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 …

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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


Europeans now burn more palm oil in their cars than they eat

Bad news for orangutans and other denizens of the remaining rainforests in Malaysia and Borneo: palm oil consumption in the European Union rose 7 per cent in 2017 compared with 2016. It’s the rising global demand for palm oil that is driving the …

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Autonomous Cars: How Safe Is Safe Enough?

autonomous Chevy BoltResearchers in China want to know how much risk the public will tolerate when it comes to autonomous cars. Isn’t that a question others should have asked before now?