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: 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...

News: Electric Corvette?

GM Applies For ‘Corvette E-Ray’ Trademark What do automotive spy photographers do when they’re not scouring the countryside or peeking over fences at proving grounds to grab an illicit photo of a future car? Apparently, Detroit-based spy guy Chris Doane scours the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website. In doing so ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel

Two Fuels Power Chevrolet’s Full-Size sedan “Alternative fuel” usually means electricity, biofuels like ethanol or renewable diesel or even (erroneously) gasoline-powered hybrid-electric vehicles. However, one plentiful, inexpensive and clean fuel is underutilized—compressed natural gas or CNG. Honda produced a Civic powered by CNG starting in 1998, but dropped it last year. ... Read More...

The Legacy of Volkswagen Clean Diesel

What Clean Diesel Is & What It Is Not As I write this, the public Volkswagen TDI debacle is just beginning. The federal Environmental Protection Agency and California's Air Resources Board have presented their cases that Volkswagen AG (the parent of Volkswagen and Audi, among others) installed software that defeated the purpose ... Read More...

10 Best Car List Shows a Lot of Green

Consumer Reports “Best of” List Shows Influence of Alternative Choices Every year Consumer Reports tallies up the complaints and gripes from its millions of readers and adds in its own staff test conclusions with the result—a list of the 10 Best Cars covering a like number of categories. The list this ... Read More...