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Va-Va-Volvo: Volvo S60 T6 puts me under its powerful spell

The 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E engine had both a supercharger and a turbocharger, and the combo proved both powerful and fuel-efficient — and charming.

Aluminum Ford F-150 MPG numbers are in

In using aluminum more extensively than it has been used in U.S. trucks before, Ford F-150 aims for the MPG crown. The results are not breathtaking.

Fiat 500X launches, Mopar offers 100+ accessories immediately

The 2016 Fiat 500X was unveiled this week during LA Auto Show, and Mopar announced more than 100 parts and accessories for the new model immediately.

Cadillac ATS-V is brand’s first with twin-turbo setup

Cadillac’s ATS-V is gets lots of attention, and for good reason: It’s the first V to get twin turbos, and its 455 horsepower take it to a 185-MPH top speed.

Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro shown at LA Auto Show

Hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars are the future. That’s why the Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro is being put in the hands of journalists at LA Auto Show.

GM says Chevrolet Volt charging to become easier

U.S. Department of Energy said more than 80% of Chevrolet Volt owners’ trips never use gasoline, so GM said it will soon be easier to charge the Volt.

Okay, I want the Mini scooter EV. Stop laughing.

There is a Mini scooter with an electric powertrain for when your foot gets tired. I’m here to tell you I’m secure enough in my manhood to say I want it.

Hirsch becomes Performance Sector for Saab

Some automakers offer their own in-house performance brand. Others go with a partner, as Volvo does with Polestar. Now Hirsch apparently is Saab’s Polestar.

The wonderful concept of anti-lag explained

For all you folks who enjoy arguing “supercharger vs. turbocharger,” here’s a briefing on forced induction and a look at what an anti-lag set up really is.

Nissan LEAF owners in Chicago to get free public charging

Nissan continued rolling out its “No Charge to Charge” promotion by announcing Nissan LEAF owners in Chicago now qualify for free public EV charger use.

MagnaFlow announces new gas truck black exhaust systems

Some of us don’t love chrome, but we do want high-performance exhaust systems for our trucks. For us, Magnaflow introduced new black-coated exhaust systems.

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EVolution: Threefer madness

Electric vehicles (EVs) are not for everyone — at least, not yet. But one reader who reached out to us this week said he went whole-hog with three EVs — and he even juices them up on solar power.