We covered the pros and cons of buying a used Model S last week. While I'm pretty sure that 99 out of 100 people would prefer to buy a new car, the reality is that most of us can't or don't want to afford to. In addition to (most of the time) being a bad investment, buying a new car can be a stressful experience. If you're okay with a certified pre-owned EVs, Carmax, … [Read more...] about Best Place to Find Certified Pre-Owned EVs
According to the Untied States Department of Energy (DOE) roughly 75% of all plug-in electric vehicles sold in the U.S. in 2018 were produced right at home. In fact, from 2012-2018, the United States has been the leader in both EV manufacturing and overall sales. Since 2011 when the DOE began collecting data on EV sales, sales of EVs have skyrocketed worldwide from … [Read more...] about Majority of Electric Vehicles were Made in the U.S., says the DOE
There is, indeed, an app for that. Subscribers to Care by Volvo subscription leasing service snapped up the US inventory of new Volvo S60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid sedans via the branded app in well under an hour. This marks another step toward's Volvo's stated goal of a 50% electrified US fleet. You can read the offical press release and photos, below, then let us know what you … [Read more...] about 2019 Volvo S60 Hybrid Sells Out in 39 Minutes
Sport Hybrid SUV. Three words calculated to appeal to an impressive Venn diagram of the American motoring public. Paired with a premium badge, 37% higher fuel efficiency, and not so premium hybrid upgrade cost, this seven passenger NSX cousin may be the large SUV hybrid to beat in 2019. And you can see one right now. The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid began arriving at Acura … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Arrives in Dealerships
Is the new Honda Clarity electric the best electric car deal of 2018? It's not the kind of question I usually ask on Gas 2, but it recently came up while I was reading a review of the car- and I think the answer might be: yes! My research began with a recent article on our sister site, Cleantechnica, criticized the new Honda Clarity electric sedan for its lack of range. At … [Read more...] about Honda Clarity: is it the Best EV Deal of 2018?
Last week, Electra Meccanica took a major step forward in becoming a for-real car company by simply delivering a production car to an actual customer. It was the company's first US delivery of the small- but quick!- Solo electric three wheeler. The delivery was handled personally by former IndyCar driver Dominic Dobson, who is EM's Solo representative on the West … [Read more...] about Electra Meccanica Delivers First Solo to US Buyer
With less mass than the Model S, the Tesla Model 3 has some serious sporting potential- and that would be especially true if the car was offered with the same dual-motor, AWD setup found in the ludicrously fast Model S. Tesla hasn't officially confirmed that a hi-po Model 3 is coming, of course, but one intrepid Redditor found this image, above, which depicts a Model 3 fitted … [Read more...] about Dual-motor, AWD Tesla Model 3 Confirmed by Configurator
One of the most basic tenets of any "green" philosophy is that you don't want to buy something that's disposable. It's reduce, re-use, and recycle, after all. With cars and homes, especially- commodities that require a massive amount of energy to build- you want to buy something that lasts and keep it on the road for as long as you can. That's what makes the following list, … [Read more...] about The Top 15 Cars People Keep Driving for 15 Years
The virtual ink was hardly dry on the announcement of the flagship, 600 HP hybrid super car before questions about buying it began swirling. "The Polestar 1 will not be available through Volvo dealers, and will not be made available for sale," was the unexpected answer from parent company Volvo. All of which begs the question: what the heck does that mean!? Starting in 2019, … [Read more...] about 600 HP Volvo Polestar 1 Will Be Available by Subscription
A lot of people don't know what hybrid cars are or how they work. We all know about conventional cars. Put gas in the tank, turn the key, step on the accelerator, and off you go. There is a gas station every mile or two it seems. When the tank get lows, simply stop and fill up. It takes about 10 minutes or less and then you are on your way again for another 300 miles or more. … [Read more...] about Hybrid Cars — Everything You Ever Wanted To Know & More!