Stephen Edelstein,Contributing Writer

Stephen’s obsession with cars passed the “unhealthy” mark long ago. From classics to modern performance cars, he loves anything with four wheels, especially if there’s an interesting story attached. When he’s not writing automotive news articles for High Gear Media, Stephen can often be found combing through local car shows for something he hasn’t seen before, and sharing the results with anyone on the Internet willing to pay attention. Stephen has a Master's degree in History from Clark University. He currently lives in Connecticut.

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Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

Tesla granted patent on metal-air battery charging

When it comes to Tesla and electric-car batteries, the eyes of most analysts are currently on the automaker's "Gigafactory," which began battery-cell production earlier this year. The Gigafactory is expected to build cells in massive numbers, but using a variation of the same lithium-ion chemistry...

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Tesla Supercharger site in Newburgh, New York, up and running - June 2015

Tesla now tells electric cars about charger status en route

Unlike most automakers, Tesla doesn't schedule redesigns, updates, and new features for its cars to coincide with traditional model years. Aided by the fact that most of its... read more February 17, 2017


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Auto industry split over halting, changing fuel-economy rules

Just days after the presidential election, automaker lobbyists urged Donald Trump to loosen pending emissions and fuel-economy standards. Shortly after the election, a... read more February 17, 2017


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Chevy Bolt EV electric range: can 238 miles stretch to 300 miles?

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has an official EPA-rated range of 238 miles per charge on the combined test cycle. That gives it the longest range of any electric car currently... read more February 17, 2017


 
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium

Kia Niro EV, subsidized fast charging, plug-in hybrid proliferation: Today's Car News

Today, we have confirmation of the all-electric Kia Niro EV, pros and cons of automaker subsidization of electric-car fast charging, and why Toyota thinks plug-in hybrids... read more February 16, 2017


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

Diesel sales in Europe will fall close to zero within 10 years: prediction

In the U.S., the Volkswagen diesel scandal was a case of an automaker betraying the trust of more than half a million owners. But in the Europe, the issue of diesel emissions... read more February 16, 2017


 
Nissan Leaf electric car using DC fast-charging station at BP in Metrolina area of Charlotte, NC

Should electric-car makers subsidize fast charging for owners?

By now, purchase incentives are a well-proven and valuable tool in increasing electric-car adoption. But what if incentives were applied to more than just the cars? Different... read more February 16, 2017


 

 
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