John Elkin

John Elkin

Worked for many off road and rally and sports car publications throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Decided to go look for a career, raise a family and rescue a few dogs while rallying. Now retired with a teenager that doesn't need me anymore (he thinks), the dogs seem happy and a Wife busy running her own business, I have come back to writing again.

Digital Trends Team

Articles 15
Top Categories
Articles
Cars

Toyota is extending warranties on EV batteries because they’re lasting so long

Previously covered for eight years and 100,000 miles the new warranty is extended to 10 years and 150,000 miles. This extension is valid for all 2020 Toyota hybrids.
Cars

New all-electric Volvo XC40 will feature Android infotainment system

Volvo is the first company to coordinate with Google on integrating an infotainment system powered by Android, with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google Play Store built-in.
Cars

Honda is sending two teams to compete in a women-only off-road rally

The Rebelle Rally provides a unique opportunity for Honda engineers to test the 2019 Passport and 2018 Ridgeline in the type of environments they're designed to be driven in. The vehicles are mostly stock except for custom front and rear…
Cars

Tesla wants to reinvent comfort with liquid heating and cooling

The United States Patent and Trademark Office published an application on September 26 for a liquid-filled heated and cooled seat being designed by EV manufacturer Tesla.
Cars

EV Rally series Extreme E to hold race in the recently burned Amazon

The recent fires in the Amazon rainforest brought extreme damage. The new all-electric Dakar style rally series will hold a race in a burnt section of Santarém, the state park of Pará.
Cars

DieselGate continues to haunt Volkswagen as massive class-action suit is filed

A case has been brought against Volkswagen in which 470,000 owners of the 2.0 liter TDI EA189 engine seek compensation due to the company's diesel emissions scandal. The scandal was uncovered in 2015 via a tip from researchers.