Roberto Baldwin

    Former Senior Editor

    When not reporting about technology and cats, Roberto spends his time surfing, snowboarding, playing in too many bands and trying to figure out where he left his MagSafe 2 adaptor. 

  • BMW’s CE 02 electric scooter sets sights on urban mobility

    BMW is expanding its electric vehicle lineup with the new CE 02. It might look like a scooter, but the company calls it an eParkourer. With a range of over 55 miles and a top speed of around 59 miles per hour, it's firmly targeted at urban riders.

  • Audi's updated Q8 E-Tron focuses on luxury over performance

    Audi's original E-Tron was really just an electric Q8. Now that the E-Tron moniker is used as a label for all of Audi's EVs, the updated vehicle has been rebadged as the Q8 E-Tron. Yet this is more than just a facelift. Instead, Audi took the opportunity to make the vehicle better based on what it's learned over the past few years as an EV builder.

  • Kia EV9 first drive: Adding a third row to the EV market

    We had a chance to take the Korean-spec EV9 for a first drive in Korea and while the suspension was a bit softer than what we're used to in the United States and there's a good chance that the acceleration will be tweaked to deliver more zip, it delivered the electric vehicle experience we expect from the automaker.

  • Vinfast's first EV is almost ready for the world

    Driving the VF 8 in San Diego, California was a stark reminder of the difficulty of building a vehicle. While we were impressed with what the company has done, we also have to report that the VF 8 electric SUV needs work if it's going to truly compete with the rest of the US EV market.

  • Mercedes' EQS 680 SUV Maybach is all about back-seat luxury

    Mercdes' luxury Maybach brand is known for taking S-Classes and making them classier. Now, it's giving the electric EQS SUV the same treatment.

  • Mercedes EQE SUV first drive: Big luxury in a smaller SUV

    Starting at $77,900, the EQE SUV won’t wow you if you’ve been behind the wheel of literally any other Mercedes EV. Instead, the mid-seized luxury EV is a piece of a larger puzzle.

  • Hyundai’s Ioniq 6 is a value-packed EV sedan

    Hyundai is aiming to offer luxury car feel for regular car prices with its latest EV, the Ioniq 6. As our first drive reveals, it gets very close to that ambition.

  • The EQS SUV is the height of Mercedes EV luxury

    The EQS SUV is the second ultra-luxury EV from Mercedes after the EQS. It's a taller vehicle with more headroom, off-road capabilities and the number one feature wanted by the US market: it’s an SUV.

  • Kia’s EV6 GT crams performance into a great EV

    The Kia EV6 is an outstanding EV based on the Hyundai Motor Group's E-GMP architecture. Instead, of stopping there, Kia decided to build something rather bonkers; an EV6 GT with a zero-to-60 time of 3.4 seconds, 576 horsepower, and 545 pound-feet of torque.

  • McLaren Artura first drive: A hybrid supercar that adds EV torque to the mix

    McLaren’s Artura is not only an engineering marvel built upon a brand-new architecture, but it’s also sure to get everyone on board with cramming an electric motor into a supercar.

  • Teenage Engineering’s Record Factory is a DIY musician’s dream

    The Record Factory PO-08 is a super satisfying way to make a lo-fi mono record.

  • Lucid unveils its less expensive Air models

    The Lucid Air is a fantastic first car from a new automaker. It’s also a very expensive EV out of the reach of most people. The company has promised less expensive versions of the Air and today those vehicles are finally being unveiled.

  • The Rivian R1S is an impressive electric SUV meant for adventures

    Rivian impressed us with its R1T pickup, and its R1S electric SUV is no different. The slightly smaller vehicle continues the automotive startup’s trend of building no-compromise electric vehicles meant for outdoor adventure.

  • What it's like to drive a Lucid Air after its first major update

    ucid did an exquisite job with the Air, its first ever car. But like all automakers, the company found that developing good software is tougher than it looks. While the Air's driving dynamics are top-notch and the design has been praised, there have been reports of laggy elements plaguing the infotainment system. With Lucid UX 2.0, the automaker is hoping to squelch those issues with nearly a complete rewrite of the vehicle’s software.

  • BMW i4 M50 review: An engineering triumph

    The 2022 BMW i4 M50 is more than just a sedan with an EV powertrain shoved inside. It’s a fine-tuning of suspension, chassis and power that should give those looking at future BMW EVs a reason to be excited.

  • VW’s ID.Buzz electric van combines nostalgia and technology

    We’ve waited a long time, but the Volkswagen ID.Buzz electric van is finally here and we got to drive it. At least, sort of: We drove the European version, which isn't quite the same van that'll come to the US.

  • Chevrolet Bolt EUV review: Bigger is better

    The Chevy Bolt may not be the most modern EV, but a combination of price point and included tech make it a compelling proposition for those on a budget.

  • Our first look at Lucid's Sapphire performance EV

    Lucid launched its Sapphire performance brand with a 1,200 horsepower, tri-motor Lucid Air Sapphire.

  • Lincoln's Model L100 concept is a gigantic, ridiculously futuristic EV sedan

    The Lincoln Model L100 is large luxury celebration of Lincoln's 100th anniversary.

  • Mercedes EQB first drive: A great around-town electric SUV

    Unlike other EQ vehicles, the Mercedes EQB is built on a platform that supports gas, hybrid and electric drivetrains. It's based on the GLB, it starts under $60,000, and we go behind the wheel for a first drive.