Test Drives

2016 Chevrolet Volt

2016 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive Review

Automobilemag.com published an extensive review from its test drive of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt before General Motors’ flagship hit the showrooms. After a total of 120 miles (almost half in all-electric mode), feedback is very positive compared to the first-generation Volt. New Volt is slightly cheaper, with noticeably higher all-electric…

9 hours ago by Mark Kane 12

2016 Volt Taken on an Early Test Drive

Surprise Test Drive of the 2016 Chevrolet Volt

It’s the first review of driving in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and no, it’s not from the media.  A lucky Canadian Volt owner recently had the chance to take a 2016 Chevrolet Volt for a spin, now in production at the Detroit Hamtramck facility. Overall, GM-Volt.com forum member “kickincanada”…

7 days ago by Eric Cote 95

BMW 2 Series 225e Active Tourer PHEV

First Drive: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer eDrive PHEV

The BMW 2 Series 225e Active Tourer PHEV (described earlier here) was recently tested by Autocar. For now, this is still a pre-production prototype, but is close to the final version that’s expected to launch in spring 2016. With AWD (petrol engine for the front wheels and electric motor for…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 24

Audi A3 e-tron - Image Credit Michael Beinenson / InsideEVs

Audi A3 e-tron Test Drive Review

We have been hearing exciting updates from VW Group about the Alternative Fuel Road Map and now Atlanta got a taste of what Audi has in store. The Audi A3 E-Tron (priced from $37,900) already made news when the Audi Configurator went online. No EPA rating is available,  but Audi…

1 week ago by Michael Beinenson 72

BMW i3

Volkswagen e-Golf Versus BMW i3 REx – Video

Here is another comparison of Volkswagen e-Golf and BMW i3 (REx version). Both models belong in different classes, but this doesn’t prevent comparisons. As this is a base introduction review (first drive and overall comparison), it’s more suited for new customers or the general public. Funny thing is that the…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 5

Volkswagen e-Golf.

VWVortex Volkswagen e-Golf Review

Volkswagen fan website, vwvortex.com, released in July a review of the VW e-Golf; and it’s always interesting to see a new sub-brand reviewed by enthusiasts. Review by author Will Barber began with some skepticism, mainly because of “range anxiety”. Among insights, Barber finds the look of the e-Golf much like the conventional…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 4

Tesla Model S 70D

Tesla Model S 70D Test Drive – Video

In typical Fox News fashion, there’s an emphasis on the Model S’ drawbacks (mostly its high price tag), but the reviewer thoroughly enjoyed the 70D version of the Model S, just like he did the fully optioned, high-end Model S he drove and reviewed a couple of years back: “Test…

4 weeks ago by Electric CarsTV 17

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e Review

X5 xDrive40e is the latest plug-in hybrid from BMW, but this particular model has nothing to do with BMW i series. On paper 308 hp of system power / 332 lb-ft of torque looks impressive, but all-electric range of 31 km (19 mile) NEDC (cut to some 13 miles in…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 9

Volkswagen Passat GTE Variant

Volkswagen Passat GTE Test Drive Review

Autocar recently tested the 2015 Volkswagen Passat GTE, which is entering the on-sale phase in a growing number of countries in Europe. The Passat GTE was named a very practical electric car with useful EV range and at the same time a long-distance cruiser with decent fuel consumption. We must…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 5

Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Model S P85D Test Drive Review

Tesla has been hard at work debunking the general public’s misconceptions of electric car’s range, charging times and luxury. Now Tesla has taken the Model S’ performance in to super car territory. New for 2015 is Tesla’s top of line Model S P85D, a 691 hp all wheel drive luxury…

1 month ago by Inside EVs Staff 6

Nissan 7 seat e-NV200

5 & 7-Seat Nissan e-NV200 Test Drive Review

Autocar recently tested the 5 and 7-seat Nissan e-NV200, which are based on the Nissan LEAF and use the same 24 kWh of batteries, 80 kW drivetrain and charging (3.3 kW or 6.6 kW and DC CHAdeMO inlet). 7-seat is the world’s first series produced all-electric MPV. First impressions: “This…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 39