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  • Fiat 500e Real World Road Test

    11/28/2022 6:10:38 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Hubnut
    We review our Onto-provided Fiat 500 EV. We can't home charge, so are reliant on public chargers. Will an EV work for us? Visit for more information about Onto, and you could be driving an electric Fiat for £489 fully inclusive of servicing, insurance and charging! This is not a sponsored vehicle, but they did provide the vehicle free for us to test, and paid for a previous video on this car.
  • Toyota and Lexus dominate most reliable car brands list and you'll be surprised what's last

    11/19/2022 10:42:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    MSN via Fox News ^ | 11/19/2022 | Gary Gastelu
    TOYOTA IS ON TOP Last year's second-place finisher has replaced its sister luxury brand Lexus at the top of Consumer Report's reliability ranking list. The two tied with a rounded-up predicted reliability score of 72, but Toyota was a few decimals better, and they were followed by BMW (65), Mazda (65) and Honda (62). The study surveyed more than 300,000 owners of 2000 to early 2023 model year cars about 17 potential problem areas. " Consumers tell us reliability is one of the most important factors when buying a car," Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at Consumer...
  • A Used-Car Dealer Raised Millions From ESG Investors. The Customer Complaints Continued.

    11/12/2022 5:00:45 AM PST · by karpov · 22 replies
    Barron's ^ | November 11, 2022 | Jacob Adelman
    Idaira Chavez is just the type of car buyer that BlackRock’s new social-impact fund might have had in mind when it bought a stake in Tricolor Auto Group. Tricolor gave Chavez, 21, a loan to buy a 2012 Kia Optima off one of its lots earlier this year. She needed the car to get to her job at a Dallas pet store after she moved to a nearby suburb. ... But Chavez says being a Tricolor customer hasn’t made her life any better: A few months after buying her car from the company in January, the vehicle stopped working and...
  • Auto loan delinquencies rise as loan-accommodation programs end

    11/08/2022 6:13:34 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 8, 2022 | Phil Lebeau
    A growing percentage of Americans with auto loans are struggling to make their monthly payments. Subprime borrowers in particular are feeling the impact of higher prices for both new and used vehicles. The rise in delinquencies also follows the end of loan-accommodation programs set up during the pandemic. With inflation cutting into the budgets of Americans, a growing percentage of people with auto loans are struggling to make their monthly payments. TransUnion, which tracks more than 81 million auto loans in the U.S., said Tuesday the percentage of loans that are at least 60 days delinquent hit 1.65% in the...
  • Toyota Didn't Get the Memo On Electric Cars, Is Sticking To Its Hybrid Strategy

    11/01/2022 9:25:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Moto News Today ^ | 09/30/2022
    It seems like that Toyota still doesn’t get it: people want electric cars, not hybrids. Despite all the evidence pointing to the inevitable rise of electric vehicles in the automotive industry, Toyota insists on sticking with hybrids, saying: “It’s our strategy and we’re sticking to it.” Well, Toyota, you may end up being left behind as nearly every other automaker, nation, and organization moves toward sustainable, all-electric vehicles. The growth of the electric vehicle market around the worldToyota is one of the few automakers that hasn’t yet realized what the future holds. Electrician called for the transition to electric cars...
  • EU to phase out new combustion engine cars by 2035

    10/29/2022 10:39:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Euronews ^ | 10/28/2022 10:02 | Alice Tidey
    European legislators on Thursday evening reached an agreement to phase out the sale of new combustion engine cars and vans by 2035. The deal between representatives of the European Parliament and the European Council was struck at around 21:00 CET and represents the first made under the bloc’s flagship Fit for 55 package to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. The new legislation plans for a 55% CO2 emission reduction target for new cars and 50% for new vans by 2030 compared to 2021 levels and for a 100% CO2 emission cut by 2035, effectively...
  • Battery Fire Turns Electric Vehicle into Unrecognizable Mess

    10/24/2022 7:48:43 PM PDT · by montag813 · 50 replies
    Right News Now ^ | 10-24-2022 | Becca London
    by Becca London | RNNAn electric vehicle fire led to a temporary closure of a highway west of Vermillion, South Dakota, last week. The EV’s battery burst into fire, turning the car into an unrecognizable mess after the blaze was eventually put out.KELOLAND News, and news media outlet based in Sioux Falls, SD, reported:The Vermillion Fire EMS Department says it happened on Highway 50 near the Business Route exit just after 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Crews arriving on scene found a small car on fire with flames spreading into the ditch.Because flames had reached the cars high-voltage battery, firefighters secured...
  • Editorial: Pittsburgh should continue to encourage mobility options

