Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide

Jeff Zurschmeide is a freelance writer from Portland, Oregon. Jeff covers new cars, motor sports, and technical topics for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and online outlets. Additionally, Jeff is the author of eight published books on automotive topics, including photo histories of Portland International Raceway and Portland Speedway. His current automotive passion is divided between his 1976 Mini Cooper and his 1920 Model T Ford. His daily driver is a Mazda Miata, because duh.

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Flat, fast, and flexible, Volkswagen’s new electric platform can power any car

VW’s new EV architecture is scalable and adaptable enough to produce anything from sports cars to cargo vans. MEB vehicles can be front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive, or all-wheel-drive, and will travel up to 350 miles on a charge.
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With a carbon bed and transforming tailgate, the new GMC Sierra is one of a kind

Our 2019 GMC Sierra first drive review focuses on the factors that make the new Sierra different from every other truck on the road. GMC has several exclusive new features, like a multi-function tailgate and a carbon fiber bed option.
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You don’t need to go autonomous to make trucking safer

Long haul truckers are very good at their jobs, but they face long hours and unpredictable conditions. Autonomous tech may be coming, but here’s how lidar technology companies are working to enhance trucking safety today.
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2019 Chevrolet Silverado is the biggest and best Silverado ever

There’s a lot to tell in our 2019 Chevrolet Silverado first drive review, from new engine options, new chassis and suspension design, new bed and tailgate features, new trailering tools, and new trim levels. Dive in and learn.
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How autonomous ridesharing will reshape our cars, cities, and lives

Ridesharing is a growing phenomenon, and it’s closely linked with developments in autonomous and connectivity technology. In the coming decades, shared mobility will even change the way cities around the world develop.
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The 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt is a firecracker tribute to a movie legend

Ford’s latest tribute to Steve McQueen’s legendary action movie is far more than a garish paint and sticker package. It’s almost stealthy, and there’s real measurable performance enhancement in the limited edition 2019 Mustang…