Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty and pay $4.3 billion in penalties related to its diesel-emissions cheating. The Justice Department also indicted six executives who were allegedly involved in the scandal.
The Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck and Bronco SUV will return to the United States in 2019 and 2020, respectively, Ford confirmed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Both models will be built in Michigan.
Debuting at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is a smaller crossover SUV that slots below the standard Rogue in Nissan's lineup. It's a renamed version of the European-market Nissan Qashqai.
Tesla is now producing lithium-ion battery cells at its massive "Gigafactory." Current production is for Powerwall 2 and Powerpack 2 battery packs, with Model 3 cell production slated to start later this year.
Book by Cadillac is a new subscription service that allows users to drive different Cadillac vehicles for a flat monthly fee. It's launching in the New York metropolitan area, with other markets planned for the future..
Ford announced ExxonMobil Speedpass+ and DriverScore apps for its Sync AppLink platform at CES 2017. Speedpass+ helps drivers pay for gas, and DriverScore grades driving behavior to help get insurance discounts.