COVID-19 Democrats Republicans and car sales

COVID-19 Impacts Democrats and Republicans Differently, Strategic Vision Research Reveals Strategic Vision released its annual results, focusing on new-vehicle buyers' similarities and differences based on their self-identified political affiliation. These include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents and those who identify as leaning Liberal or Conservative with no stated party preference. Given COVID-19's impact on the economy, [...]

By |2021-01-04T16:29:05-08:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Politics|0 Comments

SUVs increase in New Vehicle Registrations

SUV share has hit 51% of the market One of the barometers of consumer behavior watched closely across the industry is light vehicle registration activity. Car registration is when the car dealer sells to a customer. In this recent analysis, Tom Libby, IHS Markit’s loyalty principal, reviewed the latest new light vehicle registration data, which [...]

By |2020-10-09T08:30:31-07:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Automobiles and Energy|0 Comments

GM making cars with renewable energy

General Motors to create cars with clean domestic energy GM will source 180 MW of solar power from a new Arkansas project developed by First Solar, Inc. The solar modules will be sourced from First Solar, Inc. – America’s largest solar manufacturer. The deal will source power for 100 percent of GM’s Wentzville Assembly and [...]

2020 VW Passat SEL review pricing specs

Volkswagen Passat sedan made in America Spacious interior with new dash design and premium materials 2.0-liter TSI engine boosts torque to 206 lb-ft Standard features include: 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, full LED lighting, App-Connect, Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert MSRP starts at $22,995 I remember when they started making [...]

By |2020-10-05T19:48:47-07:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Porsche SE, Toyota invest in Aurora Labs

Over-the-Air (OTA) Just like the human body, Aurora Labs believe that cars should be able to sense when something is not working and heal themselves. Aurora Labs’ Self-Healing Software enables continuous, reliable, and cost-effective rollouts of new automotive features. ~ Aurora Labs. Aurora Labs has secured $23 million in Series B funding from top automotive [...]

By |2020-10-22T06:47:19-07:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Technology|0 Comments

Should you modify your car to increase your value before selling?

How to get the most money for your car Owning a car that reflects your personality is something that most people want. The idea of driving a vehicle that people will instantly associate with you is hard to achieve, though, especially when you don’t have the skills to make changes to it yourself. For some, [...]

By |2020-11-17T15:26:24-08:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Automobiles and Energy|0 Comments

COVID-19 takes a toll on the EU car sales

European car sales down 32% for the first 8 months of 2020 COVID-19 is affecting businesses worldwide, including new car registrations. The European countries were hit the hardest initially with COVID-19, and the European market is showing a substantial decrease as it continues to climb back health-wise and economically. In July 2020, registrations of new [...]

By |2020-10-02T08:38:50-07:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy|0 Comments

Californians fleeing the wildfires and state

The threat of survival is real The question was posed on my local Facebook page, “Is anyone wondering where to live in the future? I’ve always lived in the West. I don’t know if I can keep doing this!” The thing she was talking about was the wildfires. The California wildfires have covered California in [...]

By |2020-09-14T12:37:31-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, California, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments
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