VW’s Deception Hurts Entire Auto Industry Commented on: 9 weeks ago (September 22, 2015)

Vehicles are very complex products that stay in the marketplace for 15, 20 years or more and have to meet lots of conflicting standards for safety, fuel efficiency etc. We know mistakes can be...

Autonomous Cars Will Need Ethics, Morals and NASCAR Mode Commented on: 19 weeks ago (July 10, 2015)

I totally agree. The forecasts of some futurists predicting millions of totally autonomous vehicles on the road in 10 or 15 years requires us to assume their will be fundamental changes in human...

Fewer U.S. Households Buying New Cars Commented on: 20 weeks ago (July 8, 2015)


Gen Y represents a huge demographic bulge and now is well into car-buying age. Aren't they going push new-vehicle sales going foward? They don't all live in cities and young...

Good News, Bad News Underlies Obama’s Failed EV Goal Commented on: 23 weeks ago (June 15, 2015)

In the current environment of low fuel prices, eliminating consumer incentives and perks such as access to carpool lanes would be a death sentence for mainstream EVs and PHEVs.

All that...

Poor Hybrid Sales Threaten 2025 CAFE Targets Commented on: 28 weeks ago (May 8, 2015)

Hugo, the issue here is that automakers are providing affordable products (and sometimes almost giving them away) that address climate change but consumers are not buying them. If every member of...

Tesla Faces Competition on All Fronts Commented on: 32 weeks ago (April 10, 2015)

You make some good points Stephen, but a lot of EV buyers, especially those that are paying over sticker for luxury plug-ins such as the i8 and Panamara, just want a cool car with HOV lane and...

BMW’s Clean Sheet EV Commented on: 34 weeks ago (March 27, 2015)

Gary Witzenburg and all the WardsAuto 10 Best Engines judges have driven the Volt EREV many times. It made our list in 2011 when it debuted. One of the WardsAuto judges owns a Volt. Key difference...

Why Apple Won’t Make iCars Commented on: 37 weeks ago (March 11, 2015)

Ideally, Apple will collaborate with automakers and suppliers to create interiors and human-machine interfaces like those depicted in the video. That's a great fit, but not big enough a deal to...

Self-Driving Concept Highlights Production-Ready Tech Commented on: 39 weeks ago (February 19, 2015)

Better to have people staring at their phones in autonomous cars than to have them staring at their phones while driving, like they do now.

Cheap Gas Not to Blame for Plunging Mini Sales Commented on: 42 weeks ago (February 4, 2015)

Mini's expansion into the compact CUV market with the Countryman has been very successful, but you are right, you can only grow the brand so far without losing brand identity.


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