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The Disposable Truck

Trucks continue to get bigger - what buyers seem to want - while their engines get smaller, which is effectively a function of what the government demands, as the downsizing of...

Dangerous New Car Features

New cars have become so “safe” they’re becoming dangerous. They have systems which make an accident more likely - while touting how much more crashworthy they are now vs. previously. Arguably, the...

Carburetors and Battlestar Galactica

If you're a fan of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica series, you will remember what made it possible for the Galactica to escape the Cylon attack which destroyed the rest of the...

Elon’s Undoing

The death of the perpetually tardy Model 3 may ultimately have less to do with it being an overpriced electric car than with something even more lethal to its chances ....

It’s Not Just Uncle

Uncle - his mandates and fatwas -  have without doubt made new cars (and trucks) more expensive. But then, so have we.   By choosing to sign up for more car than we...

How to “Sell” an Electric Car . . .

Electric cars are a great deal  . . . when you get someone else to pay for them. This appears to be the only way to convince anyone to buy one. BMW...

The Hidden Gas Tax Cometh

Raising the gas tax - overtly - is politcal TNT. Chiefly because it's a tax everyone feels, every day - and it's an extremely disproportionate tax already. About 50 cents per gallon...

Without Help From Uncle

Why don’t cars that make sense make it? Five years ago, Paul Elio bought up a shuttered GM assembly plant In Shreveport, Louisiana with the intention of using it as home base...

All Fired Up . . . Again

Another Tesla has crashed - and burned. And, killed. Two Florida teens lost their lives on May 9 when the Model S they were traveling in erupted into flames after striking a concrete barrier....

“Boring… Next”

When financial analyst Toni Sacconaghi of Sanford C. Bernstein asked Tesla CEO Elon Musk about the money-losing electric car company's capital requirements going forward (Tesla has burned through - cue Dr. Evil...
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