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US Gas Vehicle Sales Up Big In November, Still Down In 2019

Tracking monthly US auto sales by company or brand is one of the oddest-feeling things I’ve done in my decade or so covering cleantech. Perhaps that’s because the focus is on tracking non-clean tech. The fact is, though, it shocks me every month to see how many people still buy gasoline cars. Gasoline cars are far worse than electric cars currently on the market for the same cost (or even less). Nonetheless, there are so many people buying clunky, noisy, slow, high-maintenance, low-tech, high-depreciation gasoline vehicles every single day. Objectively, it doesn’t make sense

Nissan, Toyota, Infiniti, & MINI USA Sales Down In October & 2019; Hyundai, Kia, Honda, BMW, Genesis, & Volvo Sales Up

Tracking monthly US auto sales has been a fascinating endeavor this past year. Unfortunately, we don’t get data from some brands — Tesla, all Ford Motor Company brands, GM brands, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands, Jaguar Land Rover no longer report monthly sales. However, there are 17 brands that do report monthly US sales, so let’s have a look at them

Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. Hellcat, Trackhawk, Mustang, Camaro, & Viper On The Track (Videos)

Tesla-Model-3-Performance-Red-Charging-Tesla-Destination-Chargers-Tesla-Fleet-Florida-Zach-Shahan-CleanTechnicaTesla Model 3 Performance is gaining a fearsome reputation on the drag strip. Case in point: one Tesla Model 3 Performance owner has gone up against well-established internal combustion engine (ICE) rivals — like the Jeep Trackhawk, Dodge Viper, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Chevrolet Camaro SS, and others — and the results are clear

What's the best car for older drivers?

That’s my late mom’s 2000 Toyota Echo, with her 45-year-old vintage license plates. It’s a four-generation car; she drove it into her 90s, then I drove it for a few years and now my daughter drives it with her brand…

Foreign Automakers Increase Sales By 7,855 In July In USA, US Automakers Don’t Report Sales

I may need to cancel my fun, popular, and extremely time consuming monthly reports for US auto sales. One by one, US automakers have stopped publishing monthly sales data. At this point, there are almost as many brands not reporting sales as there are reporting them

Automakers Paid Me To Show They Lag Tesla

Last holiday weekend, my brother in law (who also loves to test drive cars) suggested I drive 6 cars and get $265 in gift cards. I thought, “I get to drive cars, I get gift cards, and its a great story idea” (well, I guess you the reader will be the judge of that). What is the downside? Well, dealers calling me for the next month and asking if I want to buy the car I drove

Defending Against Car Hacking: Tips, Tricks, & Tesla (Infographic)

Connected cars require increased vigilance to ensure their safety. While some of today’s cars have documented vulnerabilities (e.g. the infamous hacked Jeep), Tesla has been steadfast in its efforts to defend against car-hacking efforts. The Silicon Valley automaker even works with “white hat” hackers to proactively identify and fix security flaws. And, Tesla’s robust efforts often involve substantial rewards

European Automakers Using Climate Alarmism To Sell E-Vehicles

Europe’s petroleum phase-out planners have long been arch-reifiers of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming hypothesis. Their enlistment of the European auto industry may prove a coup de grace. Historians may pick 2019 as the year European climate alarmism passed a…