Why that guy who “fixed” his hybrid battery is in for trouble

The VP of a company that rebuilds hybrid batteries says that guy who did a self-repair on his hybrid battery may be in for a rude awakening.

Toyota i-Road coming to Japan’s Park24 car sharing service

The Toyota i-Road ultra-compact three-wheeled electric car will enter a trial car sharing service via Japan’s Park24 starting in April, according to Toyota.


Mighty mite: The not-too-many drive modes of MINI Cooper S

I was never big on selecting different drive modes. The wealth of selections on some cars can be overwhelming. Not so on the 2015 MINI Cooper S, thankfully.

Mighty Mite: Reviewing the 2015 MINI Cooper S

The newest MINI Cooper S came to visit us with — unfortunately — an automatic transmission. But even that feature didn’t disappoint us too much.

New Audi Q7 doing it big at NAIAS

The 2016 Audi Q7 reportedly is the first-ever vehicle to be honored with the “Best Designed Interior” award at North American International Auto Show.


cubist movement: Nissan cube is not the techiest car, but it was the right car for us. Twice.

Compared to many cars I drive as part of my job, the Nissan cube is not a tech-head’s dream. But it fits my family so well, we bought it twice. Here’s why:

Forget the new Volt — how about the Chevy Bolt?!?

The Chevy Bolt boasts a range of 200 miles. But is there more to it, or is it just a Sonic with no engine and a big-ass battery pack in its place?


GM battery czar has no interest in Tesla patents

GM Director of Global Battery Systems Bill Wallace reportedly said the automaker behind the Chevy Volt is not interested in Tesla Motors’ open patents.

2016 Honda Pilot gets redesign, debuts at Chicago

The 2016 Honda Pilot SUV showed its redesign at Chicago Auto Show this year promising class-leading safety, fuel efficiency, and a host of new technologies.

Toyota aims to recycle 100% of hybrid batteries

Hybrid haters like to point out how resource-intensive hybrid batteries are, only to send them to the crusher. Toyota would like a word with the haters.

Toyota, Nissan, Honda co-op on hydrogen fuel infrastructure

The Japanese “big three” are teaming up to make a concerted effort to spread hydrogen fueling infrastructure for a future of hydrogen fuel cell-powered EVs.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets new look, new infotainment

The 2016 Chevrolet Equinox introduced at the Chicago Auto Show this week brings with it a new look and new infotainment offerings, among other improvements.