Test Drives

Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid Test Drive Review Nets 3 Of 5 Stars

The Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in received the worst rating among the three IONIQ versions offered (conventional hybrid received four stars, while all-electric three-and-a-half star) by Autocar, netting just 3 of 5 stars. The all-electric version, reviewed eight months ago, did not impress in terms of excitement, but it was deemed a solid…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 36

2017 Tesla Model S P100D In Australia – Video Review

The top of the line Tesla Model S P100D has finally reached Australia, but is damn expensive there – retailing from around $250,000. PerformanceDrive.com.au noted that latest Tesla Model S is: the most powerful sedan currently on the market (580kW and 1250Nm) quickest production sedan the largest cabins in the…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 5

1-Month Tesla Model X Review – Video

Jon Rettinger (TechnoBuffalo) recently leased a Tesla Model X 75D. In just over a month, he has had no issues with the falcon wing door sensors, and he states that the early “fit and finish” issues are no longer present. One issue that Jon points out is that the white…

3 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 0

Chevrolet Bolt

Mr. Mobile Drives The Chevrolet Bolt – Video

Michael Fisher (aka Mr. Mobile) provided us with a Chevrolet Volt review not too long ago. Now, he gets an opportunity to check out the Chevrolet Bolt. Mr. Mobile calls the Bolt: “A crossover with enough range, power and features to make you almost forget that it’s 100 percent electric.”…

4 weeks ago by Steven Loveday 12

Workhorse W-15 Plug-In Electric Truck Test Drive Review

The Workhorse W-15, a plug-in pick-up truck with 80 miles of electric range, was recently unveiled from the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach, along with first test drives; although it was still more like a demonstration of a pre-production prototype. The company has apparently increased its Letters of Intent from fleets…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 28

BMW 530e PHEV Test Drive Review

BMW’s new 5 Series now offers no-compromise plug-in power. – Munich, Germany On a cold, foggy morning in the Alps southeast of Munich, right along the Austrian border, I don’t notice any of the BMW 530e’s hybrid wizardry working. It’s there, silently and effortlessly and unobtrusively switching between gasoline and…

1 month ago by Steven Ewing 4

2018 BMW 530e Test Drive Review

The new plug-in hybrid BMW 530e iPerformance is just now entering the market, and here we have the first drive review (out of Germany) from BMWBLOG. With a 9.2 kWh battery it’s mostly considered a short-range plug-in, but the all-electric range (50 km/31 miles in theory, and some 30km/19 miles of…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 20