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  • CA Bill S.B.460 to Reduce Vehicle Renewal Registrations

    California Introduces Legislation to Reduce Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals Legislation (S.B. 460) has been introduced that would change California’s motor vehicle registration cycle from an annual to a biennial (every two years) requirement. The bill will be considered by the Senate Transportation Committee in a hearing on April 9
  • GM confirms plans to build new EV, invest $300 million in Michigan plant

    03/22/2019 6:04:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3/22/19 | David Shepardson
    (Reuters) - General Motors Co confirmed on Friday it will invest $300 million in a suburban Detroit assembly plant, adding 400 jobs to build a new Chevrolet electric vehicle. The largest U.S. automaker has come under heavy criticism from President Donald Trump in recent days over its decision to end production at its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant earlier this month. GM officials said the announcement was planned well before Trump's series of angry GM tweets that started on Saturday. Trump called GM CEO Mary Barra on Sunday to urge her to reverse the decision to end production at the Ohio...
  • 10 Most Expensive New Cars Of All Time

    03/05/2019 10:35:22 PM PST · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Motor 1 ^ | 05 March 2019 | Jeff Perez
    Slide Show - With Commentary
  • Bugatti unveils the most expensive new car ever built

    03/05/2019 11:27:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 47 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 25, 2019 | David Reid
    Bugatti, the French sports car brand that is now owned by German automaker Volkswagen, has revealed the most expensive new car ever built. With a sale price of 16.7 million euros ($19 million), the Bugatti La Voiture Noire was publicly debuted Tuesday at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland.
  • Fossil Vehicle Sales Are Officially Now Decreasing In China, Europe, & USA

    02/21/2019 7:25:58 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 27 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | 2/21/19 | Dr. Maximilian Holland
    China, The World’s Largest Auto Market In the world’s largest auto market, China, total light duty vehicle (LDV) sales declined in 2018 relative to 2017. This was the first year-on-year drop since 1992. Yet, in this shrinking overall auto market, EV sales (including BEVs and PHEVs) almost doubled in volume to 1.1 million, from 600,000 in 2017. Europe, The World’s 2nd-Largest Auto Market The European auto manufacturers’ association reports a very similar picture (here we are counting the EU plus the European Free Trade Area). Although total LDV sales very slightly increased in 2018 (17.75 million) over 2017 (17.68 million),...
  • Forget EVs, Detroit's Big 3 Battle For Heavy-Duty Truck Segment

    02/18/2019 10:29:51 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 02-18-2019 | Jon
    The Detroit 3 are in a heated battle to take the lead in a highly-profitable segment: heavy-duty pickups. The days of striving to take the lead in selling the market’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, along with high-mileage cars and electrified vehicles, has been set aside by General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler. Today the race is on for selling heavy-duty pickups capable of serving construction companies, agri-business, and commercial fleets.
  • Anyone see this VW ad? (vanity)

    02/12/2019 5:31:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
  • Audi names its new car 'turd': German firm's e-tron tag is very close to French word for 'excrement'

    02/07/2019 5:39:23 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 50 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 2/5/2019 | Sara Malm
    German carmaker Audi is being ridiculed online after revealing its latest electric car model: the Audi e-tron.  As was swiftly discovered by francophones around the globe, 'e-tron' is very similar to the French word 'ètron'.It is therefore unlikely that Frenchmen will be rushing to their local cardealers to purchase the new Audi, as 'ètron' means 'excrement' or 'turd'.  Audi promises that the e-tron will usher in 'a new era of electric'.  It writes on its website that the car is 'the only electric SUV built with Audi DNA,' adding: 'This is electric done the Audi way.'  However, as reported by Inquisitr, social...
  • Pride of the Valkyries: Legendary engine builder Cosworth will make just 150 custom V-12s [tr]

    01/29/2019 12:20:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | January 29, 2019 | Matthew Jancer
    When a new supercar arrives, the motor gets the glory. Which is as it should be—anytime an automaker throws big money into designing an exotic spaceframe and 200-mile-per-hour bodywork, it needs muscle to match. The wrong engine, meanwhile, can sink a supercar's reception and reputation (look at the Jaguar XJ220 for a lesson in how a whole car suffers if it's got a weak heart). Aston Martin can't be accused of skimping on the heart of its new halo car, the $3.2 million, out-of-this-world Valkyrie. The new supercar's motor spins out 1,000 horsepower on its way to an 11,100 RPM...
  • Can You Run A Car On What Comes Out Of Your Butt?

    01/27/2019 6:01:57 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies ^ | 1/10/14 | Jason Torchinsky
    Good news, ass-havers! The answer is yes. Even better news is that the vast majority of what's likely to be expelled from your butt has potential to run a car, which is likely the best use for anything that comes out of any butt anywhere. So let's see how this ass-power works. ….... two of the most common forms of ass ejecta, flatus and feces. From these two human exhaust products, there's two primary elements that can be harvested to use to run a car: methane and hydrogen. 100ml isn't a hell of a lot— in fact, it's about 0.026...
  • Are electric cars worse for the environment? (sure looks that way)

    01/20/2019 5:42:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/18 | JONATHAN LESSER
    **SNIP** To answer that question, I used the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent long-term forecasts for the number of new electric vehicles through 2050, estimated how much electricity they’d use, and then figured out how much pollution that electricity would generate, looking at three key pollutants regulated under the U.S. Clean Air Act—sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulates—as well as CO2 emissions. I compared them to the emissions of new gasoline-powered vehicles, using the EIA’s “real world” miles-per-gallon forecast, rather than the higher CAFE standard values. What I found is that widespread adoption of electric vehicles...
  • Toyota boss to Trump: No such thing as American-made car

