2018 Volvo XC60 plus a Plug-In Hybrid

By | 2017-08-14T13:55:50+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Plugin-electric vehicles, Volvo|Tags: , |

The all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 compact SUV arrives in August with three engines. The great news is that Volvo is bringing out an XC60 plug-in hybrid in September. The difference in price between the petrol version and the PHEV (after the $5,000 Federal Tax Credit) is only $3,000. I just love that Volvo is bringing [...]

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 [...]