Without even a prototype, Nikola reports 7,000+ pre-orders for electric truck

Announced last month and with its first concept vehicle not due till December, Nikola reports more than 7,000 pre-orders for electric long-haul truck with natural gas extender. The company says it has received $2.3 billion worth of orders.

Volvo's efficient and powerful gas electric hybrids may replace diesel engines

Volvo is readying electric and gasoline hybrid engines that deliver the power and torque of diesels with lower emissions and operating costs. The T5 hybrid will first appear in XC40 crossover and then in all 40-series and 60-series Volvos.

Lamborghini’s Italian Tour is the ultimate weekend getaway for car and food lovers alike

The Lamborghini Italian Tour is a three-day road rally with a focus on experiencing the best cars, food, and scenery that Italy has to offer. Digital Trends drove a Huracán in the first wave of this year's Tour.

Tesla factory is producing Model S, Model X at a rate of 2,000-plus per week

Tesla promised 2,000 cars produced per week by the end of Q2 2016. It hit that goal at least two weeks early, which bodes well for Model 3 reservations. To fulfill orders and keep up with Model S and X, Tesla needs to make 500,000 cars in…

Let the sun shine in with Subaru’s luminescent 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow

Subaru is rolling out a second colorful special edition of its BRZ sports car. The BRZ Series.Yellow is based on the top Limited trim level of the updated 2017 BRZ, and comes loaded with performance and tech hardware.

France 1, Uber 0: Company loses court battle in country after illegally operating transportation business

A French court has decided Uber was illegally operating in the country with its low-cost UberPop service. The company was fined nearly $1 million, but will only pay half the amount.

Verizon wants parents in the car with their teens all the time, thanks to Hum

Verizon has introduced a new campaign to help increase safety for teens this summer. Hum is like a parental control system for a teenager's car, described as "an intuitive product that helps cars go from zero to smart in seconds."
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DC runs your gadgets, so why not your house? This DC dwelling dares to try

Located on the NextEnergy campus in Detroit, the NextHome is a house that uses both AC and DC current to power its appliances, lights, and laptops. The setup is pretty elaborate, but it's all about exploring what the future home might look…

Weekly rewind: Foldable phones, backpack hearts, growing human organs in pigs

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…