Category Archives: electric vehicles

2021 Volkswagen ID.4 – First Drive

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s first all-electric utility vehicle (UV) and the brand’s first global battery electric vehicle (BEV). Notably, the Volkswagen ID.4 has been named “World Car of the Year 2021,” prevailing over strong global competition. About half of U.S. … Continue reading

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2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E – Drive Review

The 2021 Mustang Mach-E has a starting price of $42,895 plus a $1,100 destination charge. Depending on model and battery choice, rear-drive configurations have either 230 or 305 miles of range. All-wheel drive configurations have either 211 or 270 miles … Continue reading

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2020 Mini Cooper SE – drive review

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE 3-door hatch is the automaker’s first all-electric model. With a price tag starting at $29,900 the SE has an EPA-rated driving range of 110 miles per charge. The MINI Cooper SE drives like an electric … Continue reading

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2019 Nissan Leaf Plus – Drive Review

With 215 miles of driving range, and maybe even more with some additional effort, the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus is a near perfect car for getting around any big city. There’s plenty of room and plenty of performance. With EV … Continue reading

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2017 BMW i3 – Drive Report

The BMW i3 was named the 2017 World Urban Car of the Year. The i3 is the bestselling compact battery-electric vehicle in the premium compact segment worldwide since it was launched in 2014. Driving range is 114 miles on pure battery … Continue reading

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric – Drive Report

Perhaps a perfect Chicago car! Yes, the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric with its 124 mile driving range, compact exterior combined with 5-peson seating and a roomy rear cargo area would do the job very adequately. It’s priced at $29,500, before … Continue reading

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV – First Drive

It’s all electric and can go over 200 miles on a  full charge. You’ll never have to buy gas because it uses none. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is being called a game-changer but you can call it what you … Continue reading

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2016 Ford Focus – Drive and Review

Hot and spicy or sweet and mild, that’s the 2016 Ford Focus. Hatchback or sedan, high fuel economy or high horsepower and even an EV version. Ford has done a nice job in offering lots of variety in just one … Continue reading

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In the News: Auto Hall of Fame, Le Mans, BMW turns 100, VW goes EV plus more.

While we celebrate all the fathers, here’s a quick summary of some of the top news in the auto world. The hot summer is rolling across the U.S. and the news in the auto industry is often times just as … Continue reading

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In the News: Best midsize cars, VLF Destino, LAPD goes EV, much on motorsports, and more.

How was your week? Mine had me learning about America’s Cup foiling catamarans, visiting Chicago’s Rise & Drive and checking out the Mecom Motorcycle auction. Catch up on the automotive news of the week right here with one click. @1ChicagoCarGuy

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