Category Archives: Autos

Chrysler/Fiat’s CEO: Please don’t buy Fiat 500e electric car

It seems Sergio Marchionne either didn’t get the memo, or won’t play along. He’s right up there explaining that his company loses $14,000 on each electric 500e they sell

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Another Electric Car goes poof

Another electric care debacle.

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Political payoffs vs. (supposed) Enviro friendliness. Guess who wins?

The Tesla electric car is a darling of the Rich and Yuppie enviro crowd who want to believe it’s a “green” vehicle and want to show off their tree hugging credentials. Of course the truth ain’t quite that simple, but that’s a discussion for another day.
That being said, it seems to have run afoul of political business as usual in… New Jersey. Continue reading

Limited Emissions Benefits from EDV’s

A study from N. C. State University shows few emissions benefits even from a sharp increase in EDV’s. Continue reading

Why not Drive an IED?

These stories of all electric cars raise some questions, but note that the Tesla driver whose car burned up said he would buy another one in a minute. Gotta love these enviros.

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EPA car mileage calculations before 2009 were wrong, making it harder to sell used cars

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Claim: Car emissions kill 65% more than car accidents

But traffic fatalities are real whereas pollution fatalities are entirely imaginary. Show us a body! Continue reading

Warmist: Alternate-fuel vehicles a waste of time — need policies to reduce driving

John DeCicco writes at Yale’s environment 360: Continue reading

China anti-car rules push buyers into bigger, more gas-guzzling cars

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Germans try dodging EU automobile CO2 emissions limits

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Beware of the back-door EPA effort to impose cap-and-trade on gasoline

EPA could still implement Low Carbon Fuel Standard rules through another avenue known as “Sue-and-Settle.” Continue reading

Obama Energy nominee Moniz favors lighter — necessarily more deadly — cars, just to save some gas (of which there is plenty)

Moniz responds to a question from Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz — is for “light-weighting” cars. We’re dying to save gas. Continue reading

Irony: EPA fuel rules retarding the development of alternative-fuel vehicles

Required efficiency gains are actually ‘extending the viability of traditional automobile engines.” Continue reading

New Gasoline Regulations Show Slipping Middle Class Agenda

But in 2011 Obama said he was a “warrior for the middle class.” Continue reading

Insult to injury: Obama adds 9 cents to gas price

The new emissions standards will make no difference to public health or environmental quality. Continue reading

EPA fuel standards ‘unworkable,’ industry says

“Under the standard, refiners are required to blend 36 billion gallons of ethanol into traditional transportation fuel by 2022.” Continue reading

Virginia to tax hybrid owners

Political correctness gets taxed. Continue reading

API: EPA fuel regs could raise gas prices by 25 cents…

… provide little or no environmental benefit, and actually increase carbon emissions. Continue reading

EPA’s gas mileage estimates — not terribly accurate

From the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

Delayed auto pollution rules land at White House for review

More upward pressure on gas prices for no change in air quality. Continue reading