2022 Hyundai Tucson earns Top Safety Pick+ rating

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS, the nonprofit safety agency announced Wednesday.  The redesigned compact crossover earned “Good” ratings in all six crash tests to nab what is considered the industry’s most rigorous safety rating. The NHTSA has not tested the 2022 Tucson, but it typically mirrors crash testing from the IIHS and […]

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Electrify America Is Phasing Out CHAdeMO Chargers, and That’s a Big Deal for Old EVs

Charging standards can be confusing to the new electric vehicle adopter. There’s a flurry of acronyms, numbers, and difficult-to-pronounce names which can seem overwhelming when beginning the journey to electrification. Maybe that’s why Tesla’s choice of a proprietary charging connector—combined with an aggressive rollout of fast-charging locations—makes more sense than others think. As the EV industry is maturing, the fight […]

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Five Big Things to Know From Tesla’s Q2 2021 Earnings Call

Tesla, like many other car companies, experienced a surge of pent-up demand during the first half of 2021. Despite experiencing some supply chain issues, the California-based electric automaker learned that consumers were buying up just about any vehicle they could get their hands on, including more than 200,000 Teslas. On Monday, Tesla held its quarterly earnings call to give a […]

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Mercedes, AMG, Maybach All Going Electric by 2030

It’s one thing for governments to impose scheduled bans on the internal combustion engine, but it’s another for manufacturers to answer the call. Mercedes-Benz, however, is stepping up and laying out some ambitious-sounding new plans. “Mercedes-Benz will be ready to go all-electric at the end of the decade, where market conditions allow.” Translation: the 2030 Mercedes lineup (including AMG and […]

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Smart Also Wants in on Electric SUVs

I like Smart cars. I know, I know—it’s unbelievably European of me to come over here talking about liking tiny cars and thinking they’re good. But you know what? They are. I live in a city and I don’t own a horse or a car I could fit one in, which makes the latest development in Smart’s journey kind of […]

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Tesla Model 3 top safety rating restored by IIHS

When it comes to safety, Tesla’s camera-based system proved just as effective in avoiding or mitigating crashes in the Tesla Model 3 as its old radar-based system, according to testing conducted by the IIHS. The non-profit agency funded by the insurance industry announced today that it had restored its highest safety accolade of a Top Safety Pick+ to later versions […]

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2022 Kia Stinger earns Top Safety Pick+

The safety spotlight shines brightly on the 2022 Kia Stinger hatchback. The refreshed 2022 Stinger sedan earned a Top Safety Pick+, the IIHS announced Tuesday. The non-profit safety agency funded by the insurance industry bestowed the industry’s toughest safety award for standard LED reflector headlights that earned “Good” ratings in testing over the 2021 Stinger’s standard halogen lights that rated […]

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Porsche's New Infotainment System Might Play Background Music That Adapts to How You're Driving

Porsche has unveiled its new PCM 6.0 infotainment system and arguably the most interesting potential feature it showed off was something called “Soundtrack My Life.” Currently still in beta, the automaker claims it to be the world’s first “adaptive sound function,” using pre-recorded music that adapts to the current driving situation in real time to essentially make every drive feel […]

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