Nick Jaynes

Nick Jaynes

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Nick Jaynes is the Automotive Editor for Digital Trends. He developed a passion for writing about cars working his way through Journalism School as a Volvo mechanic. In his free time, Nick enjoys hiking with his Treeing Walker Coonhound, Ruger.

New Caterham sports car aims to unseat the Porsche Cayman

Proclaiming the Lotus Elise a failure, Caterham will make its name better known by going after the Porsche Cayman.

Cars

Behold the depressingly unreal Tesla Model ST wagon

It’s something we never thought we’d say; we’re in love with an electric wagon.

Cars

Let your Ford read the newspaper to you with the Kaliki app

If you’re too busy to read, and find listening to NPR too mainstream, the new Kaliki Ford SYNC app will read the newspaper to you.

Cars

Nevada gives Audi the green light to an autonomous road-going car

Good news: Soon you won’t have to feel guilty about texting while you drive because your Audi will be doing the driving.

Cars

Ford keeps the love spark alive in your relationship with new BeCouply app

Are you and your significant other in a rut? Let the Ford SYNC app, BeCouply, plan your next date. No, seriously.

Cars

Hong Kong to receive 150 electric taxis from Nissan

In a city with 18,000 taxis, can 150 electric taxis make an environmental difference?

Cars

2014 Audi RS 5 Cabriolet and 2014 R8 to debut in Detroit

Is there any finer way to start the year than with the unveiling of a 450-horsepower Audi convertible and the next iteration of the gorgeous R8? We think not.

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Bigger, lighter, and younger: Details of the 2015 Mercedes C-Class begin to emerge

You can stop holding your breath; the new C-Class is no longer your grandpa’s Mercedes.

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Cadillac ATS uses chemistry to cut weight, increase acceleration

Just when you thought you’d read everything about the Cadillac ATS, General Motors dissects its periodic elements.

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Hyundai adopts Google Maps, begins the Apple vs. Google in-car wars

Google picks up another automaker partnership as Apple pushes ahead with nine others.

Cars

Spanish companies test wireless EV fast-charging system

Want to charge your EV to 80 percent capacity in 15 minutes? A group of Spanish companies is testing a fast-charging wireless system that claims they can do just that.

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Best mid-level performance/luxury cars of 2012

From Audis and Acuras to BMWs and Volvos, if you think there aren't any performance/luxury cars for you and the whole family, think again.

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Best hybrids of 2012

It’s not easy making a hybrid that is both fuel-efficient and memorable. Many automakers tried in 2012 but many failed. A few, however, succeeded and produced some truly spectacular specimens.

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