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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.
Two Precious Ford GT Heritage Edition Supercars Are Waiting for the Hammer To Fall
Two Precious Ford GT Heritage Edition Supercars Are Waiting for the Hammer To Fall

24 Dec 2021, 10:15 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Barrett-Jackson January auction is a collector’s bonanza, with many unique or at least highly sought-after cars waiting to change owners for often obscene amounts of money. Among the cars on auction, two Heritage Edition Ford GTs attracte...

 
2022 Toyota GR Supra Gets a Price Bump Alongside the Limited Carbon Fiber Edition
2022 Toyota GR Supra Gets a Price Bump Alongside the Limited Carbon Fiber Edition

23 Dec 2021, 18:10 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Toyota ushers the GR Supra into the new year with a host of updates but the real highlight is the new Carbon Fiber Edition limited to 600 units. Otherwise, it’s mostly the same Supra, only a little more expensive. The 2022 Toyota GR Supra ...

 
Tesla Patent Shows Crazy Folding Seats Concept for the Cybertruck
Tesla Patent Shows Crazy Folding Seats Concept for the Cybertruck

23 Dec 2021, 17:02 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Rivian R1 T’s first deliveries have stolen the show from the Tesla Cybertruck, especially as Tesla’s pick-up truck is now delayed until further notice. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing new on the western front. Filed a ...

 
Nissan Has Prepared Two Camper Van Concepts With Impressive Features for Tokyo Auto Salon
Nissan Has Prepared Two Camper Van Concepts With Impressive Features for Tokyo Auto Salon

23 Dec 2021, 15:42 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Now that the 2021 Tokyo Motor Show has been canceled, the SEMA-styled Tokyo Auto Salon is the last hope for Japanese carmakers to promote their creations. Nissan seized the opportunity to show some wild custom concepts, among them being two camper ...

 
Tesla Is Under Flack for Autopilot-Related Crashes, Elon Musk Points to Safety Records
Tesla Is Under Flack for Autopilot-Related Crashes, Elon Musk Points to Safety Records

23 Dec 2021, 13:46 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Dozens of crashes attributed to faulty Autopilot systems have raised a flag with the regulatory bodies in the U.S. and Europe. In the meantime, Elon Musk complains Tesla doesn’t get rewarded for the lives saved by Autopilot. We turn to safety...

 
Buick Trademarks "Electra" Name in Canada and "Leaks" the Future Model's Impressive Looks
Buick Trademarks "Electra" Name in Canada and "Leaks" the Future Model's Impressive Looks

23 Dec 2021, 12:48 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Buick appears to step up its electrification game after they trademarked the “Electra” name in Canada. The brand plans an electric SUV to go after Ford’s Mustang Mach-E. Buick hinted at joining the EV bandwagon more than a yea...

 
Last 1987 Buick Grand National Ever Built Is Like a Time Capsule, Barely Driven
Last 1987 Buick Grand National Ever Built Is Like a Time Capsule, Barely Driven

23 Dec 2021, 09:32 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The 1987 model year was the last one for the Buick Grand National as GM prepared to end production of its G-body RWD Buick Regal. The demand for the Grand National performance version was so high at the time that GM had to extend production well in...

 
How is the Build Quality on the First Batch of Rivian R1T SUVs Delivered to Customers?
How is the Build Quality on the First Batch of Rivian R1T SUVs Delivered to Customers?

22 Dec 2021, 17:34 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The cat’s out of the bag, with the first Rivian R1T units getting in the hands of real customers, as they can now tell the world everything that was kept silent about the car. Recently, an R1T brought to a car detailing shop was thoroughly an...

 
Ora Good Cat Owners Upset the Retro Car Has Retro Intel Inside
Ora Good Cat Owners Upset the Retro Car Has Retro Intel Inside

22 Dec 2021, 15:48 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Chinese electric car Ora Good Cat was advertised as having the latest-generation Qualcomm chip to power its infotainment system. Instead, it was delivered to customers with an Intel processor inside, and drama ensued. Times are hard for ever...

 
Ram Badlander Is a Badass Truck With Factory Build Quality That Will Take You Anywhere
Ram Badlander Is a Badass Truck With Factory Build Quality That Will Take You Anywhere

22 Dec 2021, 14:43 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The guys from the Tuscany Motor Company offer a tuning package for the 2022 Ram 1500 pickup truck that goes beyond the TRX version capabilities. It is said to be able to “conquer any terrain” while offering “rugged luxury.” ...

