Electric vehicles are too expensive

Picture: Toyota Reading Elizabeth Blackstock Publish the other day contemplating whether or not Toyota’s marketing plan for its first electric vehicle, the bZ4X, would work – something popped into my head. I realized that automakers don’t seem to want EVs in the hands of the masses – and it all has to do with cost, … 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

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

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

Hybrids are back and Toyota is seizing the moment

Photo: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP (Getty Images) Toyota’s lagging ways are working to its advantage, more factories in Michigan have halted production and Lewis Hamilton’s aversion to racing in Saudi Arabia is just a big misunderstanding, Saudi Arabia says . All that and more in this Friday edition of The morning shift for April 1, 2022. I … Read more

What high gas prices mean for electric vehicles

Photo: Tom Williams (PA) If you’re tired of soaring gasoline prices and think about the benefits of an electric ride, you are probably not alone. But while switching to an electric vehicle may seem like a no-brainer, there are significant hurdles, including new issues caused by the conflict in Ukraine, that the electric vehicle industry … Read more

Jeep’s stinky Detroit factory under investigation for racial discrimination

The Jeep Grand Cherokee, made at MackPhoto: Jeep If you just bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee, I have some bad news about the factory it was built in. All this and more in The morning shift for March 14, 2022. 1st Gear: If I was Jeep, I just wouldn’t have polluted my neighborhood We’ve written … Read more

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