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Although many electric light vehicles have shorter ranges between “refuels” than gasoline vehicles, some EVs have ranges equal to or greater than some gasoline-powered models. For the 2017 model year (MY) the maximum range for an all-electric vehicle (AEV) is 335 miles (Tesla Model S 100D), while the minimum range for a gasoline model is 224 miles (Dodge Viper). Fuel cell vehicles (three are currently on the market) have mileage ranges close to the maximum range of an AEV. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) use both gasoline...Continue reading »

Volkswagen Group will invest more than $3.3 billion (2.8 billion euros) in North America over the next three years to give a boost to its core brand as the automaker seeks to become a key volume supplier in the region. The spending through 2020 will mostly go toward new models, including two more planned SUVs designed to finally turn VW’s fortunes, after lingering at less than a 2 percent share in the world’s second-biggest car market. Some 1.2 billion US dollars (1 billion euros) of this will go toward projects in the U.S. The aim...Continue reading »

General Motors filed a Safety Petition with the Department of Transportation for its fourth-generation self-driving Bolt EV called Cruise AV, the first production-ready vehicle built from the start to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or manual controls. The Cruise AV is designed to operate safely on its own, with no driver, steering wheel, pedals or other manual controls when it goes on the road in 2019. As you can see above, Cruise AV is much different from the self-driving Chevrolet Bolts GM is testing...Continue reading »

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive alliance, announced the launch of Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund that plans to invest up to $1 billion to support open innovation over the next five years. In its first year, the fund expects to invest up to $200 million in start-ups and open innovation partnerships with technology entrepreneurs focused on new mobility, including vehicle electrification, autonomous systems, connectivity and artificial intelligence. With further annual investments, Alliance...Continue reading »

Lexus’ striking new concept vehicle – the Lexus LF-1 Limitless – will take center stage in the Lexus display during the 2018 North American International Auto Show, which takes place January 13-28. The all-new Lexus LF-1 Limitless reflects the next genre in luxury crossover vehicles. It was created by the CALTY design studio in Southern California and will be introduced during the Lexus press conference taking place January 15 at 8:35 a.m. EST. Following its appearance at the LA Auto Show in November, the all-new RX 350L will make...Continue reading »

Purchasing a new car or truck is a huge decision. After spending months researching your options, you finally make your choice and buy a new truck. Pickup trucks are extremely popular because of their sturdiness and ability to haul just about anything. To keep your truck from becoming damaged when hauling items in the back, it’s imperative to have a bed liner installed to protect your investment. Here are the top five reasons to get a bed liner. Safely Haul Cargo Trucks are great for hauling cargo, from furniture to groceries to...Continue reading »

When it comes to your car, you may not be spending enough time and attention on the maintenance of the vehicle. Keeping your vehicle in good working order is essential not only for making it last longer but for keeping you safe as well. Taking the time to familiarize yourself with proper car maintenance can save you from having to waste money on costly repairs and reduce your risk of having to deal with dangerous malfunctions. Here are five simple steps to take to maintain your vehicle properly. Check the Tires Start your regular inspection...Continue reading »

The track is still moist in spots, the marbles on both sides of the racing line shout “caution,” and the maintenance squad has begun to steam clean the roadside drainage system. Tension is in the air as we approach today’s subject. Only three people have driven this car so far without a watchdog in the passenger seat. I’ll be number four. Over the last 24 months, Porsche’s hand-built, electric-powered sport sedan—the metallic white Mission E that’s charged fully and ready to roll—has clocked less...Continue reading »

Buying a car can be both exciting and stressful, and you want to be sure you are making the right decision. After all, you’re spending a decent amount of money on the vehicle, so you want to ensure it’s worth the money you’re investing. This means you need to take a vehicle for a test drive when you are looking to make a purchasing decision. However, this test drive should help you learn more about the vehicle you’re considering, so it’s important to keep your eyes and ears out for the following six things. Interior Convenience You’re...Continue reading »

In order to shoot what seems to be a 14-minute commercial for the new GT, Ford took its Triple Yellow press car to Norway, perhaps the most stunning chunk of Scandinavia, for an entire week. Evo‘s Steve Sutcliffe was there to join the party, followed by a fleet of drones as he went driving along Atlantic Ocean Road to bring us this high-resolution supercar feast. To justify this expense report, Ford decided to break the lap record at the Arctic Circle Raceway, the world’s northernmost track large enough for a 647-horsepower...Continue reading »