Test Drives

InsideEVs - One Of The Drive Electric Week 2015 Hong Kong Event Sponsors

Congratulations To Drive Electric Week 2015 Hong Kong

Congratulations to Charged Hong Kong and all participants for making the first Drive Electric Week in the city a very successful event. Although they weren’t able to organize an EV rally due to logistics and traffic regulations, participants were able to promote EVs, their technology and most of all the…

2 weeks ago by Alex Wai 2

During September, The First Six Model X SUVs Were Delivered!

Road & Track Test Drives Tesla Model X

Road & Track had the opportunity to briefly test drive the Tesla Model X following last night’s reveal (full video/recap here). Overall, Road & Track seems highly impressed with the electric crossover. Here are some highlights from the test drive review: “First off: This thing is crazy fast. I only got…

2 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 7

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e – First Drive

BMW has made several announcements in the past few weeks about upcoming PHEV models. Naturally, with the ICE engines hitting the efficiency limits, many manufacturers are turning to plug-in hybrid solutions to keep up with reduced emissions levels. The first such vehicle to hit the US market from BMW is…

2 weeks ago by Michael Beinenson 27

BMW i8 Versus Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (source: Drive)

BMW i8 Versus Mercedes-Benz AMG GT – Video Comparison

Drive published a comparison of two similarly priced cars – BMW i8 (from $299,000 AUD) and Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (from $295,000 AUD) from the Australian point of view. BMW i8 is called a supercar for the iPad generation, but ultimately lost as the review winner was the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT….

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 4

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…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 17

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”…

2 months ago by Eric Cote 96

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…

2 months 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…

2 months 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…

2 months 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 months ago by Mark Kane 4