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    BMW is ending its subscription service after two and a half years

    BMW is the latest automaker to end its subscription service. The Access by BMW subscription service is ending January 31, The Verge reported Wednesday. Access by BMW launched in April 2018 as a pilot program in Nashville, giving customers access to a BMW vehicle on demand for a monthly subscription fee, which included insurance, maintenance, […] More

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    Hyperion XP-1 hydrogen supercar is real, first prototype hits the road

    Last summer, a hydrogen technology startup by the name of Hyperion unveiled a supercar claimed to be powered by a hydrogen-electric powertrain. It was called the XP-1, and although it was originally envisaged as a proof of concept for Hyperion’s hydrogen propulsion technology, the wild supercar is currently on its way to production. This week, […] More

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    What’s New @ The Car Connection

    Best Car To Buy: The Car Connection’s Greenest Cars of 2021 The greenest vehicles of 2021 have charge ports rather than fuel tanks or tailpipes.  NHTSA requests Tesla to recall Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure Failure of the touchscreen in Model S and Model X can lead to the loss of rearview camera […] More

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    NHTSA requests Tesla to recall Model X, Model S for touchscreen failure

    The NHTSA has asked Tesla to recall about 158,000 electric vehicles for failures of a 17-inch touchscreen in 2012-2018 Tesla Model S sedan and 2016-2018 Tesla Model X SUV. The interface can fail, resulting in a loss of the rearview camera and other “safety-related vehicle functions,” the feds said in a letter issued to Tesla […] More

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    Could battery health reports rescue an ailing used EV market?

    All the hype over electric vehicles could lose much of its charge over a continued weak link: the used EV market.  There are about 44,000 used-car dealerships in the U.S. today, and roughly a quarter of those have ever sold an EV. Outside of some boutique dealerships in EV-savvy cities on the West Coast and […] More

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    Mercedes-Benz EQA electric SUV teased ahead of Jan. 20 debut

    Mercedes-Benz last summer introduced a redesigned GLA-Class, and soon the compact crossover SUV will spawn a battery-electric version to be called an EQA. The covers are due to come off January 20. The EQA isn’t confirmed for sale in the United States just yet and there’s a chance we may not see it. The reason […] More

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    Chevy offers 0% financing on used Bolt EV and Volt

    If you’re considering a used electric car, now might be a good time to spring into action. General Motors is offering 0% APR financing for 72 months on used Chevrolet Bolt EV electric cars and Chevy Volt plug-in hybrids, reports CarsDirect, which cited a bulletin sent to dealerships last week. The deal, which runs through […] More

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    Alibaba joins growing list of Chinese tech giants to launch car brand

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has teamed up with SAIC to establish a new car company in China, Zhiji, which plans to launch a family of battery-electric vehicles starting from 2022. Zhiji has managed to raise over $1.5 billion and this week previewed two of its upcoming vehicles with a pair of concepts. The concepts include […] More

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    The Car Connection’s Greenest Cars of 2021

    If you want to make the lightest impact on the planet—and on the air you and your neighbors breathe—it’s time to bypass hybrids and diesels and even lose the economy-car stereotypes of the past.  Think charging ports, not gas stations. Electric motors are already fundamentally cleaner and more efficient than gasoline vehicles, and when you […] More

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    2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 Coupe converts a couple

    Coupe is only one letter off from couple. This silly thought occurred to me in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 Coupe. The refreshed coupe would take me and the woman I’d been dating on our first road trip together, and would either further us down the road to coupledom, or threaten to split us at that […] More

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