Test Drives

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…

2 days 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…

2 weeks 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…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 39

I have an 8.8kW solar array on my home in Chester, NJ. It generates most of the electricity I use for the house and charging needs.

BMW i3 REx One Year Review

Well that went by fast. After waiting patiently for years for BMW to bring the “Megacity” car, their first production electric vehicle to market, my first year of ownership really flew by quickly. On May 21st of last year I was the first i3 REx delivery in the US. My…

1 month ago by Tom Moloughney 75

Renault ZOE

Long-Term Renault ZOE Review

EV Fleet World released a short summary from its long-term test of the Renault ZOE in UK. As it turns out, after six months and almost five thousand miles, impressions are very positive. According to the article, living with an electric vehicle is much easier than you’d expect. Range of…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 19

McLaren P1 GTR

McLaren P1 GTR Review

The multi-million dollar McLaren P1 GTR is quite possible the world’s most-capable (in terms of outright performance) plug-in electric car. Somehow, the lucky gents over at Autocar got a chance to drive the piece of spectacular machinery. Autocar’s full review is definitely worth the read.  It concludes: What is the…

3 months ago by Eric Loveday 5

Warm Silver Tesla Model S 70D

Automobile Magazine Test Drives Tesla Model S 70D

Automobile Magazine released one of the first reviews of the Tesla Model S 70D. Overall, the review basically states that the 70D is just a better entry-level Model S that’s slightly less capable than 85D. The new Tesla 70D that jumps in place of 60 has 10 more kWh of…

4 months ago by Mark Kane 11

BMW i3 Priced Above $45,000 Cap

BMW i3 BEV Long-Term Test Drive Review

BMWBLOG has had our BMW i3 BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) right at four months now and the futuristic electric car just turned 4,000 miles. I was a bit concerned that being an “early adopter” of all the i3’s new tech could be problematic or even glitchy. That wasn’t the case….

4 months ago by Inside EVs Staff 9

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Car & Driver Reviews Tesla Model S P85D

“Tesla’s Model S P85D acts like a car built on the mantra “Waiting is for suckers,” states Car & Driver in its review of the Tesla Model S P85D. Car & Driver is highly impressed with the acceleration of the P85D. Its acceleration is unlike anything out there today. 0…

6 months ago by Mike Anthony 9