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Cristian Agatie

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As a child, he grew up among tractors and heavy machinery and was covered in grease from tip to toe most of the time. It was a tractor that he drove for the first time and when asked what he’d become, he candidly replied: “tractor operator”. Later on, he drove all kinds of vehicles, from heavy trucks to off-roaders, all outside of public roads until he got his driving license.

He did not become a tractor operator, as you can tell already. Instead, he got interested in journalism and pursued a career finding stories for local newspapers and radio stations. But the first love is never forgotten, so when presented with the chance, he seized it and became a motor journalist in 1995.

Having found the perfect job to mix his passion for cars and journalism, he couldn’t help exploring other areas, like science, computers, and mobile devices. He took stints working for a computer magazine for a couple of years, and it was then that he had his first contact with new media. But cars always remained his passion, so he returned to motor journalism when Auto Bild started its local branch. Later, he became an internet junkie, and moving online felt only natural.

In the meantime, he also became obsessed with technology, electric vehicles, batteries, and whatnot, so he writes a lot about those. He found autoevolution a fertile ground for exploration and so he discovered his passion for RVs and campers, but also solar panels and new energy solutions.
Jaw Dropping Airstream Flying Cloud 22-Ft Travel Trailer Is a Tribute to American Quality
Jaw Dropping Airstream Flying Cloud 22-Ft Travel Trailer Is a Tribute to American Quality

One thing that can melt any American heart in no time is the sight of an Airstream trailer. Never affordable, always dreamed off, these pill-shaped trailers are the epitome of the American dream. This beautiful 1956 Airstream Flying Cloud 22′...

 
Watch Police Chase Ends in SUV Rollover Crash, Mayhem Ensues
Watch Police Chase Ends in SUV Rollover Crash, Mayhem Ensues

Police pursuits are open-ended events: you never know what’s gonna happen in the end. In the case of a police chase in Rochester, New York, it ends in mayhem. Still, the video caught by a security camera shows the hilarious side of police wor...

 
2023 Chevrolet Silverado Production to Start Later This Summer
2023 Chevrolet Silverado Production to Start Later This Summer

It’s that time when carmakers switch production to the next model year. We have fresh information regarding the 2023 Chevrolet Silverado, which is expected to enter production later this summer. Chevrolet Silverado is one of the most popul...

 
Starlink Internet Is Increasingly Used on Moving Vehicles, Dish Wants It Banned Altogether
Starlink Internet Is Increasingly Used on Moving Vehicles, Dish Wants It Banned Altogether

The launch of Starlink for RVs service opened a new world of possibilities for people who need reliable internet access on the road. People installed the new Starlink devices not only on campers but also on boats and cars. This has apparently annoy...

 
Guy Builds Cybertruck-Inspired Buggy From Crashed Toyota Prius, Exceeds Expectations
Guy Builds Cybertruck-Inspired Buggy From Crashed Toyota Prius, Exceeds Expectations

Even though missing in action, Tesla Cybertruck continues to inspire people to build various contraptions that try to look like the real thing. YouTuber Cyber Hooligan is one of them. He bought a crashed Toyota Prius C and turned it into a Cybertru...

 
The Market Is So Crazy That This GMC Hummer EV Got a $172,000 Bid From the Get-Go
The Market Is So Crazy That This GMC Hummer EV Got a $172,000 Bid From the Get-Go

The EV market is glowing hot, even though most people say they don’t want or trust an electric car. This is becoming obvious by looking at the crazy prices on the used-car market and the auction platforms. This GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 receive...

 
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Hides a Few Surprises, Sells With No Reserve
1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Hides a Few Surprises, Sells With No Reserve

The Volkswagen Vanagon is a familiar presence at online auctions, with plenty of examples offered for sale. This does not make them less desirable but more popular. Everybody in the camper community and beyond praises their qualities, especially wh...

 
First Tesla Model Y With Structural Battery Pack Assembled at Giga Berlin Is Undrivable
First Tesla Model Y With Structural Battery Pack Assembled at Giga Berlin Is Undrivable

Tesla entered a new era with the start of production at Giga Texas, having transitioned to a revolutionary fabrication process. The Model Y built in Austin features single-piece front and rear megacastings, as well as a structural battery pack with...

 
Scientists Found the Cure to Li-Ion Battery Degradation, Higher-Energy Densities in Sight
Scientists Found the Cure to Li-Ion Battery Degradation, Higher-Energy Densities in Sight

Researchers at Tohoku University of Sendai (Japan) have found a way to stabilize lithium depositions in Li-Ion batteries, which helps prevent dendrite formation and capacity degradation. Their research also works for sodium batteries, paving the wa...

