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  • Should we outlaw SUVs?

    10/23/2019 5:06:31 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 107 replies
    Fast Company ^ | October 23, 2019 | Adele Peters
    They are an enormous cause of emissions, and deadly to pedestrians? Is it time for automakers to stop selling them or cities to stop allowing them on their streets? Over the last decade, global SUV ownership has doubled. In that time, the vehicles contributed more to the increase in global CO2 emissions than airlines, trucks, or heavy industry, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Even if we add nearly 150 million electric cars to the road by 2040, if SUV ownership grows at its current rate, they’ll offset that entire emissions reduction. And while they’re spewing emissions,...
  • Californians not giving up trucks, SUVs — setting state up for failure on climate goals

    10/09/2019 2:46:08 PM PDT · by matt04 · 30 replies
    California is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emission goals, in part because Californians just aren’t ready to give up their trucks and SUVs. A new study by nonprofit group Next 10 and Beacon Economics found Californians in late 2018 owned more gas-guzzling pickups, mini-vans and SUVs than they did five years ago. Those vehicles made up 57.3 percent of new vehicle registrations in 2018, compared to 39.3 percent in 2013. ... “Assuming the same rate of reduction from 2016 to 2017, California will reach its 2030 and 2050 goals in 2061 and 2157, respectively — representing a...
  • Ford Bronco patents? Two designs for removable doors

    04/16/2019 7:13:40 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 14 replies
    Auto Blog ^ | March 29, 2019 | Jonathon Ramsey
    Patent paperwork details four different portals On the heels of reportage about a Ford dealer meeting where a Bronco prototype took the stage, Motor Trend discovered a Ford patent application for a removable door system. Called "Door with Convertible Scaffolding" (pictured), the patent appears to have got administrative recognition in the U.S. last year, but was filed in Germany and published in January. The drawings show a full door fitted with impact beams that can be removed from the door casing. A person could take off the full doors and reinstall the impact beams — similar to the tube doors...
  • The Mercedes-Maybach GLS Will Be the Most Expensive Car Built in America

    03/19/2019 9:03:59 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 21 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 3/18/2019 | Daniel Golson
    Mercedes-Benz USA's CEO confirmed the Mercedes-Maybach GLS to Automotive News. It will be built at the same Vance, Alabama, plant as the regular GLS, making it the most expensive passenger vehicle built in the States.
  • BMW Keeps Its Title as America's Top Auto Exporter by Value

    03/09/2019 5:35:46 PM PST · by nascarnation · 55 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 3/9/2019 | Patrick George
    BMW announced this week that, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, it again leads America in automotive exports by sales value. This is thanks to the plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, BMW’s biggest global plant and the producer of most of its X crossovers and SUVs. BMW said the plant—which makes all the X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 models and their M and hybrid versions sold worldwide—exported 234,689 cars abroad in 2018, a value of more than $8.4 billion. BMW said 356,749 SUVs were made there in total.
  • San Jose mayor hit by SUV while riding bike, suffers broken bones

    01/02/2019 4:49:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/02/2019 | By Amy Lieu |
    "He's a bit banged up, but it's nothing overly serious," a representative with the mayor's office said, according to the Bay Area's FOX 2. The mayor was believed to be suffering a broken collarbone, a broken chest bone and injuries to his neck and back, the Mercury News of San Jose reported, citing Liccardo's best friend, Carl Guardino. The accident happened when the driver of the 2002 SUV was making a right turn, said Guardino, who is president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. “This is the fear of every cyclist,” said Guardino, who often bikes with the...
  • Fiat Chrysler plans to open new assembly factory in Detroit to build SUVs: Sources

    12/06/2018 12:54:02 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 6, 2018 | Robert Ferris | Phil LeBeau
    Fiat Chrysler plans to open a new assembly factory in Detroit to build sport utility vehicles, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. The move comes as all of Detroit's Big Three automakers abandon sedan lines in favor of more popular and profitable SUVs and cross-over vehicles. The industry is also under pressure from President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
  • GM to sell Chinese-built car in the United States for first time

