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By John Goreham on January 14, 2024 - 11:29AM
The all-new Falken Aklimate tire is a competitor to the popular Michelin CrossClimate2. Early owner reports and reviews are trending very positively for the new Aklimate. Here’s what owners say. 
By Justin Hart on January 13, 2024 - 2:19PM
There are a plethora of high end, luxury electric vehicles (EVs) for sale, and fewer affordable models to choose from. This is a fact, but it doesn’t mean there is an especially prominent lack of lower priced EVs. Actually, there have never been so many!
By Jeremy Johnson on November 12, 2023 - 6:24PM
Volvo officially unveiled its EM90, an all-electric minivan, which is Volvo's first ever minivan. This is a smart move since Tesla does not have a van yet. The big question is, will it sell?
By Armen Hareyan on October 13, 2023 - 3:36PM
The 2024 Volvo S60 Recharge was very fun to test and review as it gives you 41 miles of plug-in hybrid range and surprisingly sporty acceleration, while you are sitting in a beautifully designed cabin.
By John Goreham on October 3, 2023 - 9:28AM
We try the Pirelli P Zero VOL all-season OEM tire fitted to the Volvo V60 Cross Country B5. Here are our thoughts on this tire and its application to the Volvo V60 Cross Country.
By John Goreham on September 28, 2023 - 9:00AM
We test and review the 2024 Volvo V60 Cross County B5 and find that, yes, there are good reasons to buy this vehicle instead of a Subaru Outback. 
By John Goreham on May 2, 2023 - 8:40AM
Costco’s Auto Program helps members find deals on new vehicles, including EVs. Battery-electric vehicles are proving to be popular.
By John Goreham on January 27, 2023 - 2:17PM
Jump-starting a car can cause damage to either vehicle and is bad for the rescued car’s battery. CTEK says its CS Free can do the job better.
By John Goreham on January 23, 2023 - 12:41PM
We test and review a new 2023 Volvo XC90 with an appropriately-named trim.
By Justin Hart on January 7, 2023 - 6:15AM
What is a “strong PHEV”? Put most simply, it is a plug-in hybrid vehicle that can use electricity to solely power the vast majority of the distance it drives on a daily basis. Are there other criteria that might define a strong PHEV? Of course, and I’ll cover some of those below. How many strong PHEVs are on the market (of the 40 or so available for the current model year)? Not as many as there should be, even if we count the used ones, but I’ll cover this more below too.
By Justin Hart on December 15, 2022 - 10:41PM
There’s no denying that new vehicles have become terribly expensive in recent years. The average price of all new vehicles for sale in the U.S. is now a little over $48,000. That’s enough to make your head spin, your wallet groan, and your jaw to drop all at once!
By James Walker on September 16, 2022 - 1:07PM
Polestar 0 project aims to eliminate all carbon emissions from car manufacturing without relying on offsetting.
By Justin Hart on July 21, 2022 - 2:52PM
I just wrapped up a visit with my auntie and uncle in Kauai. They want to purchase either a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) or electric (EV) subcompact - midsize SUV/crossover. My family are most concerned about seating position, cargo and passenger volume, and adequate ground clearance. To help them and others looking for similar vehicles at somewhere near the average price of a new vehicle, I have collected information on all such vehicles currently or soon to go on sale in the U.S (by end of 2023).
By John Goreham on April 11, 2022 - 12:35PM
The 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge now has more range. It makes this a viable BEV competitor in a green vehicle market begging for a true luxury crossover.
By John Goreham on March 20, 2022 - 11:33AM
This week, Volvo released some images that show its vision of what a typical home with an electric vehicle might look like. We report Volvo’s thoughts and show the images the company offered.
By John Goreham on March 15, 2022 - 5:53PM
Starbucks is an ideal location at which to charge an electric vehicle. If your EV is a Volvo, you may be in for some free juice.
By Justin Hart on January 27, 2022 - 2:22AM
Kia has revealed the pricing of their new EV6 for the U.S. market and the good news is that it has a lower starting MSRP, at $40,900, than almost every other compact EV SUV currently for sale. Only the VW ID.4 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 (when the RWD base model goes on sale) are priced lower than the EV6, and only a tad lower at $40,760 and $39,700 respectively.
By Timothy Boyer on June 16, 2021 - 3:59PM
A recent news release announced today that the Swedish-born all-electric Polestar 3 SUV will be manufactured in the United States.
By Frank DiMuccio on May 27, 2021 - 10:56AM
The Ford Mustang Mach E is no slouch on the track. Even its non GT version puts most SUVs to shame with a blistering 5.1-second 0-60 and its GT Performance Edition tears down the track with an even more impressive 3.5 second sprint from stop to 60 miles per hour. With such speeds, how does it compare to its competition like the Polestar 2, XC40 Recharge, muscle cars, like my Challenger, or even the Jeep Wrangler 4xe?
By Frank DiMuccio on May 26, 2021 - 11:31PM
When I think of SUVs, I think of vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler, Ford Bronco, or Mercedes G-wagon. I typically don’t give much thought to Volvo, but I really should. Volvo’s XC40 Recharge is not just a handsome SUV, it’s got plenty of features that make it one of the safest SUVs on the market, and it’s faster than the Volkswagen ID.4.
By John Goreham on February 15, 2021 - 11:27AM
Consumer Reports is one of the first private owners in America with a Polestar battery-electric vehicle. Watch as the group struggles to find anything good to say about this vehicle.
By Armen Hareyan on September 25, 2020 - 8:22PM
The new 2020 Volvo XC40 is Volvo's third and smallest SUV, but the award-winning technologies from the largest XC90 and XC60 series are standard in the 2020 Volvo XC40. These are innovations, which Volvo says are rarely offered among competitors.
By John Goreham on March 29, 2020 - 2:20PM
If you still want a premium station wagon, they do exist. Volvo's 2020 V60 T5 AWD Cross Country proves it.
By Eric Evarts on January 3, 2020 - 3:22PM
More electric SUVs, big, small and fast, are rolling out in 2020. What those, hoping for more electric vehicles, can look forward to in 2020. Here are 9 new EVs that should expand EV variety and availability for 2020.
By Steve Birkett on October 4, 2019 - 10:01AM
From fake grilles to wasted space, all-electric models from legacy automakers often fail to make the most of EV design potential. The Volvo XC40 Electric shows signs that this is starting to change.
By John Goreham on September 27, 2019 - 3:19PM
Two new EVs are coming from Volvo and Mazda. Will they help grow EV sales, or will the market continue to shrink?
By John Goreham on September 26, 2019 - 12:42PM
Consider this author a convert to the Volvo thing. Here's why.
By Patrick Rall on September 18, 2019 - 6:39PM
I recently spent a week driving the 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD R-Design and as someone who doesn’t generally love smaller sport utility vehicles, I was really impressed by the driving dynamics and by amount of premium content in such an affordable vehicle.
By Marc Stern on May 27, 2019 - 6:59PM
Volvo Cars N.A. has recalled more than 40,000 2016 XC90 crossovers and 2019 S60 to fix coolant and suspension problems. In the coolant problem, a cracked coolant pipe may leak into the catalyst heat shield, causing a fire. In the suspension problem, rear toe link nuts may not be tightened properly, resulting in handling problems.
By Marc Stern on November 6, 2018 - 3:54PM
Volkswagen, after years of working with quantum computing, trying to find the right balance, apparently has arrived at that balance and is now ready to take a step forward using quantum computing to optimize traffic studies and to assist taxi and public transit authority optimize their vehicle use.