Posts by Eric Loveday

Audi A8

Audi A8 E-Tron To Get Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Tech

According to Auto Express, Audi will unveil its first 3.0-liter V6 diesel PHEV powertrain in the Audi A8 E-tron. After it debuts in the A8, Audi will reportedly roll this powertrain out across a range of its larger model, including in the Audi A6 e-tron and Audi Q7 SUV. Per…

16 hours ago by Eric Loveday 5

2014 Nissan LEAF Dealer Inspection/Repair Instructions

Nissan Scraps 50 LEAFs, Sends Some To Crusher

Remember that recall affecting approximately 8 weeks of LEAF production in which the possibility of missing welds would lead to Nissan replacing the LEAF free of charge? Well, Consumer Reports has an update on the status of that recall. According to Consumer Reports, some 50 or so LEAFs affected by…

20 hours ago by Eric Loveday 11

VIA Shuttle Van

Production Version Of VIA EREV Shuttle Van Debuts

In full-size vans, there’s the commercial-use work van (no seats and usually no rear windows) and there’s the passenger hauler (rear seats and windows).  Often called a shuttle van, VIA Motors recently debuted this version in production trim at the Edison Electric Institute Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 14

Tesla Model S Coupe

Tesla Model S Coupe Gets Rendered

Hungarian designer X-Tomi has rendered the popular Model S sedan as a two-door coupe. This coupe version of the Model S looks slightly sportier than Tesla’s sedan, though changes seem minimal. For example, the door appears lengthened slightly, there’s some additional chrome bits, black rims and crossed drilled brakes and…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 6

Myth #4

Mythbuster: Volkswagen e-Golf Ugly Commercial

Ugly?  We’ll, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so what’s ugly is dependent upon one’s own opinion. Regardless, the Mythbuster is confronted with the “all EVs are ugly” myth and who he responds is priceless. “Myth #04: Electric cars look ugly compared to most cars.” “Just when the…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 9