Manish Kharinta is a automotive writer based in the Los Angeles area. He has worked for automotive industry websites TheSmokingClutch.com, CarDekho.com and CarBikeindia.com. His experience ranges from covering auto shows, to car reviews and breaking automotive news. Manish aims to bring forth his unique perspective on automotive design and technological innovations in the automotive industry.
The Ford F-150 Lightning Towed a 10,000 Pound Trailer Across Two of America's Toughest Towing RoutesMay 05, 2022 6:00 AM WST
Ford engineers drove the F-150 Lightning electric pickup across some of the harshest towing routes in the country. The trucks maintained expressway speeds and climbed steep inclines during these grueling trials.
General Motors Teases the All-New 'Blazer SS' Electric SUVApr 27, 2022 6:00 PM WST
General Motors is reviving its lauded “SS” nameplate for the forthcoming fully-electric Blazer SUV. For those unfamiliar with Chevy's SS badge, the "Super Sport" designation was first assigned to GM’s iconic muscle cars in the 1960s. GM announced the 2023 Blazer EV in February, and more recently released teasers of the high-performance, all-electric Blazer SS, which will debut as a 2024 model.
Tesla's is Expediting Model 3 & Model Y Reservations That Include its $12,000 Full Self-Driving Add-OnApr 20, 2022 7:00 AM WST
Tesla customers can substantially cut their delivery times for the Model 3 and ModelY by purchasing the Full Self-Driving (FSD) add-on, which is a $12,000 option on top of the price of the vehicle.
The New 2022 Fiat E-Ulysse Electric Van Makes its Global DebutApr 17, 2022 8:00 AM WST
Italian automaker Fiat recently unveiled its new E-Ulysse electric minivan. The E-Ulysse is the second all-electric offering from the automaker following the Fiat 500 EV, which launched in 2020. With its new EV, Fiat is electrifying the popular people carrier segment in Europe. The electric van will be available in both 7- and 8-seat configurations, as well as a cargo version for commercial customers.
WiTricity's Halo Upgrade is an Aftermarket, Wireless EV Charging SolutionApr 14, 2022 10:00 AM WST
Massachusetts-based wireless charging technology company WiTricity recently announced an aftermarket wireless charging upgrade for select EVs, including the Tesla Model 3 sedan and Ford Mach-E SUV. The new solution is called “WiTricity Halo”. According to its research, WiTricity says there is a huge demand for wireless charging solutions from EV owners.
Mercedes-Benz Adds 2 New AMG Models to its EV Lineup, the EQE 43 4MATIC and EQE 53 4MATIC+Apr 04, 2022 8:00 AM WST
Mercedes-Benz is looking to the future with its electrification strategy. The brand recently added two new EVs to its lineup, the AMG EQE 43 4MATIC and EQE 53 4MATIC+. The new EQE 53 4MATIC+ is the most potent battery-powered addition to the Mercedes-Benz AMG portfolio. The two models will position Mercedes-Benz at the top of the performance EV market, that’s becoming increasingly crowded with models such as the Tesla Model S Plaid, Audi e-tron GT, Lucid Air and Porsche Taycan.
Here's What You Need to Know About the Subaru 'STI E-RA' Electric HypercarMar 26, 2022 8:45 AM WST
Japan's Subaru made a splash last month at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon, when its sub-brand Subaru Tecnica International (STI) unveiled the “STI E-RA” motorsports study at the event. The electric supercar's “E-RA” moniker stands for "Electric Record Attempt." The automaker aims to lap the legendary Nurburgring race track in a record-setting 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Jeep Announces Pricing for the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV, the First-Ever Hybrid VersionMar 18, 2022 10:00 AM WST
Jeep has announced pricing for the 2022 Grand Cherokee 4xe hybrid SUV, which the automaker says is the most planet-friendly vehicle in its class. Prices for the Grand Cherokee 4xe (pronounced “4-by-e”) PHEV start at $57,700, which does not include a $1,795 destination fee. The all-new Grand Cherokee 4xe will start arriving at dealerships across U.S. this spring.
Ford's All-New E-Transit Electric Van Enters ProductionMar 11, 2022 6:00 PM WST
Ford Motor Co has announced that its battery-powered E-Transit van has officially entered production. The all-new E-Transit electric cargo van is being built at Ford’s Kansas City, Missouri truck plant. The E-Transit van is built on an entirely new platform, so it’s not just an existing vehicle that has been repurposed into an EV.
Elon Musk Claims Tesla's Latest Firmware Update Will Resolve the Heat Pump Issues in the Model Y, Model 3Mar 05, 2022 6:00 PM WST
Transport Canada, which regulates the county’s transportation industry, was bombarded with complaints from Tesla owners that claimed the heat pumps in their vehicles failed in sub-zero temperatures. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company will resolve the glitch causing the heat pump to malfunction with a software patch.