Polestar apparently doesn’t know how to count, but the new 5 looks promising

Volvo’s spin-off brand Polestar (but they’re both of Geely Group) apparently can’t count because after the Polestar 1 and 2, they’ve revealed the new 5. Odd. The thing is, allocating numbers to your car is a bit tricky because it implies a certain hierarchy. How will BMW, for example, build a car that’s smaller than … More Polestar apparently doesn’t know how to count, but the new 5 looks promising

The SEVEN is further proof that Hyundai has gone mad (and I love it)

Hyundai has clearly been throwing design ideas against the wall to see what sticks. Well, this stuck. It’s called the ‘SEVEN”, and it is Hyundai’s first SUEV concept. SUEV stands for Sport Utility Electric Vehicle. It’s built on Hyundai’s E-GMP platform, an architecture that the Korean automaker specifically built and designed for BEVs. It changes … More The SEVEN is further proof that Hyundai has gone mad (and I love it)

There’s a new one-off Ferrari (but does it matter?)

Ferrari is the most exciting car brand in the world… if you own one. I suppose there’s a still strong, wide fanbase, a number of people who love to read about it, watch videos, but the truth is the brand if inflated. And inflationary. They famously spend zero dollars on marketing, because their allocation policies … More There’s a new one-off Ferrari (but does it matter?)

Porsche and IONITY want to expand the charging network in Europe (#aboutTime)

One of the reasons why Tesla is still ahead in the EV game – and some would say it’s the biggest reason – is it still the only automaker with its on proprietary network of chargers. This is important because at the time of writing, late 2021, there are many countries, and many areas within … More Porsche and IONITY want to expand the charging network in Europe (#aboutTime)

Over 1.3 million people have bought a Tesla Cybertruck (but no one’s seen it yet)

You know the drill with Elon Musk. He says he’ll build XY Cybetrucks by tomorrow, you’ll know he’ll deliver, but you know it won’t be tomorrow. But Tesla fans, enthusiasts, buyers, evangelists, owners have faith – and a lot of it – which explains the astounding number of reservations it‘s received for the Cybertruck: around … More Over 1.3 million people have bought a Tesla Cybertruck (but no one’s seen it yet)

Unpopular opinion: The Hyundai Grandeur is beautiful

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding the idea of an ‘elektromod’, a classic car with a brand-new electric powertrain, and the way I see it, there are a couple of obvious advantages and a couple of equally obvious drawbacks. By installing an electric powertrain in lieu of the existing ICE, you’re clearly diluting the spiritual … More Unpopular opinion: The Hyundai Grandeur is beautiful

There’s a new Genesis, and it looks good (like most Genesis cars)

Genesis throws the best afterparties at the LA Auto Show along with Hyundai. What does this have to do with the actual car? Nothing. I just wanted to say it. Anyway, this is the new GV70 – ‘electrified’ because ‘duh’, and it was recently unveiled at the Guangzhou in China. There’s a new Crest Grille … More There’s a new Genesis, and it looks good (like most Genesis cars)

I need to start a car-branded snapback collection 🧢

Christmas + Black Friday + Marketing 😏🧢 What is your opinion about branded items from automakers? My view: almost always overpriced and/or lower quality than expected, but sometimes they can be good, or great if you get it for free (duh). LF_Flabbergasted is unsponsored and independent. If you like the content please subscribe to the … More I need to start a car-branded snapback collection 🧢

Fireside chat w/ Alexandra Bengtsson, model, petrolhead, person

“Only problem is,” he says. “I don’t really know how to get to 500 words” -Say what?- His name is Mark and we were in Monaco, I’m having coffee, and he’s having coffee and we’re both inside the press office at the Top Marques, a car show in Monaco. And we’re both waiting to get … More Fireside chat w/ Alexandra Bengtsson, model, petrolhead, person