Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

By | 2019-03-27T11:16:37+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, Cadillac, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Chrysler, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Fuel cells, GM, Green cars, Honda, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hybrids, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Plugin-electric vehicles, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , |

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

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

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 [...]

Off-roading in 11 vehicles in the Colorado Rocky Mountains

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

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, [...]

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

By | 2018-11-05T17:08:24+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: Honda, Lincoln, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Volvo|Tags: |

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 American International Auto Show. The show started off with the award [...]