Reuter’s future of car design with a panel of car designers

Reuter's Automotive Summit live panel: The Future of Design Dave Marek, Acura Executive Creative Director, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Andrew Smith, Executive Director, Global Cadillac Design, General Motors Henrik Fisker, CEO, Fisker Inc. Stefan Sielaff, Design Director, Bentley Motors Ltd In November, Lou Ann Hammond, CEO of drivingthenation.com, moderated a panel of iconic car designers [...]

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse! California

California New Car Dealers Association (CNCDA) Bestsellers in primary segments: Compact Car: Honda Civic Full-Size Pickup: Ford F-Series Mid Size Car: Toyota Camry Compact SUV: Toyota RAV4 Near-Luxury Car: Tesla Model 3 Mid Size SUV: Toyota Highlander Luxury Car: Mercedes E-Class Luxury Mid Size SUV: Lexus RX california 2008 thru 2021 We know [...]

By |2020-08-20T07:06:48-07:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Auto industry news, California, Ford, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla Motors, Toyota|0 Comments

Abortion, automobiles, and Alabama

Shortly after the female Republican Governor of Alabama endorsed HB 314, a law that would ban all abortions statewide, even in case of rape or incest, the calls for boycotting Alabama in all forms started. Kay I'vey signed into law the “Human Life Protection Act” a bill that is intended to be a “vehicle” to [...]

By |2019-12-25T18:48:40-08:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Politics, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

The Devil’s in the distillery

The Devil's in the distillery Nestled in the little town of Mammoth, California 8,181 feet high above the sea it is 10 am and John Mendel is sipping on a bourbon. The rest of the novel could be a bad Shakespeare play or a Hemingway novel; a man retired from an automotive job that took [...]

By |2019-03-07T12:54:38-08:00March 6th, 2019|Categories: Honda|Tags: |0 Comments

Off-roading in 11 vehicles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Off-roading in 11 vehicles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, at an air-sucking 9,600 feet is the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado. Higher up, somewhere around 11,000 feet is the Golden Horseshoe, the playground in the mountainous terrain that we tested each of the trucks, [...]

By |2019-03-06T11:34:17-08:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Acura, Automobiles and Energy, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Toyota|0 Comments

2019 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 Prototypes

Acura Reveals Heritage Liveries Will be the primary Acura Team Penske liveries throughout the 2019 season White, orange, and black scheme evokes 1990s Acura prototypes Comptech Acuras won three consecutive IMSA titles from 1991-93 Unveiled today, the Acura Team Penske livery for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will feature the distinctive white, orange, and [...]

By |2020-11-09T15:45:50-08:00January 9th, 2019|Categories: Acura, Classic cars, Racing|0 Comments

Honda Accord, Volvo XC 60, Lincoln Navigator win NACTOY award

North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) winners This year was the first time that the tension was so thick one could cut it with a knife. The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards, billed as the Oscars of the Auto Industry, kicked off The 2018 North [...]

John Batchelor – does GM have the will to be ZEV?

In 2004, John Batchelor drove a Hydrogen3 in Central Park; Tavern on the Green to be specific. Soon after that, the Hydrogen fuel cell seemed to wither away, and all traces, including the Tavern on the Green, went by the wayside. This week John Batchelor and I talked about the resurgence of General Motor's zero-emission [...]

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