Posts by Eric Loveday

BMW i8 Now Jalopnik's Highest Rated Car Ever

BMW i8 Becomes Jalopnik’s Highest Rated Car Ever

The hugely popular mainstream automotive website Jalopnik has declared the BMW i8 the best car it’s ever tested. Following an extensive test drive, Jalopnik scored the i8 at 92 points out of 100, making the i8 the highest rated car it’s ever tested. Here’s how the scoring breaks down (note…

18 hours ago by Eric Loveday 10

Renault Zoe Making Noise

Renault ZOE Drives 142 Miles On Single Charge

“Trevor from MyRenaultZOE beat his personal best: a 228km range with his #Renault #ZOE!” Tweets Renault Z.E., who directed us to Trevor’s “My Renault ZOE” website, where we found the following information (edited for brevity) on the 142-mile (228 km) drive: “It’s a year since I managed to persuade my…

1 day ago by Eric Loveday 6

Nissan LEAF

ZEV Sales Exceed 260,000 In U.S.

Yesterday, in California at the world’s largest ” Zero Emission Vehicle Showcase” representatives of an eight-state partnership to develop and support the market for zero emission vehicles joined Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols to announce that national ZEV sales have passed the quarter-million mark. Actually, the 250,000 mark…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 5

Is Another Audi E-Tron In The Works?

Range-Topping Audi A9 To Get PHEV Treatment

According to Autocar, Audi will unveil a range-topping four-door concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Motor Show: “Audi is set to showcase an advanced four-door concept that reveals the new design language to be adopted by all of its future models.” “The concept will be unveiled at the Los Angeles…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 30

First Gen VW Phaeton

Volkswagen Phaeton Plug-In Hybrid Coming In 2018?

The Volkswagen Phaeton was perhaps the best luxury car with sporting intentions ever sold in the US (for the money).  The problem was, few were willing to spend $60,000 to $85,00 on a Volkswagen.  $70,000 for a Volkswagen?  You must be kidding.  That’s mid-level Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz money for…

2 days ago by Eric Loveday 14

Kandi Cyclone

Kandi To Launch Cyclone EV By End Of 2014

Though Kandi Technologies is most well known for its EV vending machine, there’s something else Kandi does: manufacture electric vehicles. Kandi’s newest EV is the pure electric KD17 “Cyclone”, jointly developed by Kandi and Geely. Cyclone is described as follows (note: no specific details are available at this point in…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 12

Tesla Model S

Only 100 Tesla Model S EVs Registered In Michigan

With the world seemingly coming to an end now that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that effectively prohibits Tesla from selling in Michigan, we figured why not examine Tesla sales in the Great Lakes State. Let it be known (and this is one aspect nearly every news outlet…

3 days ago by Eric Loveday 71