 
Rivian Has a Secret R1T Shop That Allows Buying the Truck From the Existing Inventory
Rivian Has a Secret R1T Shop That Allows Buying the Truck From the Existing Inventory

Rivian is not in an enviable position right now, juggling with production ramp-up at its Normal factory while trying to build a second factory, weather the challenging market conditions, and keep its customers happy. Perhaps sensing it can do more ...

 
Elon Musk Warns Rivian and Lucid Are "Tracking Toward Bankruptcy," Need to Slash Costs Now
Elon Musk Warns Rivian and Lucid Are "Tracking Toward Bankruptcy," Need to Slash Costs Now

After a successful start, Rivian and Lucid appear stuck in a cash-strapped market with minimal momentum. In a recent interview, Elon Musk spoke about the two EV makers’ bleak perspectives, saying they are “tracking toward bankruptcy.&rd...

 
Man Parks His BMW in a Public Spot; the Next Day, He Finds It Stripped Down by Thieves
Man Parks His BMW in a Public Spot; the Next Day, He Finds It Stripped Down by Thieves

A BMW 3-Series owner in Germany was shocked to discover thieves stripped down his car after he parked it overnight in a public space. The thieves left very little of the car he knew, most of the parts in the front and the interior being stripped of...

 
Self-Driving Technology Linked to Hundreds of Crashes, NTHSA Report Raises Many Questions
Self-Driving Technology Linked to Hundreds of Crashes, NTHSA Report Raises Many Questions

Ten months ago, the NHTSA started gathering data on car crashes that happened while advanced driver assistance systems were active. Now, it released a report showing that those systems might be responsible for hundreds of accidents, most of them in...

 
Volkswagen Packs the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX With Standard Features, Develops a New Brand
Volkswagen Packs the ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX With Standard Features, Develops a New Brand

Volkswagen wants to give more brand recognition for its GTX lines of models under the ID. family of electric vehicles. The revolution starts with the recently launched ID.4 GTX and ID.5 GTX, which will receive more comprehensive standard equipment....

 
Enovix Has a Li-Ion Battery That Charges to 98% in Ten Minutes, Too Good to Be True?
Enovix Has a Li-Ion Battery That Charges to 98% in Ten Minutes, Too Good to Be True?

When regular people are asked to point out the single biggest problem with electric vehicles, the long time needed to charge the battery comes on top. That’s why countless startups and researchers are working to develop the miracle battery th...

 
Less Than 20% of the Chevrolet Silverado EV Reservation Holders Intend to Buy the Truck
Less Than 20% of the Chevrolet Silverado EV Reservation Holders Intend to Buy the Truck

People are wise not to place all the eggs in the same basket. It’s no surprise that many electric pickup truck prospective buyers hold reservations for multiple different models, intending to buy the one that is first available. In this game,...

 
Tesla FSD Beta V.11 Slated for Wide Release This Summer, Says Elon Musk
Tesla FSD Beta V.11 Slated for Wide Release This Summer, Says Elon Musk

The Tesla Full Self-Driving suite seems like a perpetual work in progress, with a major breakthrough always coming “next year.” But the development does advance, and now Elon Musk says a wide rollout for the FSD Beta v.11 will “pr...

 
Lucid Air Bricked After Botched Software Update, OTA Team Is Still Searching for Solutions
Lucid Air Bricked After Botched Software Update, OTA Team Is Still Searching for Solutions

Software updates can bring nice things and improved functionality, but they can lead to a permanent loss when they go wrong. This is something many people experienced with their smartphones, but having a bricked car is a whole new level. It is what...

 
2023 Subaru Ascent Gets a Nose Job and Improved Safety Assistance Systems
2023 Subaru Ascent Gets a Nose Job and Improved Safety Assistance Systems

The family-friendly Subaru Ascent was introduced in 2019 and is now ripe for a refresh to make it more attractive for the 2023 model year. The Japanese added up-to-date driver assistance systems and more equipment to the Onyx Edition aimed at more ...

 
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Received a Subaru Heart Transplant, Speaks Japanese Now
1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Received a Subaru Heart Transplant, Speaks Japanese Now

A Subaru engine is the best upgrade one can do to a Volkswagen Vanagon. This 1986 example comes with the trusty EJ25 engine and all the necessary bits to make it a worthy companion in camping adventures. German style and driving dynamics combine...

 

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