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The Rivian concept is an all-electric SUV with 0-60 mph speed in 3.0 seconds and a 400-mile range.

#75, Rivian gearing up for electric SUV, pick-up debuts

Rivian debuted two concepts last November at the Los Angeles Auto Show and attracted as much attention as any vehicle at the automotive industry's...
2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid with S Appearance Package.

2019 Chrysler Pacifica leader of a van pack of one

The Chrysler Pacifica is uniquely positioned. The manufacturer had difficulty deciding on its name and then placed the Pacifica in a one-vehicle segment. It’s...
More than 50 years before tiny houses, Smart cars and other mini things on wheels became recent crazes, the BMW Isetta was a trendsetter. It was known as a "bubble car." It was stylish, got great gas mileage and zipped perfectly around narrow European streets. Now, it's modern-day equivalent, electronic vehicle (EV) Microlino, has been approved as street legal by the European Union. Designed by Wim Ouboter, production of the Microlino has started and its debut is expected in early 2019. The company already has several thousand pre-orders. The Microlino is ideally named. It's 7 feet, 10 inches long and weighs 990 pounds. Depending on what battery is installed, the Microlino has a 50 or 134-mile range and can be fully recharged in four hours with a conventional 220-volt power outlet. A “level 2” charger will recharge the two-seat, four-wheeler in one hour. The expected price is $13,990 and each vehicle will include a sunroof and a single touchscreen panel standard. According to the manufacturer: “The goal was to create a vehicle, which was inspired by the bubble cars from the 50’s, but with modern design and technology. In addition, it should be eco-friendly in production and during usage.” Sales will begin for new vehicles in Switzerland by the end of 2018, with sales in Germany opening in early 2019.

Microlino mini-car channeling BMW Isetta debuts in Europe in 2019

More than 50 years before tiny houses, Smart cars and other mini things on wheels became recent crazes, the BMW Isetta was a trendsetter....
Chris White of the California Fuel Cell Partnership drives as Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.

Industry fuel cell expert clears the air on hydrogen

Nineteen months ago, Chris White did something no one else in Northern California had done. She leased a new car that operates only on...
The Skoda electric is among the hybrid cars pending in India.

Report from India: New hybrid cars coming soon

SPONSORED CONTENT Hybrid cars, vehicles using multiple means of propulsion like a diesel engine or a petrol engine paired with an electric engine, minimize the...

PREVIEW: 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid, priced lower

The fifth and newest addition to the Honda Accord electrified vehicle lineup will debut March 23 when the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid is unveiled...
The second generation Tesla Roadster will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.

Commentary: Is Elon Musk masking Tesla’s troubles?

Is there a better mastermind in the automotive business than Elon Musk? Whenever he talks, people listen. No more so than recently when he...
The second generation Tesla Roadster will accelerate from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.

Telsa announces rocket roadster with wicked specs

Elon Musk is a master promoter for his array of high-end electric vehicles. He's just announced two new products, including what he's marketing as...
A Mitsubishi MIEV getting charged in Concord, California.

Expanding electrical vehicle charging networks coming soon

If car industry analysts are correct, sales of electric vehicles will soon increase dramatically. With manufacturers offering more models of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric...
The Vanderhall Laguna is among the EV alternative to the Elio.

Elio no more? Plenty of alternative EVs ready to roll

Since its infancy in 2009, Paul Elio has touted his three-wheel, futuristic-looking vehicle as revolutionary. Its originally base cost was $6,800 and its specs...
A Mitsubishi electric vehicle at the charging station in Concord, California.

Electric cars are the future, but will they ever rule the road?

SPONSORED CONTENT Electric cars are the automotive future when it comes to personal transportation. How quickly, however, will your current vehicle be obsolete? Will an...

2017 Toyota Prius Prime: Into the mountains with ease

Eleven days into coverage of the Amgen Tour of California, I've surpassed 1,000 miles while driving the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid. My...