The Evening Rush for Jan. 5, 2016

Your nightly cull of automotive, gear and lifestyle news, all in one place.

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The Evening Rush is your daily roundup of auto, gear, and lifestyle news, all in one place. Less time searching, more time driving. Motor on.

Automotive

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit against Volkswagen for allegedly using illegal devices to cheat emissions tests.

The Drive editor Mike Guy and editor-at-large Alex Roy are at CES 2016, and there’s not a velvet rope or office door they aren't being ushered through.

Rolls-Royce is officially testing new aluminum chassis for its 2018 model lineup. Yes, the vehicles that sit atop them will probably still resemble yachts, but at least they will shed some tonnage.

Gear

A solid day bag for your laptop, gear and peripherals is a must for creative folks on the move. The ultra-durable, water-resistant Go Ruck GR1 backpack ensures your items are protected.

Why settle for a bad cup of joe? Check out the Auroma One coffee maker. Utilizing a customizable brewing system that can be adjust via your phone, the Auroma One ensures a fresh cup of coffee is brewed within seconds to your exact specifications.

Lifestyle

The right sneakers can be worn casually and—if they are rad enough—double up for business. We’re reminded of this as we gaze on these swish Nike Air Odyssey Sneakers.

Visiting The Drive’s native Brooklyn and looking for rare and interesting beers in the vicinity? Wet your whistle at The Owl Farm, one of our favorites.