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 [...]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid PHEV

By | 2017-06-26T18:58:16+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 [...]

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 [...]

Kentaro Tomo, Grand Master of the Toyota Prius hybrid

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 24th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Video|Tags: , , , |

Kentaro Tomo, Grand Master of Hybrid, Toyota Motor Corp (TMC) talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the new gear set in the Toyota Prius. Tomo-san talks (through his interpreter) about the new planetary gear set and where the force is transmitted. What are the benefits of this change? increase [...]