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New crossover hits sweet spot

2013 Mazda CX-5 The compact crossover market just got a bit more competitive with the introduction of the 2013 Mazda CX-5, the long-awaited replacement for the aging Tribute SUV.
Are EV owners getting a free ride?

Are EV owners getting a free ride?

Drivers of electric vehicles are getting a free ride when it comes to road taxes. While some countries apply a road tax to vehicles, in Canada the levy is in the form of a tax on gas.
Battery cost a drawback to e-car ownership

Battery cost a drawback to e-car ownership

One of the questions that invariably turns up when talking about electric vehicles has to do with the battery. It's a fair question, but the answer is elusive. Currently the cost of the lithium-ion battery accounts for perhaps half the cost of an EV.

Electric & Electrifying Infiniti Emerg-E

Infiniti's Emerg-E is a concept car that has debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. It is a mid-engined sports car that provides a glimpse into Infiniti’s future design language.

Prices can vary greatly for EV in-home chargers

If you are looking to buy an electric car you will probably consider having a Level 2 in-home EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) installed in the garage. The price difference between the various chargers was within $100.

Is Volvo S60 R the safest fast luxury car?

The 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design is the Swedish answer to the German domination of European luxury sports sedans. With 325 horses and all-wheel-drive, this Sexy Swede sprints from 0-100 km/h in 5.8 seconds.
Prices vary widely in e-car installations

Prices vary widely in e-car installations

Although owners of electric cars can turn their noses up at gas stations forever, they still have to find a way to "fuel" their ride.
E-cars don't always need a 'fill-up'

E-cars don't always need a 'fill-up'

People have a number of misconceptions about electric cars. "Why isn't your electric car plugged in?" asked a passerby one day. People seem to think an electric car needs to be plugged in if it is not in motion.
Life in the electric-car lane

Life in the electric-car lane

What's it like to own an electric car? Taking it for a test drive is one thing, but what's it like to live with 24/7? That's what you are going to find out as I write about my experiences living with one for the next 52 weeks.
Pulling the plug on gas engines

Pulling the plug on gas engines

I have driven some of the world's fastest cars. Today, I drive the most fuel-efficient one. With a combined rating of 2.1 litres per 100 kilometres, the 2012 Mitsubishi i MiEV is the most fuel-efficient mass produced vehicle in Canada today.