    11/09/2016 5:05:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies
    money cnn ^ | orig Dec 2015 | Isidore
    Built in China, sold in the U.S.: It's a first for GM and any U.S. automaker. GM said it will sell the Chinese-built Buick Envision, a crossover SUV, in the U.S. market starting next year. The UAW attacked the plan, saying it was "a slap in the face." It said GM should reconsider its plans and instead build a version for the U.S. market at a U.S. plant. "The men and women of GM and the American taxpayers who invested so much in GM's future deserve better," said the union. GM agreed in its latest labor deal to invest $8.3...
  • Suspect in China car rampage that killed 11 wanted 'revenge on society'

    09/16/2018 12:34:47 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 13 replies
    Guardian ^ | ]Thu 13 Sep 2018 01.44 EDT First published on Wed 12 Sep 2018 16.47 EDT | Lily Kuo in Beijing and a Thu 13 Sep 2018 01.44 EDT First published on gencies
    Eleven people have been killed, and 44 injured after a driver crashed a car into a crowd at a public square in central China and attacked people with a knife and shovel. A red SUV drove into a square in Hengyang city in Hunan province on Wednesday evening and the driver began to hack at pedestrians with a knife and spade, the Hengyang government said in a statement on its microblog on Thursday. “[The suspect] has been sentenced many times for drug trafficking, theft, and other crimes, creating a desire for revenge on society,” the statement said. Previous statements said...
  • SUV Plows Into Group of Indiana Teens Pushing Woman’s Stalled Car, Killing 4 of Them

    08/27/2018 3:11:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    It happened Saturday night when a Chevy Suburban driven by Cara Selby broke down just a block away from her home in Cortland, Indiana, officials said. Selby was throwing a slumber party for her daughter. When the teens at the sleepover came out to help push Selby’s car back home, another vehicle hit them from behind, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department said. Killed were: Nevaeh Law, 14; Jenna A. Helton, 14; Brittany Watson, 15; and Martin Martinez, 16. Four others were hurt, including Selby’s daughter. The crash is still under investigation and the driver of the SUV — a 24-year-old...
  • Chevy Blazer is coming back -- and it'll be made in Mexico

    06/22/2018 2:54:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    cbs ^ | 06/22/2018
    Minutes after GM announced that the Blazer would be making a comeback in the 2019 model year, the labor union issued a statement blasting the plan to build the new Blazer at the Ramos Arizpe factory in Mexico. "This news that the iconic Blazer nameplate will be built in Mexico is disappointing to UAW families and communities across this country," stated Terry Dittes, vice president at the UAW. "GM employs over 15,000 production workers in Mexico, pays the workers less than $3 per hour and exports over 80 percent of the vehicles to the U.S. to sell here. This is...
  • 5 Dead in Texas After S.U.V. Packed With Immigrants Crashes in High-Speed Chase

    06/18/2018 5:15:00 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2018 | Sarah Mervosh
    At least five people died on Sunday in South Texas after an S.U.V. carrying a dozen unauthorized immigrants crashed while trying to speed away from Border Patrol agents and local officials, the authorities said. Several others were injured when they were ejected from the S.U.V., which was speeding about 100 miles per hour when it rolled over, the authorities said. The crash happened in Dimmit County, about 125 miles southwest of San Antonio. Marion Boyd, the Dimmit County sheriff, said two United States citizens — the driver and one passenger — were trying to smuggle 12 unauthorized immigrants. He said...
  • Debris confirms SUV that fell in river belonged to missing family, officials say

    04/13/2018 9:48:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    CBS ^ | April 13, 2018, 6:53 AM | Staff
    LEGGETT, Calif. -- Recovered vehicle debris and personal items confirm that an SUV seen plunging into a storm-swollen Northern California river belonged to a family that disappeared last week, authorities said Thursday. The vehicle itself and the four members of the Thottapilly family have not been recovered from the Eel River, which remains too dangerous for divers to enter, but searchers along the banks located numerous items consistent with a Honda vehicle and interior, and items consistent with a family traveling on vacation, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "Several items have been positively identified, by family...
  • SUV's Plunge Off Cliff That Killed California Family May Have Been Intentional Act

