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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.

Subie puts end to "snow days"

The 2012 Subaru Impreza's all-wheel-drive system means an end to blaming snow for hindering a commute - unless the commute is to a ski hill.

Electric car can cut gas bill by 82%

One of the most asked questions about electric cars is how much you can save by buying one. The answer is eye-opening. Switching from gasoline to electricity can shave a driver's fuel bill by as much as 82 per cent. In B.C.

Behind the acronyms in electric vehicles

While electric vehicles are green, some are greener than others. Electric cars differ because various manufacturers have their own idea about what consumers are looking for.

Buick GS punches above its weight in class

The 2012 Buick Regal GS is hoping to rekindle the interest of 30-somethings with performance and styling. The large, chrome-trimmed front air intakes visually separates this Regal from it's stablemates.

Behind the subsidies for electric vehicles

Electric cars are expensive -- that's to be expected for any new vehicle with new technology and limited numbers.

The EV's are coming, the EV's are coming

The Detroit Auto Show runs this week and electric vehicles are once again at the forefront. I drove and wrote about the Smart ED pictured above last week as a kick off a year of electrifying change in the automotive industry.

A year in the life of an electric vehicle

Follow me as I spend a year living with an electric car. For the next 12 months, I plan to write stories and keep a blog of my experiences living with and driving an electric vehicle.
Test driving the electric Smart ForTwo

Test driving the electric Smart ForTwo

The smart money is on electric cars these days. North America's smallest car, the Smart ForTwo, is poised to jump on the bandwagon as well, with plans for an electric drive version - the Smart ED (Electric Drive) - sometime this fall.

Turn over an all-electric Leaf

The race is on for the all-electric crown. The 2012 Leaf is Nissan's entry into this new automotive category. It follows hot on the heels of the Chevrolet Volt, which debuted in September.