John Beltz Snyder,

John Beltz Snyder

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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Recent articles by John:

Nat Geo takes EV road trip to learn about green energy in the U.S.

A National Geographic article called 'We took the Great American Road Trip — in electric cars' explores the country's motoring past and energy future. → Read More

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580 makes car seats a breeze

During our week with the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 580, we move a lot off car seats, take a kid to pre-school for the last time before the coronavirus shutdown, and bring home an elliptical. → Read More

Coronavirus, cash concerns leave EV maker Nio with uncertain future

Chinese electric car startup Nio has raised concerns about its future amid coronavirus and dwindling cash balance after sharing its 2019 financial report. → Read More

2020 Chevrolet Bolt Review & Buying Guide

Here’s everything you need to know when considering a 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV, including pricing, specs, features, fuel economy and safety. The Bolt doesn’t change much for 2020, but you get more range for the price, improving the value of this electric hatchback in light of new competition and a shrinking federal tax credit. → Read More

GM to install 3,500 workplace EV chargers for its own people

GM announced it will install 3,500 workplace EV chargers at its U.S. and Canada facilities in order to reward current EV owners and encourage other employees to adopt electric cars. → Read More

See the Fisker Ocean electric crossover on video for the first time

The Fisker Ocean electric crossover was scheduled for the now-canceled Geneva Motor Show, but we've still got fresh info, images and running footage. Get the details here. → Read More

2020 Porsche 911 Review & Buying Guide

Porsche launches the new 992 generation with the 2020 911 sports car. Here, we round up our drive impressions, specs, pricing and all the other information you need to know if you’re considering putting a new 911 in your garage. → Read More

2020 Chrysler Pacifica Review & Buying Guide

The 2020 Chrysler Pacifica minivan retains the roominess, well-mannered driving, smart features and brilliant Pacifica Hybrid plug-in that make us like it. However, it does lose its lower trim levels to the Voyager nameplate, → Read More

Toyota tests maritime hydrogen fuel cell tech in Energy Observer catamaran

Toyota has adapted its fuel cell system for maritime use in an energy-autonomous boat called the Energy Observer. The vessel uses wind and solar energy to create hydrogen fuel from seawater for use when there's not enough sun or wind. → Read More

Frankfurt Motor Show bids us auf Wiedersehen

The biennial Frankfurt Motor Show won't return in 2021. Instead, organizers will choose another German city to host the IAA. → Read More

2020 Subaru Ascent Review & Buying Guide

The 2020 Subaru Ascent is a three-row crossover that offers a simplified but comfortable and capable driving experience. It's the perfect all-wheel-drive adventurer to bring the Subaru faithful — and new converts — their families, and of course their dogs to their favorite getaways, whether they be on dirt trails or snowy suburban parking lots. Here's everything you need to know about the ascent… → Read More

International Code Council to include EV readiness in building codes

The International Code Council, which provides recommendations for various codes including building codes, has approved a provision for EV readiness, which it will include when it publishes its codes for 2021. → Read More

Volvo says XC40 Recharge sees strong initial demand

With deliveries beginning late this year, Volvo says its all-electric XC40 Recharge crossover already has "several thousands of firm orders," with “tens of thousands” more potential customers showing a “keen interest.” → Read More

2020 Volvo XC40 Review & Buying Guide

The Volvo XC40 is relatively new, but it quickly has won our hearts. It's a fun, small crossover with pep, practicality and a healthy dose of character. If you want a well-designed compact crossover that's small enough for the city but big enough for your small family, the XC40. → Read More

Ford 'Baby Bronco' grille leaked

The second leak today in the Bronco family, the Bronco6G forum sent us this image of the Ford Baby Bronco's grille. → Read More

Volkswagen previews updated 2021 Atlas crossover

Volkswagen showed us its refreshed 2021 Atlas crossover, with new front and rear fascia, better interior, more tech, a new R-Line package and an all-wheel-drive option for the four-cylinder version. → Read More

2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 Second Drive Review

Do we mind that it's down four cylinders? No. No, we do not. → Read More

2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered First Drive Review

We sure do like Volvo's performance long-roof plug-in hybrid, but if this is the hot sauce, we wish it were offered in medium. → Read More

Ford using McDonald's coffee bean skin in car parts

Ford is sourcing coffee bean chaff from McDonald's to use in lighter, more sustainable plastic car parts. → Read More

Micro Machines are coming back in 2020!

Micro Machines, the tiny toy cars made in the 80s and 90s, will see their official return next year. → Read More