As long as fuel-cell powertrains and large-scale renewable energy remain on the sidelines, electric vehicles are the future. Automakers are investing big bucks and loads of engineering talent to bring battery-powered cars and trucks to market. Despite inherent tradeoffs, there are plenty of appealing EVs to choose from today. More and more electric vehicles are launching as car companies push to reduce fleetwide fuel consumption and comply with government regulations. This is good news for motorists that can live with one, folks that don’t tow heavy trailers or drive great distances. They can take advantage of the many benefits offered by these vehicles, like mechanical simplicity, instant torque and low recharging costs. Of the pure EVs available today, here are 10 of our favorites. 10. Hyundai Ioniq One of the freshest is Hyundai’s Ioniq Electric, part of a three-vehicle family that also includes a hybrid and a plug-in. Arguably, one of this thing’s most appealing … [Read more...] about Top 10 Best Electric Vehicles – The Short List
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With the first six months of 2018 behind us it is an ideal time to take stock of the new car market. After all, today’s new cars are tomorrow’s nearly new ones, as can be seen by the fact that every car in the list below can already be sourced as approved used via CarGurus, with potential savings of thousands of pounds. THE UK NEW CAR MARKET IN 2018According to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the trade body that supports the interests of the UK automotive industry, 1.3 million new cars were registered in the first half of 2018. Of those, 62.8% are powered by petrol engines, while 5.5% are alternative fuel vehicles such as plug-in hybrid or electric, and 32.6% are diesel. That last statistic is particularly important, because it represents a fall in demand for diesel of 30.2% compared with the first six months of 2017, a change brought about due to a combination of anti-diesel sentiment and changes to VED road tax rates that were … [Read more...] about Daily coverage of the world of cars. The 10 Best Selling New Cars in 2018Post navigationFollow UsRecent PostsRecent CommentsCategories
For many families, June kicks off an annual ritual of carting classroom-unfettered children to peewee sports, music and zombie camp (yes, that really exists) to while away some 11 weeks between the final bell and new-student orientation. If the summer routine exposes the nagging reality that your old car just doesn't cut it anymore, we have you covered. Related: First-Time Buyers: Buying Your First Family Car As shopping months go, June's a snoozer. Although incentives continue to rise — up 6.6 percent year-over-year to $3,740 per car in May, according to Autodata Corp. — recent history suggests this month is unremarkable for new-car deals. June has ranked mid-pack for discounts over each of the past four years, per Autodata. Not to worry: We still found 10 models with steep discounts this month. Take a gander below. How much can I save? Quite a bit in some regions. Escape sales slipped 3 percent in May as the popular SUV averaged 84 days on dealer lots, well beyond … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for June 2018?
April showers might bring May flowers, but car shoppers may wish it rained more deals. Autodata Corp. ranks April among the bottom three months for new-car discounts during each of the past four years. In 2017, baseball's opening month was the single worst month for incentives. Talk about dreary. Related: How to Use Incentives, Rebates and Finance Deals But don't declare a rain delay on your shopping just yet. The storm clouds have a silver lining, at least this year: New-car incentives last month gained 6.5 percent year-over-year, per Autodata, for the second largest increase in the past seven months. Amid an overall incentives plateau, March's gains could add some steam heading into April — a month that needs all the help it can get. We still found plenty of highly discounted models, with many this month from GM and Hyundai-Kia. What should deal-seekers consider? Take a look below. Chevrolet Malibu How much can I save? On select trim levels, enough to fund a … [Read more...] about What’s the Best New-Car Deal for April 2018?
Subaru’s latest AWD model ups its MPG The Wheels You Need with the Fuel Economy You Crave So the scientists announced this last week (ed note: we originally wrote this three years ago–and updated it since–but the climate change news has not gotten any brighter in the intervening years) that the world has hit another milestone. The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has hit a concentration not seen for millions of years. While many in the environmental community might see this as the point at which personal transportation should be curtailed–starting with SUVs or Crossovers–it is clear the automotive market is not going to make such a quick shift. Sport utility vehicles and crossovers (crossovers being sport utility vehicles based on a car rather than truck chassis) are more popular than ever in 2017, even as the general trend toward higher MPG vehicles moves forward. The reason is simple: they are functional. One trip to Costco is enough to … [Read more...] about Top 10 Best MPG AWD SUVs/Crossovers