December 2021

Dodge Launches Direct Connection Parts

Dodge Direct Connection Has Everything You Need to Race a Classic Car

In 1974, Direct Connection officially launched as the exclusive source for performance parts that were backed by the factory warranty, straight from the manufacturer. While the majority of their new performance parts are aimed at newer Dodge Challengers and Chargers, Direct Connection also has crate engines to speed up most classics.
Tesla Model 3, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla Model 3 Number 1 In Europe Year-to-date, Top 3 In Netherlands In December

Transition to a fully electrified transportation is at full speed in the Netherlands, with a peak 57% of electric cars sold in December. Tesla Model 3 and Model Y were in the top 5 ranking (3rd and 5th respectively), where Volkswagen ID 4 took the first place and Skoda Enyaq the second.
Tesla Giga Berlin

Brandenburg Minister-president Optimistic Tesla Will Receive Final Approval For Giga Berlin Early Next Year

Today Tesla submitted the final paperwork necessary for Giga Berlin's environmental review process. Following this milestone, Brandenburg’s Minister-President Dietmar Woidke says he is hopeful Tesla can begin production early next year.
Tesla Model S, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Mercedes Benz EQXX: Tesla Model S Plaid Direct Competitor To Launch Next Monday

Days before the official presentation of the Mercedes VISION EQXX, the brand has launched a video miniseries on its official YouTube channel through which we will know the details behind the development of this electric car, which will apparently be direct competition for no other than the Tesla Model S Plaid.
2022 Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC front

2022 Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC's 48-Volt Tech: The Only System of Its Kind on The Market

This week Torque News is reviewing the 2022 Mercedes GLE 450 4MATIC and the main highlight of this SUV is that it represents a new level of design, comfort and safety and introduces an all-new intelligent chassis with 48-volt technology that offers increased efficiency and comfort, which Mercedes says, is the only system of its kind on the market.
Kia Soul, Rio, Stinger and Carnival

Kia Electrified: From the fringes, considering other Kia models’ near term electrification

Kia still sells sub $20k economy cars, a “minivan”, a performance sedan (seriously!), and a quirky tall wagon when other carmakers, for the most part, have abandoned these model types. Sure, Honda, Toyota, and Chrysler still sell minivans too; Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Chevy (at least) still sell under $20k economy cars, and there are other sports sedans and boxy/quirky models out there as well. But will Kia electrify any of these models anytime soon (or in the case of the Soul, “re-electrify”)?
Image showing a Lucid Air parked on a street after delivery.

Lucid's Stock Price Has Fallen By 30% In The Past Month, Despite The Company Taking Steps In The Right Direction

Lucid raised over $2 billion in cash and began trading as part of the Nasdaq-100 Index in December, but was also subpoenaed by the SEC over claims made during the SPAC merger that launched its IPO. All in all, a mixed bag of a month for the fledgling automaker.