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Adam Kaslikowski

Adam Kaslikowski

Former Digital Trends Contributor

I don't have oil in my veins, but I do have it all over my carpets and clothes. Over my 10-year journalistic career, my misshapen words have appeared on Jalopnik, Petrolicious, The Smoking Tire, and somehow even a couple of Gooding & Company auction catalogs. I've also founded an automotive website (DrivingScene) and a men's lifestyle site (FactoryTwoFour). I've been #blessed enough to drive some incredible metal over the years, including a 2002 Saturn and Steve Aoki's ratty Dodge Viper. I enjoy walks on the beach and hate mail, and am easily bribed with donuts or bags of cash.

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The best cars currently available

Every day, Digital Trends is testing cars and pitting them against their closest competitors. Here are the best cars you can buy, including hybrids and electrics.
2020 Harley Livewire

First Drive: I was wrong about the Harley-Davidson Livewire

With the announcement of the Livewire, and the subsequent slow drip of specs and details I thought that the electric bike was Harley’s sole hope for resurrection. I was wrong about that, and I was wrong about a lot with the Livewire.
Porsche Taycan 4S

Hands on with the Taycan 4S

The Taycan Turbo has been slowly trickling into Europe and America, but they are still exceedingly rare. The 4S model that was just announced is rarer still, as it is not even released yet. We got our first chance to look the model over, inside and out, and record our first impressions.
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Inside the Bollinger electric trucks coming to offroad parks near you

We’ve previously taken a look at the Bollinger trucks, but now we’ve gotten our greasy little auto-journalist hands over both the prototypes, poked and prodded, and generally did our level best to break things on these Tonka trucks.
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The Honda CR-V Hybrid is more important than you think

The Honda CR-V has been a hit. Now, Honda is releasing the first ever hybrid version of the CR-V. It might seem like a boring and simply product extension, but this is massively important both for Honda and the car world in general.
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Of course the Mach-E should be called a Mustang

Even before the debut of the Ford’s new Mach-E Mustang electric crossover, it seems the world had made up its mind that calling the vehicle a Mustang was a sacrilege of untold proportions. It would seem that we all very short memories.
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Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s Cybertruck with strange looks and great performance

Elon Musk opened the metaphorical curtains Thursday evening to unveil Tesla's new Cybertruck. This is the fourth model in the Tesla range, and the only model aimed squarely at the largest-selling sector of the U.S. automotive market. This truck represents a major design departure for Tesla.
Mach-E Reveal At 2019 LA Auto Show

What I saw at the LA Auto Show gives me hope for humanity

LA is the biggest car sales city, in the biggest car sales state, in the second largest car sales country. And Los Angeles has particular tastes as to what it wants from a new car. So when the 2019 LA Auto show opened it's doors, we angelenos got exactly what we wanted.
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Audi once again pushes the envelope with headlights that are frickin lasers

Audi has pioneered countless technological advancements and improvements, from safety systems to vehicle construction methods. But good lord do they like themselves some headlights. Audi has easily been the most influential headlight maker and now they are back with frickin laser headlights.

Everything to get excited about at 2019 LA Auto Show

The 2019 LA Auto Show is this week and it brings with it a whole host of reveals, announcements, and surprises. We will be there to bring you all the news as it happens, as well as getting in-depth with the most important new cars.
2020 Audi R8 Performance Spyder

2020 Audi R8 Performance Spyder First Drive: Super grocery-getter

The 2020 Audi R8 V10 has speed, looks, addictive exhaust noise, and lots of charm. But at two hundred grand, it needs to have a lot more to battle the competition in its class. We put it through its paces in the beautiful hills of Santa Barbara and found out what it's like.
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Exclusive: Hands on with the world’s first electric crate motor

Electric GT has developed the world’s first electric crate motor to drop into any project car you might have. We had to get our hands on it personally and talk to the mad geniuses behind this world first.
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How to understand electric car specifications

While electric cars are certainly the hottest thing since sliced bread, many of us are very confused about how to compare them to gas-powered cars. All the numbers for EVs, like Kilowatts, Amps, and KwHs are completely unfathomable to most of the public.
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I drove a Type R to SEMA and saw the past, present, and future of car culture

I’m blessed to be driving the first Type R to grace the shores of America, and I’m on my way from LA to Las Vegas to attend the 2019 SEMA show. This convention in the inhospitable Nevada desert is a celebration of all things car customizing, and it shows what will be popular in the coming years.
Tesla Model 3

Did Tesla release an unfinished Smart Summon just to pull an accounting trick?

Tesla released Smart Summon on September 26 — just before the end of its third financial quarter — which helped them post a record revenue. Drivers have complained the self-driving feature doesn't work properly and now federal authorities are looking into it.
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We put a classic car up against an electrified classic. Here’s what we learned

Electrified vintage cars are all the rage right now, but they all seem to be lacking in soul. Electric GT has a new take on vintage EVs, and I took a traditional classic to put the two cars head-to-head.
Cognitive Dissonance

The real reason why you don’t like CVT transmissions is deeper than you think

Cognitive dissonance is a mental discomfort caused by holding opposing ideas simultaneously within your mind’s eye. The concept of cognitive dissonance re-occurred to me recently as I drove a Honda hybrid vehicle that featured a CVT or Continuously Variable Transmission.
Tesla Model S

Tesla surprises both the fans and the haters by posting a profit in Q3

Tesla is in the money! They reported record delivery numbers a few weeks ago, and now earnings appear to have followed suit by breaking more records. This profit also surprised Wall Street investors, who were expecting another loss for the company.

