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Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Contributing Editor

Stephen is a freelance automotive journalist covering all things cars. He likes anything with four wheels, from classic cars to modern Tesla electric cars, and everything in between. Besides contributing to the cars section at Digital Trends, Stephen has bylines at Green Car Reports, Motor Authority, and CarGurus.

Front three quarter view of a beige 2024 Lucid Air Touring.

Revamped Lucid Air shows this luxury EV’s bandwidth

The Lucid Air electric car is now available in a variety of flavors representing different levels of price, power, and range.
Teaser image showing a front quarter view of the Hyundai Inster.

Hyundai’s subcompact Inster is an affordable EV that might be out of reach

Slated to be revealed at The Busan International Motor Show, the Hyundai Inster is a tiny electric SUV that may not reach the U.S.
Front view of a 2024 Jeep Wagoneer S driving on a city street.

Jeep joins the EV party with the 600-horsepower Wagoneer S

The first all-electric Jeep for the U.S. market is an upscale Wagoneer model with 600 horsepower.
2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally driving on dirt.

2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally first drive: old pony learns new trick

Inspired by rally racing, the 2024 Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally takes EV performance off pavement.
2025 Cadillac Optiq front three quarter view.

Entry-level Cadillac Optiq EV promises 300 miles of range for $54,000

The 2025 Cadillac Optiq, the luxury brand's entry-level EV, will offer more than 300 miles of range when it starts production this fall.
Honda hydrogen fuel-cell semi truck.

Honda believes hydrogen semi trucks will make the case for fuel cells

Honda is the latest of several automakers to apply its fuel-cell tech to big commercial trucks as well as passenger cars.
2025 Mercedes-Benz G580 from three quarter view.

Mercedes-Benz G580 first drive: old-school off-roader goes electric

Mercedes-Benz made its iconic G-Wagen into an EV without compromising the SUV's vaunted off-road capable and inimitable style.
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Here’s how EVs charge as they drive on a stretch of Michigan road

Michigan is testing a wireless system that allows EVs to charge as they drive down a Detroit street.
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Here’s how EVs charge as they drive on a stretch of Michigan road

Michigan is testing a wireless system that allows EVs to charge as they drive down a Detroit street.
Lamborghini Urus SE front quarter.

Lamborghini’s Urus SE plug-in hybrid tries to do it all

The Lamborghini Urus is the automaker's most popular model. A new plug-in hybrid is the most powerful version yet.
Mercedes-Benz G580 with EQ Technology front quarter.

Mercedes G580 electrifies an off-road icon

Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed its electric G-Class. It combines the iconic SUV's traditional design with enhanced off-road performance.
2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N drifting.

Don’t let the gimmicks fool you. The Ioniq 5 N is a serious track car

Hyundai threw everything it had at the 2025 Ioniq 5 N, the first EV to wear the N performance badge.
2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan front-quarter view.

2025 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan gets new face, bigger battery

The Mercedes-Benz EQS electric luxury sedan has gotten its first significant updates since its 2022 model year launch.
2025 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid driving.

2025 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid gets improved tech features

Unveiled at the 2024 New York Auto Show, the 2025 Hyundai Tucson Plug-In Hybrid features a more elaborate infotainment system and more software-based features.
Profile view of the Genesis Neolun concept.

Genesis Neolun concept is an electric SUV inspired by tradition

Ahead of the 2024 New York Auto Show, Genesis unveiled a new electric SUV concept that takes elements from traditional Korean craftsmanship.
Rear three quarter view of the Genesis GV60 Magma concept.

Genesis turns up the heat with GV60 Magma concept

Genesis will launch performance models under the Magma nameplate, including a sportier version of the electric GV60.
2025 Audi Q6 e-tron front three quarter view.

Audi Q6 e-tron ushers in the automaker’s next EV phase

The 2025 Audi Q6 e-tron is the first EV based on the new Premium Platform Electric, promising improved efficiency and better tech.
A 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT on a racetrack.

Porsche’s most powerful production car is an EV

The 2025 Porsche Taycan Turbo GT takes Porsche's electric sedan to a new level of performance.
Front three quarter view of the 2024 Dodge Charger Daytona coupe.

2024 Dodge Charger Daytona reinvents the muscle car for the EV era

Dodge has remade the legendary Charger muscle car as an EV, with features aimed at performance enthusiasts.
Ford EVs at a Tesla Supercharger station.

Here’s how Ford will give EV customers Tesla Supercharger access

Ford EV owners can now get a free adapter that allows them to fast charge at Tesla Supercharger stations.
A person sitting in a Honda Uni-One wearing a VR headset with their arms outstretched in pretend-flying position.

Honda puts VR tech on wheels with its personal mobility device

Honda believes its Uni-One personal mobility device could be a lot of fun when combined with VR tech.
Front three quarter view of the 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV.

2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV: price, release date, range, and more

The 2024 Chevrolet Equinox EV will emphasize affordability, but won't skimp on tech.
Profile view of the Chrysler Halcyon concept with its doors open.

Chrysler Halcyon concept is a return to glory for the minivan brand

Chrysler plans to launch its first EV in 2025, and go all-electric by 2028. This concept car could preview one of those future electric models.
Front three quarter view of a 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van.

Mercedes’ electric eSprinter isn’t just greener, it’s better

Mercedes-Benz is finally bringing its all-electric eSprinter van to the United States, and delivery drivers will find that it was worth the wait.
Lincoln Digital Experience infotainment system in the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus.

Goliath car screens have arrived, and Ford’s new software takes full advantage

Ford's next-generation infotainment system features Google apps and more ways to stream content in the car.
Data readout from the Lamborghini Telemetry X concept.

Lamborghini Telemetry X can monitor your driving and your stress level

At CES 2024, Lamborghini showed a prototype system that gives supercar drivers real-time coaching.
Front three quarter view of the VinFast VF 3 electric SUV.

VinFast is bringing a mini electric SUV to the U.S., and maybe a pickup, too

At CES 2024, VinFast confirmed that it will sell the tiny VF 3 electric SUV in the U.S. and other global markets. It also teased an electric truck.
The Honda Saloon concept car at CES 2024.

Honda previews future EV lineup with Zero Series concepts

Honda is bringing a new line of EVs to production in 2026, starting with a sleek sedan for North America.
Kia PV5 concept car.

Kia reinvents the van with its electric Platform Beyond Vehicles

Kia wants to build EVs with interchangeable bodies suited to a variety of tasks.
A Volkswagen Golf GTI in CES 2024 camouflage wrap and a Volkswagen ID.7 in the desert near Las Vegas.

Volkswagen adds ChatGPT voice recognition to some models

Some Volkswagen models will add ChatGPT to their voice-recognition systems beginning later this year.
Front three quarter view of a 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV RS.

Bold style alone can’t muscle Chevy’s new Blazer EV to the head of its class

This new electric SUV wearing the well-known Chevy Blazer nameplate is competent, but not a game-changer.
Profile view of a 2024 Fiat 500e.

Stellantis is bringing battery swapping to the Fiat 500e

Stellantis will use EV batter-swapping tech from startup Ample, starting with a fleet of 100 Fiat EVs in Spain.
Front three quarter view of a 2024 Fiat 500e.

Fiat’s 500e returns as a stylish and affordable small EV

The 2024 Fiat 500e fights the weight and price bloat of current EVs.
Exterior of the Cadillac Optiq compact electric SUV.

Cadillac aims to balance its lineup with a small electric SUV

The Cadillac Optiq will be the smallest Cadillac EV to date, slotting below the Lyriq in the brand's lineup.