Life With Chevy Volt: 3 Years & 35,000 Miles Later, It's Over


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It was a sad day. After three years, 34,752 miles,  roughly 7,500 kilowatt-hours of electricity, and 327 gallons of gas, I said good-bye to my 2011 Chevy Volt last week.  Its lease was up, and there was no one left in the family to drive it. I've been at the wheel of a Tesla Model S for the last 18 months. M...Read more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Personal Touch: Secret To His Success?


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How does a car-company CEO get to be a rock star? It helps, of course, if your company makes a five-passenger luxury sedan that outdrags a Porsche 911,  uses half the energy of a Prius, and has the highest crash-safety rating ever recorded. But Elon Musk has done something else to separate himself from the grey-f...Read more

2014 BMW i3 REx Vs Chevy Volt: Range-Extended Electric Cars Compared


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Until recently, the Chevy Volt was the only range-extended electric car available in the U.S. I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid car--quiet, smooth, peppy, and amazingly economical. New REx on the block But now the Volt has a formidable new competitor: the new 2014 BMW i3, availabl...Read more

Tesla Model S Drive-Unit Replacements: How Big A Problem?


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It was a car company's worst public-relations nightmare. Edmunds.com, the widely-read automotive website, bought a Tesla Model S for long-term testing in February 2013. After nine months and 11,000 miles, the car developed an ominous grinding noise under acceleration and deceleration. Under warranty, Tesla replaced th...Read more

2014 BMW i3: What A Tesla Driver Thinks Of New Electric BMW


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Several reports in general news media recently have touted the new 2014 BMW i3 electric car as a serious challenger to the Tesla Model S. One writer even went so far as to label the i3 a "Tesla killer." Dream on. There's no way a frumpy-looking little 2+2 city car is going to challenge the mighty Tesla. I can't imagi...Read more