2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Tickles Chevy Volt With Ambition

Despite its horrid design (a few may argue otherwise), it is difficult to deny that the 2016 Toyota Prius is a more than exciting vehicle on the tarmac with yet unmatched fuel economy. We think it would be safe to say the same about the upcoming second-gen Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid that’s known simply as Read more about 2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Tickles Chevy Volt With Ambition[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Self-Driving Still Elusive

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is great. At $30,000 (after federal tax incentive), buyers get at least 200 miles of range on a single charge, unparalleled passenger and cargo space for its class, more horsepower than the Volt, as well as an EV hatch design that finally doesn’t suck. The only drawback of the Bolt, particularly Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Self-Driving Still Elusive[…]

2017 Nissan Leaf Gets Range Extender – Chevy Bolt Beware!

Although it wasn’t mentioned explicitly, the semi-autonomous ProPilot technology that Nissan recently premiered on a Leaf prototype is going to make its way into the second-gen electric hatch for 2017. The same plot applies to the new range extender called e-Power which, as is typical of Nissan, is being hinted for an upcoming compact car. Read more about 2017 Nissan Leaf Gets Range Extender – Chevy Bolt Beware![…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Fault It Cannot Fix

If a battery electric ride doesn’t have enough range, it can be remedied by the introduction of a range extender gas engine. If it’s ugly, one or two refreshes would be able to change people’s opinion about it. But there is a disadvantage faced by the Chevrolet Bolt that cannot be fixed, at least without Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Fault It Cannot Fix[…]

Could 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Handle Model 3 Pressure?

It doesn’t take a genius to know that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is no match for the Tesla Model 3. And it only requires looking at the segments they each are meant to compete in to know that they’re aiming at different sorts of buyers. Whereas the Bolt is looking to attract those who want Read more about Could 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Handle Model 3 Pressure?[…]

2017 Toyota Prius PHEV Target Surprises Chevy Volt

Although they are technically not the same kind of plug-in vehicles, the closest competitor to the Chevrolet Volt is Toyota Prius PHEV – otherwise known as the Prius Prime in the US – that is set to arrive later this year. Looking at their relative specs, the Prius Prime can actually mount a robust challenge Read more about 2017 Toyota Prius PHEV Target Surprises Chevy Volt[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Lacks Decisive Feature – For Now

Besides being spacious and quick, it has enough range to be among the best EVs for 2017. Furthermore, it doesn’t look half as bad as how consumers would expect an EV to look. It’s pretty decent. There doesn’t seem to be anything that the Chevrolet Bolt lacks, except for a key feature which puts it Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt Lacks Decisive Feature – For Now[…]

Updated 2017 Nissan Leaf Range Could Ruin Bolt, Model 3!

Despite the leaps made in other aspects of electric vehicles, range remains the number one priority for EV car shoppers, unless they live on an island like Japan. For the US next year, it is paramount that the most popular all-electric models – Tesla Model S, Chevrolet Bolt, and Nissan Leaf – offer at least Read more about Updated 2017 Nissan Leaf Range Could Ruin Bolt, Model 3![…]

Next-Gen 2017 Nissan Juke Could Take After Leaf EV

Nissan believes that its success with electrification shouldn’t be confined to dedicated battery-powered vehicles in the future, as it states its intent in bringing zero-emissions to its current crossover lineup as well. So far, Nissan is known in the EV market solely for its work on the Nissan Leaf, which has over the past half Read more about Next-Gen 2017 Nissan Juke Could Take After Leaf EV[…]

2017 Nissan Leaf Has 220 Miles – But No Signs Of Life

After a long wait, Nissan has finally broken its silence over the second-gen Nissan Leaf at EVS29 conference in Montreal, Canada. The electric hatch should be revealed anytime soon given that we’re now less than half a year away from 2017. However, the automaker has merely confirmed that its sales-leading EV is going to pack Read more about 2017 Nissan Leaf Has 220 Miles – But No Signs Of Life[…]

2016 Nissan Leaf Poked At Model 3 – Big Mistake!

In a bid to stay relevant in the EV market, while all the talk has shifted to the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, Nissan has tried to market the Leaf in a way that it thought was cheeky. It has rather unsurprisingly backfired on the automaker. Putting up a poster that folks shouldn’t have Read more about 2016 Nissan Leaf Poked At Model 3 – Big Mistake![…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Hope Against Model 3

The clear favorite between the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3 is surely the latter, though it has often been pointed out that they both appeal to very different buyers despite being compact all-electric vehicles. While it’s true that the Model 3 has more battery options for superior range to the Bolt, as well Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Hope Against Model 3[…]

2016 Tesla Model X Raises Bar For Chevy, Nissan

Since the end of the 2012, most to all Tesla sales have been carried by the Tesla Model S alone, and it didn’t really need any help in putting Tesla’s name up in lights as it became the world’s top-selling EV in 2015. Even without contributions from the Model X, the sedan wouldn’t have any Read more about 2016 Tesla Model X Raises Bar For Chevy, Nissan[…]

2017 BMW i3: Range Extender Doesn’t Help

Whereas the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf would both cost a little north of $35,000, the 2017 BMW i3 starts at $1,200 pricier than its 2016 model at $44,600, justified by 50 percent more range and a host of added standard features. On battery power alone, the new i3 has 114 miles of available range Read more about 2017 BMW i3: Range Extender Doesn’t Help[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Relief – Massive Issue Settled Quickly

In order for the Chevrolet Bolt to be competitive not only against the Tesla Model 3, but more pertinently the second-gen Nissan Leaf, GM needs to expedite its development of the Super Cruise semi-autonomous system for the hatch. A fully autonomous fleet of Chevy Bolt taxis would be deployed soon enough as plenty of progress Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Relief – Massive Issue Settled Quickly[…]

Blame Next-Gen Nissan Leaf For 2016 Downfall

The new Chevrolet Volt models are coming up fast, plus the Bolt seems to be getting a lot of positive hype and the Tesla Model 3 is steamrolling through the competition with its reservation numbers. Hence it’s easy to say that they’re the cause of the Nissan Leaf floundering with heavy sales losses. That’s not Read more about Blame Next-Gen Nissan Leaf For 2016 Downfall[…]

2017 Nissan Leaf: Upper Hand Over Chevy Volt

There are two major reasons why the Chevrolet Volt, although a totally different fruit from the Leaf, currently has the advantage over its close rival. Prior to late last year, both nameplates were always more or less neck to neck competing for sales in a budding EV market. While the 2016 Nissan Leaf offers what Read more about 2017 Nissan Leaf: Upper Hand Over Chevy Volt[…]

2017 Nissan Leaf: Range Proves Inadequate

No other plug-in electric drive in the world has had more lifetime sales than the Nissan Leaf, and with 107 miles available from a full charge it has the most all-electric range in its class for 2016. With that in mind, how is it that the gas-less hatchback has managed to fall from the second Read more about 2017 Nissan Leaf: Range Proves Inadequate[…]

2017 Tesla Model S Doesn’t Need That Much Range

Let’s face it, the Tesla Model 3 is still a long way off for many of us who have already placed a reservation for the all-new all-electric compact sedan. It’s probably at least one and a half years away, so how do we afford a Tesla in the meantime. Well, if your budget is able Read more about 2017 Tesla Model S Doesn’t Need That Much Range[…]

2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Overwhelmed By Model 3

There are a number of reasons for the Chevrolet Bolt to lose out to the Tesla Model 3, but the most salient one has to be how well the latter is backed by a vast Supercharger network. This advantage applies to the Model S and Model X as well. The major difference is that the Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Overwhelmed By Model 3[…]