Category: Green Machines

Kia Niro

First Date Review: Kia Niro Hybrid @ Heels N Wheels

I’d been warned. I’d been tempted. I’d been stubborn. And apparently, I had been wrong. I’ve got a pile of friends/colleagues who are big Kia fans. I was always like yeah, yeah, sure, good for you.  I saw the numbers, I saw the reviews, I saw the Soul drivers multiply like gnats in springtime. But I’m a “performance girl” I told myself, Kia and I...

Guest Post: You Can Go Electric! Tips From An EV Pro

People ask me all the time about going electric. Should they get a Tesla? A Volt? A Bolt or an i3? I dunno. Maybe. Honestly, I’m the wrong person to ask because I’ve never done it. So I’d rather defer to people I know who have already taken the plunge.  One of the best is my pal, & EV owner/writer David Ringgold Lardner.   I...

Could You Be A Green Commuter?

Car Sharing. Van Pooling. These are not Los Angeles words.  We are drivers. We are owners. We are the fierce fighters of the 405. The warriors of the 101.  The badass battlers of the 5, 605, 105 and whatever other 5 freeway is out there.  We got this. We can handle it. We’ll leave that wacky car sharing stuff to you urban dwellers who live...

Girl, What Chu Drivin? Range Rover Sport HSE TD6

Once again, me and my pal Melanie Batenchuk team up to review the new Range Rover Sport HSE TD6.  This, my friends, is the diesel SUV we’ve all been waiting for.  Think about it, all smart trucks are what? Diesel. And an SUV is really a..yeah, you got it. But in all of this time, the ultimate luxury SUV has never been available in a...

Test Drive Tuesday: eGolf Cart It Is Not

It’s Tuesday, so #eWeek is over and my baby is gone.  I am truly heartbroken. Like any great love affair, ours was a complicated one. In just a week, he made me laugh, cry, made me stress eat a can of Pringles in one sitting, but also made me gasp with delight as we whizzed up 4800 feet incline without a drop a fuel. My...

eGolf: Day Four, I Get Malled

I’m on Day Four with my new boyfriend, the all-electric Golf. Thus far, the best thing about this car is that it is distinctly Volkswagen.  What does that mean? That means that it handles like a German car, is remarkably well designed and is as practical as it is fun. Despite my tortured range anxiety, I think love him (for more reasons see yesterday’s post)...