesla helped foot the bill for out-of-warranty repairs in exchange for a nondisclosure-like "goodwill" agreement that asked customers to keep their cars' problems confidential. Tesla blasted the story as "preposterous." Related: Tesla Targets Lower-Price… Read More

Cadillac Pulls Plug on ELR Luxury Electric Coupe

By Kelsey Mays on May 20, 2016

CARS.COM — It came, it went. Cadillac has axed its ELR, a pricey electric coupe with a gasoline range-extender motor that's based on the prior-generation Chevrolet Volt. Related: Prediction: 10 Cars We Think Won't See 2017 GM confirmed the coupe's… Read More

Tesla Selling Stock to Finance Model 3, Updates Self-Park Feature's Safety

By Kelsey Mays on May 19, 2016

CARS.COM — As Tesla Motors closes in on 400,000 reservations for the new Model 3, the automaker will try to raise up to an estimated $1.7 billion through a stock offering. It said the proceeds will be used to ramp… Read More

2017 BMW i3 Electric Gets a Lot More Range

By Kelsey Mays on May 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Electric-vehicle manufacturers are bolstering range of current models as two affordable, long-range EVs bear down on the industry, the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. BMW has upgraded the battery of the funky i3 plug-in hatchback for 2017,… Read More

IIHS Names 2016 Toyota Prius a Top Safety Pick Plus

By Kelsey Mays on March 31, 2016

CARS.COM — With top scores in all dynamic crash tests and the collision avoidance system test, the redesigned 2016 Toyota Prius garnered the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's highest designation, Top Safety Pick Plus. The Prius scored good in IIHS's… Read More

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Video

By Kelsey Mays on March 25, 2016

CARS.COM — With a 600-mile gas-and-electric range on a full tank and a full charge, the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime made its mark on the 2016 New York International Auto Show. The latest plug-in Prius is based on the redesigned… Read More

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: First Impressions

By Aaron Bragman on March 23, 2016

CARS.COM — Hyundai's first dedicated hybrid and battery electric vehicles were unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland; they made their U.S. debut in New York. The all-new 2017 Ioniq is aiming squarely at a few different electrified… Read More

2017 Hyundai Ioniq: First Look

By Bill Jackson on March 23, 2016

Competes with: Toyota Prius, Nissan Leaf Looks like: Hyundai doesn't think gas prices will stay low forever Under the hood: A 104-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a 32 kilowatt electric motor (combined output 139 hp) and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission… Read More

2018 Lexus LC 500h: First Look

By Kelsey Mays on February 26, 2016

CARS.COM Competes with: Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, Porsche 911, BMW 6 Series Looks like: The LC 500, in all its concept-car glory Under the hood: 3.5-liter V-6 and electric motor with a combined 354 horsepower; CVT-style automatic transmission with stepped ratios;… Read More