GM Kills the Electric Car

GM Kills the Electric Car

If electric cars are such a grand idea, why is GM killing off the Chevy Volt? It’s the one electric car that actually did make some practical sense, at least. 400- miles without stopping and regardless of the weather (other EVs are badly fractured by extremes of heat and cold). Same time to get back […]

2019 BMW X4 Review

2019 BMW X4 Review

How do you make a crossover SUV not just another crossover SUV? One way is to chop the roof — and make it look less like just another crossover SUV. Another way is to make it drive differently than other crossover SUVs — by putting something more than merely utilitarian under the hood. BMW has […]

Will We Own Our Vehicles Anymore?

Will We Own Our Vehicles Anymore?

This article first appeared in the Summer 2017 edition of oos’s Driving Freedoms Magazine. The oos also gave an update in our Weekly Newsletter #470 dated January 15, 2018: Fight over Right to Repair will heat up in 2018. Please see the newest update below. Yes and perhaps no. The more complex vehicles become, the […]

Choose your victims well

Choose your victims well

There’s a legal principle called the “eggshell skull” rule. It says you have an obligation to choose your victims well. I’ll tell you the rest of the story about three men who chose poorly. I’ve mentioned them before when the cases were still pending. Their crimes would have been much less, or not prosecuted, if […]

War on Cars Watch for December 6, 2018

War on Cars Watch for December 6, 2018

Welcome to the War on Cars Watch, a weekly blog to bring together all the stories that affect motorists with regards to street planning such as road diets, and traffic calming as well as programs such as Vision Zero and Complete Streets. This blog will give you highlights of the week’s stories and commentary from […]