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Why Electric Cars Suck

Electrics are slowly gaining a foothold, but there are still only about 250,000 of them on the American roads. That’s a fair number of cars. But GM started making its first commercially available electric car, the EV1, in 1996.

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The Most Efficient Car in America Is...

It’s easy to make a claim for fuel efficiency. A small engine, some battery packs, regenerative braking, low-rolling resistance tires and high-efficiency electric motors and your ads can say your Chevy Volt is EPA rated at 98eMPG. more »

Aug 21, 2014 Air Bag

Longing for the exciting VW BlueHamster

"Your name means People’s Car. You make cheap, wonderful, fun transportation. You go your own way.” more »

Jul 24, 2014 Air Bag

Lament for the Lost Sedan

"I like sitting close to the road, and I like my cars to handle like cars. SUVs, even today’s good ones, make compromises I don’t like." more »

Jun 26, 2014 Air Bag

Failure to Fail

"The capacity for creativity hasn’t been lost; that’s obvious from the responses to demands for higher fuel economy.” more »

May 22, 2014 Air Bag

Upping the Convertible Cool Quotient

But selling in tiny numbers is exactly what makes convertibles so very cool. If there were millions (or in some cases just thousands) of them on the road, they wouldn’t exactly stand out, but when you’re one of five people in 1,000—now we’re talking. more »

Apr 17, 2014 Air Bag

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