Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen is a regular contributor to the cars section at Digital Trends. He’s been obsessed with cars since long before he could see over a steering wheel, building up an encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive. He began his career in journalism as the editor in chief of his college newspaper, and has gone on to write for multiple publications on a range of automotive topics. He keeps an eye on the future of electric cars and connectivity, but maintaining an ample appreciation for what made cars great in the first place, from good old-fashioned horsepower and speed to motor sports. If he’s not in front of a computer pounding out a story, Stephen is usually traveling the country driving the latest cars. He’s also an avid photographer, always searching for the perfect combination of stylish car and scenic photo location.

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Karma Automotive wants to make its cars sound like movie special effects

The 2020 Karma Revero GT will have a unique sound to warn pedestrians. Karma is taking advantage of flexibility in regulations that require electric cars and hybrids to emit noises.

Toyota uses hydrogen fuel cells to power one of its Japanese factories

Toyota took components from its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car and used them to make a generator to power one of its factories. If testing goes well, Toyota plans to add hydrogen power at more factories.

Tesla will return to the ‘Ring in October to try beating Porsche’s EV record

Shortly after the Porsche Taycan set a Nürburgring lap record for electric cars, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that a Model S would be dispatched to the legendary German racetrack.
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2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost HPP first drive review: Four is more

The 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost has a new High Performance Package. Is that enough to bring this four-cylinder out of the V8 Mustang's shadow?

This auto shop class teaches high schoolers how to make their own electric cars

To revive an ailing auto shop program, high school teacher Ron Grosinger decided to go electric. He launched a class that allows students to convert old clunkers into electric cars.

Model 3 is the first Tesla electric car to win an IIHS safety award

The Tesla Model 3 was named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+, making it the first Tesla to earn an IIHS safety award.