    10/22/2022 6:16:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 22, 2022 | The Editorial Board
    Bright orange scooters now share — and sometimes command — Pittsburgh’s sidewalks. They’re an integral part of the Move PGH pilot project, the city’s plan to bundle transit options to help residents get around without owning a car, whether by bus, bike, scooter, zip car or more. Statistics reported by Move PGH, a year into its two-year pilot, are encouraging: People have taken more than 576,000 scooter trips for a total of hundreds of thousands of miles. They have biked tens of thousands of miles, and ridden Scoobi mopeds for more than 14,000 miles. Experience has dispelled Initial fears about...
  • Charge '67 is an electric AWD Mustang to fulfill your cyberpunk fantasies

    09/30/2022 11:57:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 44 replies
    Auto Blog via Yahoo ^ | September 30, 2022 | Ben Hsu
    If you like the idea of an electric car with modern features, but hate the way they all look like river pebbles, the Charge '67 may be the car for you. At first glance it looks like a 1967 Mustang fastback, but beneath the retro body is an electric AWD powertrain and one of those newfangled interiors with a big screen in the middle of it. We got a look at the Charge '67 earlier this year, but now the company has released some adjusted numbers ahead of its U.S. debut. A 63-kilowatt-hour battery feeds juice through four independent electric...
  • New York State to Ban Sale of Gasoline-Powered Vehicles by 2035. Move aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions follows California’s recently approved regulations

    09/29/2022 8:33:22 PM PDT · by karpov · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 29, 2022 | Joseph Pisani
    New York state is banning the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, in a move officials say is aimed at cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions and getting more electric vehicles on the road. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said Thursday that she was directing the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation to implement the regulations. Those regulations will be filed by the end of the year, a spokeswoman for the governor said. Ms. Hochul, who first announced the goal last year, said the state couldn’t move forward until California officially approved its own regulations—which it did last month, banning...
  • Oregon to spend $100 million on charging stations in hopes of attracting EV drivers

    09/16/2022 8:33:43 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies ^ | September 15, 2022 | Heather Hamilton
    Oregon is hoping to attract more drivers to purchase electric vehicles with its plan to add hundreds of charging stations across the state. The $100 million program, which aims to provide electric vehicle chargers every 50 miles along Oregon’s highways, was approved by the federal government Wednesday. “We’re trying to address a little bit of this chicken and the egg. What comes first? Do people have the cars or is the charging available? We know that charging is key to people gaining confidence that an electric vehicle is something that can work for them,” Amanda Pietz, an administrator at ODOT,...
  • Policies Pushing Electric Vehicles Show Why Few People Want One

    09/09/2022 2:01:55 PM PDT · by karpov · 203 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 9, 2022 | Bjorn Lomborg
    We constantly hear that electric cars are the future—cleaner, cheaper and better. But if they’re so good, why does California need to ban gasoline-powered cars? Why does the world spend $30 billion a year subsidizing electric ones? In reality, electric cars are only sometimes and somewhat better than the alternatives, they’re often much costlier, and they aren’t necessarily all that much cleaner. Over its lifetime, an electric car does emit less CO2 than a gasoline car, but the difference can range considerably depending on how the electricity is generated. Making batteries for electric cars also requires a massive amount of...
  • Electric Cars Are Not ‘Zero-Emission Vehicles’

    09/08/2022 10:03:19 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 60 replies
    Intellectual Takeout ^ | September 8, 2022 | James D. Agresti
    Electric Cars Are Not ‘Zero-Emission Vehicles’While praising California’s decision to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, Governor Gavin Newsom declared that this will require “100% of new car sales in California to be zero-emission vehicles” like “electric cars.” In reality, electric cars emit substantial amounts of pollutants and may be more harmful to the environment than conventional cars.Toxic PollutionThe notion that electric vehicles are “zero-emission” is rooted in a deceptive narrative that ignores all pollutants which don’t come out of a tailpipe. Assessing the environmental impacts of energy technologies requires measuring all forms of pollution they emit...
  • After Banning Non-Electric Cars, Now California Begs EV Owners NOT to Charge Them

