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Roadtripping with (and camping in) the Rivian R1S

Let’s be clear: I hate the desert. In spite of competing in last year’s Rebelle Rally and spending a full 10 days completely off the grid, camping, competing, navigating and driving offroa

Everything that stood out to us at the 2022 LA Auto Show

The 2022 Los Angeles Auto Show is in the rearview mirror, leaving us with one final task: sharing a roundup of the weird and wonderful, the awkward and eye-popping vehicle unveilings and new announcem

Hyundai launches home charging ecosystem as part of EV push

Hyundai announced this week at the LA Auto Show a new way for its customers to charge at home as part of the company’s efforts to woo a new group of EV buyers. Hyundai Home, the automaker calls

VinFast’s bid to attract US buyers includes 4 all-electric SUVs and maybe a sports car

VinFast showcased four battery-electric SUVs at the LA Auto Show this week, and even hinted at a sports car, as the Vietnam-based automaker pushes ahead with its plan to break into the U.S. market. Th

Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell concept hints at the performance N brand’s future

Hyundai revealed Thursday a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid concept vehicle called the N Vision 74 that the company says demonstrates the performance sub-brand’s vision for electrification. The Hyunda

Everything we know about the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV

Hyundai released fresh details Thursday at the LA Auto Show about the 2023 Ioniq 6, the all-electric vehicle that the Korean company debuted in June. With an estimated range of 340 miles and an on-sal

Genesis teases its EV future with the Genesis X convertible

Hyundai luxury arm Genesis unveiled Tuesday evening the Genesis X convertible, the third and final electric vehicle concept of the brand’s EV future. The reveal, held at a splashy event ahead of

The Cadillac Celestiq is GM’s big (literally) luxury EV bet

Years ago, Cadillac was associated with luxury and performance. Today, in an effort to claw its way back to the top of the luxury heap, the U.S. automaker unveiled Monday the production Cadillac Celes

The iconic Meyers Manx dune buggy makes its return as an EV

The Meyers Manx, the iconic 50-year-old dune buggy that’s been copied thousands of times, is officially making its return in 2023. But this time around, it’s electric. The Meyers Manx 2.0,

GM unveils Chevy Blazer EV to challenge Tesla Model Y

GM unveiled Monday evening the Chevrolet Blazer EV, an all-electric SUV with up to 320 miles of range and a starting price of $48,000 that CEO and Chairman Mary Barra hopes will supercharge her bid to

Lincoln Star Concept: Could a sport tourer be in Lincoln’s electric future?

Lincoln unveiled Wednesday at an event in Hollywood its first fully electric concept vehicle: The Lincoln Star Concept, a crossover that looks a lot like a Corsair or Nautilus crossover with a longer,

The Toyota bZ4X: Solidly middling EV

Toyota isn’t the first automotive brand that pops to mind when it comes to battery electric vehicles. Toyota might be the largest automaker in the world — reportedly selling more than 9.5 mill

Inside Mercedes’ plan to deliver hands-free driving to the masses

I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a special Mercedes Benz S-Class on a blindingly bright California spring day, casually watching an autonomous delivery robot roll through a crosswalk on its

2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo delivers power and performance in a wagon

All good things come to those who wait, and Porsche has reserved the most powerful version of its all-electric Taycan for last: the 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS and the wagon-style Taycan GTS Sport Turismo

Torture testing a Porsche Cayenne S on the Rebelle Rally

The killer app of any tech is to make your life easier and more comfortable; the GPS in your car helps you find the best route to a restaurant when traffic is backed up, if you have cruise control, yo

The 2022 Polestar 2 is more appealing, affordable and repairable

When Polestar launched its first all-electric vehicle last year, it came in a single flavor: a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration that cost around $50,000 before incentives. Next year, the aut

The highs and lows of the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show

The LA Auto Show — one of the first indoor auto shows to return since the COVID outbreak — was light on news and heavier than usual on vaporware. However, there were a few vehicles, tech and compa

Vietnamese carmaker VinFast plots course for US market, starting with two electric crossovers

VinFast, the Vietnamese automaker under Vingroup, was one of the LA Auto Show’s numerous newcomers this year aiming to make an impression with consumers. The company showed off two all-electric

Biliti bets US market is primed for electric tuk tuk deliveries

Biliti Electric, a startup founded less than a year ago, wants its electric tuk tuks to become a common sight in densely packed cities in the United States. The three-wheeled, open-cabin, all-electric

Subaru’s first all-electric vehicle makes its American debut

Subaru pulled the cover off its first all-electric crossover for the second time in November. This time, the 2023 Subaru Solterra electric crossover — the Toyota bZ4X doppelgänger — made its U.S.
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