I spent last week going through my daily routine of dropping off kiddos at school, heading to work, and driving home- all without leaving Oak Park, of course- behind the wheel of a Crush Blue 2017 Toyota Prius Two Eco. I did this in order to gain a bit more perspective on how a modern […]
Zero entrusted us with a 2017 DS 13.0 for a month. Robert and I took it through the paces both around Los Angeles and off road. We argued over which was the ultimate urban warrior — the Zero DS or the Zero FXS. I’ve been riding my FX(S)* every day since 2013, and consider it […]
The updated-for-2016 Mazda 6 promises good looks and decent fuel economy with an extra helping of driving fun. Can it deliver?
After a full week and nearly 300 miles of driving in and around Chicago, my 2016 Toyota Corolla tester got better than 50 (fifty!) MPG.
Though usually silent on stage and screen, Teller (as in: Penn & Teller) has broken his silence to talk about how much he loves driving his Tesla.
Fun, stylish, and practical, the 2015 Fiat 500X would have been an instant classic … if only it wasn’t saddled with that terrible transmission!
It’s big, it’s roomy, it floats down the highway like an ocean vessel, and it gets 40 MPG. Is there to NOT love about he 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid?
The new for 2016 Chevy Volt promised a better interior and more room, but is it enough to really call it a family car?
I spent over a week driving in and around heavy Chicago traffic in the 2015 Toyota Prius V. Meanwhile, Volkswagen’s world was exploding into chaos and making diesel seem like a really terrible alternative to EVs and hybrids like this one. How did that impact my views on the Prius V? Let’s find out! […]
With a lot more interior space and cargo capacity than the standard Prius, the 2015 Toyota Prius V is the futuristic wagon for people who demand better MPG.
Is the 2015 Toyota Prius V a hyper-efficient minivan or a futuristic take on the traditional station wagon? Is it just a big Prius, after all? We find out.
The great state of Tennessee has seen its share of innovation. From Memphis to Oak Ridge to Nashville, the Volunteer State has been the site of much technological and social progress. With that said, the EV movement has taken hold with Tesla leading the way, and that EV company has recently been crowned for offering the most reliable […]
Toyota promised “no more boring cars” at last year’s Detroit Auto Show, and the 2015 Toyota Yaris is one of the first cars to benefit from that promise!
Originally published on EV Obsession. Right after test driving the Renault Zoe, I had the opportunity to test drive an Audi A3 e-tron. It offered me a good chance at an acute view between a fully electric and a plug-in hybrid electric car. My first car was an Audi. I like the design/look of Audis. […]
People who can tell the difference between a car that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and one that goes from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds are possibly a very special breed. Aside from the tiny difference of 0.3 seconds, when you’re accelerating that fast, your senses and awareness get utterly warped. So, my […]
The new for 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is so much better than the 2010-2014 model you might not even believe it’s made by the same company.
Originally published on EV Obsession. I finally got to test drive a Renault Zoe. Two years after trying out the Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Volkswagen e-Up!, Smart Electric Drive, and Renault Twizy, I got my hands on the popular electric car that barely escaped my grasp a few times at EVS27 in Barcelona. For the […]
After nearly two weeks with the 2015 Mitsubishi iMiEV, I found a lot to like about the little car. That range anxiety, though …
Robert Llewellyn, star of the show Fully Charged (and an actor, comedian, and writer better known for other things), tells it like it is. Despite owning a Tesla Model S 85 and watching plenty of Tesla P85D videos, there’s no preparation for the P85D. Well, I guess there is some preparation you could do, such as […]
After just a few days with the 2015 Mitsubishi iMiEV electric car, I have come to realize that range-anxiety is a very true and real thing.