Kristen Hall-Geisler

Writer, Editor, Explainer

I've been working in automotive publishing since 2002, and I've been a freelance journalist since 2006. My mission is to find reliable, interesting sources for my stories and then present solid reporting without boring the reader out of her ever-loving mind. I've succeeded so far.

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Batteries on the Track

Portland, Ore. THE racecars were lined up two abreast at Portland International Raceway, but when the starter waved a green flag and yelled, "Go! Go! Go!" his voice was almost...


How Black Ice Works - HowStuffWorks

It's the most ironic of morning weather forecasts: "Watch out for black ice on your morning commute." You can't watch out for black ice, Mr. Meteorologist. It's nearly...

New York Times Wheels Blog

In Georgia, Preparing for an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Miniature Proportions

Team Shift

How Stuff Works

How an Atkinson Cycle Engine Works



Biggest New Car Debuts of 2017 | U.S. News & World Report

There are two big trends in new cars for 2017: SUVs and electrified vehicles. Those might not seem compatible, but this list shows that manufacturers are thinking of new ways to...


Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander: Head to Head | U.S. News & World Report

The 2016 Honda Pilot and 2017 Toyota Highlander have much in common. They’re both midsize SUVs, they’re similarly priced, and they both have third-row seating. The...


5 supercar secrets starring the 2017 McLaren 570GT

Supercars are called super for a reason: these are not everyday sedans. They're more powerful, more strikingly designed, and more expensive than the cars we usually drive to...


The 2017 Toyota Yaris points to the future of cars

When presented with a list of cars to test drive, the 2017 Toyota Yaris might not jump out at most people as the top choice. It's not fancy, and it's not a status symbol, but...


Faraday Future: "Tesla Model 3 is fantastic news."

Nick Sampson, head of the startup electric vehicle company Faraday Future, spent a busy day as the title sponsor of the Faraday Future Long Beach ePrix April 2.

Popular Science

New Tesla Model S P85D Has An "Insane Mode"

I hopped into the back seat of the new Tesla Model S P85D as it was headed out onto the track at Portland International Raceway. Eric Peterson, our driver and the founder of...


2015 Detroit Auto Show: Honda FCV Concept Offers More Power, More Space

Fuel cell technology is a slow sell, but companies are still climbing on the bandwagon. Honda has been in the game for a while, with its newly retired FCX Clarity fuel cell...


2015 Detroit Auto Show: Ford Sync 3 System Wants Your Trust

Ford's latest communications and entertainment system, Sync 3, is on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it has a new interface, faster...


Subaru Drive Performance Magazine : Performance Profile: Leave it to Beavis (dp11.3)

Meet Chrissie Beavis, Travis Pastrana's new co-driver - driving for Subaru Rally Team USA (SRT USA) in the Rally America National Championship.


Owners Who Are Happy When the Engine Doesn't Start

It started at the 2014 Portland Auto Show in Oregon with Dave Barthmuss of General Motors' West Coast communications office mentioning offhandedly, yet with definite pride, that...

Oregon Business

What women want - in a car

The 8 Luxury Cars You Should Rent

How Stuff Works

How to Steer Out of a Skid

New York Times Wheels Blog

TV Star Puts Arcimoto Electric Vehicle in the Spotlight

Squee! Nathan Fillion!