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The Volkswagen Golf: Dead In The US

Photo: VolkswagenThe Golf R and the Golf GTI will still be around after this year but you can say goodbye to the base Golf, which is leaving the American market for good. Or at least until gas prices soar and Americans want good, small, fuel-efficient cars again. We saw this coming in 2019, when VW killed the Alltrack and SportWagen here, and later...

Where Exactly Does Joe Biden Plan To Put 550,000 EV Charging Stations?

Image: Electrify AmericaThere has been a lot of talk today about President Joe Biden’s first day executive orders. One EO that has long been promised paves the way forward for mass electric vehicle adoption. Joe has campaigned on a $5 billion plan to install half a million new EV charging stations by 2030. If it does come to pass, it’ll certainly help...

In Case You Needed A Reminder Tesla Fans Are Creepily Culty, Here You Go

Screenshot: Adoration of the Golden Calf, oil on canvas by Nicolas PoussinI know that we often get accused of having a strong anti-Tesla bias on our site, but that mostly comes from hardcore Tesla fans. I think overall, we treat Tesla fairly, but I admit, it is a bit complicated. I think most of us here respect the engineering and design of Tesla’s...

Ford's Door Edge Protector Was A Brilliant Little Thing That Should Be Standard On Everything

Screenshot: FordI’m a firm believer in the idea that technology should be forgiving. We’re humans, we’re distracted and busy and rushed and hungry and horny and have to pee and maybe sometimes all of these at once and, as a result, we don’t always do things the right way. That’s why the best engineering is designed to cut us some slack. That’s also...

The Essential Sneakerhead Starter Pack, According To DroppTV’s Gurps Singh Rai

Top Pick: New Balance 550 Aime Leon Dore | $312 | StockXHave you ever seen something on a TV show, in a music video, or through a commercial and thought, man, I should pick that up? Have you ever been frustrated you couldn’t just press a button and get it delivered to your door? Welcome to DroppTV, a retail platform I am personally grateful didn’t exist...

Volkswagen's Big Electric Push Hasn't Gone So Smooth

Photo: Getty (Getty Images)Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess made his first tweet earlier today in an apparent effort to start some beef with Elon Musk. The reality, though, is that VW’s $50 billion electric push hasn’t gone so swell. Here is the tweet. I apologize for showing it to you.AdvertisementThe timing of the tweet was weird because at 10:31 a.m....

GM's Cruise Partners With Microsoft Because Carmakers Can't Go It Alone Anymore

Image: CruiseThe pursuit of autonomous cars has brought auto manufacturers and tech companies closer together than ever. Microsoft and General Motors, strange bedfellows though they might’ve been a decade or two ago, are now partnering to put Cruise’s robotaxis on the road.On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a contribution to a $2 billion investment round...

The 10 Best Deals of January 20, 2021

Gif: Juliana ClarkWednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsIt’s January 20, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Cash in on the latest deals in JACHS NY’s sitewide sale with up to 85% off. Get your Star Wars nerd on with the Baby Yoda towel and loofah set. And upgrade your kitchen appliances with the Cuisinart Tasty two-speed...

Want To Reserve A Cadillac Blackwing? That'll be $1,000

Image: CadillacThe long-awaited Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will debut next month, bringing more power and more track capability to the Cadillac lineup. GM Authority is reporting that you’ll be able to reserve one of the first 500 units (250 CT4s and 250 CT5s) for $1,000. Once the first 500 are spoken for, dealers can proceed to...

A Sappy New Song Debuts At No. 1, But It's Our Sappy Song

There’s a new entry in what I am officially calling the “Winter Of Moody Pop,” and it’s very much a track about us. It’s about an unhailed rite of passage: Getting your driver’s license.Olivia Rodrigo’s new single, “drivers license,” has debuted at the top of more than one Billboard chart and broken Spotify’s record for most streams in a week, per CNN....

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