A study in Switzerland finds that gasoline engines equipped with direct injection systems emit up to 100 times more particulates than diesels engines. Surprise!
Ford Motor Company has fired CEO Mark Fields, according to company insiders. He will be replaced by Jim Hackett, former head of Steelcase who has no experience in the auto manufacturing industry.
Autohome and MINI have gotten together to offer customers a rooftop tent that fits the roof of the new Countryman with no tools or modifications required.
An ICCT study says auto makers could easily meet or exceed 2025 CAFE fuel economy standards at modest cost which would more than offset by lower fuel costs.
With the launch of the 61MPG, 129 HP, 1.9L Bluetec 4 cyl. Golf MK7.5, Volkswagen Launches its First New Diesel Since Dieselgate.
The US auto market was down in April but EV sales are still growing. That’s a very good sign.
US auto dealers are shrinking the size of their inventory on hand and storing more cars off site as they attempt to lower costs. Prime retail land is now priced too high for many to afford.
Toyota’s branding chief suggests that the traditional sedan may become extinct as the market demands more and more crossovers and SUVs. He hints Lexus might offer a station wagon one day.
California expects to raise $5.2 billion a year from a combination of higher gas tax,. diesel tax, and electric car fees to fix its crumbling transportation infrastructure.
The e-booster from Borg Warner uses an electric supercharger to boost torque at low engine speeds until the turbocharger can take over. The company claims 85% more torque at 1500 rpm.
Automakers and oil companies are working together to develop higher octane gasoline for more efficient engines with lower carbon emissions. Expect regular gas to disappear from gas stations in 5 years or so.
Total, one of the world’s largest oil producers, says it expects demand for gasoline to level off or decline by 2030 as the number of electric cars sold worldwide increases to as much as 30% of the new car market.
A report by the Center for Automotive Research at the University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany predicts the market for new cars in China will exceed 30 million vehicles a year by 2025 and it expects EV sales to make up 30% of that figure. In 2016, EV sales in China amounted to 2.1% of sales. While […]
The Transportation Department is considering new rules for V2V systems. Some love the idea, others hate it. and some say the proposed system uses obsolete technology.
Diesel powered cars have fallen out of favor with European drivers. Sales in Norway have plunged from 75% to less than 25% of the new car market and are falling fast.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has reversed course. Instead of a frontal assault on auto emissions rules, it says it can meet the requirements of the Obama administration if it just has a little more time.