Posts by Steven Ewing

2018 Honda Clarity PHEV Test Drive Review

Bigger than a Volt and more electric range than a Fusion Energi, but not exactly the electrified Honda we’d want. – Calistoga, California The Honda Clarity isn’t just one car, it’s three: a family of vehicles built on a shared battery-centric architecture, with hydrogen fuel cell, full-electric, and plug-in hybrid…

1 month ago by Steven Ewing 88

Nissan Discusses Sedan EV With Us In LA

Kicks may be all the rage in Los Angeles, but sedans, EVs, and yes, sports cars, are all in the pipeline. The big news for Nissan at the Los Angeles Auto Show is the 2018 Kicks crossover. The compact SUV takes the place of the Juke in the company’s North American lineup, and arrives next year,…

2 months ago by Steven Ewing 16

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz First Drive

It’s electric, it’s super cool, and it’s finally, actually happening. – Pebble Beach, California With a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz is one of the slower cars cruising 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week. Indeed, the lineup of cars trailing…

5 months ago by Steven Ewing 26

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Confirms Upcoming 240-Mile Kona EV

While it’s not clear if the EV will come to the U.S., the Kona will feature several electrified options in the future. “Clean mobility is a core strategy of the Hyundai Motor Company in the future.” That’s the message from Hyundai’s top executives, speaking to members of the media at…

7 months ago by Steven Ewing 46

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…

9 months ago by Steven Ewing 4

2018 Hyundai Ioniq

2018 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid Test Drive Review

2018 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Prototype Review: Move Over, Prius Hyundai’s plug-in Ioniq does everything your Prius Prime can do, but better. – Superior Township, Michigan The Hyundai Ioniq isn’t just one car – it’s three, all with slightly different missions to capture the attention of eco-minded shoppers. Green car editor…

9 months ago by Steven Ewing 22