Mercedes' in-house futurist made a perfect call on the key 2014 trends driving U.S. auto sales: gasoline prices and SUVs vs. hybrids.
Subaru is setting industry-leading U.S. sales records this year.
Volkswagen may soon join all the other major automakers and launch a hydrogen fuel cell car, but the consumer economics for hydrogen fuel cell cars look like an uphill battle.
Wahlman drove the 2015 Audi A3 diesel 834 miles on one tank -- just 13.2 gallons -- for a record 63 MPG. Is this the ultimate road trip car?
The BMW i8 is BMW’s $147,000 answer to Tesla and Porsche, except it’s also a very different -- and more rare -- car. Here's what it's like to drive it.
GM confirms three new plug-in electric cars, including a pure EV and a range-topping Cadillac luxury sedan.
Claims that Tesla outsells the Mercedes S-Class linger on. But in 2014, the Mercedes S-Class outsold Tesla handily. Here's what you need to know.
Like Tesla, Buick manufactures luxury sedans. A comparison of the two companies' sales and valuations suggests one of these companies is wildly overvalued.
Recent musings by Elon Musk about perhaps cutting another deal with Toyota, don't seem like a positive for Tesla stock.
Nvidia's graphics chips had been confined mostly to high-end PCs. Now they're in a new Chromebook made by Acer.
The Chevrolet Spark EV isn't as impressive as its competitors, but its powerful electric motor could be the heart of a more exciting car in the future.
A new report details the simple fact that in August BMW's electric car sales in the U.S. were 70% larger than Tesla's.
LG’s new flagship Android smartphone is the G3, but the one I still recommend is LG’s own Nexus 5.
Subaru vastly out-sells and out-grows Tesla in the U.S. market. How does its first hybrid offering perform?
The new Asus 13-inch Chromebook for $230 is the outstanding laptop value in its class.
The best 'regular car' in the market today is Volkswagen’s small diesel.
Why bother with hydrogen cars if they will cost more than gasoline and diesel cars? Stay tuned for an orgy of subsidies.
Kia Soul U.S. sales are up 23% so far this year while Tesla’s U.S. sales decline. What gives?
Dodge may surprise you by delivering superior performance compared with the Tesla at half the cost.
Challenging market leaders Nissan, GM and Mitsubishi, BMW launches the buildout of a free supercharging network for its electric cars.
New rumors don’t change my view: GM will have two different plug-in electric car platforms in the next one to three years.
A new electric car fast-charging network for metropolitan areas: The non-Tesla auto companies could join together for an investment.
Here's the case for BMW to announce a supercharger deal with Tesla -- or with someone else -- very soon.
Lexus offers a new, aggressively styled 'small' SUV that isn’t that small.
Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell car will take several years to catch on, but so what?
The Nissan LEAF has been improved a lot, and now offers superb quality feel and usability. Small wonder it is the best-selling electric car.
Using Tesla's valuation multiples, GM's large SUV factory in Texas could be worth $400 billion.
Google's developers conference was not just about new features. It was also about initiatives that lower product prices, expand the size of the market and increase market share.
The overall luxury and interior comfort of the Audi A8 is to the Tesla Model S what Buckingham Palace is to a Burger King.
Tesla's 35,000 cars per year is too little revenue, too little profit, in relation to how it is affecting the big automakers.
Tesla opening up its charging network takes away the rationale for the premium multiple on the stock.
Porsche's attempt to compete with the other plug-in electric cars comes up short. The Panamera lacks in smoothness.
Apple is half a decade behind the curve while simultaneously falling short on every expectation.
Google partners with LG to deliver a 22-inch desktop PC with everything included for $350 or less. Read it and weep, Apple.
Nissan's electric minivan enters service with Google on a test basis. I drove the first car on U.S. soil. Here's what I've learned.
LG takes the smartphone to a whole new hardware level: 1440x2560 pixel resolution. In a 5.5 inch display. That's much more than a new TV.
Regular new gasoline/diesel cars are already so clean that electric cars bring essentially zero air quality benefit.
Premium diesel power on stilts. The smooth, elegant, sporty-handling and very powerful Audi Q5 SUV.
One source tells me BMW's i5 and i9 electric cars will arrive already in 2015, and be different variants of SUVs/crossovers. I'm slightly skeptical but it's worth discussing.
The all-new 2015 VW Golf diesel has a large upscale interior, drives extremely well, and reduces pollution by 40% over the 2014 model alone.
With its first electric car for the U.S. market, the VW eGolf sets out to challenge market leader Nissan and its Leaf.
Facebook's Oculus immersive glasses make for a perfect companion to the new Parrot BeBop drone: A flying spy camera for every Facebooker.
Enthusiastic electric car buyers often aren't comparing their new car against a brand-new gasoline or diesel car, but rather against something older.
Mercedes' first relevant electric car takes aim at BMW i3, but consumers will also compare it against Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt.
For most people, plug-in hybrids win over pure electric cars. But neither provide cost payback or environmental benefit over basic gasoline/diesel cars.
