January 2022

Image showing a gold Lucid Air parked inside the brand's newest Studio in Newport, California

Lucid European Expansion: Customers Invited To Convert Pre-orders To Formal Reservations

Lucid's plans for 2022 include crucial expansions into European and Middle Eastern markets, with this latest round of emails showing that things are moving ahead. The American EV startup has released a map detailing its next moves, but there are a couple of locations that are cause for some head scratching.
A white Lucid Air parked outside some shops and restaurants

Second-Hand Lucid Air Dream Editions Are Appearing For Sale On eBay Motors

It was only a matter of time until people started flipping their Lucid Air Dream Editions, and that time is upon us. Dream Editions are appearing for sale online with sellers touting the exclusivity of the limited 520 car run. Some were bought to resell immediately, while others are being driven and enjoyed until a new owner comes along.
Tesla Model Y, Courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Elon Musk Confirmed Tesla Will Support FSD Licensing By Other Manufacturers

Back in 2019 Tesla presented the evolution of Autopilot, the FSD or “Full Self-Driving” system. No longer just a mere roadside assistant, it basically promised to get you from point A to B, though while always keeping your eyes on the road. In short, and despite the name, it is still an autonomous level 2 "ADAS"; that is, the driver must be paying full attention at all times.
2022 and 2023 Kia Niro

Kia Niro EV outscores all other mass-market EVs in JDPower's Electric Vehicle Experience Study

The Kia Niro EV just topped the ranks of JDPower’s 2022 Electric Vehicle Experience study as the highest rated mass market EV for the second year in a row. What might that indicate for Kia and Niro sales in comparison to its competitors, especially with the updated 2023 Niro soon going on sale?
Tesla Megapack, courtesy of Tesla Inc.

Tesla To Reach Terawatt-hour Production In Stationary Storage

Battery storage is becoming an increasingly efficient tool to regulate and balance the electricity grid, in order to make the most of renewable sources; a clean alternative to fossil fuels that has a long way to go in terms of production. Tesla has indicated they hope to contribute by raising their annual production at rates of Terawatt-hours (TWh).
Expert Reviews on 10th Generation Toyota Corollas

Common Toyota Corolla Problems Discussed by Two Toyota Mechanics

Looking to buy a used Toyota Corolla? Many smart used car shoppers do. However, before buying that used car it helps to know ahead of time what common problems to look for in particular generations of Corollas during your pre-purchasing inspection. That said, here is not one, but two analyses offered by two different Toyota mechanics on whether you should buy their reviewed generation of used Toyota Corollas.