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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...
Ferrari Set to Reveal New Hybrid Supercar this Month

Ferrari Set to Reveal New Hybrid Supercar this Month

It’s been a while since Ferrari first dropped the hint that it would add a new hybrid to its line-up and now, according to CEO Louis Camilleri, we’ll be getting to see it before the end of this month. The hybrid will be one of five new models coming from the...
Electrifying America

Electrifying America

Volkswagen plans to spend $50 billion on battery-electric vehicles while General Motors’ CEO says the automaker is on a “path” to go fully electric. Volvo, Nissan, Toyota, Ford and, of course, Tesla, by mid-decade, these and other manufacturers expect to have more...
GM CEO Barra Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup

GM CEO Barra Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup

General Motors will build an all-electric pickup, CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday, confirming a report that first appeared in TheDetroitBureau.com in February. The executive declined to provide details about the project, but the news took few industry observers by...