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Christian de Looper

Christian de Looper


Christian’s interest in technology began as a child in Australia, when he stumbled upon a computer at a garage sale that he knew didn’t work, but he bought anyway. Now living in California, he covers the world of mobile technology for Digital Trends, from the latest Apple iPhone and iPad to the vast array of Android smartphones on the market -- and the various apps and services. Apart from writing about tech, Christian spends his time in the music studio as a producer.

Rivian R2

Rivian R2 vs Tesla Model Y: Can the R2 challenge the Model Y’s dominance?

The Tesla Model Y is currently the bestselling car -- but can the upcoming Rivian R2 challenge its dominance? We put the two head-to-head to find out.
Rivian R2, R3, and R3X

Rivian R2 vs R3: Will one be ‘better’ than the other?

The Rivian family is expanding. Rivian recently announced the R2, R3, and R3X. But is the Rivian R2 or R3 better than the other?
Hyundai Ioniq 9 Front

Hyundai Ioniq 9: price, release date, range, and more

The Hyundai Ioniq 9 is coming, and it's expected to improve the selection of inexpensive electric SUVs. Here's everything we know about the Ioniq 9 so far.
Interior of the 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge electric car.

Your car insurance company knows more about you than you think

According to a new report, insurance companies are buying data collected by cars and sold to data brokers to inform the rates of insurance premiums.
Rivian R3 Front

Rivian R3: price, release date, range, and more

The Rivian R3 is Rivian's electric crossover that could take on the likes of the Ioniq 5 and Tesla Model Y. Here's what we know so far.
Rivian R3

The R3 is Rivian’s surprise electric crossover

In a surprise move, Rivian didn't just announce the R2 -- it also announced the R3 crossover. It's set to be Rivian's cheapest EV yet.
Rivian R2

The Rivian R2 SUV is up for preorder for only $45,000

Rivian is making a serious play toward cheaper cars -- and to that end, it has announced the new Rivian R2. The new SUV starts at $45,000.
BMW i5 M60 Front Three Quarters

2024 BMW i5 M60 review: BMW’s best EV yet

In 2024, the BMW 5-series gets an electrified powertrain. Does it continue to be the go-to luxury sedan for BMW drivers?
Front three quarter view of the Volkswagen ID.7.

Volkswagen ID.7: price, release date, range, and more

Volkswagen is set to launch a new electric sedan, the ID.7, in the near future. Here's everything we know about it.
Kia EV9 GT-Line Three Quarters

The Kia EV9 is the template for a modern car interior — here’s why

The interior of the Kia EV9 is comfortable and pleasant to be in. In fact, it should serve as a template for carmakers.
Fiat City Car

Fiat delivers jolt of color, creativity with Panda-inspired concept electric vehicles

Fiat is showcasing what the iconic Panda City Car could look like in an electric age via a series of new concept cars featuring a modern twist.
The front three-quarter view of a 2022 Rivian against a rocky backdrop.

Rivian R2 compact SUV: rumored price, release date, design, and more

Rivian has been highly successful with its R1 platform, but a newer, cheaper platform is on the way -- Rivian R2. Here's what we know so far.
A Chevy Volt parked on the beach.

2025 Chevrolet Bolt: rumored price, release date, design, and more

Turns out, the Chevrolet Bolt isn't dead just yet. Chevrolet has announced that it will be building a next-generation Bolt EV on the Ultium platform.
A Telsa Model 3 drives along a road.

Tesla Autopilot vs. full self-driving: What’s the difference?

Tesla offers a range of autonomous driving features, but what's the difference between them? And are any of them truly fully autonomous?
Kia EV9 GT-Line Three Quarters

With the EV9, Kia built exactly the electric SUV we’ve been clamoring for

The Kia EV9 GT-Line builds on Kia's electrified lineup with a luxurious, high-performance EV for those who need three rows.
2024 Honda Prologue Front

Honda’s electric SUV is coming soon. Here’s what we know about the 2024 Prologue

Honda is set to reenter the EV market with the upcoming Honda Prologue. Here's everything we know about the Honda Prologue so far.
Porsche Macan Electric

Porsche Macan Electric: release date, specs, price, and more

The Porsche Macan Electric is Porsche's second attempt at an electric car, and its first that could be a practical premium option.
Dodge Hornet R/T Three Quarter View

While we wait for a Dodge EV, the Hornet R/T plug-in is the next best thing

The Dodge Hornet R/T is Dodge's first crack at a plug-in hybrid, and it could be a sign of what's to come from Dodge in the future. Is it a good sign?

