Volkswagen Shifting to Different Battery for EVs

Volkswagen Shifting to Different Battery for EVs

Automakers around the world are rapidly increasing the number of electric vehicles they plan to bring to market, and perhaps none more aggressively than Volkswagen. However, this shift comes with a complication: battery supplies Most automakers use batteries with...
First Drive: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

First Drive: 2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

While the very name, Volkswagen, may bring to mind images of the Beetle, the Golf and the GTI, what’s drying buyers to VW showrooms these days is a very different sort of product. Sport-utes like the Tiguan and newer Atlas model dominate demand. It should be no...
First Drive: 2019 Kia Niro EV EX Premium

First Drive: 2019 Kia Niro EV EX Premium

For most people I suspect electric vehicles remain something of a mystery for the simple reason they have never had a chance to drive one in everyday life. However, my recent test of the 2019 Kia Niro EV reinforced the basic fact that electric vehicles are practical...
Audi RS Q8 Bursts onto the Performance SUV Scene

Audi RS Q8 Bursts onto the Performance SUV Scene

Sport-utility vehicles are more popular than ever and within that segment, performance utes are hot sellers. Audi’s jumped into the market in the U.S. with its first-ever performance large SUV, the new RS Q8. The German premium brand’s newest ute “combines the genes...
Q&A Bollinger Motors’ CEO Robert Bollinger

Q&A Bollinger Motors’ CEO Robert Bollinger

Robert Bollinger is an unlikely automotive pioneer. While he started out as an industrial design student, his career took some decidedly eccentric turns in marketing, advertising and then organic hair care products. But it was only when he decided to move to the...
Detroit-Area Startup Bollinger Unveils new E-Chassis

Detroit-Area Startup Bollinger Unveils new E-Chassis

Detroit-area electric vehicle startup Bollinger Motors’ growth continues with the debut of its new E-Chassis. The patent-pending E-Chassis is, according to the company, the world’s first-ever Class 3 electric platform. It’s designed to specifically for commercial...
Honda Kills Off the Clarity EV

Honda Kills Off the Clarity EV

Honda has pulled the plug on the Clarity Electric, the purely battery-powered version of its exotic alternative fuel vehicle. The automaker plans to continue selling the two other versions of the Clarity, one using a plug-in hybrid driveline, the other powered by a...