Posts by Jake Holmes


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…

2 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…

2 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…

4 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…

6 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…

7 months ago by Jake Holmes 60


2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e Test Drive Review

2017 Mercedes-Benz B250e Review: The Mercedes Of EVs High driving satisfaction and luxury appointments, so-so battery range. – Budapest, Hungary Though it’s sold with a variety of engine options in other countries, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class is offered only with an electric powertrain in the U.S. Called the B250e, the battery-powered…

7 months ago by Jake Holmes 25

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Premier – Why Buy? Video

2017 CHEVY BOLT | WHY BUY? An EV for the rest of us, and a pretty good one at that. Motor1 Senior Editor Jake Holmes puts Chevy’s Bolt EV Premier through the Why Buy? Battery to see if its battery range and relatively affordable price can make electric cars mainstream….

8 months ago by Jake Holmes 76