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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.
Volkswagen Multivan T7 Gets Pricing in Europe, Is More Expensive Than Mercedes V-Class
Volkswagen Multivan T7 Gets Pricing in Europe, Is More Expensive Than Mercedes V-Class

16 Dec 2021, 18:09 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Volkswagen Multivan T7 gets pricing in Europe, and it turns out it is more expensive than the luxurious Mercedes V-Class. Volkswagen has announced the prices for the new Multivan T7, the latest incarnation of the legendary Bulli van. The new...

 
Carmakers Want a Piece of the Tesla Pie, Subscription Services for Everything
Carmakers Want a Piece of the Tesla Pie, Subscription Services for Everything

16 Dec 2021, 17:15 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Carmakers want a piece of the Tesla pie and throw subscription services for everything, including the full use of a physical key fob in Toyota's case. People are used to buying cars with lots of extras, be they for comfort, safety or the ey...

 
Tesla Will Not Honor Retroactive Full Self-Driving Pricing for Discontinued Models
Tesla Will Not Honor Retroactive Full Self-Driving Pricing for Discontinued Models

16 Dec 2021, 15:32 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Customers who have reserved a Tesla model that was discontinued will have to order a different version, only this time at the current increased prices. This also means those who reserved in the past a model with Full Self-Driving (FSD), configured ...

 
Jeep Patent Shows Cut-Out Doors for Wrangler, Don't Hold Your Breath on This One
Jeep Patent Shows Cut-Out Doors for Wrangler, Don't Hold Your Breath on This One

16 Dec 2021, 15:04 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A patent filing shows a cut-out door concept for the Jeep Wrangler, but its chances of entering production are slim to none. Jeep is not the only one with such an idea, as Ford has teased a similar feature for the Bronco, without it ever entering p...

 
2023 Ford Everest Teased With Ranger's Body-on-Frame Platform, Don't Mind the Camo
2023 Ford Everest Teased With Ranger's Body-on-Frame Platform, Don't Mind the Camo

16 Dec 2021, 14:18 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Ford teases us with a video of the 2023 Everest that will soon be launched in Australia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The three-row SUV shares the body-on-frame platform with the new Ford Ranger. It’s been only a little more than a week ...

 
You Can Find a Fake Anything in China, Including a Fake Elon Musk. Meet Yi Long Musk
You Can Find a Fake Anything in China, Including a Fake Elon Musk. Meet Yi Long Musk

16 Dec 2021, 09:24 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A viral video shared on TikTok has puzzled the Internet, as it appeared to feature a younger, Chinese clone of Elon Musk, complete with his facial expressions and the smug face. People say that for anything on Earth there is a cheaper and possib...

 
Majority of UK Motorists Found Willing To Drive After Binge Drinking
Majority of UK Motorists Found Willing To Drive After Binge Drinking

15 Dec 2021, 18:08 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The majority of UK motorists were found willing to drive after binge drinking, putting themselves at high risk, a survey revealed. This is mostly because most of them are unaware of the amount of alcohol that will tip them over the limit. Drink ...

 
Tesla Has Found a Clever Solution to the Supercharger ICEing Nightmare
Tesla Has Found a Clever Solution to the Supercharger ICEing Nightmare

15 Dec 2021, 16:34 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Tesla has found a clever solution to the Supercharger ICEing nightmare that annoys EV drivers and is now integrating it into the Tesla mobile app for maximum convenience. As electric vehicles get more and more popular with drivers around the wor...

 
Prince Charles Comforts Sir Lewis Hamilton After Title Loss Heartbreak
Prince Charles Comforts Sir Lewis Hamilton After Title Loss Heartbreak

15 Dec 2021, 15:32 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton was officially knighted by the Prince of Wales just days after he lost his eighth title to Max Verstappen in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton attended the Investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle along with his mother, who...

 
Six-Door Ford F-250 Super Duty SUV Conversion Is Like a Modern Ford Excursion
Six-Door Ford F-250 Super Duty SUV Conversion Is Like a Modern Ford Excursion

15 Dec 2021, 13:36 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A six-door Ford F-250 Super Duty SUV conversion on auction from Cars & Bids looks like a modern version of the late Ford Excursion. The bidding price has passed the $60,000 mark with two days left to bid. Those who mourned the Ford Excursion...