    09/01/2022 10:17:32 AM PDT · by montag813 · 40 replies
    24News ^ | 09-01-2022 | Samantha Foster
    Just days after passing a law to ban all non-electric cars and trucks by 2035, California has made another move that shows the catastrophic effect of their "green" hysteria.The operator of the state's entire power grid has just warned citizens of an energy shortage, and begged owners of electric vehicles NOT to charge them while it is ongoing.You read that right. You must use electric....but please stop using it. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.The details: California will suffer an energy shortage and “Flex Alerts” through Labor Day due to high temperatures, and residents will be asked to conserve electricity...
  • Russian cops drag flashy supercar owners out of their vehicles as they take part in 'Rich and Successful' rally

    08/29/2022 6:58:05 AM PDT · by algore · 19 replies
    Russian police dragged flashy supercar owners out of their vehicles as they took part in a 'Rich and Successful' rally through Moscow, in a crackdown against extravagant displays of wealth. Footage from the city showed police swooped against the wealthy drivers for flaunting their Western vehicles on Moscow's streets, which came as huge numbers of Russian soldiers are dying in the war in Ukraine and the economy flounders. A law enforcement source told TASS: 'Currently, some of the participants have been identified. They will be taken to the police for investigation.' Russian senator Mikhail Dzhabarov demanded 'punishment' for parading their...
  • Gov. Glenn Youngkin vows to stop 'ridiculous' state ban on gas vehicles

    08/28/2022 12:40:47 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Fox business ^ | 08/28/2022 | Anders Hagstrom
    Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is working to dismantle Virginia's push toward electric vehicles, calling the move "ridiculous" in a Sunday statement. Virginia's former governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, signed legislation in 2021 tying the state's emissions policies to the California Air Resources Board. The board has imposed a regimen to eliminate the sale of gas and diesel vehicles by 2035, forcing Virginia to do the same thanks to the 2021 law. "In an effort to turn Virginia into California, liberal politicians who previously ran our government sold Virginia out by subjecting Virginia drivers to California vehicle laws," Youngkin wrote in...
  • Joe Biden Has ‘a Lot of Fun’ with Jay Leno’s Cars on Anniversary of Kabul Bombing: Slain Marine’s Dad Slams as ‘Tone Deaf’

    08/28/2022 11:30:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/28/2022 | Alana Mastrangelo
    The father of a Marine killed in last year’s terrorist bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, slammed President Joe Biden for spending the one-year anniversary of the attack filming a playful segment with comedian Jay Leno. Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the 2021 Kabul airport attack that left 13 U.S. servicemembers dead during President Joe Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal that also left hundreds of Americans stranded in the country, which was swiftly taken over by the Taliban following America’s departure.
  • California’s Ban of Gas-Powered Vehicles Likely Illegal, Unrealistic

    08/27/2022 8:46:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 08/27/2022 | Levon Satamian
    California plans to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. In 2021, California required 12 percent of total new vehicle sales to be powered by batteries or hydrogen. By 2026, their goal is to reach 35 percent. By 2030, 68 percent. And in 2035, 100 percent powered by batteries or hydrogen.Democrat-run California is banning gas-powered cars by 2035. The average cost of an electric vehicle is around $67,000, & the state’s electric grid already can’t keep the lights on. This will be an energy disaster. No wonder people keep leaving California!— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) August 25, 2022President...
  • Too many Americans live in places built for cars — not for human connection

    08/27/2022 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 87 replies
    Vox ^ | August 25, 2022 | Muizz Akhtar
    I’ve lived in Houston for most of my life, and there’s never been a time when I’ve reasonably been able to walk anywhere. Houston is practically the poster child for American urban sprawl — the landscape is dominated by spread-out neighborhoods with single-family homes and massive “stroads” (street-road hybrids with the worst aspects of both) lined with strip malls and expansive parking lots, connected by miles and miles of highways. It’s an environment designed to be solely traversed by car, not by foot. That had a dramatic effect on the friends I could make, especially when I was younger and...
  • Blue states poised to copy California’s gas-car phaseout

    08/26/2022 5:26:41 PM PDT · by karpov · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | August 25, 2022 | CAMILLE VON KAENEL and ALEX GUILLÉN
    California moved Thursday to ban the sale of new gas-powered cars and trucks by 2035, a first-in-the-nation mandate the state’s leaders hope will jolt the automotive industry and truly make electric vehicles mainstream. Other states led by Democrats, including New York and Oregon, are expected to swiftly follow California’s lead in a liberal-state push to fight climate change — moves not unlike past mandates on emissions and car safety. California’s determination to force what would amount to a monumental economic and social change reflects both the state’s long history in shaping the country’s auto market with stringent vehicle standards and...