5 impressive EVs you’ll wish you could buy in the U.S.

There are plenty of automakers outside of the U.S. that make killer EVs you can't get here. Here are some of the best of them.
The Tesla range of vehicles connected to four supercharging stations.

Could EVs charge wirelessly? Here’s what you need to know

Could wireless charging tech one day come to your electric car? Well, it's a long way off, but it's very possible. Here's what you need to know.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E from the front passenger side in a grassy field with dark clouds in the back.

Ford and GM EV drivers will be able to charge at Tesla Superchargers in February

Ford and General Motors EV drivers may be getting Supercharger access soon -- and in fact, will seemingly be able to charge at Tesla stations in February.
Tesla Roadster front view

Tesla Roadster: speed, range, price, rumored release date, and more

The Tesla Roadster is (hopefully) coming, and it's set to be one of the fastest and longest-range EVs so far. Here's what we know about the Roadster so far.
Front three quarter view of the 2023 BMW i7.

Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV vs. BMW i7: Ultra-luxury, head-to-head

The BMW i7 is a pretty serious luxury EV, with features that you won't find anywhere else. But how does it compare with the Mercedes EQE SUV?
Tesla's Model 3 refresh, codenamed Highland, features a sleeker front.

Why some Teslas are losing tax credits, and which cars still qualify

Soon, car buyers won't be able to rely on the full EV tax credit when buying a new electric car. Why not? Here's what you need to know.
Front three quarter view of a Lucid Gravity electric SUV.

Lucid Gravity vs. Tesla Model X: Luxury electric SUVs duke it out

The Tesla Model X has some serious competition -- the Lucid Gravity has been revealed, and it has a lot to offer. But how do they compare?
Tesla's Cybertruck.

The Tesla Cybertruck is here, but how does it compare with the competition?

The Tesla Cybertruck is finally getting delivered -- but how does it truly compare to other electric trucks out there right now? Here's a look.
Two Kia EV9 cars

Volvo EM90 vs. Kia EV9: Which is the right EV to haul your family?

The Volvo EM90 and Kia EV9 are both among the only large-size electric cars out there, but which one is actually better?
Toyota Urban Three Quarter View

The Toyota Urban could be the low-cost electric crossover we’ve been waiting for

Toyota is finally taking electric vehicles a little more seriously with the new Toyota Urban electric crossover concept.
A Lucid Gravity electric SUV on the road.

Lucid Gravity: Range, charging, price, release date, and more

Another top dog in the world of electric SUVs could be on the way. The Lucid Gravity has been announced, and is set to finally launch next year.
tesla starts opening its supercharger network to other evs

Tesla’s EV plug is great, but smoother payment is the fix we really need

NACS is becoming the standard connector for charging in the U.S., but while that will make EV charging a lot more convenient, there's more to it than that.
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD front end angle from passenger's side with bare trees in the back.

Amazon will start selling cars, but you don’t get to ditch dealers just yet

Amazon has announced that it'll start selling cars directly on its website -- but don't expect this to be the beginning of the end for car dealerships.
Front three-quarters view of a 2023 Kia EV6 GT in a desert setting.

Why your EV’s voltage matters, and what it means for your car’s charging speed

The voltage of an electric car can be a little confusing. Here's everything you need to know, and why it matters to your EV experience.
Volvo EM90 Driving

Volvo EM90 electric minivan: price, release date, range, and more

Volvo is finally taking on the electric minivan with the new Volvo EM90. Here's everything you need to know about the EM90.
Ioniq 5 N front

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N makes one of the coolest EVs ready for the track

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N brings track-ready features to one of the better electric cars out there -- plus it looks a whole lot cooler.