For years now Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, has been talking about building a less expensive electric car, one that everyone (that is, everyone with $30,000) can afford. The goal was to keep the price low and go at least 200 miles on a charge. And now it has come true. The only problem is Tesla […]
Just What the World Needs – A Luxury SUV
For 2017 Bentley is introducing its first SUV, the Bentayga, starting at a modest $229,000 (or $320,000 depending on the news report you read). And if you still have some pocket change after layout out the purchase price you can spend it on a $215,000 Breitling clock for the dashboard. Now for the price of […]
Dear Audi: Sometimes The Customer Isn’t
It is a fact that automobiles are getting more complex every day with hybrid and electric cars leading the way. But sometimes its not good to be the leader. Sometimes it is best to step back and take a look at where you are headed. Especially when, like Audi, you might be headed off a […]
One Huge Mistake
Recently Kim Kommando (host of the weekly radio show bearing her name) wrote an article discussing the “One Huge Mistake People Make When Renting Cars.” In the article she explains that when you pair your cellphone with a rental car your cellphone number and call log are downloaded to the car and stays with it […]
When Will The 2016 Prius Arrive?
Toyota is the undisputed king of Hybrids. They didn’t market the first hybrid in the United States, that honor went to Honda, but Toyota manufactured the first practical hybrid that sold in large numbers. Its true sales of the first generation Prius never really took off, but the 2nd generation sold like crazy – in […]
Is Tesla Stock Running Out of Juice?
Is Tesla stock running out of juice? That’s what Paul R. LaMonica claimed in his report that aired on CNN last January 13. But is he right? Maybe, but only because Tesla stock is widely considered to be over valued. Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk has stated that he thinks Tesla stock may be due […]
NHTSA To Require Backup Cameras in 2018
An idea whose time has come. Backup cameral will be required on all vehicles under 10,000 pounds sold in the United States. The rule takes effect in May of 2018. The NHTSA estimates that rear cameras will significantly reduce the risk of fatalities and serious injuries caused by back over accidents. The NHTSA reports that on […]
Honda Civic Top Choice of Californians i...
Honda is reporting the Civic was the top seller in California for the year 2013. This puts the Civic, once again, ahead of the Toyota Prius, the winner in 2012. For 2013 Honda sold 65,910 Civics. This restores the Civic to the top spot it held in both 2010 and 2011. Only in 2012 did […]
Elon Musk Approves of this Fake Tesla Ad
What do you do if you are a small, start-up advertising agency and you want to attract attention? Apparently, if you are the folks at Everdream Pictures, you make a fake ad for one of your favorite products. A product that is insanely popular by a company that has never “officially” spent any money on […]
Honda Insight to be Discontinued
Honda has announced 2014 will be the last year of the Insight – or at least the last year of this generation of the Insight. On February 28, as part of a media release regarding its commitment to expanding its line of Hybrids, Honda slipped in this paragraph: “Keyed to the continued rollout of a […]