Hybrids, Electric Vehicles, Green Cars

Motor Matters: Honda’s Got No Funky Brake Pedal

  Anyone who has driven an Electric Vehicle or a Hybrid has noticed the brakes feel weird. Even after some getting used to, the non-linear, unpredictable response from “regenerative brakes” can make experienced drivers look like student drivers, especially at … Continue reading

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Green Cars of the Future Will Drink Gasoline

The popular notion is that “green cars” are electric cars. While that may be accurate, a new report from the Boston Consulting Group claims clean and efficient internal combustion-powered vehicles will dominate the green scene for the coming decade. Internal … Continue reading

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Chevy Volt Owners Squeezing Juice From Battery

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to drive without the needing to stop for gas after motoring 300 to 400 miles on the road? Well, some early owners of the new Chevrolet Volt are doing just that — and … Continue reading

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Electric Car Right for You? There’s an App for That

“Range anxiety” is the term coined to describe drivers’ fears that they will be stranded by the limited-driving range of an electric car. BMW has an app for that. Yes, BMW has developed a smartphone app for Electric Vehicle driving. … Continue reading

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Porsche 918 Spyder — World’s Most Powerful Hybrid

Psst, have I got a deal for you. Brand new, 500 horsepower V-8 with a top speed of 199 mph. Launches 0-to 60 in 3.1 seconds — and it gets a whopping 78 miles per gallon. The catch? It costs … Continue reading

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Lexus CT 200h Hybrid– Guilt-free Green Driving

You could say that Lexus is the ruler of the luxury hybrid world. Well, the ruler at least in the United States with its capture of 90 percent of luxe sales in hybrids. Lexus has garnered high percentage sales in … Continue reading

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Mercedes S400 Hybrid — Eco-Chic Luxury Sedan

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid is an S-Class vehicle first and foremost, but one with a conscience and a nod toward environmental sustainability. It might well be properly referred to as Eco-Chic. While there are V-8 and V-12 versions of … Continue reading

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