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  • Obama criticizes Americans for liking 'cheap gas and big cars' more than 'the environment

    11/30/2020 6:54:53 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 111 replies
    Fox business ^ | 11/30/2020 | Bradford Betz
    Former President Barack Obama, in his latest memoir, criticized Americans for liking “cheap gas and big cars” more than they care about “the environment” – even during a catastrophic event like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
  • Target: Your Gas Car. Bribes haven’t worked, so now Democrats want to mandate electric autos.

    10/21/2020 4:22:00 PM PDT · by karpov · 123 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 21, 2020 | WSJ Editorial Board
    Some readers thought we exaggerated when we reported on California’s plan to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. Well, now there’s a bill in Congress promising the same for everyone in America. Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and four other Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday that would mandate 100% of cars sold in 2035 be electric and 50% of new cars by 2025—a Biden Presidency from now. Last year a mere 2% of car sales were electric, notwithstanding the $7,500 federal tax credit, state subsidies and other incentives such as car-pool lane access. Kamala Harris declined to put her name...
  • Newsom Bans Cars To Prevent People From Escaping California

    09/30/2020 5:41:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | September 26, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    SACRAMENTO, CA—In a move to prevent Californians from fleeing by the millions, Gavin Newsom announced a ban on gasoline automobiles this week. The law will make it so that Californians can't drive away and escape the state in a matter of hours, forcing them to instead form migrant caravans and make the treacherous trek across the blistering deserts of the Southwest. "Now, they'll have to cross the desert on foot," Newsom said as he handed down the order. "I'll show them, trying to flee my progressive utopia! Ha ha ha ha ha!"
  • EPA questions legality of California's attempt to phase out sales of gas-powered cars

    09/29/2020 11:51:16 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    The HIll ^ | September 29, 2020 | Rachel Frazin
    The federal government is raising legal and practical questions about a recent California executive order attempting to end sales of gas-powered cars in the state by 2035. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote to California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Monday, saying he believes California would need to request a waiver from his agency for the order to be implemented and implying that the state’s electricity infrastructure is insufficient for a shift toward electric vehicles. “While the [executive order] seems to be mostly aspirational and on its own would accomplish very little, any attempt by the California Air...
  • The Almighty Gavin Newsom Orders New Gas-Powered Cars Banned by 2035; California is 'phasing out' the Internal Combustion Engine

    09/24/2020 7:46:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/24/2020 | Tyler O'Neil
    Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.), perhaps unsatisfied with the misery of rolling blackouts to which ill-considered climate restrictions have subjected Californians, has ordered that no new gas-powered cars shall be sold in California beginning in the year 2035. What could possibly go wrong? California “is phasing out the internal combustion engine,” the governor tweeted in announcing his sweeping executive order. “By 2035 every new car sold in CA will be an emission free vehicle. Cars shouldn’t give our kids asthma. Make wildfires worse. Melt glaciers. Or raise sea levels.” NEW: We’re facing a climate crisis.We need bold action.CA is phasing out...
  • One-of-a-kind Aston Martin stolen from SJ parking lot days after saved from CZU fire

    09/17/2020 12:56:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    KTVU ^ | 9/15 | Jesse Gary
    San Jose police are searching for a stolen trailer and car that is far beyond the average case of theft. The trailer contains a rare race car that’ is more artwork than machine. Both vehicles were stolen from a San Jose parking lot last week. “I’m kind of the car nanny for those cars,” said Ken Lovejoy, owner of Q’s Workshop, which specializes in restoring and repairing classic Aston Martins. “They’re just part of my life, you know?” The case of this missing Martin starts after the CZU Fire Complex forced Boulder Creek evacuations. The Lovejoy family left Sept. 8,...
  • Pennsylvania Health Secretary Made Secret Agreement To Allow Car Show Against State’s Gathering Limit

    08/21/2020 5:32:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/20 | Marlo Safi
    Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary made a secret deal to allow a car show to open for a multi-day event although it would violate the state’s coronavirus gathering restrictions, WPXI reported. Dr. Rachel Levine made the confidential settlement agreement with the Carlisle Car Show, a huge, outdoor event near Harrisburg that let 20,000 people in per day despite the state-wide 250 person outdoor gathering limit, documents reviewed by WPXI showed. The secret agreement showed that Levine reportedly allowed the car show to take place for four days. Lawmakers around the state say they had no idea of such agreement, and that it...
  • Another Cannonball Record: 25 Hours, 39 Minutes from N.Y.C. to L.A.

