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...

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...

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...

Tech: How Long Do Hybrid Batteries Last?

And Are They Expensive To Replace? Most gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle drivers will at some point ask these questions: How long do hybrid batteries last? Are they expensive to replace? Short Answer: It depends on the make and model of your car, whether you have a warranty, whether you can get cash or ... Read More...

Road Test: 2016 Fiat 500e

A little Italian time machine taking you into the future It took only one or two miles in the 2016 Fiat 500e for it all to come back. This is what EVs are all about; zippy little electric cars that can be tossed around corners and deliver more fun than you expect from ... Read More...

News: Mercedes-Benz AMG Forced To Go Hybrid Powertains By 2020

High-performance Meets Environmental Technology Mercedes-Benz AMG, the high-performance tuner division of Mercedes-Benz, finds itself between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Known for its brutally powerful gasoline engines, AMG is now faced with stringent new emissions standards imposed by the European Union. The EU’s latest CO2 emissions rules spell out ... 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...