One cannonball is another's CarolynGombellRally as America reaches 100,112 deaths

Summer is the time for distractions from the pandemic. Shuttle launches are also a spectacle that Trump attending makes a distraction from the pandemic. Driving is another distraction, especially road-trips like the Cannonball Run, still being run, if unofficially. And gas is cheaper, darn it. 26:38 2020 Captain Chaos 2019 Audi A8 106 mph (171 km/h) average….

Like the “Muslim ban”, Trump's COVID-19 travel ban exempts countries where his resorts are located

Self-serving as ever, no Trump policy ever negatively affects a Trump property. President Donald Trump’s new European travel restrictions have a convenient side effect: They exempt nations where three Trump-owned golf resorts are located. Trump is already under fire for visiting his properties in both countries as president, leading to U.S. taxpayer money being spent at his own firms….

Yes, Virginia – EVs Can Take The Backroads

Every so often one encounters a myth about electric vehicles that's so odd it makes you scratch your head. When it happens just once, it's easy to dismiss, but when it keeps popping up, it becomes time to address it. In recent weeks, I've seen multiple people assert that, “Sure, you can take EVs on…

Today In EVs: Prices go down? BOO! Prices go up? BOO!

Making EV news today: Hyundai and Tesla generate price dissatisfaction… but for opposite reasons! Tesla Prices Go Down? Some Existing Owners Angry In response to Tesla announcing a massive reduction in prices in the Model 3 to launch the $35k variant,  most people were pleased by the price reduction. Some people, however, who recently purchased the vehicle at…

And That's That: The $35k Tesla Model 3 Goes On Sale

Well, it's finally happened: Tesla has released the $35k Model 3. While the whole Model 3 programme had been previously moved forward two years, the failure to meet the accelerated timeline has been a regular source of criticism for Tesla over the past year. The new unveiling introduced a whole slew of variants, including: (price, range,…

Electric Cars and Road Tripping: Yes, We Can.

One of the greatest, if not the greatest reasons that many people hesitate to switch to an electric vehicle is the fear of… “What if I can’t get There from Here”? Well, here’s the good news: You absolutely can. We’ll start with Teslas, as they’ve long been the road-tripping champions, and then move onto other vehicles available today….

Big news for EVs: Nissan pulling back, GM stepping… up?

Big news today for the electric vehicle market, from two fronts…. Nissan postpones launch of 60kWh Leaf E-Plus Following the ouster and arrest of their CEO, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan has postponed the launch of the much anticipated Leaf E-Plus. Why does this matter? Not merely will the much larger pack greatly extend its range; the reported $36k…

The New Wave of Electric Cars: Infographics

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of how much the electric vehicle market has been changing year to year. Not only are growth rates spectacular — 54% annually globally — but the capabilities of each new generation of vehicles rises dramatically.   It is this latter aspect that I wish to focus on today — or, to put…

Tesla Short-Sellers Harass Pulitzer-Winning Journalist Into Deleting Twitter Account Due To Review

Dan Neil is no newbie to the world of cars. As Wikipedia describes him: Dan Neil is an automotive columnist for The Wall Street Journal[2] and a former staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, AutoWeek and Car and Driver. He was a panelist on 2011's The Car Show with Adam Carolla on Speed Channel.[3] In 1999, Neil received the International Motor Press Association's Ken Purdy Award for automotive journalism,[4] and in…