Posts by Jake Holmes

Volvo S90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid Test Drive Review

A modern, efficient plug-in drivetrain is the cherry on top of a lovely luxury sedan. – Detroit, Michigan It doesn’t take many miles in the driver’s seat to figure that the Volvo S90 is a lovely luxury car: stylish, easy to drive, and certainly a sublime place to spend time in any…

2 months ago by Jake Holmes 7

2018 Mini Cooper S E Countryman Plug-In Hybrid – Why Buy?

A plug-in hybrid option expands the small crossover’s utility. – Detroit, Michigan The range of cars available in Mini showrooms has ballooned far beyond the original retro-cute Cooper hatchback. The Countryman is the brand’s take on a small crossover, with a slightly elevated ride height and a reasonably roomy cargo area delivering more practicality in…

3 months ago by Jake Holmes 11


2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Test Drive Review

The newest plug-in Panamera is quicker, faster, and more fuel efficient than its non-hybrid progenitor. – Stuttgart, Germany Buying a plug-in hybrid does not mean giving up on driving excitement – in fact it might mean the opposite. We’ve already detailed the furious performance of the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid…

5 months ago by Jake Holmes 4

Mercedes-AMG Project One Bursts Onto Stage With 1,000 HP

Over 217 mph thanks to four electric motors and an F1-derived V6 engine. It’s finally here. Ahead of the start of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dieter Zetsche, revealed the new Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar, and it’s just as impressive as expected. The stats you care…

5 months ago by Jake Holmes 6

Tesla Model 3: Almost Everything We Know

Tesla’s smallest, most affordable model promises a driving range of up to 310 miles. The Model 3 is without a doubt the most important vehicle that Tesla has ever made. It joins the Model S sedan and Model X crossover, but will be far more affordable than either of those…

7 months ago by Jake Holmes 1

Hyundai IONIQ Electric – Why Buy? Video

Affordable and easy to live with, the Hyundai Ioniq enters the EV segment. – Detroit, Michigan Hyundai’s big push into the green-car space is called Ioniq. But rather than pick just one alternative-fuel powertrain, Hyundai has chosen three: Buyers can pick from a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-electric…

10 months ago by Jake Holmes 59

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Test Drive Review

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review: The No-Fuss Gas-Saver The thriftiest version of an excellent minivan is still a great choice for hauling your family. – Detroit, Michigan Equipping a minivan with a plug-in hybrid powertrain makes all the sense in the world. After all, minivans often make short trips with…

10 months ago by Jake Holmes 60