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First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel

First Drive: 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel

The diesel emissions scandal that enveloped Volkswagen a few years back has done a lot to tarnish “oil burners.” After gaining traction in the early part of the decade, a number of manufacturers have walked away from the high-mileage powertrain technology. There are a...
UAW Chides Trump Administration about Emissions Plans

UAW Chides Trump Administration about Emissions Plans

A Congressional subcommittee heard testimony this week that the Trump administration proposed changes to the existing emissions and fuel economy requirements would reduce employment in the auto industry and open the car business to junk science. Josh Nassar, the...
Bosch Agrees to Fines for Role in Dieselgate

Bosch Agrees to Fines for Role in Dieselgate

Robert Bosch GmbH, one of the world’s largest auto suppliers, agreed to pay additional fines for it role in the dieselgate scandal that has rocked the German auto industry. German prosecutors in Stuttgart are investigating the inner workings of German companies...
Another Automaker Abandons the V-8

Another Automaker Abandons the V-8

Way back in the late 1970s, when twin oil shocks and the then-new Corporate Average Fuel Economy mandate forced automakers to start focusing on energy efficiency, conventional wisdom had it that the V-8 would soon vanish. It didn’t quite work out that way and the...
Senators Look to Rally U.S. EV Material Production

Senators Look to Rally U.S. EV Material Production

While the Trump administration – through the Environmental Protection Agency – continues to press for changes in fuel economy regulations that would to sideline efforts to put more EVs on the road across the United States, the U.S. Congress is getting nervous about...
Elonroad Takes EV Charging Where it Hasn’t Gone Before

Elonroad Takes EV Charging Where it Hasn’t Gone Before

The rocketing growth of new electric vehicles produced by automakers has producers of EV charging stations hustling to keep up; however, a new innovation may circumvent the need for the onslaught of stations. The Swedish city of Lund is conducting a trial of a roadway...