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Learning from the last time it brought the 5-door A3 to the US, Audi is selling the sedan and the cabriolet versions of the new A3 first to American car buyers who have a strange dislike for hatchbacks and wagons.

Global Warming is no laughing matter. Extended seasons, southern snowfalls, odd temperature patterns, the melting of Antarctica’s ice, the Adélie penguin population declining, and sea levels rising are just a few worrisome concerns of the planet heating up.

The California-based electric motorcycle company Zero Motorcycles made impressive headlines recently. In 2014, the company finished with record sales and is planning to do it again in 2015. They’ve also released new improvements on their 2015 models. This includes Showa suspension, Bosch anti-lock brakes, Pirelli...

Every day, one can see that times are changing. Real-time communication is becoming easier and more convenient, Google put its first self-driven car on the road, and electric vehicles are gaining in popularity. California-based electric motorcycle company, Zero Motorcycles, is making headway in the North America and...

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid built on BMW’s principles of sustainable mobility, but don’t buy the i8 for its zero emissions qualities. Get the i8 because the heart and soul of this leading edge supercar comes from ...

Lexus has a reputation for making vehicles that are comfortable, quiet, safe, reliable, but perhaps a bit boring. Although the company is trying to create a more exciting brand image, through such vehicles as the exotic LFA and the new RC coupe, its bread and butter will continue to be more sensible sedans and...

After more than three years of development, testing, teasing, and having the entire powertrain was revamped less than two years ago, the all-new Acura NSX made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Not only does the new NSX look stunning, it has the raw power to make it...

Japanese automotive giant Honda isn’t just unveiling new models and concepts at this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit—it’s declaring 2015 the “Year of Honda.” The brunt of Honda’s focus at the 2015 NAIAS is on its FCV Concept, which is making its North American debut. Despite having the...

Hyundai unveiled a redesigned version of its Sonata Hybrid sedan today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2016 Sonata Hybrid’s 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine offers a 10 percent jump in fuel economy compared to the outgoing model, which gets 38 mpg. The boost will allow the Sonata Hybrid to...

General Motors today unveiled a new and improved version of Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The redesigned 2016 Volt will travel about 50 miles purely on electricity stored in a new lighter 18.4 kilowatt-hour battery pack.

Breaking away from the brigade of boring, environmentally responsible electric vehicles is the 2014 BMW i3 – the first car from BMW’s eco-focused i sub-brand.

Ferrari unveiled for the first time a track-only version of its LaFerrari flagship, the FXX K. The unveiling took place at the Finali Mondiali event held at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit. The event is Ferrari’s annual celebration of the end of the motorsport season and brings together all of its separate sporting...

It’s wonderful, and sad, to see the Honda Fit EV be removed from the product line-up next year. We had a blast driving the Fit EV for a week last summer. The quirky, small EV — almost 20 inches longer than a Fiat 500e — was the perfect car for getting about both as an inner-city runner and distance partner when...

After being introduced to the Fiesta in early 2014, we have been big fans. Tiny but feisty, the Fiesta has an overall goodness that's disproportionate to its size, with a complimentary talent set that includes delightful styling, energetic handling and a high level of refinement inside.

Ford has made some bold moves when it comes to offering unique powertrains with vehicles. The Fiesta SFE EcoBoost is possibly the boldest powertrain offering for a subcompact vehicle. While the base Fiesta and most of its competitors offer standard 4-cylinder powertrains, the SFE EcoBoost is a unique option that cuts...

Harley Davidson made an electric motorcycle? One doesn’t equate the all American machine with anything electric, but that’s exactly what they designed with the idea of allowing motorcycle riders test ride and then provide feedback. Harley named the experiment the “Project LiveWire Experience Tour.”

Middleburg, Virginia is only an hour’s drive outside of metropolitan Washington, D.C., but it is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of our nation’s fair capital. Instead of crowded city streets where cabs, buses and bicycles vie for space between tall buildings, there are two-lane country roads meandering their...

Big brawny electric vehicles like the Tesla Model demonstrate that EVs aren’t necessarily small and limited. But bargain-minded car shoppers, especially those looking for a second car, are well advised to consider one of the top electric subcompacts, which can provide great maneuverability, plenty of driving range,...

Four short years ago, the Ford Fusion Hybrid won top car honors at the Detroit auto show. That version of the gas-electric Fusion was repeatedly praised - in no small measure - because it redefined how comfortable, powerful and smooth a hybrid could be. Moreover, it showed that a super-efficient midsize sedan could...

The 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid blends sophisticated styling, and technology into a package that takes Lincoln to new levels of luxury and performance. Though not as desirable as some others in its category -- for instance, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 series or Lexus ES 300h -- the MKZ Hybrid offers a uniquely opulent design,...

The hysterical television ad for the Cadillac ELR luxury electric vehicle would have us believe this: “You work hard, you create your own luck, and you gotta believe anything is possible.” It’s also intended convince us that the mean-looking electric sedan is worth its $76,000 base sticker price. Unfortunately, my...