Test Drives

BMW i3

Consumer Reports’ BMW i3 Review – Video

Consumer Reports released a video as a complement to its BMW i3 review. A more detailed review is expected when, after nine months of waiting to take delivery, Consumer Reports will finally able to pile on the miles. For now, the price, shape and still limited range turns Consumer Reports…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 11

Saab 9-3 EV prototype header

First Drive: Saab 9-3 EV

While NEVS, parent of Saab continues to work through its financing issues to bring the first all-electric Swedish car to market, our friends at Elbilen i Sverige (a prominent EV magazine in the country) have had the first opportunity to drive the prototype 9-3 electric vehicle. We our happy to…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 18

Energica Ego at Bear Mountain
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Energica Ego at Bear Mountain: Ride Review

One writer made the comment “veni, vidi, vici”, regarding the recent “Where’s My Ego?” US tour by Energica – “We came, we saw, we conquered.”  It’s not far off the mark.  We’ve been following the progress of the Energica Ego coming to market, including some very interesting pre-production ride reviews…

2 weeks ago by Ted Dillard 1

The Nissan New Mobility Concept's Parent Renault Twizy

Review And Test Drive: Renault Twizy – Video

After having had the opportunity to drive a Renault Twizy for a couple of weeks back in 2012, I still can’t quite explain just ‘what it is’ to drive to my fellow North Americans. You just have to drive it.  The only problem is – it’s a Renault, which means…

3 weeks ago by Jay Cole 13

Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf First Drive Review From UK

Autocar UK got its hands on the new Volkswagen e-Golf. The test results are spectacular. All of the Golf models, whether it be gas, diesel or electric, are virtually the same.  In regards to the electric version, there is hardly any compromises over the ICE models, a slightly smaller cargo area…

3 weeks ago by Mike Anthony 17

BBC Focus e-golf front

The Future Car Show: VW e-Golf Review – Video

The BBC Focus Science and Technology magazine has a new series just underway called “The Future Car Show” – which is a review show on “the motors that will be driving you in the future”. First up is an electric vehicle we don’t see or hear a heck of a…

1 month ago by Jay Cole 15

Very Shiny!

BMW i8 First Drive UK Review – Video

“BMW presented the new i8 hybrid supercar for the official UK launch at an event held in Mayfair, London. With two models on display I take a quick look around the car before jumping in for a test drive.” States the video’s description, Shmee150, a more popular YouTube star, gives…

2 months ago by Mike Anthony 2

kia soul ev front

Kia Soul EV Test Drive in Seoul – Video

Kia Motors recently released a video from the test drives of Kia Soul EV.  However without finding or allowing for any weaknesses for the car in this video,  we really have to call this a comprehensive presentation rather than a review. Anyways, it’s good to see more video action of Kia Soul EV.  The first units will…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 20


Autoline Drives BMW i8 – Video

Autoline Detroit, a weekly show on the automotive industry, recently drove the BMW i8. Impressions from that drive start at the 2-minute mark in the video above. Like most all reviews to date of the BMW i8, Autoline is impressed. It seems to us that BMW knock it out of…

2 months ago by Electric CarsTV 1

BMW i3 REx

BMW i3 REx Review After 1,000 Miles

I’m just past the 1,000-mile mark in my BMW i3 and I’m really enjoying the car.  It has not been all EV bliss though, as I have had some software glitches along the way, like a rolling reboot. With that said, I have no regrets and I’m confident these software…

2 months ago by Chris Neff 14