414 Blog Posts From the Auto Industry Tag


Millennial Repo

Millennial Repo

An interesting data nugget percolated the other day about a “sharp worsening” — that is to say, an increase — in the number of car loan defaults among borrowers under 30 years old. According to Bloomberg Financial News, the rate for the Millennial demographic was 4.04 percent last quarter vs. 2.36 for the general population, […]

No More Horsepower for You!

No More Horsepower for You!

Well, GM has decided it’s time to stop touting horsepower and displacement – it’s so internal combustion. Instead, Cadillac will tout Newton meters – the metric version of foot-pounds – to tout torque. Which is so very EV. It is a change of verbiage intended to nudge people a bit farther down the electrification highway. Get them to use the new terminology. […]

The Tsunami Approaches

The Tsunami Approaches

Tsunamis are nature’s surprise party. The sky is blue; the waves lap the shore gently as usual. No reason to pack up the beach towel — much less run to the car and drive at top speed as fast as you can to the nearest highest ground. But across the ocean, an earthquake. The wave […]

Ramosaurs Rex

Ramosaurs Rex

In thirty years — from 1989 to 2019 — the horsepower produced by the Dodge Ram 3500’s optional Cummins turbo-diesel engine has almost tripled, to 400 from 160 and its torque output more than doubled, from 400 ft.-lbs. to 1,000 ft.-lbs. this year. That, as the saying goes, is not small potatoes. Actually, you could […]

The Amen Corner

The Amen Corner

I’ve written about the media’s active complicity in pushing the EV Agenda. This includes the car media, which seems to have very few car people behind the bylines. Car people being people who regard cars as more than transportation — as a service or otherwise. And who — as journalists — ought at least to […]