High car prices will stay high in 2022

Looking for a new car? Have you thought about waiting until 2023? All this and more in The morning shift for April 18, 2022. 1st gear: car manufacturers can get away with it Automakers spend years — decades – desperately trying to keep prices low to stay competitive in the market. But if…every car manufacturer … Read more

Rivian’s CEO on growth, Amazon pickups, the SPAC bubble and low-cost electric vehicles

NORMAL, Ill. – Rivian Automotive CEO Robert Scaringe jumps out of one of the automaker’s R1T electric pickups outside the company’s plant in central Illinois as a man chants “RJ , RJ!” Scaringe, who uses those initials, turns to the male employee who thanks him for the work at Rivian’s massive factory. The 39-year-old company … Read more

Grocery apps are trying to shed the ‘crackhouse’ reputation of NYC hubs

Grocery delivery apps seek to satisfy angry neighbors and New York City Council members by renaming their potentially illegal barebones and delivery centers as high-tech outlets open to the public. While the legion of apps – including Gopuff, Getir, Gorillas and Jokr – have been launched across the five boroughs over the past year, they … Read more

California plan aims to triple electric car sales by 2026

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants electric vehicle sales to triple over the next four years to 35% of all new car purchases, an ambitious goal set as part of the goal to phase out the sale of gasoline cars by the middle of the next decade. The California Air Resources Board’s proposal would slowly … Read more

Toyota makes a Crown SUV and I hate it

Elon Musk wants to buy Twitter, Toyota wants to make a Crown SUV and Volkswagen. All this and more in The morning shift for April 14, 2022. 1st gear: Crown The Toyota Crown is in its fifteenth generation, having been manufactured since 1955 in one form or anotherthe car of Japanese government officials, a bright … Read more

California plan aims to triple electric car sales by 2026

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants electric vehicle sales to triple over the next four years to 35% of all new car purchases, an ambitious goal set as part of the goal to phase out the sale of gasoline cars by the middle of the next decade. The California Air Resources Board’s proposal would slowly … Read more

Electric trucks save 1.5 times more emissions than electric cars

If we have to go through all the trouble of tearing every last ounce of lithium off the planet just to be able to send nine billion ton electric vans down the road on autopilot, they better be good for the environment. All this and more in The morning shift for April 11, 2022. 1st … Read more

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was fatally struck by a dump truck on the Florida freeway, police say

CNN — Dwayne Haskins, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy runner-up at Ohio State, was struck and killed by a dump truck on Saturday morning as he attempted to cross a highway on foot in South Florida, police said. Haskins, who re-signed with the Steelers last month, was 24. Haskins was trying to … Read more

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