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2019 Chrysler Pacifica Americas Minivan Hybrid and Not +VIDEO Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Americas Minivan Hybrid and Not +VIDEO Review By Larry Nutson

Many SUV buyers once drove a van, also a vehicle that provides great convenience. Today, the van/minivan segment is now about 500,000 sales per year. A far cry from years ago. GM doesn’t even offer a minivan. Chrysler, recognized as the originator of the minivan segment more than 30 years ago, is by far the leader. B ... Continue reading

China EV Monopoly Aided By "Tra-la-la" US Politicians (Mostly Democrats... STOP IT!)

China EV Monopoly Aided By "Tra-la-la" US Politicians (Mostly Democrats... STOP IT!)

The plan includes more advertisements to promote these vehicles, ride-and-drive events and putting together a network of charging stations throughout the United States. The recommendations also seek to push hydrogen fuel cell cars. ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review - By Larry Nutson, More Power More Economy More

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review - By Larry Nutson, More Power More Economy More

Trend forecasts say more and more new vehicle buyers will choose an SUV, both large and small. And trend forecasts also say more and more new vehicles will have electrified power trains. ... Continue reading

Electric Drive Vehicle Sales Dashboard

Electric Drive Vehicle Sales Dashboard

EDTA has implemented a new methodology for compiling our monthly report of U.S. plug-in vehicle sales, including plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles. We continue to utilize sales data reports received directly from EDTA members, data sourced from public statements, and, as of September 2018, utilize monthly e ... Continue reading

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium" By John Heilig

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium" By John Heilig

New Car Review: 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium; I guess for old timers like myself, conservative styling is the way to go. Both my wife and I liked the Toyota Avalon particularly because of its muted styling. Oh sure, it has a few features that are over the top, but the overall impression is one of sedateness. ... Continue reading

2018 Lexus NX 300h - Hybrid SUV Review By John Heilig

2018 Lexus NX 300h - Hybrid SUV Review By John Heilig

There’s decent power from the 2.5-liter hybrid power plant. Handling is equally good. We had a few “instances” on one commute and the NX allowed us to escape unscathed. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Named a Finalist for Green Car Journal’s Prestigious 2019 Green SUV of the Year® Award

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Named a Finalist for Green Car Journal’s Prestigious 2019 Green SUV of the Year® Award

(MMNA) today announced the Outlander plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) was named a finalist for the 2019 Green SUV of the Year® award by Green Car Journal. The award honors the SUV that raises the bar in environmental performance while remaining affordable for most consumers. ... Continue reading

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Production EV - Toyota Mirai

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Production EV - Toyota Mirai

“Mirai means ‘future’ in Japanese and that’s where this technology will take us,” said Ed Laukes, group vice president, marketing, Toyota Motor North America. “The new marketing campaign shows how Mirai gives drivers the power to move the world forward with the touch of a button.” ... Continue reading

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid at São Paulo Motor Show 2018

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid at São Paulo Motor Show 2018

Gasoline engine runs perfectly on E27 ethanol-gasoline blend. One of the highlights of the Nissan booth at the 30th São Paulo International Auto Show is the hybrid version of the X-Trail crossover. The world's best-selling sports utility is in Brazil in its version also equipped with an electric motor to show that the ... Continue reading

Celebrity Climate Hypocrites - Which Celebrities Are Actually Going Green With Their Vehicles?

Celebrity Climate Hypocrites - Which Celebrities Are Actually Going Green With Their Vehicles?

Many big names often preach about how the world needs to step up to deal with climate change, it can sometimes feel like we're not doing our part. However, are the rich and famous really holding up to their words? Lets look at some celebrity climate hypocrites. ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota Prius c Four Review By John Heilig

2018 Toyota Prius c Four Review By John Heilig

Our tester is the Prius c, originally intended to be the “city” version. As such it is slightly smaller in size than its cohorts, with a more conservative engine. It still offers outstanding fuel economy. ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB RADIO Saturday November 3, 2018; WNYM Radio AM 970 7-9 AM - Helping You Enjoy The Drive

AUTO LAB RADIO Saturday November 3, 2018; WNYM Radio AM 970 7-9 AM - Helping You Enjoy The Drive

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York City radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Featuring an in-studio panel of experienced hands-on automotive experts sharing accurate, honest, practical and street-smart car repair, automotive career opportunities and vehicle and repair bu ... Continue reading

Trucks and Electrified Vehicles Spark Strong October 2018 Sales for American Honda

Trucks and Electrified Vehicles Spark Strong October 2018 Sales for American Honda

American Honda trucks gain 6.5% to set new October record Honda electrified vehicles have best month on record, exceeding 6,000 retail sales for second month in a row Honda Pilot sales climb 31% for best October sales; Odyssey rises 15% Acura trucks set new October record, gaining 15% Acura RDX records best October and ... Continue reading

Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors to Invest in Israel and Deploy First Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

Volkswagen, Mobileye and Champion Motors to Invest in Israel and Deploy First Autonomous EV Ride-Hailing Service

Intel's Mobileye and Champion Motors on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, announced plans to deploy Israel’s first self-driving ride hailing service in 2019. ... Continue reading

NO NEW GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLES IN THE U.S. BY 2014...Can It Be Done?

NO NEW GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLES IN THE U.S. BY 2014...Can It Be Done?

By Marc J. Rauch, Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher - The world seems to be in the midst of an energy crisis, fueled (if you'll pardon the pun) by issues related to petroleum oil and gasoline. Among the consequences of these issues are soaring prices of other consumer products and services; limited freedom of personal ... Continue reading

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