My Top 10 High-MPG Cars of 2013

My Year of Driving the Latest Electric, Gasoline and Diesel Technology Cars. What a year! No one should doubt that 2013 was a breakthrough year for advanced technology vehicles, whether running on electricity, gasoline, diesel or some combination of the three.  The choices expanded, prices dropped and infrastructure exploded (for plug-ins). ... Read More...

What Is Start-Stop in a Car?

Start-Stop Is an Invasion That's Started – And We’re Not Talking About Hybrids. It's coming and it's coming in a big way. Ford announced last week (Dec. 12, 2013) that 70 percent of its North American vehicle lineup will feature start-stop by 2017, which is essentially tomorrow in the automotive world ... Read More...

Top 10 Fuel Economy Cars for 2014

EPA Rates Them All; Finds Plug-ins Best; 100 MPGe May Be The New 40 MPG. The federal Environmental Protection Agency spends a good portion of its time and manpower compiling a guide that compares like vehicles' fuel economy, spaciousness (interior space) and engine technology. The result for 2014 vehicles (cars and trucks) ... Read More...

Luxury Electric Car Market Heats Up

Tesla Draws High-End Electric Car Competition Early on, in spite of the high volume of positive press and spectacular performance claims, the Tesla Model S was largely ignored by mainstream auto makers. the world's first mass production luxury electric car was a sensation in Silicon Valley, where it was conceived, but ... Read More...

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Go On Sale in 2014!

Hyundai, Honda, Toyota Lead With Zero Emission Contenders Story & Photos (except Toyota) By Michael Coates Electric cars running on hydrogen, creating their own electricity as they drive, are officially no longer the cars of the distant future. As Hyundai Motor America president and CEO John Frafcik said last week: "The future ... Read More...

Road Test: 2014 Chevy Spark EV

Chevrolet’s Minicar Offers More Torque Than a Ferrari 458 Italia But don't expect any cross-shopping between the two Story and Photos by John Faulkner General Motors' website provides their Electric Vehicle Information under the Emerging Technology link, grouped with their progress on Autonomous Driving Vehicles and Hydrogen Fuel Cells. Since modern EV technology ... Read More...