2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premiere Test Drive

?2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premiere? A winning Electric Small Wagon leads the pack The Chevrolet Bolt advances the viability of electric vehicles to the forefront, taking the lead in terms of range and affordability. The 2017 Bolt conquers range anxiety with an EPA estimated range of 238 miles per charge at a base cost of…

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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer When Volkswagen entered the electric vehicle business a couple of years ago, they took the easy route. Many manufacturers started from the ground up to develop an electric vehicle, but Volkswagen simply converted one of the best compact cars in the business from gasoline power to electric. We think that…

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2016 Toyota Prius Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The week we tested the 2016 Toyota Prius turned out to be one of the busiest weeks we?ve ever had. It was filled with appointments all over southern Washington and in the Portland metro area. Overall, we ended up driving nearly 500 miles, on freeways, city streets, in fast moving…

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2015 BMW i3 Test Drive

  By Barbara and Bill Schaffer The opposite of a BMW might easily be the BMW i3. It?s not that the small BMW isn?t still an ?ultimate driving machine?, it?s just that it does it in such a completely different and un-BMW way. We think one of the BMW honchos took the title from the…

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Ford Readies First Pure Electric

With zero-CO2-emissions and an expected 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) fuel efficiency Ford is getting ready to plug into the grid with its first fully electric car, the Focus Electric. The Focus Electric is the flagship of Ford?s high efficiency lineup offering fuel conscious drivers what Ford calls, the ?Power of Choice? in a…

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