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Lou Ruggieri

Lou Ruggieri

Writer

Lou has always had a passion for cars. He started off with a 1965 Mustang convertible and his love for automobiles has only grown stronger since then. Lou is a seasoned writer and has contributed to various well-known publications, including Motor Trend, Auto Connection, and the PowerAutoMedia Group. Whether it's an imported or domestic vehicle, as long as it looks great and performs exceptionally, Lou will always have something to share about it.

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Alfa Romeo Milano

Why Alfa Romeo changed the name of its first EV

The Junior is the first Alfa Romeo EV and is currently only available outside of the United States
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Own a piece of Porsche history: Rare 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo is up for auction

This 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe Slantnose is up for auction on Bring a Trailer
mercedes benz g class g550 g63 der neue g500  the all new

2025 Mercedes-Benz G Class revealed: All the features you need to know

The 2025 Mercedes-Benz G 550 and Mercedes-AMG G 63 set the standard for off-road luxury
2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 front end angle passenger's side parked on a track with dark clouds in the back.

What do Tesla, GM, and Lincoln have in common? The most loyal car buyers, new report says

The car brands that customers are most loyal to are GM, Tesla, and Lincoln according to a new report from S&P Global
Yangwang U8

BYD’s Yangwang U8 is an SUV that can float in a flash flood

BYD's new subsidiary Yangwang unveils its new U8 luxury PHEV which has almost 1200 hp and can float in a flood
2024 Mercedes-AMG GT Coupe

Pricing for the new Mercedes-AMG GT starts at $135K — here’s what you get

The Mercedes-AMG GT 55 and GT 63 are twin-turbo powered V8 german muscles cars that offer a lot for only $135k
Tesla Model Y rear end angle from passenger side parked in front of mountains.

IIHS has raised its standards for crash test safety — these are the safest cars for 2024

The IIHS has raised its standards for cars and trucks for both the Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+
Maserati MC20

This Maserati MC20 isn’t real, but it should be

The Maserati MC20 Dakar Edition isn't a real car just yet, but this design shows us what it could be.
1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary front 3/4 view

Enjoy the classics: The best collector cars you can get in 2024

Hagerty releases its list of the ten most collectible cars of 2024
Front end close up of 2023 Aston Martin DBS 770 Ultimate in front of a dark green studio wall.

Aston Martin delays launch of its first EV, says drivers don’t want electric cars

Aston Martin has decided to delay its EV due to the lack of consumer demand
Hennessey H700 C8 Corvette Convertible

Hennessey supercharges the C8 Corvette Stingray: Fast just got faster

The Hennessey H700 C8 Corvette Convertible is a 700 hp supercar that comes with a warranty
Light tan 2024 Ford Maverick hybrid pickup truck towing two jet skis on a small trailer on a curved road near a lake.

The 9 trucks with the best mpg in 2024

From nine to one, here are the most fuel-efficient gas-powered trucks on the market today:
SP Automotive Chaos

The world’s 10 most expensive luxury cars (and two honorable mentions)

The world's ten most expensive luxury cars, supercars, hypercars, and ultracars are on display here for you to enjoy
Kia EV9

We drove the new Kia EV9: 5 things we love (and 2 we don’t)

Our first drive of the Kia EV9 reveals our favorite and least favorite features of this new EV SUV
Yellow Lambo

Pirelli tells us who should – and shouldn’t – have winter tires

Pirelli tells us that winter tires are a good idea for some people in some conditions, but not everyone needs them.
ChargePoint Home Flex EV charging station charging a white Tesla in a garage.

Toyota chairman boldly claims electric cars will never dominate, says hybrids are the better option

Toyota chairman Akio Toyoda believes that EVs will not reach more than a thirty percent market share due to price and lack of charging infrastructure.
ev charging in sunny weather

The 9 best electric cars to buy in 2024

Want to buy a new electricc ar? We've got you covered! Here are the cars we're most looking forward to
Electric vehicles charging.

Consumer Reports study makes a strong case for why you should not buy an electric car or plug-in hybrid car

Consumer Reports says electric cars and plug-in hybrids have far more problems than hybrid or gas-powered vehicles
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron

Don’t believe in electric cars? Audi just sold a record number of cars thanks to its e-tron EV lineup

Audi records best-ever new car sales. Its EV lineup gets the credit.
Apple CarPlay 2024

A new version of Apple’s CarPlay is launching this year, and this is what you should expect

The next generation of Apple CarPlay promises to be a more encompassing system interface for all aspects of your car's digital readouts.
BMW Z4

The 2024 BMW Z4 M40i: The best car no one is talking about

The 2024 BMW Z4 M40i is an old school-cool combination of sexy, wind-in-your-hair good looks, and prodigious power.
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 rear end close-up driving down the road with windmills in the back.

Hyundai is preparing an Ioniq 2, likely an entry-level EV for the masses

Hyundai is preparing an Ioniq 2, likely an entry-level EV for the masses with a range of about 250 miles for a price just over $21,000.
Happy friends clinking glasses with fresh cocktails in bar

5 easy drinks to order at a bar when it’s a really busy night

If the bar you're at is really busy, order one (or more!) of these 5 drinks - your bartender will secretly thank you
Person pouring a line of shots in a bar

Do these 4 things to make a busy bartender like you more

Bartenders have a lot going on, and doing these 4 things will make them like you more when it's busy
Toyota UX300e EV manual prototype

Toyota has developed a fake manual transmission for EVs — why it actually matters

Toyota has developed a prototype manual transmission for one of its EVs.
BMW i8

The BMW i8: A first class ticket to the future

The BMW i8 is the first mass produced, relatively affordable hybrid exotic and after driving 1500 miles, we have a better outlook about cars' electric future.
Tesla Cybertruck vs Lamborghini Urus

The Tesla Cybertruck takes on a Lamborghin Urus, and the results left us torn

The Lamborghini Urus has been the king of SUVs for several years, but now the Tesla Cybertruck Cyberbeast is here to challenge for the throne.
Red Tesla Model 3

Tesla recalls more than 2 million vehicles: Everything you need to know about the latest Tesla recall

Tesla is recalling more than 2 million cars stretching back to 2012 due to an issue with its Autosteer feature.
ChargePoint Home Flex EV charging station charging a white Tesla in a garage.

