Archive for the ‘Autoline Exclusives’ Category

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

May 25th, 2022 at 2:10pm

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Hybrid, shown in Fathom Blue

With gasoline prices soaring sky high, I was grateful to get to test drive the plug-in version of the Chrysler Pacifica for a week. It doesn’t have much all-electric range, only about 32 miles. But that didn’t matter. Most days I didn’t even drive that far, meaning that I was almost always driving on electrons, not hydrocarbons. After a week of driving, the gas gauge only dropped by 1/8th of a tank.

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What It’s Like to Drive the Electric Ford Transit

May 13th, 2022 at 3:14pm

2022 Ford E-Transit

The most remarkable thing about driving the Ford e-Transit is that there is nothing remarkable about it at all. It drives just like an ICE Transit, only better.

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750 Miles On a Single Charge & Still Room for Improvement – Autoline Exclusives

May 8th, 2022 at 12:01pm

Our Next Energy or ONE for short is aiming to double the range of EVs. Founder and CEO, Mujeeb Ijaz estimates a 400 mile range would be about right for nearly every driver. But that’s real-world range. Amd in order to travel that distance, an EV’s battery would need to be rated much higher. In a recent test with one of its prototype batteries, ONE drove over 750 miles in a Tesla Model S.

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT

May 8th, 2022 at 10:30am


How do you take your best selling vehicle and squeeze a few more sales out of it? Why, you add a trim line that will lure more buyers into your showrooms. That’s what the Santa Fe XRT is all about.

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Goodbye, VW Passat, Goodbye

May 6th, 2022 at 3:13pm


This is, I’m sure, the last time I’ll ever write about the VW Passat. It’s being relinquished to the dust bin of automotive history.

VW is phasing out sales in the U.S. market. Last month it only sold 194 of them. And while the car will continue to be sold in other markets, the writing is on the wall. As VW transitions to an electric future, the name “Passat” will disappear forever.

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