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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).

Jun
19
2020 Ford Police Interceptor

2020 Ford Police Interceptor

Ford says that one big reason its redesigned 2020 Explorer was switched from a front-drive platform to a rear-drive-based one was to improve front/rear weight balance and thus handling … and that’s largely to appease departments that use the Police Interceptor version for law enforcement.

And a lot of departments use them for law enforcement.

Jun
11
2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE in Indus Silver Metallic (a $575 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 HSE

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles Driven: 152

Fuel Used: NA

Jun
07
2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE in Blizzard Pearl (a $395 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 817

Fuel Used: 15.3 gallons

Jun
04
2019 BMW X1

2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i in Sunset Orange Metallic (a $550 option)

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2018 BMW X1 xDrive28i

Class: Premium Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 463

Fuel Used: 19.2 gallons

May
31
2019 Audi A7 in Triton Blue

2019 Audi A7 quattro Prestige in Triton Blue (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52019 Audi A7 quattro Prestige

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles Driven: 289

Fuel Used: 13.9 gallons

May
20
Honda Passport Elite

2019 Honda Passport Elite in Lunar Silver

2015 Audi Q52019 Honda Passport AWD Elite

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 295

Fuel Used: 19.5 gallons

Apr
30
2019 GMC Sierra CarbonPro, GMC Sierra CarbonPro

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 CarbonPro Edition

It seems pickup-truck boxes are no longer the simple cargo-carrying addendums they used to be. In fact, they’ve become the new battleground over which pickup wars are being waged.

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