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

2021 Kia Niro EV Jalopnik Review

Photo: Raphael Orlove Framed against the blue skies of Palm Springs, windmills — pristine white like this 2021 Kia Niro EV — spun in the urgent wind. Sand jumped onto the flat, dark sidewalk, and I covered it with dirt. Tire smoke choked the cabin, sour, as that utterly nondescript refrigerator on wheels did a … Read more

I am looking for an electric car! What should I buy?

Picture: hyundai Josh is looking for a replacement for his twelve-year-old Hyundai Genesis. However, it’s an aging car that gets 22 MPG with rising fuel prices, he wants to trade it in for something electric. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to Which car should you buy? Where we give real people real advice … 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

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

Nissan says solid-state batteries are a ‘potential bomb’

Nissan is really excited to tell you about its new and improved electric car battery technology that, uh, could blow us all away. All this and more in The morning shift for April 8, 2022. 1st gear: that’s one way of saying it I’m not sure the idea that better technology is what we need … Read more

VW abandons cheap cars

Almost 20 years after Volkswagen introduced the Phaeton to a resounding “huh?” of the buying public, VW is once again doubling down on premium models offering higher profit margins than bargain products. All this and more in The morning shift for April 6, 2022. 1st gear: Must be fun being an Audi executive right now … Read more

Do electric vehicles really save you money?

Senior National Consumer Correspondent Rossen Reports: Do electric vehicles really save you money? Updated: 3:29 PM EDT April 5, 2022 Hide transcript View Transcript Oh yeah. Gasoline prices aren’t the only thing flying under the radar, not getting as much attention. Electricity costs more to. So what is really cheaper to fill your gas tank … Read more

Car dealerships are getting bigger and bigger

Dealerships in America keep getting bigger, with consolidation on the rise. All this and more in The morning shift for April 4, 2022. 1st gear: consolidation is in place Industry trade that is Automotive News reports heavily on auto dealership activity, and this year’s report indicates that consolidation continues unabated. The top 10 and 150 … Read more

Prosecutors consider Hunter Biden’s $142,000 Fisker sports car purchase

Prosecutors leading the Hunter Biden tax probe are investigating his purchase of a $142,000 plug-in hybrid sports car whose manufacturer defaulted on a massive Obama administration loan touted by his father, according to a report released on Monday. Some of the testimony presented to a Delaware grand jury also appears aimed at preventing the first … Read more

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