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FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The people's electric car.

2015 BMW M4 Review

Heritage meets heresy with glorious results.

2014 Jaguar F-Type S Convertible Review

A journey through space and time with Jaguar's best car in years.

2015 Honda Fit EX-L Review

Still a good Fit after all these years.

The Daily Driver

Our auto journalists give daily impressions of the cars they drive.

2015 BMW M4

Charging Batteries with Salt Water: Wait, What?

No, that doesn't mean you can drive it in the ocean.

Would you believe us if we told you that there is currently an electric car that doesn't need to be charged, but instead filled with salt water? We don't blame you for your skepticism; in fact, we were a bit skeptical, too, when we first heard of the QUANT e-Sportlimousine. However, the systems behind this potentially revolutionary (and poorly named) car are very real, so we're going to tell you how it works, and why it might still be hokum.

Porsche May Have Created the Most Hipster Thing Ever

What's more hip than a pop-up record store in Manhattan?

Occasionally, an event will take place that is so important, so seminal to a place and time that it will be remembered fondly years afterward. This is not one of those events. In actuality, it's just something very strange - so strange, in fact, that even your garden-variety hepcat might consider it too weird with which to get involved. Porsche has created a pop-up record store in Manhattan, focused entirely on the "sound of Porsche." Do we have any hipsters here that knows what that means?

Recall Roundup: Toyota, Ford, GM, Mercedes ... You Name It

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week, shall we?

Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 130,000 of its 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup trucks (both Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab variants). One of the body panels, a piece of trim on the pillar between the front and rear doors, might be installed in a way that prevents the side curtain airbags from deploying correctly. If that happens, occupants might not receive the highest level of protection, and that's not good news for anybody.

Weekly Car Porn: Off-Roading

These rides love to get down and dirty in the outdoors.

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Car Porn is Web2Carz.com's weekly series where we bring you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles every Wednesday that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week! Roll up your sleeves, because this week, we're getting dirty with these rides that just can't resist adventure.

10 Ways to Celebrate Drive Electric Week

Get in on it now, it's basically the new Christmas.

As of course most of you know, this week is Drive Electric Week, which of course means parades, parties, gift exchanges, and peasant dancing. Things kicked off on the 15th, of course (we're not late reporting it, we've just been busy celebrating), but it occurred to us that there may be a few people out there who are unaware of Drive Electric Week.

5 Supercars to Not Look Forward To

Not every expensive toy is an object of desire.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipeline of niche automakers, including supercar manufacturers - Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, and Tesla. It's a compilation of rumors, facts, and inside sources that attempts to paint a picture of what we can expect from the most bedroom-poster-worthy automakers in existence.

Tin Machines: 5 Cool Aluminum Cars

If you think aluminum's not cool enough for the F-150, think again.

As Ford is busy retooling its Dearborn production plant in preparation for the new aluminum F-150, die-hard Built-Ford-Tough mavens continue to question the wisdom of Ford's decision to trim pounds off its signature truck in order to conform to government-mandated fuel economy standards.bAluminum may not have the "tough as steel," but it does have numerous advantages that make it ideal for automobile manufacturing.

Ford Fights Glare So You Don't Have To

Not all driver distraction comes from smartphones and texting.

It seemed odd that Ford would press release something as seemingly insignificant as the glare-fighting technology in its upcoming F-150, especially since the big news about the new model of one of America's best-loved trucks is that it's going to be made out of aluminum.

The Bentley Mulsanne Speed: Unparalleled, Um, Everything

Crewe's flagship sedan just got, er, flagshippier.

The original Bentley Mulsanne was built between 1980 and 1992. The nameplate eventually made a comeback in 2010, when it was bestowed upon Bentley's biggest, most luxurious, most advanced sedan (otherwise known as a flagship). It's a big car, but thanks to a high-output twin-turbo V-8, it's always had a fair bit of get-up-and-go. Now, though, Bentley's created the Mulsanne to end all Mulsannes.

6 Supercars to Look Forward To

Say hello to the upcoming posters on your kid's bedroom wall.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipeline of niche automakers, including supercar manufacturers - Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Maserati, and Tesla. It's a compilation of rumors, facts, and inside sources that attempts to paint a picture of what we can expect from the most bedroom-poster-worthy automakers in existence.

5 Sounds Your Electric Vehicle Should Make

The sound of today's electric cars should change ... to one of these.

Saleen's Tesla Model S foursixteen is awesome. Despite all it's power it lacks one thing -- proper noise. It sounds like it's powered by angry squirrels hopped up on whippets and the lack of noise from electric vehicles is being addressed by countries all over the world. I took this opportunity to choose five sounds your electric car should make.

The List's 1,001 Things: Best Stuff To Do in a Car

We love the web series so much, we picked our top 7.

Ever wonder what the coolest things to do in a car are? Autoblog's hit web series The List details 1,001 things every auto enthusiast should do in a car before they die. Hosted by auto expert Jessi Combs and improv comedian Patrick McIntyre, the bi-weekly video series explains everything from the basics like how to change a tire, to the more extreme, breaking the land speed record.

BMW's 2-Series Convertible: Cheap(ish) Sun

Did you really think they weren't going to build this?

Let's face it - BMW builds a hell of a lot of vehicles. Even in cars alone, the German OEM builds the 2-Series coupe, the 3-Series sedan, the 4-Series coupe, the 4-Series convertible, the 5-Series sedan, the 6-Series coupe, the 6-Series convertible, and the 7-Series sedan. At each level, there's a convertible to match a coupe, except for BMW's smallest U.S. car, the 2-Series. Well, that's all about to change, although everybody more or less expected this anyhow.

The Kia Soul EV is Surprisingly Affordable

This silent Korean MPV stands out amongst its competitors.

Kia debuted its all-electric Soul EV at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, and now, months later, we're finally getting some pricing information. Kia's managed to keep the cost low while keeping feature content high-not atypical of the Korean OEM's current bang-for-your-buck philosophy-which, combined with the Soul's versatility, makes it an excellent value proposition against some of the other, equally-affordable electric cars on the market.