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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 the 2023 Kia EV6 GT-Line.

Now a year older, the Kia EV6 still feels like the future

The Kia EV6 shares the E-GMP platform with EVs from Hyundai and Genesis, but has a distinct character.
Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally driving on a dirt road.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally kicks up some dirt

The Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally combines the powertrain from the Mach-E GT with rally-inspired styling and suspension.
Front three quarter view of the Volkswagen ID.GTI concept.

Volkswagen ID.GTI concept is another icon reimagined as an EV

The Volkswagen ID.GTI concept shows how VW plans to make its GTI hot hatchback electric.
People and a dog standing in front of a Rivian R1T electric pickup truck.

Rivian R1T gets estimated 410 miles of range with Dual-Motor powertrain, Max Pack battery

The Rivian R1T will get up to 410 miles of range with the Dual-Motor powertrain and the largest Max Pack battery.
Front three quarter view of the Lamborghini Lanzador concept.

Lanzador concept previews Lamborghini’s first EV

The Lamborghini Lanzador concept previews the Italian automaker's first EV, due in 2028.
The 2024 Acura ZDX Type S in gold.

Acura’s resurrected ZDX SUV is an EV shortcut

The 2024 Acura ZDX is the brand's first EV, and it only exists thanks to a little help from General Motors.
The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ on a city street.

Everything is bigger in Cadillac’s electric Escalade IQ

The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ takes Cadillac's full-size Escalade SUV into the electric age.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime.

2023 Toyota Prius Prime review: no longer an ugly duckling

The 2023 Toyota Prius Prime gets a drastic makeover, along with more electric range and horsepower.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Lexus RZ 450e.

The first Lexus EV brims over with luxury, but can’t go the distance

The 2023 Lexus RZ 450e is Lexus' first EV for the U.S. While there's a lot to like, there's also room for improvement.
Front three quarter view of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV.

Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV first drive review: a better electric SUV

Mercedes' AMG performance division is launching its first electric SUV, with more power and improved handling.
Front three quarter view of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance.

2024 Mercedes-AMG S63 E Performance first drive review: high-performance plug-in

Mercedes' flagship sedan gets an extra dose of performance courtesy of a V8 plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Overhead view of the Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept.

Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept looks to the past for inspiration

The Mercedes-Benz Vision One-Eleven concept is inspired by the vintage C111 prototype, but packs modern tech.
Front three quarter view of the 2025 Volvo EX30.

Starting under $40K, Volvo’s compact EX30 will be its most affordable EV, and its fastest

The 2025 Volvo EX30 is a downsized EV with a price that puts mainstream brands on notice.
Profile view of the Volkswagen ID.7.

Volkswagen ID.7 shows not every EV needs to be an SUV

Due to launch in 2024, the Volkswagen ID.7 will be the third all-electric ID model sold in the United States.
Front three quarter view of the Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV.

Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is old-school luxury — electrified

The Mercedes-Maybach EQS SUV is the first EV from Mercedes' ultra-luxury brand.
The Lamborghini Revuelto plug-in hybrid supercar.

Lamborghini is reinventing itself with the Revuelto plug-in hybrid

The Lamborghini Revuelto bucks the automaker's V12 supercar tradition with added electrification.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV.

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV first drive review: ’90s look, cutting-edge tech

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV brings the EQ EV sub-brand into a popular market segment.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6.

Hyundai Ioniq 6 first drive review: welcome to the future

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is the second model in Hyundai's Ioniq EV subbrand, and it has radically different styling than its Ioniq 5 sibling.
Interior of the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV.

GM plans to phase out Apple CarPlay for EVs, go all-in on Android integration

General Motors plans to phase out popular Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity in favor of built-in Android systems.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Toyota bZ4X.

2023 Toyota bZ4X review: exceeding low expectations

The bZ4X crossover SUV is the template for future Toyota EVs. We'll tell you if that's a good thing.
A Tesla Cybertruck prototype.

Tesla Cybertruck prototype spotted with minor changes

A Tesla Cybertruck prototype has been spotted on public roads with some changes that may carry over to production.
Front three quarter view of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electric van.

Mercedes is finally bringing an electric van to the U.S.

The redesigned 2024 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter is the first electric van from Mercedes to be offered in the U.S.
The number 60 Acura ARX-06 GTP race car at the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona.

‘The cars are the stars.’ How automakers are electrifying the racetrack

The 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona featured a new class of hybrid race cars called GTP that automakers hope will promote their road-car electrification plans.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.

2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: almost an EV

The redesigned 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV drives more like an EV than a hybrid, making it a stepping stone for EV skeptics.
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept was designed around an electric powertrain.

Ram EV concept previews truck brand’s electric future

The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept previews the brand's first production EV, due in 2024.
What a future Mercedes-Benz EV charging hub might look like.

Mercedes EV charging hubs are coming to North America by the end of the decade

Mercedes-Benz is launching a charging network for its growing lineup of EVs.
Amazon Alexa lists EV charging station locations on a vehicle touchscreen.

Amazon Alexa aims to streamline the EV charging experience

Drivers will be able to ask Amazon Alexa for EV charging locations beginning later in 2023.
Chrysler Synthesis cockpit demonstrator

Chrysler Synthesis demonstrator brings more screens and software to vehicle cockpits

The Chrysler Synthesis demonstrator previews a new generation of infotainment systems for the automaker's upcoming EVs.
Front three quarter view of a camouflaged Volkswagen ID.7 prototype.

VW previews its next electric car in trippy camouflaged form

The Volkswagen ID.7 sedan is VW's next electric car for the North American market.
Front three quarter view of the 2024 Volvo EX90.

No mere EV, the sensor-stuffed EX90 is Volvo’s towering tech flagship

The 2024 Volvo EX90 electric SUV is the Swedish automaker's maximum effort for style, sustainability, and tech.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 BMW i7.

Business upfront, 31-inch TV in the back. BMW’s electric i7 is a screening room on wheels

The 2023 BMW i7 is the first electric version of BMW's flagship 7 Series sedan, and its luxury-first design sets it miles apart from a Tesla.
A 2024 GMC Sierra EV towing an Airstream trailer.

GMC poured all of its truck-making expertise into the Sierra EV pickup

The 2024 GMC Sierra EV blends carryover tech from the Chevrolet Silverado EV with unique styling and a more luxurious interior.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV.

2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV preview: The EV lineup grows again

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV is the fifth model in Mercedes' EQ lineup of electric cars.
Front three quarter view of the Polestar 3.

Sporty Polestar 3 SUV is an EV guiding star

The Polestar 3 borrows heavily from Polestar parent Volvo, but with its own unique style and an emphasis on performance.