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.
The Mini John Cooper Works Countryman goes on sale in April with a 228-horsepower turbocharged engine, 145-mph top speed, and sport-tuned suspension. It's based on the second-gen Countryman unveiled in November 2016.
Mazda will introduce a production homogeneous-charge compression ignition (HCCI) engine in 2018, according to a new report. HCCI promises efficiency improvements, but has never been used in a production car.
The Tesla Gigafactory will be powered in part by a massive rooftop solar array Tesla says will be the largest of its kind in the world. Tesla hopes to use "100-percent sustainable energy" to power the factory.
The Lotus Exige Race 380 is a new racing version of the recently introduced Lotus Exige Sport 380 road car. Road-going versions of the Exige aren't available in the U.S., but this race car might eventually make it here.
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.