Snow set: The best plug-in hybrids and EVs for winter driving

2017 Tesla Model XPlug-in vehicles make up a much larger portion of the market in California than in the rest of the nation. And yet many EVs and plug-in hybrids are able enough to take on serious winter driving in Snow Belt states—where getting through the white stuff is an everyday thing, not just something you encounter on the last few miles to the ski...

Consumer Reports: Tesla improves as a brand, Model 3 named a Top Pick

2020 Tesla Model 3The publication and organization Consumer Reports on Thursday named the Tesla Model 3 its top electric car and the Toyota Prius and Prius Prime its top hybrid and plug-in hybrid for 2020. While the Prius is a longtime pick from the publication, the Model 3 is new to the list, and Tesla as a brand was singled out as much-improved as a brand. Tesla...

GM adds real-time charging-station smarts—via app—to Chevy Bolt EV

Chevrolet Bolt EV charging at EVgo stationGM plans the reveal of a Cadillac electric vehicle for April, the first full look at a GMC-branded Hummer EV in May, and more details about its electric-vehicle underpinnings in March. Ahead of that EV push, GM is clearly covering its bases for current drivers of the Chevrolet Bolt EV—as well as, perhaps, those future products. Through the...

Fuel-tank issue for 2019-2020 RAV4 Hybrid: Toyota still investigating

2019 Toyota RAV4 HybridToyota continues to investigate an issue that can prevent drivers of its top-selling U.S. hybrid, the 2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, from filling their tank up completely. The issue, which was first reported by Automotive News back in December, was identified by a wide range of complaints from various sources—including several logged at...