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JR Chocco

Car fanatic journalist living in the PNW covering all things automotive.

Rivian’s next electric car will be inspired by a rally car

Rivian R1S

Last month Rivian emerged as one of the coolest new electric car start ups with the debut of the R1T and R1S at the LA Auto Show. Now Rivian has already confirmed what its third electric car will be, a high riding electric high performance car that will be the brand's interpretation of a rally car. “The third vehicle will...

Electrify America powers up California’s first 350-kW fast chargers

Electrify America

Electrify America, which came into existence after VW's diesel-gate scandal, has announced that it's installed 10 DC fast chargers in California. Electrify America has announced that it's installed the new DC fast chargers at the San Francisco Premium Outlets, a mall that's operated by Simon. The new chargers at the outlets are the first location in California location with 350-kW...

Aston Martin reveals an electric powertrain for its classic models

Aston Martin Heritage EV Concept

Aston Martin is going to bring its classic models into the future with the availability of a new electric powertrain conversion. The first model to receive the reversible EV powertrain is the 1970 DB6 MkII Volante. Jaguar recently performed a similar conversion by swapping out the combustion engine with an electrified powertrain in the classic E-Type and now Aston Martin...

Hyundai pickup truck confirmed again, Kia version possible

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

It's been almost four years since Hyundai revealed the Santa Cruz pickup truck concept and although we've heard reports about a production version, we're still waiting to hear when it will arrive. Autocar recently spoke to Luc Donckerwolke, the Chief Design Officer at the Hyundai Motor Group who reconfirmed it's coming. “You’ve seen the pick-up from the 2015 Detroit...

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE starts at $53,700

Mercedes-Benz has announced the pricing for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE, which will start at $53,700 when it arrives next spring. The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE will be offered in GLE 350, GLE 350 4Matic and GLE 450 Matic versions. The GLE 350 and GLE 350 4Matic are powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque....

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will debut on Jan 14

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

While it would have been nice to see the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 this week at the LA Auto Show, Ford has confirmed that it will arrive at the Detroit Auto Show in January. .@Ford’s stand at the @LAAutoShow confirms the next-gen Shelby GT 500 will be revealed Jan. 14th at @NAIASDetroit pic.twitter.com/qJOodavElx— Michael Martinez (@MikeMartinez_AN) November 28, 2018 If...

Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6 will live on in China

2019 Buick LaCrosse Sport Touring

Although General Motors has decided to kill the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6 here in the US, that doesn't mean that both sedans are completely dead. GM has confirmed that both sedans will live on in China where large sedans continue to sell well. A GM spokesperson revealed to Business Insider that both the LaCrosse and CT6 will still be...

Mark Webber gets some time with the 2020 Porsche 911

2020 Porsche 911 Mark Webber

We're now just a few hours away from the debut of the 2020 Porsche 911, but that isn't stopping Porsche from teases the eighth-generation 911. Now we have a quick video of former Formula One driver Mark Webber getting some time behind the wheel of the 2020 911 to hear his take on the new 911. Mark Webber got some...

Rivian R1T electric pickup can travel up to 400 miles

Rivian R1T

You may have never heard of Rivian, but after today's announcement you definitely will. Rivian has unveiled its new electric pickup, called the R1T. Not only does it look cool, but it can also drive up to 400 miles on a single charge. The Rivian R1T is the first of two electric vehicles that the brand is launching this week...

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport starts at $23,235

2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

The 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport is getting a few tech additions for the new model year, including ProPilot Assist, Nissan Safety Shield 360 and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition to the new tech features, the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport also adds the Rear Door Alert system and is available in one new color, Scarlet Ember Tintcoat. The...


2019 Lexus RX 350L Review

2019 Lexus RX 350L Review: Three-rows, but not much else

Three-row crossovers have quickly become the family vehicle, easily replacing minivans, wagons and large sedans. While Acura and Infiniti have offered three-row crossovers for...