    04/05/2018 6:11:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | 04/02/18 | Mark Osborne
    "According to the CHP, which said in a conference call with reporters Sunday it had completed its initial review of the crash, software pulled from the SUV shows it was stopped at a pull-off spot on the side of the highway before accelerating straight ahead off the cliff." "Jennifer Hart and Sarah Hart, a married couple who adopted six children, were both found dead at the vehicle along with three of the children: Markis Hart, 19, and Jeremiah and Abigail Hart, both 14. Devonte Hart, 15, Hannah Hart, 16, and Sierra Hart, 12, are still missing, but officials presume they...
  • Mom had 3 children in SUV while fleeing police in Jefferson Parish: authorities

    03/08/2018 2:16:39 PM PST · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 3/8/18 | Carlie Kollath Wells
    A mother had three children in her vehicle while she fled from authorities Thursday morning (March 8), according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Deputies were trying to stop her SUV after her husband reported she was missing and said he thought she was having a "psychotic breakdown." Jefferson Parish Interim Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, at a press conference broadcast by WVUE Fox 8, said the children -- 4, 6 and 13 -- were all safe and uninjured after the series of pursuits ended around 6 a.m. He said Harahan police officers and JPSO deputies both stopped chasing her once they...
  • 'Electric-ish' BMW X5 is a fine ride that could save you some premium fuel

    02/23/2018 10:29:12 AM PST · by gymbeau · 16 replies
    TechnoFile ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Jim Bray
    'Electric-ish' BMW X5 is a fine ride that could save you some premium fuel By Jim Bray February 23, 2018 BMW's first SUV - though they refer to it as an SAV - has been given the plug-in hybrid treatment and the result is a large utility (er, Activity, in BMW-speak) vehicle that might even save you some gas money. The X5 xDrive40e is the first plug-in hybrid production model from BMW's core lineup. Starting at an estimated MSRP of $74,950 CAD, before options, it's a darn fine vehicle and equipped well even at that trim level (it's a premium...
  • Driver arrested after his SUV tips over in apparent road rage incident in Oceanside

    02/17/2018 7:50:32 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 29 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | 2/16/18 | Fox 5 Digital Team and Felicia Martinez
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. – The driver of an apparent road-rage incident that ended with a rollover crash on a highway in Oceanside Thursday was arrested on assault charges, according to California Highway Patrol. The incident took place on state Route 78 near College Boulevard, in the Oceanside area, around 4:25 p.m., according to CHP. It was not immediately clear what sparked the dispute, but FOX 5 spoke with the woman who captured the incident on Snapchat then posted the video on Twitter. She told FOX 5 what she thinks triggered the behavior. “Because the other car that flipped over, he wouldn’t...
  • Florida couple transporting grill injured after SUV explodes (trunc)

    08/14/2017 11:58:15 AM PDT · by bar sin·is·ter · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/14/2017
    <p>A Florida couple transporting a propane barbecue grill inside their SUV was injured Sunday after a woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion. The grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the back of the red Kia Sorento when the couple left a barbecue at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane told the Orlando Sentinel After the explosion, the vehicle kept traveling until it crashed into a pole, according to Lane. Both people inside the SUV sustained burns, but their injuries are not life-threatening, FOX35 Orlando reported. Photos of the SUV posted by the Orlando Police Department show the vehicle's roof partially blown off. The photos posted by police also show the windshield blown out, and dents all over the vehicle.</p>
  • Trump's Truckin' Base

    09/06/2017 4:28:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American ^ | September 6, 2017 | Brian Joondeph
    Electoral prognosticators failed miserably last November. The smart set in the media establishment predicted a landslide win for Hillary Clinton. For an amusing review, here is a video montage of their smug certainty. On what did they base their certainty? Bogus polls oversampling Democrat voters? Or projection of their wishes and fantasies that Donald Trump would be smacked down in big league fashion? We all know how that turned out. Just as the old quote predicted, “Wish in one hand, crap in the other, and see which fills up first.” Obviously political pundits needed more than their wishes to avoid...
  • Fleet of monster trucks conducts rescues in flood-ravaged Texas

    09/01/2017 10:41:53 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/31/2017 | Julia Jacobo
    A fleet of monster trucks driven by volunteers is traveling to Texas cities hardest hit by floodwaters. Video posted to Facebook shows a monster truck -- comprised on an SUV on monster truck wheels -- pulling a U.S. Army vehicle out of deep floodwaters in Houston on Wednesday. A crowd cheers as the military vehicle is pulled onto higher ground. {..snip..}