Ford shading Tesla


When anyone thinks electric cars, Tesla is ususually the first car mentioned. Tesla is massive, it is the highest valued automaker in the world. Last summer Tesla over took Toyota in valuation. Tesla’s electric engines are efficent, their cars are fast and fun to drive. The electronics in Tesla’s is currently like no other vehicleContinue reading “Ford shading Tesla”

The COOL Arguement for Minivans


I have long been a fan of Minivans from the begininng. I think it has to do with the functionality of the vehicles. Back in the day, American Automakers were building huge luxury barges with long hoods and short rear ends. While they were very popular, I was offended by the wasted real estate, asContinue reading “The COOL Arguement for Minivans”

More Room in the rear seat of a Subcompact car than on Southwest Airlines


I take Uber/Fyft every day, Due to Covid 19, the ride share companies required passengers to ride in the back seat. As a lot of you know, I’m a giant man 6.4 over 300 pounds. Airline travel is a challenge. I tend to avoid Boeing’s Mega Popular 737 the staple of most airlines. With theContinue reading “More Room in the rear seat of a Subcompact car than on Southwest Airlines”

The State of the Manual Transmission in 2020 and Beyond


In our ongoing quest to save the manuals, we crunched the numbers to check on the current state of the stick shift, and proselytize a little, too. From: Car and Driver Aug 2020 The manual transmission is dying, but for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day . . . No,Continue reading “The State of the Manual Transmission in 2020 and Beyond”

“CrazyTown”General Motors 1000hp Hummer EV is just a couple of ticks slower than the Corvette


Imagine being at an AM/PM gas station near the Interstate and a family of five exits the store with giant sluprees and family sized bags of chip. Parked in the station, is the Generals most powerful petro car, the Z51 Chevrolet Corvette. As the two vehicles enter the Interstate, the Vette hits warp speed. InContinue reading ““CrazyTown”General Motors 1000hp Hummer EV is just a couple of ticks slower than the Corvette”

Would free Gas (or electric charging) for three years Convert you?


Six short years ago, not many Americans outside of California and New York knew Electric cars existed. It’s about Range Far and away the most popular electric car sold in America was the Nissan Leaf introduced in 2011 These, $33,000 cars had a paltry driving range of 75 miles per charge, not practical for mostContinue reading “Would free Gas (or electric charging) for three years Convert you?”

California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035


California is the first state in the United States to ban new Gasoline and Diesel cars by 2035. Governor Gavin Newsom of California issued an executive order today, directing that state to require that all new vehicles sold in 2015 to have zero emissions. This executive order targets private passenger cars and trucks, as wellContinue reading “California Plans to Ban Petrol Cars by 2035”

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?”