Posts from ‘Electric Vehicles’

Dec
05
Consumer Guide 2023 Best Buys

2023 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Kia Leads Popular Brands with Five Awards

Genesis Tops Premium List with Four Best Buys

Nov
26
VinFast, 2023 VinFast VF 8

2023 VinFast VF 9 (left) and 2023 VinFast VF 9

A new challenger in the all-electric vehicle market brought its wares to the 2022 LA Auto Show. VinFast has its sights set on Tesla, Rivian, and other premium brands by offering a pair of battery-powered midsize SUVs. On their own, these vehicles might not merit much more than a casual shrug. Rather, it’s the company itself and a unique marketing strategy that has us taking notice.

Nov
21
2023 Genesis G80 Electrified

2023 Genesis G80 Electrified in Capri Blue (a $575 color option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2023 Genesis G80 Electrified

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 246

Battery capacity: 87.2 kWh

Nov
17
Fiat 500e Maitroppo Bulgari Concept, 2025 Fiat 500e

Fiat 500e Maitroppo Bulgari Concept

2022 Los Angeles Auto Show

Down to just a single model in the U.S., the Fiat Brand is showing signs of life. Revealed today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 500e, an electrified version of Fiat’s 2-door subcompact hatchback, will return to the U.S. in early 2024.

Nov
16
Genesis X Convertible Concept

Genesis X Convertible Concept

2022 Los Angeles Auto ShowRevealed at a private event in advance of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Genesis X Convertible hints at what a production open-top car from the Korean luxury brand might look like—assuming such a thing were ever to be built. The X Convertible is third in a series of Genesis “X” concept cars, following the X Concept (2021), and the X Speedium Coupe (August, 2022).

Nov
15
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Ultimate

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Ultimate in Thunder Grey Metallic (a $695 color option)

2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge Twin Ultimate

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 400

Battery capacity: 78 kWh

Nov
04
GMC Sierra EV Interior

2024 GMC Sierra EV Denali Edition 1

Another contestant is joining the booming all-electric pickup truck market as on October 20, GMC announced the opening of pre-orders for the 2024 Sierra EV. The Sierra EV will be this General Motors brand’s second battery-powered pickup following the 2020 premiere of the GMC HUMMER EV.

Oct
28
1974 International Scout, Scout EV Brand

1974 International Scout

Volkswagen recently launched a new vehicle division that will focus on building fully electric pickup trucks and SUVs. Dubbed ‘Scout,” the first products that will be sold under this marque are slated to debut for the 2026 model year. They will, at least for now, be exclusively designed and sold in US market.

Oct
21
 2023 Jeep Avenger

2023 Jeep Avenger 1st Edition

Paris Auto Show

At the 2022 Paris Auto Show, Jeep unveiled its first fully electric vehicle, the 2023 Avenger. This subcompact-class crossover slots below the Renegade in size and at least for now, will not be sold in North America.

If the Avenger name sounds familiar, that’s because it was previously used by Jeep-parent Stellantis’ Dodge brand, first on a sporty coupe produced from 1994-2000 and then later on a midsize sedan that was made between 2007-2014.

Oct
06
2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid

By Paul Herrold

Unless you’re used to being catapulted off the deck of an aircraft carrier in a fighter jet, or strapped into the seat of a Top Fuel Funny Car at the NHRA Nationals, there are few experiences that will prepare you for a 0-60 mph launch in the new Tesla Model S Plaid edition. With a recorded 1.99-second to 60 mph run on the books, you’ll be shoved back into your seat so hard that you might find it hard to breathe; the acceleration forces on your body are—quite literally—breathtaking.  If you ever have a chance to drive or just ride in one of these… do it, it is thoroughly impressive.