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Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

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Gustavo knew he would make a living with writing. The options were a career in law and journalism. After a quick research, he learned that law professions would help him earn ten times more than a reporter. Knowing how it feels to be broke, he took no effort in going to law school.

Having grown up reading anything about cars his father would put in his hands, he started driving late: Gustavo wanted to buy his first car before learning to drive. But life is funny, and his law internships demanded him to have a driver’s license so that he could go to courts driving company cars. That was the only fun he had in the world of legal affairs.

In the third year of college, dying of boredom, he took part in a journalism training course. Loving cars was what landed him his first job as a motoring writer. But he also fell in love with journalism and how powerful it can be when things are not right in the world.

The profession was as unstable and low-paying as predicted, which eventually became a problem. That made him try to go back to the legal world working as a trainee. Ironically, it was at Ford, where he missed his days as an automotive journalist. That drove him back to newsrooms and made journalism turn into a professional refuge: he could always count on it.

Accepting that the life of a reporter is full of ups and downs – aren’t them all? – Gustavo fully accepted he was a journalist. That helped him earn a few prizes, work in multiple places, visit almost every major auto show in the world, meet a bunch of nice people, and feed his family while working with what he loves. He thanks for that privilege every single day.

At autoevolution, he found the right environment for journalism at its best: it can be fun to have a purpose.
What If Stellantis Used the Citroen C5 X/Peugeot 408 to Create a New Opel Insignia?
What If Stellantis Used the Citroen C5 X/Peugeot 408 to Create a New Opel Insignia?

Shortly after PSA bought Opel and Vauxhall, it managed to give these companies something GM didn’t achieve with them for years: profitability. With Stellantis, the idea is still to make the most of each brand’s resources and deliver sta...

 
Tesla Faces Yet Another Lawsuit Due to Racism in Its Premises, Mostly in Fremont
Tesla Faces Yet Another Lawsuit Due to Racism in Its Premises, Mostly in Fremont

Tesla is facing at least ten lawsuits for racism right now with the latest one. The San Francisco Chronicle said that more than a dozen former and current employees are suing the company for that reason, sexual harassment, and putting African Ameri...

 
Volvo Announces New Plant In Slovakia and Shows New Embla Images
Volvo Announces New Plant In Slovakia and Shows New Embla Images

Volvo seized the opportunity presented by a new business development to show the Embla once again. The XC90 successor appears multiple times in an image the Swedish carmaker disclosed to announce that it will build its third European plant. After T...

 
Hyper GT? Drako Dragon Will Be a 2,000 Hp, Quad-Motor Electric SUV
Hyper GT? Drako Dragon Will Be a 2,000 Hp, Quad-Motor Electric SUV

In November 2021, Drako Motors teased its second vehicle with images that suggested it would be an improved GTE. The part about improvements may fit well with the higher power this vehicle will present: 2,000 hp instead of the 1,200 hp that the GTE...

 
Original BMW i3 Bids Farewell With Exclusive Ten-Unit HomeRun Edition
Original BMW i3 Bids Farewell With Exclusive Ten-Unit HomeRun Edition

The original BMW i3 was an innovative little car. It had a carbon fiber body designed to protect its occupants and an aluminum chassis that was supposed to make it lighter. It was the first electric car with a range extender to reach a broader publ...

 
Green NCAP Makes Its Rating Process Harsher, But Did It Become More Precise?
Green NCAP Makes Its Rating Process Harsher, But Did It Become More Precise?

Green NCAP is still perfecting its evaluation method. After granting all the electric cars it tested five starts, with ten points in energy efficiency, it started sorting out the most and the least efficient EVs, as it should. That apparently prove...

 
VinFast May Consider Building an Electric Pickup Truck in the U.S.
VinFast May Consider Building an Electric Pickup Truck in the U.S.

VinFast will have a factory in North Carolina pumping out electric vehicles by 2024. Apart from the VF 8 and VF 9, the company is studying other options, and it does not discard electric pickup trucks, as Craig Westbrook said at an Automotive Press...

 
BMW Will Produce the i3 and i3 Wagon for the U.S. Starting in 2027
BMW Will Produce the i3 and i3 Wagon for the U.S. Starting in 2027

At first, BMW said the electric version of the current BMW 3 Series would be made exclusively in China. That obviously does not include its second generation. The next i3 – yes, that’s what it is called – will also hit the America...

