Nissan Leaf: An EV that’s comfortable to drive and makes a great city car

Published: April 17, 2015

If you really do keep your daily drives in the 30- to 60-mile range, and you wouldn’t be adverse to purchasing a home charging station, the Leaf is a great little car that’s comfortable, easy to drive and simple to understand.

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Aluminum-body 2015 Ford F-150 gets 5-star NHTSA rating for crash safety - Published: April 17, 2015

One question about the aluminum F-150--its ability to protect its occupants as well as a conventional steel body during crashes--can probably be laid to rest.

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Analysis: The more cars you have, the more you drive one of them - Published: April 17, 2015

The fewer vehicles you have in your household, the more likely you are to put some serious miles on each of those wheels, right? Actually, that’s not at all the case.

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Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter shows off improved PDR image quality - Published: April 17, 2015

While owners have found the data useful, there have been complaints about the somewhat murky quality of the imagery.

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Video Time Out: Hyundai helps send message to space - Published: April 16, 2015

Hyundai has taken their “New Thinking” approach and applied to a feel-good situation, helping Stephanie, a 13-year-old girl from Houston, to send a message to her dad. In space.

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Yes, roof boxes and ski racks really do cut MPG—more than you might think - Published: April 16, 2015

Adding any rooftop carrier, cargo box or ski rack doesn’t come free. In fact, it significantly cuts your highway mileage all the time it’s installed, whether there's weight up there or not.

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GM confirms electric-car name will be 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV - Published: April 16, 2015

An all-new second-generation Volt will go into production later this year as a 2016 model, while the Bolt-with-a-B will enter production roughly a year later and go on sale as a 2017 model.

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Mitsubishi rolls out Lancer Evolution 'Final Edition' in Japan - Published: April 16, 2015

Mitsubishi doesn’t have much in the way of interesting product these days, and the situation is due to become more dire as the last bastion of excitement at the brand, the Lancer Evolution, is set to be culled later this year.

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Addition of new R8 in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' will be done with CGI [Video] - Published: April 15, 2015

To ensure they have the latest version of the R8 for the movie, the development team will use computer wizardry to make the previous model look like the new one.

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Lexus bypassing plug-in hybrids, looking at fuel cells, maybe EVs - Published: April 15, 2015

While Lexus has arguably dominated the market on luxury hybrids, they’ve offered no plug-in hybrids as of yet.

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No, seriously: Mahindra is planning another run at the U.S. market - Published: April 15, 2015

Last year, Mahindra opened two small facilities in Michigan -- one dedicated to engineering research and development, the other to building GenZe-branded scooters and e-bikes.

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