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: Hummer EV: factory … but it’s a good thing. Plus: … Read more

Ferrari Says Never to Self-Driving:

Photo:: Ferrari: Italian icon Ferrari outlined its vision for the future yesterday, a future that will never include a self-driving supercar. Also, Porsche was ordered to cough up over allegations of fuel economy fixing and VW bosses questioned America’s capacity for battery manufacturing. All that and more in: The Morning Shift: for June 17, 2022. … Read more

Ferrari Says Never to Self-Driving:

Photo:: Ferrari: Italian icon Ferrari outlined its vision for the future yesterday, a future that will never include a self-driving supercar. Also, Porsche was ordered to cough up over allegations of fuel economy fixing and VW bosses questioned America’s capacity for battery manufacturing. All that and more in: The Morning Shift: for June 17, 2022. … Read more

More and More People Are Falling Behind On Their Car Loans:

Photo:: Steve DaSilva: People are falling behind on their car loans, Toyota is idling production lines, and Audi is suing NIO over copyright infringement. All that and more in: The Morning Shift: for June 16, 2022. 1st Gear: Surely This Bodes Well For The Economy At Large: Ford’s CFO, John Lawler, said on Wednesday: costs … Read more

The 2023 McLaren Artura Proves Hybrids Don’t Have to Be Scary:

Photo:: McLaren: They’re coming fast now, one after another: Electric and hybrid performance cars, so inevitable and implacable that weary traditionalists barely bother to shake a fist or gnash their teeth. The McLaren Artura is the latest, a 671-hp, 205-mph plug-in hybrid supercar that underscores every industry recalibration and strategic recalculation: If an automaker does … Read more

The 2023 McLaren Artura Proves Hybrids Don’t Have to Be Scary:

Photo:: McLaren: They’re coming fast now, one after another: Electric and hybrid performance cars, so inevitable and implacable that weary traditionalists barely bother to shake a fist or gnash their teeth. The McLaren Artura is the latest, a 671-hp, 205-mph plug-in hybrid supercar that underscores every industry recalibration and strategic recalculation: If an automaker does … Read more

Ford, BMW, Honda, Volkswagen and Volvo Are On California’s Side:

Photo:: Mario Tama: (Getty Images:) Five automakers are rallying in support of California’s desire to set its own emissions requirements, used car prices are up but not quite as much as you’d probably think and a Chinese automotive giant believes it will soon make batteries for Tesla. It’s unclear if Tesla is aware. All that … Read more

Ford, BMW, Honda, Volkswagen and Volvo Are On California’s Side:

Photo:: Mario Tama: (Getty Images:) Five automakers are rallying in support of California’s desire to set its own emissions requirements, used car prices are up but not quite as much as you’d probably think and a Chinese automotive giant believes it will soon make batteries for Tesla. It’s unclear if Tesla is aware. All that … Read more

Goodyear Finally Recalled ‘The Worst Tire Made In History’

: Photo:: AP: (AP:) Goodyear recalled a terrible tire, Lynk & Co has a new concept called The Next Day, Elon Musk is perturbed, and the US is asking questions about workers’ rights at a Stellantis plant in Mexico. All that and more in: The Morning Shift: for June 7, 2022. 1st Gear: Goodyear G159: … 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