2017 Volvo S40: Proper Model 3 Rival At Last!

When word got out that Volvo’s performance division Polestar has plans to create high-output racers out of the T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants of the automaker’s vehicles, thoughts immediately went to the XC90 T8 taking on the Tesla Model X. But pitting those two against one another, despite them both being luxury SUVs, Read more about 2017 Volvo S40: Proper Model 3 Rival At Last![…]

2017 Tesla Model 3 Orders – Tesla Doesn’t Want More

The initial estimate for the Tesla Model 3 reservation numbers of 400,000 units has been revealed to be a tad optimistic, with more the specific figure being at about 385,200 units. That’s before Tesla reduced the amount to 373,000 after around 8,000 pre-order customers canceled their reservations and 4,200 were found to be duplicates. In Read more about 2017 Tesla Model 3 Orders – Tesla Doesn’t Want More[…]

2016 Nissan Leaf: Good Sort Of Failure – Worries Chevy Bolt

From being one of the most sought after electrics, the Nissan Leaf has taken a tumble for the worse in recent months, though signs of this descent were already evident late last year when the 2016 model was just released. It is not among the bottom in the plug-in sales chart, of course, but the Read more about 2016 Nissan Leaf: Good Sort Of Failure – Worries Chevy Bolt[…]

We’re Going To See Finalized 2017 Tesla Model 3 Soon

Tesla is making quick progress in ensuring that it meets the astronomical demand for the 2017 Tesla Model 3. Actual production work going underway would be a whole other challenge, but the automaker would be able to pat itself in the back for now. CEO Elon Musk has recently announced that the design of the Read more about We’re Going To See Finalized 2017 Tesla Model 3 Soon[…]

2016 Tesla Model X Is Legit – Don’t Hold Your Farts In

If it’s too good to be true, it probably is; but not if it’s a Tesla. As a brand that has upended the automotive industry with its feats, it sometimes doesn’t pay off to be skeptical about what its vehicles are capable of. And the 2016 Tesla Model X is a perfect example of that, Read more about 2016 Tesla Model X Is Legit – Don’t Hold Your Farts In[…]

Would Tesla Model 3 Buyers Be As Forgiving?

So far Tesla has managed to maintain a robust reputation in spite of the numerous issues afflicting the 2016 Tesla Model X. After assuring everyone that the crossover’s irksome production hiccups are over at the start of the year, problems arose yet again. Weirdly enough this has not caused dissent from fans. In fact, Tesla Read more about Would Tesla Model 3 Buyers Be As Forgiving?[…]

‘Cash Is King’ No Longer Applies For 2017 Tesla Model 3

Instead of dialing back on its expectations after the whole fiasco regarding delays with the 2016 Tesla Model X, Tesla is pushing the bar higher by claiming that it can produce 500,000 vehicles annually in 2018. The obvious answer to that is the 2017 Tesla Model 3, which is going to be the antithesis of Read more about ‘Cash Is King’ No Longer Applies For 2017 Tesla Model 3[…]

2016 Tesla Model X: Best Feature Is Its Quietest

Tesla wants to save the world in style, and superstar CEO Elon Musk would continue to lose sleep in order to make any sort of progress toward that ultimate goal. That doesn’t mean that his customers have to in the 2016 Tesla Model X. Packing more than 600lb-ft torque, the Model X has many loud Read more about 2016 Tesla Model X: Best Feature Is Its Quietest[…]

2017 Chevrolet Volt: Fulfills Huge Potential At Last

Most EV fans, whether or not they favor GM, have a lot of respect for the Chevrolet Volt, particularly the latest 2016 and 2017 models. Unfortunately, sales of the parallel plug-in hybrid didn’t reflect its popularity in 2015. That’s because GM was intentionally withholding the Volt from most states, which led to meager sales numbers. Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Fulfills Huge Potential At Last[…]

2017 Chevrolet Volt Outsells Model S, Model X Combined

The numbers are in, and it looks like there is only one big winner in the plug-in EV segment – the 2017 Chevrolet Volt. As GM is beginning to fulfill more demand for the plug-in hybrid, the true value of the vehicle is becoming increasingly apparent. It is the only EV among its closest sales Read more about 2017 Chevrolet Volt Outsells Model S, Model X Combined[…]

