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Christian de Looper

Christian de Looper

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Christian’s interest in technology began as a child in Australia, when he stumbled upon a computer at a garage sale that he knew didn’t work, but he bought anyway. Now living in California, he covers the world of mobile technology for Digital Trends, from the latest Apple iPhone and iPad to the vast array of Android smartphones on the market -- and the various apps and services. Apart from writing about tech, Christian spends his time in the music studio as a producer.

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD rear end side profile from driver's side with trees and a metal fence in the back.

Used EV prices are falling quicker than those of gas cars, and that’s good

Used EV prices are dropping, and quick. That, however, isn't necessarily indicative of their quality. And ultimately, it's probably a good thing.
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EVs may produce more emissions during manufacturing, but they quickly catch up

There's a narrative that EVs are just as bad for the environment due to battery manufacturing. Turns out, that's not even close to true.
Tesla Roadster

Tesla has teased three new cars — but what are they?

Tesla is prepping some new vehicles. At a shareholder event, the company showed off a slide with three mystery vehicles. But what are those mystery cars?
2024 Jeep Wagoneer S front three quarter view.

Jeep Wagoneer S vs Tesla Model Y: Can Jeep take out the most popular EV?

Jeep has taken the wraps off of the Wagoneer S, its first major attempt at an electric vehicle. But how does the car compare with the Tesla Model Y?
Front and side of the BMW i7 eDrive50

2024 BMW i7 eDrive50 review: ultimate luxury

The BMW i7 sets a new bar for interior luxury, offering plush seating and tons of controls for even the second row of seats. But is it worth the cash?
2024 Jeep Wagoneer S front three quarter view.

Jeep Wagoneer S: release date, range, performance, and more

There's another electric SUV on the way. Jeep has finally launched its first EV, the Jeep Wagoneer S. Here's everything we know so far.
Front three-quarters view of a 2023 Kia EV6 GT in a desert setting.

How are cars going to differentiate themselves when performance is a commodity?

Cars are moving toward electrification, and that arguably takes away from the experience of driving a car. Are cars becoming soulless?
White Kia EV3

Kia EV3 vs EV6: How does Kia’s new EV compare with its most popular?

Kia has finally announced the new EV3, which is set to be its cheapest electric car to date. But how does it compare with its most popular EV, the EV6?
Kia EV9 GT-Line Three Quarters

The Kia EV9 is being built in Georgia — making it a whole lot cheaper

Kia has officially started production of the Kia EV9 in Georgia -- which means that the 2025 model of the car will qualify for the federal EV tax credit.
White Kia EV3

Kia EV3 vs Hyundai Ioniq 5: Can the EV3 take out Hyundai’s best EV?

The Kia EV3 has been announced, and it's set to be Kia's cheapest electric car to date. But how does it compare with the Hyundai Ioniq 5?
White Kia EV3

Kia EV3 vs Tesla Model Y: Can Kia’s new entry-level car take on Tesla?

Kia has finally announced the Kia EV3, which is expected to be its cheapest EV yet. How does it compare with the most popular EV right now, the Tesla Model Y?
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Kia EV3: release date, performance, range, and more

Kia is expanding its series of electric vehicles. Ithas finally taken the wraps off of a production-ready version of the EV3. Here's what we know so far.
White Kia EV3

The Kia EV3 could be the cheap electric SUV we’ve been waiting for

The long-teased Kia EV3 is finally here, and it could end up being the ultra-cheap electric SUV you've been waiting for.
2025 Mercedes-Benz G580 from three quarter view.

Mercedes-Benz G580 vs GMC Hummer EV: rugged EVs face off

The Mercedes-Benz G580 is a rugged new electric car -- but how does it compare with the GMC Hummer EV? We put the two head-to-head.
2025 Mercedes-Benz G580 from three quarter view.

Mercedes-Benz G580 vs Rivian R2: Is the much cheaper Rivian actually better?

Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off of the G580, a new electric G-Wagon. But how does it compare with another upcoming electric SUV, the Rivian R2?
Range of Mercedes-Benz G580 vehicles

Mercedes-Benz G580 vs Rivian R1S: rugged electric SUVs, compared

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new G580, its take on an electric G-Wagon. But how does it compare with another rugged electric SUV, the Rivian R1S?
Range of Mercedes-Benz G580 vehicles

2025 Mercedes-Benz G580: range, price, release date, and more

Mercedes-Benz is electrifying the G-Class. The company has finally unveiled the new G580 -- an electric version of the G-Wagon. Here's what we know so far.
Front and side of the Fiat 500e

2024 Fiat 500e review: quirky and inexpensive

The 2024 Fiat 500e may not be the longest-range EV, but it is relatively fun -- despite its slightly weird driving quirks.
Black 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ on front of trees

2024 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV review: built for comfort

The 2024 Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV is built for a comfortable, luxurious driving experience. But does it perform a the level of a great EV?
Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is at its lowest price yet — but should you buy one?

The Tesla Model Y was already one of the cheapest electric cars in its class, but it's now getting even cheaper. Should you buy one?
Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally driving on a dirt road.

Fake engine noises in electric cars need to die

Electric cars have the benefit of being much more quiet than their gas-powered counterparts. So why are carmakers building in fake engine noises?
Blue Ford Mustang Mach-E on a rooftop

Ford Mustang Mach-E 2024 vs. Mach-E 2023: What’s new in Ford’s electric Mustang?

The Mustang Mach-E is getting some upgrades for 2024 -- but how does the 2024 model compare with the 2023 Mustang Mach-E?
Close up of the Hybrid car electric charger station with power supply plugged into an electric car being charged.

EV warranties aren’t like those for non-electric cars. Here’s what you should know

EVs are getting more popular, but there's more to their warranties than those for traditional cars. Here's what you need to know about EV battery warranties.
Front of the Maserati GranCabrio Folgore

The Maserati GranCabrio Folgore is one of the best-looking EVs yet

Maserati has unveiled the new GranCabrio Folgore electric car. It's a great-looking car and we had a chance to take a look at it in person.
The front three-quarter view of a 2022 Rivian against a rocky backdrop.

Rivian R2 vs R1S: How will Rivian’s cheaper SUV compare?

The Rivian R2 has finally been announced, and it'll be a great option for those who want a cheaper electric SUV. But how does it compare with the Rivian R1S?
Kia EV9 GT-Line Three Quarters

Rivian R2 vs. Kia EV9: battle of affordable electric SUVs

The Rivian R2 has been announced -- but how does it compete with the Kia EV9, which is currently the electric SUV to beat in its price range?
Side of the Rivian R2

Rivian R2 vs. Ford Mustang Mach-E: Will the R2 be a better buy?

The Rivian R2 is coming, and it could be one of the most compelling EVs yet. But how will it compare with the Mustang Mach-E?
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD rear end side profile from driver's side with trees and a metal fence in the back.

Should you buy a used EV? Maybe, but it’s complicated

Electric cars have a long way to go before they'll be considered cheap -- so should you buy used? It can get a little complicated.
The front three-quarters view of a red 2024 Subaru Solterra.

2024 Subaru Solterra Touring review: not quite the EV you’re looking for

The Subaru Solterra is Subaru's first electric car -- and it brings with it many Subaru features that drivers know and love. How does it compete?
Rivian R2

Rivian R2 vs Hyundai Ioniq 5: Should you wait for the Rivian R2?

The long-awaited Rivian R2 has been announced -- but how does the new vehicle compare with another much-loved car, the Hyundai Ioniq 5?
Rivian R2

Rivian R2 vs Kia EV6: is one of these top EVs better?

The Rivian R2 is coming, and it could be one of the best options for those who want a solid EV at a reasonable price. But how does it compare with the Kia EV6?
Black Polestar 4 on a red background

Everything we know about the Polestar 4: range, price, release date

Polestar is set to launch what could be its coolest car yet, the Polestar 4. Here's everything we know about the Polestar 4 so far.
2021 Tesla Model S

How to reset the screen on your Tesla

Tesla cars offer a number of advantages, but perhaps the biggest is the great software. But that software can fail. Here's how to reset the screen on a Tesla.
Rivian R2

Rivian R2 vs Tesla Model Y: Can the R2 challenge the Model Y’s dominance?

The Tesla Model Y is currently the bestselling car -- but can the upcoming Rivian R2 challenge its dominance? We put the two head-to-head to find out.