    08/21/2020 5:05:46 AM PDT · by tlozo · 47 replies
    Road and Track ^ | Aug 20, 2020 | Bob Sorokanich
    There's a new record in Cannonball land: Drivers Arne Toman and Doug Tabbutt announced today that they completed the cross-country drive from New York City to Los Angeles in 25 hours, 39 minutes, narrowly beating a claimed "sub-26-hour" record publicized in May and besting their own record of 27 hours, 25 minutes that was announced in November 2019. Toman and Tabbutt's November attempt kicked off a spate of copycat record-chasers, many of whom took advantage of reduced traffic during COVID lockdown to set cross-country times that would seem impossible under normal driving conditions. An unnamed trio wedged a giant auxiliary...
  • Robot Trucks Will Soon Screw Up The U.S.A. (And Nobody's Talking About It)

    08/16/2020 6:17:42 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 64 replies ^ | 08/11/2020 | William Kuechenberg
    While this column isn't about the threat posed by Transformers, it is about a robot apocalypse that's going to ravage the Midwest. I know, I know, the last thing you want to hear about right now is another imminent doomsday -- aren't global warming and COVID-19 and murder hornets and measles and the ever-present specter of thermonuclear war and the possibility of hyper-intelligent toilet lampreys enough? Well, it's likely you haven't heard too much about this particular apocalypse because it's not a sexy blood-and-guts kind. Instead of armies of Terminators hunting down handfuls of survivors for their sweet sweet spinal...
  • NYPD: 303 police cars damaged since Floyd death, costing $1M

    07/28/2020 7:51:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28 2020 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — New York City police say 303 department vehicles have been vandalized since George Floyd’s May 25 death, causing nearly $1 million in damage. The department said Monday that 14 vehicles were a total loss because of fire damage, seven are still being repaired and the rest have returned to service. Several people were arrested in the early days of the unrest for allegedly hurling Molotov cocktails at police vehicles in Brooklyn. Those cases are still pending in federal court.
  • A Man Drove Solo Across America in 25 Hours 55 Minutes in a Rental Mustang

    06/27/2020 4:59:03 AM PDT · by tlozo · 108 replies
    Road and Track ^ | Jun 19, 2020 | Angelo Melluso
    You'll be forgiven for stifling a yawn as we delve into the details of yet another Cannonball record. And although the overall New York City-to-Redondo Beach, California record has allegedly been broken again by some folks who have not yet emerged from the shadowy world of hearsay and conjecture, that's not the one we're going to tell you about today. What we're here to talk about is a record that's so stupid it's brilliant, and so crazy it's just about what we've come to expect as the elapsed times on these ill-advised adventures have crept ever closer to the 24-hour...
  • Reduced Tax Revenue in California with only 30% of vehicles on road

    06/24/2020 10:50:58 AM PDT · by Vendome · 22 replies
    Vanity | 6/24/2020 | Vendome
    So, I'm headed to the office and take a detour to get my car washed and drive right in - - no line and no one in front of me. Unreal. At 9am there should be a several cars in line but, nope. It occurs to me that the little guys who use to wash my car or dry are probably out jobs for quite a while. Why? Well, with everyone being paid to work from home by their employers and other being paid to stay home by the American Taxpayer (who went to work today) It makes sense there...
  • German industry demands subsidies for fossil fuel cars

    05/31/2020 8:46:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.31.2020 | aw/sri (AFP, dpa)
    Germany’s top industry body on Sunday called for sales subsidies on electric cars to be extended to fossil-fuel-powered vehicles. Dieter Kempf, president of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), made the demand in the Welt am Sonntag newspaper. Germany’s powerful-but-struggling carmakers have been calling for the expansion of the subsidies on electric cars, in a bid to shore up their positions during the coronavirus-induced economic crisis. “In view of the crisis, it makes sense to introduce a further purchase bonus for at least 12 months in addition to the environmental premium, provided that this premium is part of a cross-sectoral...
  • Don't Film Your 202-MPH Highway Run and Post It Online

