First Drive: Tesla Model X P100D

Easy-to-love tech and performance I’ve wanted to spend some quality time with a Tesla for a long while. Sadly, Elon & Company don’t hand out their electronic keys to just anyone, so I didn’t get any significant seat time until my good buddy and colleague Rob K generously lent me his recently ... Read More...

First Drive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e

A Touch of Luxury Class in EVs There’s an electric-powered Mercedes-Benz out there, but you can be forgiven if you haven’t noticed. Quietly, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz B250e is rolling around town, if you happen to be in California or other EV friendly locales. The B250e is a five-door hatchback–not the shape you expect from Mercedes. ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Chevrolet Volt

The Perfect Green Car for Today? The all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt may be the best solution today for moving to greener driving to reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change. It’s an electric vehicle (EV) without the drawbacks. The many advantages of driving an EV include smooth, quiet motoring, minimal ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Ford Focus Electric

Good Drive, but Short Range and Limited Storage The compact Ford Focus is a favorite around the world, and enjoyable to drive, with taut steering, responsive engine performance, and a suspension that lets you feel the road. When you replace the car’s engine with an electric motor, the Focus (now the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback 

More of Everything—And a Radical Look Toyota’s Prius Liftback had a good thing going for several years as the “official” vehicle of the environmentally conscious, a reputation that became cast in concrete during the 2003 Academy Awards, when dozens of Hollywood celebrities arrived in chauffeur-driven Priuses. But the cachet of the ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Toyota Prius

Iconic Hybrid, Reimagined The Toyota Prius has been a green car icon for 20 years now (17 in the U.S.).  It’s substantially redone this year for its fourth generation. The most obvious change is the startling styling. The new Prius is longer, lower, and wider, but not like the mammoth late 1950s ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Mitsubishi i-MiEV

(Electric) Power to the People! The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is the least expensive all-electric car you can buy in the U.S. Enticing lease programs on other electric cars have made that less of a value proposition these days, but the little battery-powered car has its own charms. I recently spent a gasoline-free week ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Nissan Leaf SL

One small step for EV-kind This is a second view of the 2016 Nissan Leaf SL—Clean Fleet Report’s previous review with additional technical detail appears here. Let’s face it—the 2016 Nissan Leaf is not a moon shot, but it is a great step forward for the best-selling affordable pure electric vehicle on ... Read More...