Road Test: 2017 Chevrolet Volt

It Really Is the Game Changer GM Proclaimed Now there’s an all-new 2017 Chevrolet Volt. It is better in nearly every way than the first one—more electric driving range, more hybrid fuel efficiency, more comfortable, more attractive and even more affordable. Will Chevrolet make a genuine effort to sell the Volt this ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 NISSAN LEAF SL

Longer Range, Improved Battery A short six years ago Nissan launched the Leaf during a time when electric vehicles (EVs) were a curiosity and under no stretch of the imagination guaranteed to still be around in 2016. Fast forward to today where one auto manufacturer (Tesla) offers only EVs, another dozen ... Read More...

News: 2017 Mazda3 & Mazda6 World Debut

Refined Performance About To Hit the Road Mazda recently invited the press to its North American R&D Center for the World Debut of the 2017 Mazda3 and Mazda6, their compact hatchback and midsize sedan that continue to be among the most stylish and fuel efficient in their class. Engine and transmission specifications were ... Read More...

Sponsored Post: Linear Motion Technology and Electric Vehicles

Its Uses and Benefits What Are Linear Actuators? Unlike conventional actuators that produce movement through circular motion, High Speed Linear Actuators delivers high speeds through linear motion. More specifically, it works by extending and retracting a ‘nut’ against the 'lead screw' of the actuator mechanism. Most often, these types are used in ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Smart ForTwo Passion

The Short Game Gets an Upgrade If you’re an urban commuter or daily life includes a lot of short city trips, the 2016 Smart ForTwo looks appealing. But it’s really an impractical form of transportation not designed for mass appeal and likely won’t attain it even with a new drivetrain, slightly ... Read More...

Tech: How Does An Electric Motor Work?

   Everybody recognizes that if you can make very efficient electric motors, you can make a quantum leap forward. - James Dyson Introduction "The electric motor has become a little more well known and appreciated over the past few years with its improving integration into our cars. With most people understanding and appreciating ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW Takes the Guilt-Free SUV to New Levels The American automotive market in mid-2016 is a study in schizophrenia. Plug-in vehicle sales are up 62 percent, outpacing a market that is up by less than 2 percent compared to last year. But that overall market is shifting as well; light trucks, which ... Read More...