The Verge does cars: our official Transportation hub launches today – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015

Dear Verge readers,

Later this morning, you’ll be able to read and watch our amazing feature on Zombie 222, a 1968 Ford Mustang fastback that’s been converted to a state-of-the-art, wicked fast electric drivetrain. It’s beautiful, weird, low-tech, and high-tech, all at the same time.

In many ways, it ticks all the boxes that I’d want in order to tell a great Verge story. It’s a perfect example of why it makes so much sense for us to cover the things that move us — cars, planes, trains, hyperloops, so on — with the same vigor and passion that we’ve long applied to consumer technology.

I’ll cut right to the chase: I’m delighted to announce that we’re launching comprehensive coverage of transportation here on The Verge. You can find it at theverge.com/transportation, on our home page (notice that new “Cars” link at the top!), and everywhere else across the internet where you’ve come to expect us.

It’s no April Fools’ joke. In fact, it might not come as a surprise to some of you, since it’s an extension of stories we’ve already been unable to resist. Perhaps you noticed our coverage of incredible cars like the Mercedes-Benz F 015, the BMW i8, and the Tesla Model S P85D in the past, among many others. But consider this formal notice that we intend to create the most exciting and dynamic transportation coverage the world has ever seen.

It’d be a terrifying undertaking if we were starting from scratch, but we’re building all of this on top of The Verge — a powerful, proven foundation that gives us the experience and the platform to make it possible. (We’ve already expanded our coverage of science and entertainment in exciting ways under the leadership of Liz Lopatto and Emily Yoshida, and we certainly didn’t intend to stop there.) I know The Verge well; I know what we’re capable of. This is going to be fun, and I’d like to invite you to ride along.

Look for more transportation news, videos, features, and announcements in the coming months, but in the meantime, please enjoy Zombie 222 and our reporting from the floor of the New York International Auto Show, which is happening right this very second.

And don’t forget:


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