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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle FCX

By | 2017-03-27T14:41:20+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Fuel cells, Honda, Hydrogen|Tags: , , , , , |

Not everyone is going to be able to drive a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), but for the people that can, the Honda Clarity has a great deal for you. For those that can purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or Electric Vehicle (BEV) hold tight, only Honda has the ability to bring [...]

Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), electric vehicles (EV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

Hyundai Ioniq part of a long-term plan

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hyundai, Plugin-electric vehicles, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Hyundai Ioniq could be one of the first vehicles in three different powertrains based on the same front-wheel-drive architecture. If you've been in the Hyundai Elantra, then you know about the size of the Ioniq sedan. I have long said that if I could have a four-sedan without the plastic feel, I [...]

A 5-Series option for every Ultimate Driving buyer

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: BMW, Hybrids, Luxury vehicles, Plugin-electric vehicles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fast, efficient, technological sound the 2017 BMW 5-Series will be offered in a completely redesigned sedan with more versions of the Ultimate Driving Machine than ever offered before. The first lap in the BMW 530i took me to the BMW technology center in Palo Alto, CA. The newest technology originates in the tech center, goes [...]

Jumpstart Maui changing one habit

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Consumer Electronics Show (CES), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Nissan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid PHEV

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Plugin-electric vehicles|Tags: , , , |

Finally! It's here! The first plug-in hybrid minivan, and it's everything I want it to be in a minivan and a plug-in hybrid. First, let me say that I have driven the gasoline-only version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan and loved it. The gas only version starts around $28,595 and gets an [...]

Jaguar I-Pace chief car designer Ian Callum

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Concept cars, electric vehicles (EV), Jaguar|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Los Angeles, 14 November 2016 - Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship. Better than any 3D I-MAX movie I have [...]

C3 Connected Infiniti Kia carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:25+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Infiniti, Kia, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, We drove the Infiniti QX 60 all week. Another great 3-row CUV that starts around $43,000 comes in AWD. The V-6 EPA fuel economy is stated at 20 city / 27 highway. Fun week for me! Stretch and I went to San Francisco to the C3 Connected Summit. [...]

2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:26+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Categories: Plugin-electric vehicles, Toyota|Tags: , , |

Ojai-yo Toyota Prius Prime plug-in "Ohayou Gozaimasu," or "Ohayou" are the Japanese way to say "Good Morning. I am in Ojai, CA for the first drive of the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. California is the largest market for the Toyota Prius. It's a perfect place to say Hello, or Ojai-yo, to the newest member [...]