    05/24/2020 7:07:47 AM PDT · by tlozo · 82 replies
    The Drive ^ | May 23, 2020 | Caleb Jacobs
    It's no longer news that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous—it's common sense. What's more, filming a high-speed run with one hand on the wheel and the other on your iPhone is on another level of stupidity. That didn't stop this Audi RS6 driver from mashing the accelerator and videoing their drive to 200 miles per hour on a public British roadway, though. And if that wasn't brazen enough, the clip was then uploaded to Twitter for everyone to see. Police are now looking for the daredevil who drove 202 miles per hour on the M23 south of Crawley, as...
  • Every New Car You Can Still Buy with a Manual Transmission

    05/06/2020 11:10:55 AM PDT · by NRx · 123 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 11-22-2019 | Noah Joseph
    Think the manual transmission is a dying breed? Guess what? You're right. Sales of electric cars recently surpassed those with three pedals. And since earlier this year, when we last revised this list, several stick-shift-equipped models have been dropped from the U.S. market, either because the option or the entire model line has been discontinued. Most notably, the Cadillac ATS-V is gone, and Jaguar no longer offers a six-speed for its rowdy F-type. But here's the good news. There are more than 30 cars available in the U.S. that come with a manual gearbox. (A handful of sport-utes come with...
  • Gang Of 19 Kids Allegedly Stole 46 Cars Over Two Months

    05/02/2020 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/02/20 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Police are investigating a series of break-ins at local auto dealerships in or near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after a group of 19 juveniles ranging in age between six and 16 allegedly stole nearly 50 cars worth more than a million dollars over the past two months.The car thefts began on March 17, 2020, when 18 break-ins occurred at auto dealers in Winston-Salem, according to a release from Crime Stoppers of Winston Salem Forsyth County.An additional two auto dealers were targeted 15 minutes away in Kernersville.The stolen vehicles came from at least eight dealerships, including Audi, Ford, Lexus, Volvo, Honda, Subaru, Chevrolet, and Toyota.For...
  • Manual transmission cars are disappearing, but purists prefer to drive a stick shift

    04/16/2020 7:19:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 112 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 15, 2020 | Robert Ferris
    Some die-hard drivers say you aren’t really driving a car unless you are in a stick shift. But the manual transmission is dying out. Just 41 out of the 327 new car models sold in the United States in 2020, or 13%, are offered with a manual transmission, according to data from Edmunds. That is a tremendous drop from less than a decade ago. In 2011, 37% percent came with manuals.
  • Fire next to Southwest Florida International Airport contained; more than 3,500 cars were destroyed or damaged

    04/05/2020 10:13:20 AM PDT · by CodeToad · 47 replies
    Fort Myers News-Press ^ | 4-4-2020 | Kaitlin Greenockle
    A fire that burned for hours in a grassy area next to Southwest Florida International Airport Friday has been contained. The airport is fully functional and the inbound lanes of Terminal Access Road reopened at 11 p.m. Friday, according to Vicki Moreland, communications director for the airport. The fire was in an area where extra rental cars are parked and were not occupied. Witnesses saw and heard multiple small explosions, flames jumping high in the air and showers of sparks. There were 3,516 cars destroyed or damaged by the fire and 3,850 remained undamaged, Moreland said. The cause of the...
  • This Was Once the Most Preposterous Vehicle Known to Man

    03/25/2020 7:23:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | Mar 24, 2020 | Lynne Peskoe-Yang
    For one fleeting moment, the Hélica—a plane without wings and an “unsteerable murder machine”—looked like the future of transportation. Good thing it wasn’t. ______________________________________________________________________________________ In 1909, Marcel Leyat, an engineer from the tiny mountain town of Die in southeastern France, designed and built his first airplane. Not long after, he ran out of money. The young engineer had trained in aeronautics, only to find his skillset obsolete in a market controlled by the military; bespoke airplanes were a dying business. Undaunted, Leyat turned his attention to the pursuit of his real dream: building what he called a “plane without wings.”...
  • "Can't Touch This"

    03/17/2020 6:54:43 PM PDT · by Tacrolimus1mg · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2017 | zGamersNetworkz
    There are so many things that we can't touch right now, so I thought I'd try to inject some humor. Not new, but my husband and I are Auto Brats, so its customary for us to watch a few of these in a row when we need a pick-me-up.