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Oct
19
2017 Chevrolet Bolt

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

For many consumers, the strangest thing about driving an electric vehicle has nothing to do with how that car or crossover operates. Instead, it’s the “re-fueling” of the vehicle that takes some getting used to.

Aug
26
Lexus Qi charger, Qi Wireless Charging. What is Qi?

This Qi wireless charger is located in the center console of a Lexus NX compact crossover.

The concept of moving electric energy from a power source to a device without a wired connection is not new. Physicist Nikola Tesla developed the “Tesla Coil” more than a hundred years ago for that purpose. Practical applications, however, have been a long time coming.

Dec
12
Supercharger, How Turbocharging Works

This belt-driven supercharger is designed to force more air into an engine than it would naturally take in.

“There’s no substitute for cubic inches.” This was a catch phrase during the muscle-car years when the quickest of the quick carried large-displacement V8s. At that time, torque was almost directly related to displacement, and—in another catch phrase—“Torque is what wins in the stock classes” (meaning street cars). How turbocharging works.

Apr
19
2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge

Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription in Denim Blue Metallic (a $645 option)

Quick Spin

2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge T8 Inscription

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles Driven: 362

Fuel Used: 10.0 gallons

Apr
16
2021 BMW 330e Sedan

2021 BMW 330e Sedan in Alpine White

Quick Spin

2021 BMW 330e Sedan

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 157

Fuel used: 4.2 gallons

Apr
14
2021 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

2021 Nissan Leaf SL Plus in Sunset Drift Chromaflair paint (a $395 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2021 Nissan Leaf SL Plus

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles driven: 179

Battery capacity: 62 kWh

Apr
09
Mini Cooper SE Hardtop

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop in White Silver Metallic

Quick Spin, Consumer Guide

2020 Mini Cooper SE Hardtop

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles driven: 151

Fuel used: NA

Apr
07
2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL in Shimmering Silver Pearl

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL

ClassCompact Car

Miles driven: 757

Fuel used: 21.6 gallons

Apr
06
2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392

2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392 in F8 Green

This post could have just as easily been “480 Cool Things about the 2021 Dodge Durango SRT 392.” That would have counted each of its 475 horsepower and five other cool things of some sort.

Apr
05

3-cylinder vehicles

You already know the answer. Why would an automaker offer a car or truck with a 3-cylinder engine? Money. There are other reasons, but money is the primary motivator.