I Regret to Report That The Most American-Made Car Is a Tesla

Photo: Associated Press Tesla seems to be leading the pack when it comes to American-made cars, Senator Joe Manchin killed your hope of getting a bonus tax credit for EVs made with domestic union labor, and General Motors is hitting the pause button at the Lobster EV factory … but it’s a good thing. Plus: … Read more

Toyota Just Cut its June Global Production Target Yet Again

Image: Toyota Toyota will produce 150,000 fewer vehicles globally this coming month than it originally planned, BMW could make its Mexico facility the base of its EV production operations and Sony is finding big business in supplying image sensors for the future of assisted and autonomous driving. All that and more in this Happy Friday … Read more

Mercedes Says It Can’t Make EVs Fast Enough

Photo: Mercedes Mercedes is not having trouble selling electric cars, Tesla has a new recall, and Lucid is going to Europe. All that and more in The Morning Shift for May 10, 2022. 1st Gear: Mercedes’ EV Business Is Strong I’m not really sure what to make of this, other than virtually any new car … Read more

Electric cars save 1.5 times as much emissions as electric cars

If we’re going through all the hassle of tearing every last ounce of lithium up on the planet just so we can ship nine gazillion tons of electric pickup trucks rushing down the road on autopilot, they better be good for the environment. All that and more in The morning shift for April 11, 2022. … Read more

Electric cars save 1.5 times as much emissions as electric cars

If we’re going through all the hassle of tearing every last ounce of lithium up on the planet just so we can ship nine gazillion tons of electric pickup trucks rushing down the road on autopilot, they better be good for the environment. All that and more in The morning shift for April 11, 2022. … Read more

Car dealers are getting bigger and bigger

Dealers in America keep getting bigger and bigger, with consolidation on the rise. All that and more in The morning shift for April 4, 2022. 1st gear: Consolidation is up The industry, which is Automotive News, reports a lot on the car dealers’ business, and this year’s report is that the consolidation continues with undiminished … Read more

Car dealers are getting bigger and bigger

Dealers in America keep getting bigger and bigger, with consolidation on the rise. All that and more in The morning shift for April 4, 2022. 1st gear: Consolidation is up The industry, which is Automotive News, reports a lot on the car dealers’ business, and this year’s report is that the consolidation continues with undiminished … Read more