Not so many years ago, gas prices took a giant leap and automakers rushed to improve fuel economy. No one wanted a big, inefficient SUV when prices were hovering around $5 per gallon. The government was on board with this idea, too, and set lofty goals automakers must achieve in the coming years. Fuel efficiency […]
Tesla delivered 22,200 cars in the last quarter of 2016. That’s a lot of luxury electric vehicles, but it isn’t enough to meet Tesla’s goals for the year. The company forecast deliveries of between 80,000 and 90,000 cars this year, but it came in at 76,230. Before you start counting Tesla’s glory days as a thing […]
Cadillac hits on a new idea that may just bring the brand back from the brink.
Chrysler introduced the highly-praised Pacifica minivan last year, which included a hybrid model, but they’re aiming to take the bar even higher. The Chrysler Portal minivan is an all-electric concept car with a 200-mile range that made its debut today at the Consumer Electronics Show. Since this is a car designed to appeal to millennials, […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking a close look at roughly one million Ram trucks and Dodge SUVS for possible rollaway issues. The concern is over reports the vehicles are rolling away even when they’re in park. There have been 43 complaints so far. The alleged problem has also resulted in 25 crashes […]
Since the early 1960s, we’ve had two kinds of automatic transmission shifters: The column shift and the floor shift in a console (forgetting the pushbutton TorqueFlite on the Plymouth Valiant). The last few years, shifter territory has turned into a Wild West, with manufacturers putting them all over the car, in any number of configurations. All three […]
France does not take its air pollution issues lightly, so the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has diesels in its sights. Even if diesel vehicles are made compliant, the government is not ruling out a sales ban if they’re not convinced they have all the details. The city of Paris has terrible air pollution that […]
With the Bolt’s win, Chevrolet now has the most electric vehicles on the Car of the Year list.
The presidential election is over and, shockingly, things don’t seem to have calmed down in the least. Some people are happy while others are in mourning. The business world is having to deal with the news, too, including Ford, who Trump notoriously called out during his campaign for opening a new plant in Mexico. President-elect […]