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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.

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.

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).

2020 BMW 840i Coupe

2020 BMW 840i Coupe in Aventurin Red Metallic (a $1950 option)

2015 Audi Q5

2020 BMW 840i Coupe

Class: Premium Sporty/Performance Car

Miles driven: 251

Fuel used: 8.9 gallons

2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD in Sonic Silver

2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD in Sonic Silver

2015 Audi Q52020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 413

Fuel used: 16.2 gallons

1.6T, Test Drive: 2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited in Portofino Gray

2020 Infiniti QX60 Luxe2020 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Class: Midsize Car

Miles driven: 460

Fuel used: 14.9 gallons

BMW X6 xDrive40i

2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i in Mineral White Metallic (a $550 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 BMW X6 xDrive40i

Class: Premium Midsize Crossover SUV

Miles driven: 265

Fuel used: 13.2 gallons

2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport

2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport in Havana Red

Quick Spin, Quick Spin, 2020 Genesis G70

2020 Genesis G70 AWD 3.3T Sport

Class: Premium Compact Car

Miles driven: 499

Fuel used: 28.6 gallons

Gladiator Mojave

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave in Bright White

2015 Audi Q52020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave 4X4

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 172

Fuel used: 10.3 gallons

'20 Nissan Sentra SR Premium, Monarch Orange

2020 Nissan Sentra SR Premium in Monarch Orange/Super Black two-tone (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52020 Nissan Sentra SR Premium

Class: Compact Car

Miles driven: 248.1

Fuel used: 8.9 gallons