Jordan Golson

Jordan Golson is a transportation reporter for Inverse. He covers cars, trains, planes, future cities, and a whole boatload of ancillary topic areas (including boats) — basically, if it moves and doesn’t go to space, he's on it. He is especially interested in the intersection of transportation and technology, which means there’s he goes deep into electric cars, autonomous vehicle tech, sensors, safety, connectivity, and similar topics. He's covered technology and transportation for more than a decade and written for more publications than he can remember. He has bylines at WIRED, The Verge, Popular Mechanics, Ars Technica, Car & Driver, Autoblog, Automobile, Popular Science, Bild, and many more. These days he also writes about EV and vehicle technology for TechRepublic, reviews cars for The North State Journal in North Carolina (and for Inverse!), and has a weekly car review newsletter on Substack. He's the recipient of several journalism awards from the Texas Auto Writers Association and the North Carolina Press Association, and is even verified on Twitter. He is passionate about furthering both manufacturer adoption of and public acceptance of in-vehicle safety technology as he believes it literally saves lives and is enthusiastic about our all-electric future while still embracing our gasoline-fueled present. He believes cars and transportation touches everyone’s lives and strives to bring a critical but understanding eye to new trends and emerging tech. But most importantly, he wants to present a human-centric view of cars to prospective buyers while keeping a sense of humor and perspective on everything he covers.

CES 2023

BMW’s wild color-changing car just got a lot more real

A concept car unveiled at CES 2023 can change color thanks to an E Ink exterior.

Car Review

Rivian R1S Review: The best electric SUV yet

Rivian takes its successful electric truck formula and gives it the three-row SUV treatment

Car Review

A single color is reason enough to buy a Jaguar XF

The XF is a lovely luxury limo, but I can’t wait for the inevitable EV powertrain.

Car Review

Range Rover is the rich person’s ride for 1 simple reason

It’s always been comfortable, luxurious, and effortlessly capable. Now it does all of that even better.

Car Review

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 2022 review: Price, specs, interior, and one glorious feature

Step 1: Look GoodStep 2: Sound GoodStep 3: Profit!

Car Review

One simple thing makes the Nissan Z a perfect sports car

Manual transmissions have been relegated to a bare handful of cars. So what's the enthusiast to do?

Car Review

Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid review: Price, specs, and one annoying thing

As a plug-in EV stepping stone, the Flying Spur Hybrid does the job. But now I just really want a full-electric ultra-luxury sedan.

Car Review

F-150 Lightning Review: Why it’s the most important EV ever made

Ford has taken the best-selling vehicle in the country and created a Built Ford Tough EV version.


Ford Maverick vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz: Specs, dimensions, size, and price for the 2022 microtrucks

Here's what you need to know.

Car Review

Toyota bZ4X review: Price, range, specs, interior, and one innovative feature

The bZ4X is a solid EV, though it's still an early effort from the world's largest carmaker.

Car Review

2 simple things make the Kia EV6 the best electric vehicle yet

EVs are finally getting fun

truck stuff

2022 Ford Maverick price, specs, and how to buy the hottest pickup on the market

The Maverick is aimed at D.I.Y. city-dwellers.

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Santa Cruzin'

Hyundai Santa Cruz price, specs, and towing capacity for the 2022 compact pickup

This is perfect for small SUV buyers who need a wee truck bed to haul their stuff

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Starry Eyed

This wild Lincoln EV concept has 3 unbelievably awesome features

The new Lincoln Star Concept hints at what the first generation of electric Lincolns will look — and smell — like.

Car Review

2022 Genesis G70 review: Hands-on test reveals why it's an astonishingly good sports sedan

The best bang-for-the-buck sports sedan around.

Car Review

2022 GMC Hummer EV Pickup review: It will make you forget all about the Tesla Cybertruck

This epic supertruck makes Elon’s seem like virtual reality.

Car Review

2021 Lexus IS 350 review: One week told me the truth about the “perfect” car

Improved, but not quite enough.

Car Review

2021 Hyundai Elantra review: Is this the best affordable car money can buy?

Affordability comes in a sleek package.

Car Review

2021 Toyota Sienna review: The most pleasurable vehicle for one type of person

Being a hybrid is no longer a major selling point.

800 Volts

One fast charge in the Kia EV6 told me everything I needed to know

And why it'll win top trumps at every EV charging station debate