2017 Days of December Sun: Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4

The Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 was one of the few plug-in hybrid vehicles at the 2017 Run to the Sun event, giving journalists an efficient way to motor along sunny roads. This eco-friendly consumer hatchback small-SUV (SSUV) offers a bit of instant acceleration via the 87-hp (122-lb.ft. of torque) electric motor connected to […]

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A Kia Soul EV for Christmas: Part II

I’ve made no secrets about that fateful day two years ago, when I drained the battery of a 2015 Kia Soul EV on Christmas day in sub-freezing temperatures. Well, this year is apparently the second half of that frigid adventures. This is: the 2016 Kia Soul EV vs. Christmas. I would be traveling from Seattle […]

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2017 Toyota Prius Three Review

The 2017 Toyota Prius not only got a nip-tuck facelift but a new exterior style that is in between a spaceship and a sporty car. While we had fun chirping the tires of this fast-looking four-door, the powerhouse under the hood is what kept us smiling and eco-friendly. Toyota redesigned the Prius front and rear […]

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The family and eco-friendly 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier

In today’s eco-friendly atmosphere, the 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier is one of the few EVs that just about anyone can afford. These EV-primary cars can get you to where you want to go on mostly electric power, but (unlike other EVs) offers a gas-powered generator to help you continue on your journey. On the outside, […]

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Battle of the All-Electric City Cars

During a recent event, called Drive Revolution, I got the chance to pit six electric vehicles (EV) against one another; the Chevrolet Spark EV, the Fiat 500e, the Kia Soul EV, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, the Nissan Leaf and the Volkswagen eGolf. Each of these all-electric city cars were taken on a quick 15-minute drive in […]

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