    01/14/2019 11:47:19 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 1/14/19 | Julia Limitone
    Jim Lentz has a stern message for President Trump. “There is no such thing as an American-made car,” he told FOX Business’ Jeff Flock during an interview at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. .... his “biggest fear is tariffs” and he is hopeful that the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, which will govern $1.2 trillion in trade, will be ratified by Congress by the end of the year. “Mr.'s important that we're able to compete with the rest of the world and keep our costs down. You're doing great things for the economy, let's keep...
  • Ford debuts 700-horsepower ‘street-legal’ Mustang Shelby GT500

    01/14/2019 7:23:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 14, 2019 | Robert Ferris
    Ford’s new Mustang GT Shelby 500 is a 700-horsepower monster Ford says is the quickest street-legal Mustang in history. The latest iteration of Ford’s Shelby GT variant of the iconic Mustang pony car inherits the name of racer and engineer Carroll Shelby, who worked with Ford to design the first GT500 in 1967 — a car that now is considered a legend among American muscle cars. The new version, which debuted at the Detroit auto show on Monday, goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the “mid-3 second” range, Ford said. It borrows technology from Ford’s GT super...
  • "Montgomery Boulevard" - original jazz, by Yours Truly

    01/12/2019 1:27:06 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 11 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 1/12/19 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    If [insert_famous_jazz_musician_here] calls and wants his style back, I'm not in. For a free download of "Montgomery Boulevard" click here, click on Buy Now, and choose $0.
  • 'I don't want to live in the Matrix': Parking in some spots requires smartphone

    01/03/2019 8:02:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    BuffaloNews ^ | Jan 3, 2019 | Maki Becker
    Cindi Eckis doesn’t have a smartphone, and she doesn’t want one. “It makes my life simpler,” the Cheektowaga retiree said. But sticking with her flip phone will make it tougher for her and other low-tech motorists to find a place to park along some streets of downtown Buffalo. A new parking policy being rolled out by city officials adds parking zones where the only way to pay to park is through the Buffalo Roam parking app. Blue "Pay by app only" signs went up earlier this week on Cobblestone District streets. "Pay from your phone," the signs read. "Download Buffalo...
  • Lucky Owner Gets Her 350,000-Mile Beetle Restored by VW for Free

    12/17/2018 6:27:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 15, 2018 | Brian Silvestro
    Kathleen Brooks, owner of this red Beetle (nicknamed "Annie"), purchased the car new in December of 1966, and has used it to commute to work for the past 51 years. Brooks works with breast cancer patients and survivors to provide comfort and cosmetic care during treatment and recovery. She's also a three-time breast cancer survivor herself. If anyone deserves a free factory restoration for their car, it's her.
  • Trump Is Right — Subsidies For Electric Cars, Renewable Energy Must End

    12/10/2018 5:57:38 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    IBD ^ | December 5,2018 | EDITORIALS
    Subsidies: President Trump's economic adviser Larry Kudlow says subsidies for electric cars and other renewable energy programs might soon be eliminated. That would be a major victory on the road to energy freedom. National Economic Council chief Kudlow, a well-known free marketeer and supply-sider, said subsidies might disappear as soon as 2020 — interestingly, the next presidential election year. The decision comes after General Motors — the beneficiary of $2,500-$7,000 tax credits for those who buy GM's plug-in cars, not to mention two separate corporate tax cuts — decided to close five North American plants, leaving 14,700 workers without jobs....
  • General Motors Restructures

    11/28/2018 3:40:51 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    National Review ^ | November 28, 2018
    Faced with the bad news from GM — which is discontinuing several passenger-car lines, shuttering five North American factories, and laying off thousands of workers — President Donald Trump responded with his habitual bluster, telling GM they “better damn well open a new plant” in Ohio, and boasting that he was “very tough” on the automaker’s CEO. As is often the case, President Trump’s bluster is unhelpful. General Motors almost certainly is doing the right thing, as painful as that is going to be for the workers who lose their jobs and for the communities that had relied on —...
  • GM will no longer make these 6 cars

    11/26/2018 4:47:20 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 120 replies
    channel3000 ^ | Nov. 26, 2018 | PETER VALDES-DAPENA
    General Motors will end production of six sedans by the end of 2019. North American customers want SUVs, crossovers, hatchbacks and trucks. Sedans have fallen out of favor. As GM (GM) adjusts to changing customer behavior it is also planning ahead for the future. The company announced massive layoffs and is closing five North American facilities as it transitions to self-driving, electric cars of the future. The soon-to-be closed plants mean GM will no longer make these cars: Buick LaCrosse January - September sales: 13,409, down 14.2% The LaCrosse is a large car built by a brand that was a...
  • How Hyundai Motor, once a rising star, lost its shine

    11/12/2018 4:27:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2018 / 5:13 PM | Hyunjoo Jin, Ben Klayman, Yilei Sun
    At a near-empty Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) showroom in the Chinese mega city of Chongqing, the store manager is grumbling about his shortage of customers and a lack of bigger, cheaper SUV models popular in the world’s largest auto market. Even with discounting of as much as 25 percent, his dealership was selling barely a hundred vehicles a month, said the manager surnamed Li. A nearby Nissan (7201.T) dealership was selling about 400 vehicles a month, a store manager there said. “The sales are simply poor,” Li told Reuters. “Look at the Nissan store next door, they have tens of customers...