2016 Tesla Model X: Heavy Quality Costs – Who Cares!

Even as production numbers started picking up at the end of the fourth quarter last year, critics were still pointing out the high risk of the 2016 Tesla Model X being tripped up by additional complications. In the end they were right – by the end of the first quarter of the year the complaints Read more about 2016 Tesla Model X: Heavy Quality Costs – Who Cares![…]

2016 Tesla Model X: Worsening Cost Figures?

It has been found by Reuters that compared to GM, Ford, and Daimler, the warranty costs for Tesla are actually pretty steep. While hardly a surprise given Tesla’s relative manufacturing experience, it reveals that the automaker still has lots to work on to steady its ship. Comparing Tesla’s warranty costs in 2015 to 2014 shows Read more about 2016 Tesla Model X: Worsening Cost Figures?[…]

2017 Bentley Bentayga: Wary Of Trackhawk, Model X Threats

The vehicle packs 600hp from an insane W12 engine, but Bentley still feels that the most powerful SUV in the world is still not fast enough. The British luxury car maker is preparing a Bentayga Speed, which should take output beyond 650hp. This move makes sense if Bentley’s intention is to defend the Bentayga’s crown Read more about 2017 Bentley Bentayga: Wary Of Trackhawk, Model X Threats[…]

2017 Tesla Model 3: Gigafactory Out Of Reach – New Plan Emerges

One of the major concerns for Tesla regarding the 2017 Model 3 is whether or not the automaker could maintain build quality will servicing unprecedented demand in its history. There have been well over 400,000 reservations thus far for the Model 3, but that figure doesn’t account for the full extent of the vehicle’s demand. Read more about 2017 Tesla Model 3: Gigafactory Out Of Reach – New Plan Emerges[…]

2016 Toyota Prius: Stronger Than You Think

Toyota is marketing its 2016 Prius with more than just mileage and sharp driving dynamics. Like the Tesla Model X, the hybrid now boasts towing credentials with an official towing capacity figure of almost 1,600lbs. That’s because Toyota has improved the heat management function of the Prius’ electric motor and differential to be able to Read more about 2016 Toyota Prius: Stronger Than You Think[…]

2017 Tesla Model 3: Opportunity To Undo Model S Failure?

Calling next year’s Tesla Model 3 anything other than a huge success would be a severe understatement – the deluge of reservations that followed its unveiling is a watershed moment in Tesla’s so far brief history. One fact, however, is difficult to change for the new all-electric sedan – it isn’t going to be able Read more about 2017 Tesla Model 3: Opportunity To Undo Model S Failure?[…]

2016 Tesla Model X: Production Issues Strikes – Resolved Again

There was a whole debacle with the sluggish production rates of the 2016 Tesla Model X that was supposed to have been resolved by the first quarter of this year, according to reports at that time. It appears that some problems have struck again as Tesla admitted recently that due to the inability to secure Read more about 2016 Tesla Model X: Production Issues Strikes – Resolved Again[…]

2017 Tesla Model 3: Reliability Risk For Early Buyers

One of the main reasons folks queued up early to get their reservations for the 2017 Tesla Model 3 is the $7,500 incentive that will reportedly be out of reach for late purchasers. Getting a nice discount on a vehicle as promising as the Model 3 is a fantastic deal, but there is also a Read more about 2017 Tesla Model 3: Reliability Risk For Early Buyers[…]

2017 Tesla Model 3: Chance To Redeem Model S Stumble

With over 400,000 reservations, there is no doubting the 2017 Tesla Model 3 – it is a certified success that hasn’t even finalized its design or hit the roads yet. While many of its detractors may or may not be wrong about the vehicle, one fact remains for the smaller sedan that applies to both Read more about 2017 Tesla Model 3: Chance To Redeem Model S Stumble[…]

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Elusive Like Tesla Model X

Ever since the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid (PHEV) was launched in the UK a couple of years back, it has helped general PHEV sales to take off in the market and has now found over 21,000 buyers since then. In all of the time that the electrified Outlander was continually crowned king of EVs in Read more about 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Elusive Like Tesla Model X[…]