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”

“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”

New Electric Cars under 30K


Concerned about Gas Prices? The average new Electric Vehicle sales for over 40K.  Chevrolet is offering super deals on the 2019 and 2020 all electric Chevy Bolt.  The 2019 has an range of 239 miles. The 2020 model 260 miles.   With Rebates up to $8500. the fun driving Bolt is a steal, other discounts areContinue reading “New Electric Cars under 30K”

Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car


I want to thank to good people of Tulare and Visalia, California, who generously offered to help me in an emergency. I use Gig car share in Sacramento and their fleet of Electric Chevrolet Bolts. While I have driven quite a few electric vehicles (EV) I wanted to know what its like living with one.Continue reading “Midnight in Chowchilla or How not to drive an Electric Car”

With Sacramento Gas prices inching up to $4.00 a gallon. Electric Cars are looking sexy


  There is no joy at the pumps these days . If your driving a mid size car in Sacramento a tank of gas could cost you fifty eight bucks,.  If your driving a huge pick up or SUV nearly a hundred.   The more we spend for gas the less we have for other things. Continue reading “With Sacramento Gas prices inching up to $4.00 a gallon. Electric Cars are looking sexy”

Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today


The 2019 Kia Niro EV The Hyundai Group (Hyundai-Kia-Genesis) is serious.    Hyundai’s popular Sonata and Elantra models as well has Kia’s Optima’s and Forte has seen huge declines in sales.  Like the most of auto industry, consumers are choosing SUV’s over passenger cars.  With one exception Tesla.  If you in any major city youContinue reading “Watch Out Tesla: Hyundai and Kia is coming soon, like today”

The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California


Actually Hyundai’s Kona is already here and is being sold all over the United States and Canada. However, the Kona EV (Electric Vehicle) initially will only be sold in the Golden State.   The New Hyundai’s funky looking subcompact SUV was introduced last spring.  Subcompact SUV’s are on fire and the Kona is what the strugglingContinue reading “The Hyundai Kona EV is Coming to California”

Tesla shows how (5th best selling car in the USA)


     While drivers are abandoning cars for SUV’s  Tesla has quietly become the best selling Luxury car company in America.  Selling more cars than BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, and Lexus. Last month, Tesla’s Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the US.   This is not a misprint 1. Toyota Camry 30,141 2.Continue reading “Tesla shows how (5th best selling car in the USA)”