 
Rivian R1T, R1S Confirmed With 210 kW Peak DC Charging, No Heat Pump for Now
Rivian R1T, R1S Confirmed With 210 kW Peak DC Charging, No Heat Pump for Now

15 Dec 2021, 11:28 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Test documents filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirm that the Rivian R1T and R1S will allow for 210 kW peak DC charging, but will not have a heat pump, at least for now. Initially shared in the Rivian Owner’s Fo...

 
Tested: This Is How the Popular Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Fares in a Head-On Collision
Tested: This Is How the Popular Wuling Hongguang Mini EV Fares in a Head-On Collision

15 Dec 2021, 09:46 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Wuling Hongguang Mini EV is one of the most popular electric cars in China, but is it safe in the case of a head-on collision? This crash test gives us a glimpse of what to expect. While westerners swear by Tesla, in China things look a litt...

 
New Update Allows Your Tesla Car To Know When the Tires Are Worn Out
New Update Allows Your Tesla Car To Know When the Tires Are Worn Out

14 Dec 2021, 17:18 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A new update allows your Tesla car to know when the tires are wearing unevenly or when the tread depth is too low. While this seems like magic, there is a simple explanation behind the new function. Tesla introduced the automotive industry to th...

 
Volkswagen Promises Significantly Cleaner Diesel Engines, Again
Volkswagen Promises Significantly Cleaner Diesel Engines, Again

14 Dec 2021, 16:28 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Volkswagen promises significantly cleaner diesel engines by using regenerative diesel fuels. The CO2 emissions can be reduced by a whopping 95%. No word on the NOx emissions, though. The company responsible for the Dieselgate scandal that sealed...

 
Lexus Reveals New RZ All-Electric SUV Alongside a Larger Electric SUV Concept
Lexus Reveals New RZ All-Electric SUV Alongside a Larger Electric SUV Concept

14 Dec 2021, 15:19 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Lexus has revealed the new RZ all-electric SUV alongside a larger electric SUV concept, while the carmaker vows to go all-electric by 2030. Lexus had already entered the EV realm with the UX 300e, launched in 2019. The sleeping giant has awakene...

 
Ranked: These Are the Best (and Worst) UK's EV Charging Networks
Ranked: These Are the Best (and Worst) UK's EV Charging Networks

14 Dec 2021, 14:17 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / These are the best (and worst) UK's EV charging networks, ranked according to a survey by the EV mapping service Zap-Map. Sadly, Tesla Supercharger Network was not included in the study, despite being the second-largest fast charge network in ...

 
This 2015 Tesla Model S 70D Still Impresses After 424,000 Miles in Uber Service
This 2015 Tesla Model S 70D Still Impresses After 424,000 Miles in Uber Service

14 Dec 2021, 11:08 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / A 2015 Tesla Model S 70D is still going strong after 424,000 miles (682,000 km) as an Uber car, with minimal parts replaced so far. The original battery was replaced under warranty at 250,000 miles (402,000 km), a distance the average American comm...

 
2022 VW Multivan T7 Gets an Adventure Makeover by Delta 4x4 Tuning Specialist
2022 VW Multivan T7 Gets an Adventure Makeover by Delta 4x4 Tuning Specialist

14 Dec 2021, 09:51 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The VW Multivan T7 has been on the market for six months already, but we still have to see a major tuner spicing up the model. German tuner Delta 4x4 breaks the ice this time with an adventure-styled makeover for the Bulli’s grand-grand-grand...

 
These Are the Assistance Systems That Are Most Often Switched Off by Drivers
These Are the Assistance Systems That Are Most Often Switched Off by Drivers

13 Dec 2021, 17:29 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / Most modern cars are equipped with automated safety systems that try to prevent crashes. Despite their effectiveness, some are more annoying than others, with drivers regularly switching them off. A study shows what systems are most often switched ...

 
Chevrolet Corvette Production Takes a Hit After Tornado Causes Fire at Kentucky Plant
Chevrolet Corvette Production Takes a Hit After Tornado Causes Fire at Kentucky Plant

13 Dec 2021, 15:57 UTC · By: Cristian Agatie / The Chevrolet Corvette is the unlikely victim of a tornado that hit Kentucky last week. Production at the Bowling Green plant was halted for repairs after a fire erupted on the premises. General Motors hopes to have the factory back online in a wee...

 

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