Gas prices: Hold my beer.
Sedans dying is a good thing. When we regain sanity and stop buying crossovers and pickups by default, bring on the hatchbacks, liftbacks, and wagons.
Pretty sure LMP1s aren’t supposed to do that.
And it’ll be all-electric, too.
I want engine and transmission combination here (if it’s a single-speed, then I want reduction boxes between the engine and the axle). Can you beat the Yaris?
This Honda Beat isn’t a kei car.
So, we’re lamenting the death of Ford’s cars, but I could actually argue that cars, as we knew them, have been dying for quite a while, by getting taller and taller.
This gets a bit NSFW (drawn diagrams of reproductive organs), but it’s also fucking hilarious.
Looks like the WEC app will be geoblocked in the US and English-speaking Canada, and viewers will be forced to Velocity/Motor Trend Network.
That is all.
If you can’t pass a test legitimately, just cheat it. Doesn’t matter if it’s standardized emissions testing, or if it’s automated code unit testing.
With hybrids and EVs requiring less braking capability, automakers should take the opportunity to improve ride quality for American roads.
The Union of Concerned Scientists updated their EV greenhouse gas emissions data, based on eGRID 2016 data, GREET 2017 data, and 2017 EV sales.
Volkswagen apparently doesn’t actually get it.
Kristen Lee already covered this on Jalopnik, but I felt like commenting on it myself.
This started out as a comment on the front page, but I felt it warranted a full post.
So apparently Mercedes is launching a C and E-Class diesel PHEV at Geneva.
Chrysler made electric minivans that were actually pretty advanced for their time. This thing even has a skateboard layout (that is, battery nestled between the front and rear subframe), which maximizes battery capacity.
Make a magnetic power-split transmission, as used in the Owen Magnetic.
So Toyota dumped info on another set of new powertrains, and it looks like they got to 40% thermal efficiency again.