July 2014 European EV Sales

July 2014 Electric Car Sales Report: Europe

Newcomers Edition  With some 7.100 units sold and still without the Austria numbers, the European EV market continues in good health, having sold twice as much as last year (3.578 units in July '13).   Looking at the models ranking, the Top 10 positions continue the same, with Outlander PHEV strong in #1,...

Hybrid Car Review: 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

Now that the hybrid engine has been around awhile, say 15 years, you'd think that its basic technology would be something automotive companies can add today at less of a cost than say, 7 years ago.  Now I'm not implying that there's no incremental cost involved in launching a new power...

2016 Chevy Volt tease

New for 2015: The 2016 Chevrolet Volt

You may have noticed that the electric car talk these days is all about Tesla; or the duo of new BMW's EVs, the i3 and i8. But the one that helped pave the way is the Chevy Volt. Remember how it was ridiculed back in the day?  How it was a fancier...

Drag Race Friday: Tesla Model S v. Modded Cadillac CTS-V

The things that must be done to beat a Tesla off the line are incredible.  Here's another race from our friends at Drag Times.com.  This one features a Tesla Model S against a Cadillac CTS-V, a very fast car production car.  However, this Caddy is mechanically pimped out.  From DragTimes.com: Quarter...

Diesel Car Review: 2014 VW Touareg TDI

The VW Touareg is the one SUV that people can't readily say or spell.  Is it Toor-egg?  Or Toir-egg?  Tom-a-to?  Or Tom-ah-to? Who cares about spelling?  We care about giddy-up and value. As you should already know, one man's Touareg is another woman's Cayenne.  And they're both close cousins to the Audi...

Diesel Car Review: 2 Takes on the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI

The title screen in the video above sets the proper stage for the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI, "Might as Well Face It, You're Addicted to Torque."  Our apologies to the estate of Robert Palmer, but that's how a lot of people feel once they press their right foot down in...

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