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BMW i3 Long-Term review

BMW i3 BEV – One Year Review (w/video)

BMWBLOG’s Chuck Vossler, owner of a BMW i3 BEV, posted his one-year review of the i3. Below you’ll find a few excerpts from the review, as well as a comprehensive video review. “Born Electric” is BMW’s catch phrase for the i3. Now having lived with a BMW i3 for a…

2 days ago by Inside EVs Staff 17

2016 Chevrolet Volt

Consumer Reports: First Drive Of 2016 Chevrolet Volt

Consumer Reports takes a quick look at the 2016 Chevrolet Volt, prior to purchasing its own for an extended test drive and full evaluation. The new generation Volt is compared to its predecessor from 2011 model year, and Consumer Reports notes improvements in most areas, like ride comfort, quieter drive,…

5 days ago by Mark Kane 37

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

Kia Optima PHEV Test Drive Review

Autocar is one of the first media outlets to test the pre-production 2016 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid, which will go on sale in second half of 2016 (see announcement and details). The Optima PHEV is based (or jointly developed, if you will) on the 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid, with…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 15

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Test Drive Review: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV GX4hs

Autocar was among the first to test drive the new 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (the highest trim GX4hs version) in theUK. The Dynamic Shield front, new wheels and several other changes make the SUV looks more stylish There are also changes to the suspension that should make it better suited to…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 30

Tesla Model S 70D Review

Tesla Model S 70D – Video Test Drive Review

Here we present an somewhat elusive review of a lower-end Tesla Model S. Tested in this video review is the Model S 70D, the best bang-for-your-buck version of the Model S. Though the review starts off in a rather unexpected manner, it soon turns into one of the most well-polished…

1 month ago by Electric CarsTV 11

2016 Nissan LEAF & CHAdeMO fast charger

30 kWh 2016 Nissan LEAF Test Drive Review

Auto Express got its hands on the 2016 Nissan LEAF with the 30 kWh battery. Auto Express notes that LEAF is now back on the top of the range chart (aside from Tesla) and that its ~25% improvement in range will increase its practicality. Overall, the review is rather rough….

1 month ago by Mark Kane 73

InsideEVs - One Of The Drive Electric Week 2015 Hong Kong Event Sponsors

Congratulations To Drive Electric Week 2015 Hong Kong

Congratulations to Charged Hong Kong and all participants for making the first Drive Electric Week in the city a very successful event. Although they weren’t able to organize an EV rally due to logistics and traffic regulations, participants were able to promote EVs, their technology and most of all the…

2 months ago by Alex Wai 2

During September, The First Six Model X SUVs Were Delivered!

Road & Track Test Drives Tesla Model X

Road & Track had the opportunity to briefly test drive the Tesla Model X following last night’s reveal (full video/recap here). Overall, Road & Track seems highly impressed with the electric crossover. Here are some highlights from the test drive review: “First off: This thing is crazy fast. I only got…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 7

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e – First Drive

BMW has made several announcements in the past few weeks about upcoming PHEV models. Naturally, with the ICE engines hitting the efficiency limits, many manufacturers are turning to plug-in hybrid solutions to keep up with reduced emissions levels. The first such vehicle to hit the US market from BMW is…

2 months ago by Michael Beinenson 29