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2015 Tesla Model S 60 kWh Review

Tesla Model S is a car without compromises and with high performance. With this type luxury product, people typically buying a Model S opt for the top of the line 85 or P85 version (now with dual drive D). Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that some 70% orders are for…

6 days ago by Mark Kane 13

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid - Image Credit: Michael Beinenson

2015 Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Review

We assume that most of you reading this have an electric propulsion vehicle or at least have driven one. Being an owner of two, I have struggled to find balance when driving our large SUV with the entire family (in-laws too) in the vehicle. The moment you let off the…

1 week ago by Michael Beinenson 20

Kia Soul EV

Autocar Test Drive Review Of Kia Soul EV

Autocar recently had the chance to test drive the Kia Soul EV.  Since we know all of the car’s specification and features, we are mostly interested in Autocar’s driving impressions. As it turns out, the Kia Soul EV was well received. It’s called smooth, refined and responsive with torquey performance…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 7

Kia Soul EV charging

The Fast Lane Car Reviews 2015 Kia Soul EV – Video

Last month, Kia rolled out the Soul EV in several countries worldwide.  And as such, reviews are starting to come in about the 93 mile car from Korea. Of note: Our own digging around EPA testing documents showed that the Kia gets an astounding 103.4 miles worth of all electric…

4 weeks ago by Jay Cole 20

Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid

Autocar Reviews Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the third plug-in hybrid from Porsche (the others being the 918 Spyder and the Panamera S e-Hybrid). In the case of the Cayenne, the plug-in version replaces the old conventional hybrid with NiMH batteries. As a plug-in, it (obviously) has more battery capacity, a more…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 6

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Autocar Reviews Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive

Autocar recently tested the newly refreshed Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive and, as it turns out, the UK reviewers were very impressed with the driving experience. The electric version is well ahead of the internal combustion engine version, so if the range, charging time or price isn’t a problem, then the EV…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 13

BMW i3 Out For A Test Drive

Three-Day Test Drives Increase BMW i3 Sales

Try it before you buy it. That’s the idea behind BMW’s new three-day, extended test drives for the BMW i3. Nearly 140 BMW dealerships in the U.S. now offer the i3 on extended loan (up to 3 days-) for potential buyers to try before they buy. This program has already…

1 month ago by Eric Loveday 12

Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID

Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Test Drive Video

Here is a short video with impressions from a Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid test drive in Copenhagen, Denmark. “With the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, the first certified three-litre luxury saloon in the world, Mercedes-Benz Reporter Torie encounters a whole new driving experience: silent, fully electric and locally emission-free.” We are…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 18

e-up!

Focus Magazine Reviews Volkswagen e-Up! – Video

“This year, the Formula E championships will see battery-powered cars tear their way around some of the world’s biggest cities. With the series well under way, Focus decided to see what the current crop of electric cars can do for day-to-day motorists. Next up: the Volkswagen e-up!” States the video…

2 months ago by Mike Anthony 17

BMW i8 Now Jalopnik's Highest Rated Car Ever

BMW i8 Becomes Jalopnik’s Highest Rated Car Ever

The hugely popular mainstream automotive website Jalopnik has declared the BMW i8 the best car it’s ever tested. Following an extensive test drive, Jalopnik scored the i8 at 92 points out of 100, making the i8 the highest rated car it’s ever tested. Here’s how the scoring breaks down (note…

2 months ago by Eric Loveday 10

BMW i8

MotorWeek BMW i8 Road Test Review – Video

BMW i8 reviews seems to be ramping up together with deliveries around the world. The latest outlet that checked out i8 was MotorWeek, who was curious if it drives as good as looks. Impressions are positive and on the track i8 achieved 0-60 in 4.4 seconds and 12.9 seconds @110…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 10