2018 BMW i3s with Range Extender Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Across the lineup BMW gets kudos for building some good-looking cars but one is a visual standout not because of its good looks, but because it’s — weird looking. However, it may be a perfect example of the old saying “beauty being in the eye of the beholder.” For someone…

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2018 BMW i3 S w/ Range Extender Test Drive

“BMW i3 S with Range Extender Motor” A Completely Sustainable Electric Vehicle (or not) The BMW i3 bowed as an all-new, all-electric vehicle in 2014. It was the first product of the new BMW I sub-brand, that happened to be a truly purpose built electric car, representing a new era for electro mobility at BMW…

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2016 Chevrolet Volt Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We’ve all heard the expression that the “third time is a charm,” and for Chevrolet we think that “charm” is the 2016 Chevrolet Volt. General Motors has made three all out attempts to build electric cars. Just before the turn of the century GM jumped years ahead of the market…

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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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2014 BMW i3 with Range Extender Review

“2014 BMW i3 available in Three World trims” A completely sustainable electric vehicle with extended range capability The 2014 BMW i3 is an all-new, all-electric vehicle that is the first product of the new BMW I sub-brand, and a truly purpose built electric car, representing a new era for electro mobility at BMW with complete…

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2014 Cadillac ELR Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer San Francisco – A few times a year, we’ll test a new car that reaches out and grabs one of us. It might be the styling, comfort, performance or some other feature, but the car makes an impression that makes us want one. Generally, this happens to just one of…

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