Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Periodic Table of Hybrids ""

From the December 2017 issue Hybrids, the kind with an electric motor and an engine, are the nerdiest of vehicles. Which got us thinking: Why not group all of them (at least the ones we remember) into a table that would make Dmitri Mendeleev proud? Unlike the periodic table of…

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2018 Buick LaCrosse eAssist Tested: That’s a Hybrid? ""

Electrification is perhaps the automotive buzzword today, but General Motors has been offering various hybrids for more than a decade. The Buick division launched its first such vehicle back in 2012: the LaCrosse eAssist, a hybrid version of its large sedan that continued through the 2016 model year. When the…

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2018 Volvo XC90 Review: If Thor’s Hammer Were a Paintbrush ""

Overview: As manufacturers introduce more and more SUVs and crossovers into the marketplace, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for them to stand out. Some companies have attempted bold, polarizing exteriors, while others have dropped entries into previously unpopulated segments such as SUV “coupes” and the like, and many hope to attract…

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The Hyundai Ioniq Is the Cheapest Plug-In Hybrid You Can Buy ""

Hyundai has priced its electrified Ioniq models competitively to do battle with green-car mainstays like the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt, and the plug-in hybrid version that’s joining the lineup for 2018 is no exception. Starting at $25,835, the 2018 Ioniq plug-in hybrid costs just $2750 more than the…

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Fast Facts: The 47,000-Plus-Mile U.S. Interstate System ""

The interstate highway system was officially born on June 29, 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act. Eisenhower’s interest in the concept was piqued during his tour of the German autobahn system in World War II, when he was Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in…

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