California legislature to strengthen car dealer franchise laws

By | 2018-08-31T11:45:24+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Categories: Auto industry news, Politics|Tags: |

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California New Car Dealers Association, representing more than 1,150 new car dealers statewide, has achieved a significant milestone in its aggressive efforts to strengthen and update California’s new motor vehicle franchise laws. In the final hours of the 2018 legislative session, AB 2107, authored by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (D-San Bernardino), received [...]

Tesla death watch 2.0 BMW vs GM tariffs

By | 2018-08-05T21:55:21+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: BMW, Politics, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , |

Listen as John Batchelor and Wall Street Journal's Mary Kissel talks about Tesla death watch 2.0 and why BMW pays 2.5 percent import fees when coming to the United States versus General Motors paying 25 percent when selling cars exported to Europe. Tesla - The company known for making products of the future is once [...]

Why Tesla has already succeeded

By | 2018-04-10T12:54:47+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), Politics, Tesla Motors|Tags: |

I had dinner the other night with a wealthy car collector. Whether this person talks cars or politics, it is done with passion. At one point in the dinner, the conversation turned from politics to cars. He told me he owned a Tesla, an all-electric car initially owned by very wealthy people, now trickling down [...]

Nichols McCarthy CARB EPA look back over 50 years

By | 2018-01-30T16:38:25+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: #climatechange, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Politics|Tags: |

* McCarthy - more Volkswagen executives will go to jail * Nichols - Governor Brown invited Chinese to sell their electric vehicles in California * McCarthy - when the federal government takes a break, CARB doesn't * Nichols - U.S. as a whole is not as big a part of the World market for cars [...]