Honda To Close Swindon Factory In 2021. Is Brexit Or The Switch To Electric Cars To Blame?

Honda production Swindon UKHonda has announced it is closing its factory at Swindon, UK because it needs to adjust its manufacturing priorities for the coming of electric cars. Some observers are skeptical, saying it’s all about Brexit. Either way, the world of auto manufacturing is changing and may never be the same.


Portland Riders Say No Thank You To Buying Cars When They Have Electric Scooters, Detroit Frowns!

Portland e-scooter dataThe electric scooters (e-scooter) thrown at street corners in many US cities are having the desired effect. Who wants to buy cars when you can ride scooters anywhere without ownership problems? That is leaving many carmakers scratching their heads


Gas Cars = More Human Death

A recent news item — €70 Billion A Year In EU Health Damage Caused By Vehicle Emissions — reminded me of the following article, which is a piece I wrote in 2016 to try to more directly communicate the issue to people. Initially, the opening line below was the title


Oslo Booting Cars From City Center — #NewsQuickie

Oslo is moving to boot cars altogether — well, restrict car use within certain areas of the city


Is Dyson’s Plan To Produce Electric Cars In Singapore Smart?

British ultra-millionaire James Dyson recently confirmed rumors when he announced that he’d be taking his electric motor expertise to the electric vehicle market last year. When he did, the assumption was that he’d be building the cars somewhere in the UK — but that’s not what’s happening. Dyson will be building his electric car in Singapore


US October Sales Report — Trucks & SUVs Win, Cars Lose

Volkswagen Atlas SUVSales of cars with electric motors accounted for more than 7% of BMW sales in the US in October. That’s good but down from last year. The Chevy Bolt and Nissan LEAF are limping along. The big news is the Tesla Model 3, which is taking America by storm.


10 Years After 1st Car, Tesla Production Rate = 300,000–400,000* Cars A Year

One of the most bewildering criticisms of Tesla that I routinely see is that it can’t mass produce cars. A common variation of that is that Tesla can’t quickly ramp up production. I find both criticisms a bit absurd. They are based on limited thinking and a warped grading system. We’ve explained some of the reasons why in other pieces


Don’t Drip and Drive program aims to curtail cars’ oil leaks

More information on Don’t Drip and Drive, including a list of participating repair shops and upcoming leak-check events, is available at It’s easy for drivers to ignore the leaks and drips coming off their autos — considering …

oil leak – Read More…

Mercedes Stops Current PHEV Production To Make Way For Third Generation Cars

Mercedes plug-in hybridsMercedes will begin offering its third generation plug-in hybrid cars this fall. They will feature more range and higher top speeds and will be marketed under the EQ brand Mercedes has created for electric cars.


8 New Electric & Plug-In Hybrid Cars In China

A number of new electric car models come onto the scene each month in China. Below are 8 of the interesting fully electric and plug-in hybrid models that have arrived recently