Author: Martin Padgett

Review: 2025 Polestar 3 swings for efficient performance

2025 Polestar 3 Performance Pack, test drive, MadridTwo-row, five-seat electric SUV Estimated range: 279 miles (Performance Pack), 315 miles (base) 0-60 mph: 4.8 seconds (base), 4.5 seconds (Performance Pack) Price: $80,300, Launch Edition; may be eligible for federal incentives Polestar’s new electric SUV has been delayed by software issues, and sister brand Volvo has cut its funding...

2025 Mercedes-Benz G-Class works on its quads (motors, that is)

2025 Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ TechnologyIt has four motors, 579 hp, and an off-road heritage that goes back further than the Rivian R1S, GMC Hummer EV, and Tesla Cybertruck. With the electric version of its military-grade G-Class, Mercedes-Benz promises even more freedom from pavement than all those American-built flagwavers, and it does it all with batteries. Joining the G-Class in the...

Preview: 2025 Audi Q6 E-Tron casts a potent EV shadow

2025 Audi Q6 E-TronI step on the brake with my left foot, press the accelerator to the mat with my right—then, slip off on the left. Motors whirl to life as they whorl out warp-speed forward thrust. Traffic cones fly by in the side windows like mailboxes on a country road until I let off the pedal and let “B” mode’s regenerative braking lasso...

Porsche prices $80,450 Macan 4, $106,950 Macan Turbo EV SUVs

2024 Porsche Macan (electric)The electric Porsche Macan already has been teased one last time, but it will finally make its U.S. debut in the second half of 2024 as a 2024 model, the automaker confirmed on Wednesday. The EV editions of the SUV, though built on a different architecture, will share the Macan name with the current lineup of gas-powered SUVs. They’ll be...

Review: 2025 Volvo EX30 sets out for the sustainable horizon

2025 Volvo EX30 electric SUV (single-motor, Cloud Blue)Volvo has a question for the ranks of the EV-curious: Is the 2025 Volvo EX30’s small carbon footprint a fair trade for its small physical footprint? The Chinese-owned Swedish car company has its most tidy SUV to date with the 2025 Volvo EX30, a crossover that’s not much larger than a Mini Cooper. With its battery-electric drivetrain...