Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8


There is nothing like the sound, smoothness and the exhilaration of a V8 engine. After more than hundred years the V8 continues to be a prestigious option. The days are fading for the mighty V8. Fuel consumption,greenhouse gases, and demand is behind their eventual demise.  I want a V8!  Turbo, Supercharged 4 and 6 CylinderContinue reading “Chrysler Dodge and the Last Days of the V8”

RIVIAN! The Next Big Thing?


What was a small buzz in the automotive world, has become noiser in recent months. Another upstart electric automaker has entering the market place. Rivian’s buzz grew louder when, Amazon not only invested with the company, but ordered 100.000 electric delivery vans from Rivian. A part of Amazon’s plan to convert all of its deliveryContinue reading “RIVIAN! The Next Big Thing?”

“Million-Mile” Batteries Are Coming. Are They a Revolution?


  An employee of Volkswagen Sachsen in Zwickau wires the battery on a line for the new VW ID.3, which is fully electric.Hendrik Schmidt/Zuma By: Maddie Stone\Mother Jones Electric vehicles (EVs) have a clear environmental advantage over their gas-guzzling counterparts, but when it comes to longevity, the two are in a dead heat. Two hundredContinue reading ““Million-Mile” Batteries Are Coming. Are They a Revolution?”

This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked


Columbus, Ohio, exceeded its goal of more than 3,200 new BEVs and plug-in hybrids.  Giving someone a short test drive in a plug-in vehicle is the quickest way to get them to consider buying one.  Monty Rakusen/Getty Images   BY:Jonathan M. Gitlin/arstechnica.com In 2016, the city of Columbus, Ohio, won a nationwide Department of TransportationContinue reading “This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked”

Germany Is Betting Everything On Electric Cars


Image: Volkswagen   BY: Bradley Brownell/Jalopnik   Earlier in June the German government announced a huge economic stimulus package with sweeping incentives pushing the country toward an electric transit future. In all, the country will be spending some 130 billion euros on an economic recovery plan that involves cash for Germans buying electric cars, aContinue reading “Germany Is Betting Everything On Electric Cars”

Autos: The least and most to insure


  It’s official, the Mazda CX-3 came out on top this year as the least expensive 2020 vehicle to insure in our annual ranking of new models. Every year, Insure.com compares car insurance rates in every state for approximately 3,000 different vehicle models to find both the cheapest and most expensive vehicles to insure. WeContinue reading “Autos: The least and most to insure”

2021 Cadillac Escalade hit or miss?


In the late 1990’s, the demand for Sport Utility Vehicles was slowly growing.  The Automakers were scrambling to meet the demand for larger and more luxurious SUV’s.  Customers were optioning up SUV’s like the seven passenger Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition. Cadillac Escalade was late to the party. By the time the eight passenger EscaladeContinue reading “2021 Cadillac Escalade hit or miss?”

Fresh not Frozen: More Sexy from South Korea ” Genesis G80


  You weren’t supposed to see this car.  The plan was to introduce this car at the Geneva International Motor Show.  But that show was cancelled.  A victim of the Corona Virus.  So international manufacturers are taking matters into their own hands and leaking pictures on their websites. The Genesis G80 is the middle child,Continue reading “Fresh not Frozen: More Sexy from South Korea ” Genesis G80″

Big Sexy From South Korea the Genesis GV80


Picture: Google Hyundai’s Luxury Division Genesis has been making noise in the last few years. However their car sales has been slow.  The good/bad news is so has every other car maker except one (T) sadly its an SUV world and Genesis is joining the party with its new GV80. Make no mistake, while GenesisContinue reading “Big Sexy From South Korea the Genesis GV80”