Hydrogen was the fuel of tomorrow, so what happened?

Hydrogen vehicles solve so many of the problems associated with battery electric cars, and yet they have all but disappeared from the discussion on the future of the automobile. We look into happened to hydrogen tech, and determine if it still have a future.

Will autonomous cars eradicate driving jobs? Don’t hold your breath

Andrew Yang would have you believe that autonomous cars and trucks are going to take all driving jobs away from humans, but while that could potentially happen in the distant future, experts and industry insiders suggest autonomous driving won't displace workers anytime soon.
Harley Davidson Live Wire

Harley-Davidson restarts Livewire sales after charging system scare

Harley-Davidson hasn't shed much light on the problem that led it to stop production for about a week, and urge existing riders not to charge at home. It called the issue an isolated incident. Production is underway again, but Livewire sales remain low due in part to a base price that approaches $30,000.
2020 Volvo XC40 Recharge battery

Bask in the green glow of the XC40 Recharge, Volvo’s first electric car

Here it is in all its glory — Volvo's first fully electric vehicle. The 2020 Volvo XC40 Recharge charts a new path for the Swedish carmaker, while still retaining and expanding its famous safety focus. Add in a dash of Scandinavian design we have a winner on our hands.
2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

Why the corvette convertible now has a hardtop roof

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The 2020 Corvette Convertible officially takes its top off

Just seven short weeks ago, we showed you the new 2020 Corvette in the flesh for the first time. Now less than two months later, we have the Corvette Convertible for you to behold in all its American splendor and freedom-loving glory. Let’s not waste anyone’s time here -- it looks magnificent.
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CarGenerator lets you power your entire house with your car

Generators are the kind of devices you’ve always wanted to buy – or know you need to buy – but can never pull the trigger on. But here’s the thing gentle reader, there should be no need for you to invest in a generator as your car’s alternator is pumping out juice any time your engine is running.
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When the apocalypse comes, you’ll wish you had this Honda Passport

Welcome to the year 2025. The ice caps are gone, society has crumbled, and Twinkies have run out. Luckily, you have a car outfitted for this cruel new world. You were lucky enough to stumble upon the Passport Adventure Lifestyle Project.
BMW 530e Wireless Charging

Enroll now to test BMW’s wireless charging system for electric vehicles

Available on the BMW 530e plug-in hybrid, the company's wireless charging system includes a wireless ground pad, and car pad affixed to the underside of the vehicle. The system then wirelessly charges the 530e over a gap of about 3 inches, with a charging power of 3.2KW.
Tesla Model 3

Tesla lost $408 million last quarter, and the Model 3 is mostly to blame

Tesla Motors just reported its second-quarter earnings, and the news is anything but positive. The company lost $408 million in Q2, even after selling a record number of cars. Pundits on all sides are now divining further meaning from the electric car company's continued losses.
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I used to be a die-hard petrol-head, but Jaguar’s electric SUV converted me

Simply put, The Jaguar I-Pace is the first electric vehicle I’ve driven that hasn’t made me miss an internal combustion engine, or even once consider that I’m in an electric car. Regardless of how it is propelled or refueled, the I-Pace is simply a great SUV. Full stop.
Lunar Roving Vehicle

The evolution of NASA’s moon buggy is even wilder than where it landed

To this day, the thought that we've driven a vehicle on the moon is truly mind-boggling. The feat wasn't accomplished easily, however, nor was it without its hiccups. Here, we delve into the thought behind the Lunar Roving Vehicle, aka the moon buggy, and how it quickly came to fruition.
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Best automotive deals for Amazon Prime Day

Christmas in July has arrived again with Prime Day 2019, and we scoured through all the best deals for this non-bank holiday to find you the very best swag to keep your ride on the road, to keep your butt comfy, and to keep you safe while behind the wheel.
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2019 Acura NSX vs. 2019 BMW i8

The 2019 Acura NSX and BMW i8 may seem like very different cars, but in fact they are both hybrid, all-wheel drive, two-seaters that retail for around $155,000. In fact, these two are the only two hybrid cars in their class. We put these two through their paces on canyon roads and city streets to declare a winner.
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These are our picks for the most American cars ever made

To celebrate the birth of our nation, the Digital Trends Cars team gathered around for the most American activity we know - a good 'ol fashioned argument. Each of us picked the most American car ever made and had to defend our choice. The (dubious, entirely personal) results are in!
A red Tesla Model 3 at dusk.

Tesla sold a lot more Model 3’s than anyone expected in latest quarter

Tesla Motors has set two new records during the second quarter of 2019. With the reporting of the company's sales figures today, it was disclosed that Tesla achieved production of 87,048 vehicles, and deliveries of 95,200 vehicles.