Test Drive: 2017 Chevy Volt

From Santa Monica to Monterey, we explore the vehicle's substantial upgrades

by Justin Kaehler Chevrolet dreamed big when it first launched the Volt. Designed to be the next big thing in alt-fuel vehicles, Volt gave drivers the ability to travel 40-ish miles on electricity alone. And when the batteries ran out, a switch over to a gas-powered engine helped keep things moving. In other words, the Volt offered the feel-good vibes of pure EV driving without …

Tesla Finds its Design Language

Best known for its technology, the Elon Musk-helmed company hits its stride aesthetically

As a new car company that’s known more for technology than design, Tesla has begun to solve the latter. This isn’t to say that Teslas have had poor design—they’re sleek and simple and have many thoughtful elements inside and out—but looking at their line-up it’s easy to see that they’ve only just begun to find a consistent design language. Further support to this is the …

Inside the Audi E-tron Quattro Concept

From design flourishes to state-of-the-art infotainment features

We had our first introduction to the Audi E-tron Quattro concept car in September 2015, during Frankfurt’s IAA Auto Show. At that time, however, the doors remained closed, leaving the interior design a bit of a mystery. At CES 2016, however, we’ve had an opportunity to get hands-on with a mock-up of it all—and the result is as sleek and future-forward as its exterior. From …