 
NHTSA Administrator Promises to Understand and Rule Automated Vehicle Tech
NHTSA Administrator Promises to Understand and Rule Automated Vehicle Tech

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stayed without an administrator from January 2017 – when Donald Trump was inaugurated president of the U.S. – until June 3, 2022. That was when Steven Cliff was confirmed for th...

 
2023 Chevrolet Montana Promises to Be the Roomiest Pickup Truck in Its Segment
2023 Chevrolet Montana Promises to Be the Roomiest Pickup Truck in Its Segment

The American market had unibody pickup trucks before the Ford Maverick, but it was its success that made more manufacturers pay more attention to that segment. While we still do not know if the Chevrolet Montana will be sold in the U.S., GM is prom...

 
Tesla Superchargers Apparently Lose TUV Certification in Germany
Tesla Superchargers Apparently Lose TUV Certification in Germany

One of Tesla’s most significant competitive advantages is the Supercharging network. Thanks to it, the company showed electric cars could try to challenge combustion-engined vehicles on long journeys. However, it seems Tesla is not taking pro...

 
Second-Class Lives: Surviving a Car Crash Depends on Which Side of a Border You Live
Second-Class Lives: Surviving a Car Crash Depends on Which Side of a Border You Live

Second-class life is an expression I coined when two events combined: Global NCAP crash tests and vehicles sold both in developed and developing countries. They allowed journalists to compare how the same model could offer diverse protection levels...

 
Cadillac Lyriq Impresses in First Reviews Due to Price and Luxury Feel
Cadillac Lyriq Impresses in First Reviews Due to Price and Luxury Feel

The Cadillac Lyriq finally hit the road with automotive journalists, and its reviews are very, very positive. Perhaps the best example comes from Tom Voelk, who owns a Cadillac ELR and was quite disappointed with how GM was treating the brand until...

 
Germany Raids Hyundai and Kia for Software Cheating Diesel Emissions
Germany Raids Hyundai and Kia for Software Cheating Diesel Emissions

When Dieselgate and similar scandals seem long gone, the past repeats itself with some new characters. This time, it is the German government that is raiding Hyundai and Kia offices after evidence of devices that cheat diesel emissions. At least on...

 
MG Will Avoid Problems With Disney: Mulan To Be Called MG4 Electric in Europe
MG Will Avoid Problems With Disney: Mulan To Be Called MG4 Electric in Europe

MG does not want to start a fire with Disney by naming its electric hatchback the Mulan. The brand just disclosed it will call it the MG4 Electric in Europe. With most of the technical specifications we were missing in hand, MG also reinforced this...

 
NIO Celebrates Four Years of Battery Swapping With 9.7 Million Battery Swaps
NIO Celebrates Four Years of Battery Swapping With 9.7 Million Battery Swaps

People love round numbers because they are easier to remember. NIO almost got them to celebrate the four years of its battery-swapping service. On June 28, 2018, the Chinese carmaker opened its first Power Swap station in Shenzhen, the same day it ...

 
New Owen Diaz Vs Tesla Trial Will Be About More Than Just Racism
New Owen Diaz Vs Tesla Trial Will Be About More Than Just Racism

After Owen Diaz rejected the damages he would receive after winning his lawsuit against Tesla for racism, a new trial was certain. This is why the latest decision from federal judge William Orrick is no surprise. On July 12, he determined that the ...

 
Ford Follows VW and Will Not Sell EVs After Leasing Ends: It Needs the Batteries
Ford Follows VW and Will Not Sell EVs After Leasing Ends: It Needs the Batteries

Making EVs is far from being as straightforward as combustion-engined cars. In fact, even traditional vehicles are showing that any lack of components can harm production. When it comes to electric cars, they need new batteries, and they are not as...

 
This is What the Next Generation Honda Accord Should Look Like
This is What the Next Generation Honda Accord Should Look Like

The Honda Accord only got to be the best-selling passenger vehicle in the U.S. in 2001. Despite that, it is consistently among the best sellers on the American market, which makes each and every new generation something of crucial importance to the...

 
Volkswagen ID. Aero Concept Proves that Aerodynamics Matter With 385-Mile Range
Volkswagen ID. Aero Concept Proves that Aerodynamics Matter With 385-Mile Range

After Volkswagen presented the ID.Vizzion, in 2018, rumor had it that the production version would be called Aero B. The new ID. Aero concept shows that the idea may have changed a little bit, even if the new EV still shows how crucial aerodynamics...

 

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