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Alaska Road Trip With the Chevrolet Volt and Olympus E-P3 Camera

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This past April, I was given the opportunity to go on a June road trip in a 2011 Chevy Volt and photograph it with the newly launched Olympus E-P3 camera

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review – Who said hybrids have to look ugly?

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Although a bit late to the party, Hyundai finally has its own hybrid sedan with the new Sonata Hybrid.

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2011 Kia Optima Hybrid First Impressions Review

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We recently had the chance to take the Optima Hybrid for a brief test drive around the streets of South San Francisco.

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2012 Toyota Prius v Wagon Review – Building upon the success of Toyota’s popular hybrid

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A couple of years ago, 3 of us set out on wine country safari in a second generation Prius 4-door. By the end of the day, the cabin of that car was beginning to feel very small.

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2011 Nissan Leaf Review – Driving into the future with Nissan’s EV

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Driving up the 101 my dad saw the Nissan LEAF billboard next to the 4th street Bay Bridge on-ramp, “That car doesn’t use ANY gas?”

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid First Impressions Review

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It’s been nearly 8 years since I first drove the Cayenne, back when it was introduced in 2003. At that time, the Cayenne Turbo, which I toured in a long loop around Lake Berryessa

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2011 Chevrolet Volt Review – Our Weekend With Chevy's New EV/Hybrid and a Prius

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Living with the Chevrolet Volt is about making a green statement, but without the usual green sacrifices. It’s not a hybrid as defined by the Toyota and Honda camp…

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Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid Plug-in, $845,000

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The Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid plug-in, the concept car which debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, is now available for order for $845,000. The 918 Spyder will come equipped with a plug-in hybrid system that consists of a high-revving V8, 500-horsepower engine, combined with two electric motors for an additional 218-horsepower. The electric motors […]

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2011 Mercedes B-Class F-CELL First Impressions Review

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Mercedes-Benz is promoting their B-Class F-CELL car with a drive across the world as means of promoting the benefits and advantages of fuel-cell technology.

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Toyota Prius Wagon to Hit U.S. in 2012

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Toyota is expanding their Prius family with a new larger and heavier wagon-like Prius V — that’s the letter V for “versatility,” Toyota says, not the Roman numeral five. The new Toyota Prius V, will go on sale in the United States in late summer or early fall. Toyota announced production has begun on the […]

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2011 Chevrolet Volt First Impressions Review – Driving the Chevy Volt

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You’ll be reading reams of technical information about this car in the months to come, but what’s it really like to drive? Based on a 100 mile round trip between Sausalito…

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Subcompact Shootout – 2011 Mazda 2, Ford Fiesta and Honda CR-Z Review

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Back in the early 1990s when I was a few years away from my first driver’s license, one of the hottest cars you could own was the tiny little 1991 Honda CRX Si in yellow. It was small, quick and

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2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid Review – Best-in-class MPG meets Road trip

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I have driven both the first generation regular gasoline engine Ford Fusion and its cousin Mercury Milan as rental cars on business trips and I must say I was not particularly impressed.

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2011 MKZ Hybrid Review – The Cost of Driving Green Just Got More Affordable

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Gas prices have been as volatile as the housing market lately and experts assure us both will be rebounding, though nobody knows exactly when.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Video Review by Driving Sports TV

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Hyundai’s first hybrid could offer efficiency above 30 mpg, for thousands below the competition. The all-new 2011 Sonata, a sedan that has so far delivered the kind of styling, efficiency and low MSRP

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