 
Canada Wants a Piece of the EV Action, Throws the Gauntlet to Tesla With Project Arrow
Canada Wants a Piece of the EV Action, Throws the Gauntlet to Tesla With Project Arrow

22 Dec 2021, 13:07 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / With new electric car startups launching left right and center it’s easy to think becoming an EV automaker is a piece of cake these days. Perhaps this is why Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) has launched...

 
Chevrolet in Bigger Mess With Bolt EV, Production Halt Extended Through End of February
Chevrolet in Bigger Mess With Bolt EV, Production Halt Extended Through End of February

22 Dec 2021, 11:04 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / General Motor extends the production halt at its Orion Assembly plant in Michigan where the ill-fated Chevrolet Bolt EV was produced. It won’t be until March next year that the Bolt EV will be built again in Michigan, after production was hal...

 
This 1994 Volkswagen Kombi Is the Best T2 Camper Van You Can Get on a Budget
This 1994 Volkswagen Kombi Is the Best T2 Camper Van You Can Get on a Budget

22 Dec 2021, 10:02 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / If nostalgia draws you back to the hippie era, a Volkswagen T2 or a Beetle might be just the answer to your cravings. It only comes in handy that Hemmings has on auction a clean title Volkswagen Kombi T2 imported from Brazil that could be yours in ...

 
Rivian Spills the Beans About the First Two Delivered R1S, No Money Changed Hands
Rivian Spills the Beans About the First Two Delivered R1S, No Money Changed Hands

21 Dec 2021, 18:04 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Rivian last week announced the first deliveries of its long-awaited R1S SUV. Although the bulk of the orders will not be delivered until next summer, two lucky guys already got their cars. Thanks to a Rivian post on Twitter, we now know who they we...

 
RV Aficionado Shows What You Can Do With a Bus Saved From the Scrapyard
RV Aficionado Shows What You Can Do With a Bus Saved From the Scrapyard

21 Dec 2021, 17:02 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Converting a regular car into a motorhome is what makes the heart pound for a lot of people, especially in the past two years, with the stay-at-home trend imposed upon us. But Clint’s conversion is something special, no matter how you look at...

 
1991 Chevrolet Corvette Callaway Convertible Will Blow You Away, Two Days Left To Bid
1991 Chevrolet Corvette Callaway Convertible Will Blow You Away, Two Days Left To Bid

21 Dec 2021, 16:07 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / With used cars’ prices are so high these days, it’s only natural that people finally consider selling their old car. This sometimes means you are now more likely to find some true gems when scrolling around on auction websites, like thi...

 
Used Cars Prices Going Through the Roof, Average Car Will Cost You Almost $30,000
Used Cars Prices Going Through the Roof, Average Car Will Cost You Almost $30,000

21 Dec 2021, 15:59 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Inflation is raising the prices for all sorts of goods and services, including cars, and that means we have to pay more to bring home our next ride. It’s not just the new cars that are getting more expensive, but also the used-car market is o...

 
Renault Megane E-Tech Gets Aggressive Price in France, Undercuts VW ID.3
Renault Megane E-Tech Gets Aggressive Price in France, Undercuts VW ID.3

21 Dec 2021, 11:02 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Megane E-Tech is one of the most anticipated Renault models in years, being a direct competitor to the VW ID.3 and Stellantis’s Citroën e-C4 in Europe. The new compact EV is a make-or-break venture for Renault, and already faces ...

 
Tesla Holiday Update Brings Light Show, Lots of Goodies To Model 3 and Model Y
Tesla Holiday Update Brings Light Show, Lots of Goodies To Model 3 and Model Y

21 Dec 2021, 09:22 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Holiday Update package is the most anticipated software update of the year for Tesla owners, as it usually brings fun features and improvements to the cars. This year's update does not disappoint, judging by release notes shared online. ...

 
Tesla Model 3 Is Destined To Be the Next NYPD's Patrol Car of Choice
Tesla Model 3 Is Destined To Be the Next NYPD's Patrol Car of Choice

20 Dec 2021, 17:57 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Electric cars are perfect as police vehicles and we will see more of them joining the force in the following years. The New York Police Department will break the ice and is considering the purchase of 250 Tesla Model 3 cars for their fleet. The dea...

 

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