Ronan Glon

Ronan Glon

Ronan Glon is an American automotive and tech journalist based in southern France. As a long-time contributor to Digital Trends, his job is to bridge the gap between cars and tech, while helping consumers and enthusiasts alike navigate these two increasingly intertwined worlds. He travels extensively and restlessly to get the inside scoop on horsepower, infotainment, or both.

Though he earned a bachelor's degree in international studies, Glon has worked as a journalist nearly all of his adult life. He has reviewed cars on six continents (no one has let him drive in Antarctica... yet), and he has driven over 450 past, present, and future models ranging from humble economy cars to ultra-rare hypercars with a seven-digit price tag -- yes, he has an Excel document to keep track of it all. There is not a single car he won't drive at least once, though there are some he wouldn't drive again, and not a single new technology he won't dive into.

Since starting at Digital Trends in 2014, he uncovered the real story of the internet-famous Belgian car graveyard, explored a French forest in one of the last examples of the Land Rover Defender, drifted electric Audi prototypes on a dry river bed in Namibia, and ventured behind the scenes in Ducati's Italian design studio to learn how tech and craftsmanship come together to shape a motorcycle.

In addition to Digital Trends, Glon's work regularly appears in several print and online publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He's also an avid car collector, photographer, guitarist, and mountain biker.

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How do you get a Bugatti to 304 mph? Grit, really good tires, and a lot of tech

British driver Andy Wallace talked to Digital Trends about how he set a world speed record in a Bugatti Chiron, and he told us about the technology that made the run possible.
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FWD vs. RWD vs. AWD

Let's face it, you've likely heard front-, rear-, and all-wheel drive mentioned before in some context or another. But what do these terms mean, especially in terms of performance? We’ve got the answers.
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Amazon orders 100,000 vans from a company that has never made a car before

Amazon has ordered 100,000 examples of a mysterious electric delivery van from Michigan-based startup Rivian, according to company founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
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49,000 UAW workers are striking against GM. Here’s what you need to know

Nearly 50,000 union-represented workers in the United States are on strike against General Motors. They're asking for better wages, job security, and more benefits. Here's everything you need to know about the strike.
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This 750-hp Chevrolet Camaro is not your average, soul-crushing rental car

Hendrick Motorsports is bringing two limited-edition variants of the Chevrolet Camaro to select Hertz locations across America. The most alluring model is a V8-powered ZL1 upgraded to 750 horsepower thanks to a bigger supercharger.
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Audi balances carsharing, EVs, and sports cars as it prepares for the 2020s

Digital Trends sat down with some of Audi's top executives to learn about how the company sees itself evolving during the 2020s.