Chargers that are always taken all the time have created a nightmare for owners of pure EVs as opposed to plug-in hybrids
The three winners from the NY Auto Show were the 2015 Kia Sedona minivan, Nissan's free electric car charging card, and the BMW X5 plug-in hybrid SUV.
Important updates on Nissan's electric car plans include swift battery improvements, a plug-in hybrid car and much more.
The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 has the most luxurious, tasteful and rational interior of any car in its price class -- $23,000 to the low $30,000s.
GM is investing millions to prepare the Volt 2.0 factory. Here is what we can expect about the car.
By the time 2016 ends the major car companies will have more pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids priced below $70,000 than you'll be able to remember or count.
Nissan looks to introduce its longer-range all-electric LEAF already in 2014, ahead of the competition.
Honda's plug-in Accord doesn't measure up but here's a four-step plan for Honda to engineer electric car success.
The all-new 2015 Audi A3 is a design masterpiece, inside and out. A feast for the eyes that will stand the test of time.
As New Jersey bans Tesla from selling cars to consumers, what about banning other products sold directly to the consumer?
Cadillac's ELR ad celebrates classic American values: capitalism and rugged individualism.
Chevrolet Volt and BMW i3 give you full electric power and gasoline backup, making them unique in the market right now.
California is spending $200 million on hydrogen fuel-cell competition to Tesla's cars.
What's the point of a self-driving car if you have to be ready to take over on a split-second's notice?
Google's Chrome OS accomplishes most of your PC tasks better than competing operating systems Windows, Mac and Android.
Why can't the other automakers who sell plug-in cars spin off those divisions for a $35 billion market cap or even higher?
What are the pros and cons? Here's a detailed comparison.
It's not just electric car buyers who would like to buy directly from an auto maker, and what about the M&A implications?
Is Tesla making a big mistake by telling the competitors about its 2017 car several years in advance?
The Acer Chromebook 720 is the best-selling laptop on Amazon for good reason: Review.
Tesla sales in California should jump as the green carpool lane stickers reach their limit next quarter.
The author estimates another delay for the Model X.
Wahlman does the math behind how some Californians get free electric cars and free electricity to boot.
The all-new 2015 Mercedes C-Class is extremely beautiful inside and out, but the plug-in hybrid variant doesn't look like it will pose a threat to Tesla.
General Motors and BMW will be competing with Tesla, Nissan's situation gets murkier and everyone else looks to be behind the curve.
BMW had over 3,000 CES attendees drive the electric i3, and everyone I interviewed gave it the highest possible score.
The connected car will come back to haunt us if a tyrannical power can access the networks that track us and disable our new computers on wheels.
Disaster hits BMW as its i3 electric car with range-extender won't get California's coveted white carpool lane sticker, and the 40,000 green stickers are running out.
When electric car range approaches 300 miles, the competitive frontier shifts to a speedy charging network.
Samsung's physically largest smartphones are okay, but the 'smartwatch' is not so smart.
Tesla was soaring Tuesday as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reaffirmed its five-star crash-test rating for the automaker's Model S sedan.
GM CEO gives Tesla a jolt, letting out secrets of its next-generation Chevy Volt.
GM could lose a larger chunk of customers soon if it doesn't do more to take on Tesla.
For most people, the Volt's 90% ability is good enough, especially if it comes with a much lower price tag than the Tesla.
It's not electric, but other than that it's a most satisfying diesel SUV experience.
Looking at the competition, don't expect too many interesting models until we get closer to 2016-17.
It drives like a dream and could be your Tesla alternative.
With one foot on each accelerator, Anton Wahlman compares performance, headroom, leg room and luggage space for the typical driver.
Taking the Rolls-Royce Wraith out for a spin.
HP's $279 Chromebook is great but Acer's comes very close.
This 11.6-inch HP Chromebook is a 10.
Boehner should start with the clean debt limit increase, save spending issue for later.
If Marissa Mayer didn't exist, Microsoft would have to invent her.
Just like ABBA in 1983, the Nexus 4 is now walking off the stage from its last performance. Now, let's continue to enjoy the music.
The LG G2 is tops in Android smartphone hardware today, although the competition will surely catch up.
Just divide the country in two and let Republicans and Democrats practice their own ideas freely in each half.
It all comes down to user identity and email address, and on this point Google leaves almost no source for confusion.
Billed as a tablet-laptop, the two new versions of the Microsoft Surface perform neither function very well.
Why are app makers discriminating against Google in favor of Apple, and why isn't Google doing anything to stop it?
After a quick peek at Apple's new offering, Google is throwing itself a party.
Microsoft's strategy has turned into copying Apple and Google more and more, and for good reason.
If Cadillac makes the Elmiraj an electric car, it could compete with Tesla. Otherwise, not.
Coming this November, Google will turn up the Chromebook PC heat a couple of notches.
Apple's been getting away with charging what it wants, but Google does much the same for less.
GM is merely codifying what had been the real-world price for the past year.