The best (and worst) states to buy an electric vehicle – and the winner may surprise you

Looking to buy an electric vehicle? A new report details the best and worst states to buy an EV
Porsche 918 Spyder

The Porsche 918 Spyder: Why this limited-edition hybrid car is the king of kings

The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the most lusted after supercars in the world. A limited edition hybrid that produced nearly 900 hp, it is currently the fastest production car Porsche has ever created.
2024 Toyota Tacoma

The all-new 2024 Toyota Tacoma is exactly as good as you hoped it would be

Toyota's most popular truck comes into 2024 new from the ground up with an all-new iForce Max Hybrid powertrain
Electric car plugged into charger

EV battery range is affected by cold weather, but longevity may improve in cold climates: Study

EV range is affected by cold weather, but a new study shows EVs that "live" in colder climates may actually have batteries that last longer.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Chevy Silverado, Ford F-150, Tesla Model Y: These are the most popular cars in every state

We all know what the best-selling cars are, but this is how their popularity breaks down by state.
2025 Toyota Crown Signia

All new 2025 Toyota Crown Signia is a crossover hybrid SUV for the U.S. market

The 2025 Crown Signia brings a new hybrid SUV to the Toyota's American lineup
The White Collection Porsches auction

Sotheby’s is auctioning off a rare, all-white collection of 56 Porsche sports cars

Known as The White Collection, this warehouse full of incredible cars is headed to RM Sotheby's auction, headlined by 56 pristine Porsches all painted in shades of angelic white.
Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford recalls 35,000 Mach-E Mustangs due to major issue with EV battery system

Ford has recalled nearly 35,000 Mustang Mach-E EVs thanks to a major flaw with its battery system overheating
Charging the vehicle near the house. Holding smartphone. Young stylish man is with electric car at daytime.

Buying an electric vehicle will be a whole lot easier thanks to this change to the U.S. EV tax credit

With this change to the EV tax credit, buying an electric vehicle is a lot less burdensome.
ChargePoint Home Flex EV charging station charging a white Tesla in a garage.

Want to buy an EV? Don’t – this is why you should lease an electric car instead

Traditionally, buying a car is better than a car lease, but that's not necessarily true when it comes to electric cars.
Tesla Model 3 and Model Y parked in front of a city skyline on a runway.

Tesla has ‘waning marketability’ but still makes 5X more per vehicle than GM, Ford: Report

Tesla has been cutting EV prices, but they're still making more per car than competitors like GM and Ford.
Mini Cooper Countryman

The all new, all-electric MINI Cooper Countryman now comes in all wheel drive, too

Want a small, fun, all wheel drive EV? MINI Cooper made your dream come true with the SE ALL4 Countryman
7Charge electric vehicle charging station by 7-Eleven with an EV charging at a convenience store

EV charging stations stay broken because we don’t have enough electricians: Report

EV charging stations always seem to be broken, and now we know why: There just aren't enough qualified electricians
Alabama barn find reveals Chevy Corvettes, Ford Mustangs, and more

Alabama ‘barn find’ reveals 23 barely driven Chevy Corvettes, Ford Mustangs, and more

A brand new C4 Chevy Corvette ZR1, 1998 C5 Corvette Indy Pace Car Edition, SVT Mustang Cobra, SVT Ford Lightning, and 19 other classic cars found in a barn in Alabama
McLaren F1 front 3/4 view orange

The McLaren F1: Long live the king of speed

The McLaren F1 was an exceptionally designed car that broke all kinds of records. Here's what made it tick.
1989 Lamborghini Countach black

2 supercar icons – 1989 Lamborghini Countach and 1997 Ferrari F50 – headed to Sotheby’s

Two iconic supercars — the 1989 Lamborghini Countach and 1997 Ferrari F50 — are headed to Sotheby's.
Tesla Model S charging

Revolutionary innovation could power electric car batteries for 3,000 miles on a single charge

Range anxiety is a common problem for EV owners, but this groundbreaking battery innovation could eliminate that.
ChargePoint Home Flex EV charging station charging a white Tesla in a garage.

Study: People are giving up popular cars (like the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Civic) for EVs like the Tesla Model 3

Toyota SUVs are some of the most traded-in vehicles, and people are seeking EVs instead: Study
Mini Cooper Countryman Electric

A huge week for electric cars: MINI Countryman electric makes its North America debut

The MINI Countryman Electric heralds the next phase of MINI; larger, electric, and a ton of fun
2024 gmc acadia all new at4

New GMC Acadia has wider, longer stance and has hands-free driving tech baked in

GMC has announced the all new Acadia, with a wider stance and hands-free driving
RM Sotheby's Lost & Found Ferrari collection

Lost Ferrari collection rakes in over $16 million at auction (with one surprise standout)

The twenty Ferraris which comprised RM Sotheby's Lost and Found Collection brought in over $16.7 million
Lucid Air Sapphire on the road

Lucid takes aim at Tesla Model 3, Model Y with $50K EV plans

The Tesla Model Y may be a best-selling EV, but Lucid has plans to take on the EV giant.