General Motors’ electric vehicle tax credit may soon run out, Fiat Chrysler’s new boss meets America’s boss, doubt over whether revised fuel economy standards will help workers—all this and more await you for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know in the case that your boss asks you “so when are we getting high-octane gas in America” and you need to look smart.
1. Ford’s decision to phase out nearly all its cars and sedans in North America, save for the Mustang (thank God) and the Focus Active (someone has to fight the Subaru Crosstrek), is a fascinating one because of all of the factors that went into it. One that cannot be ignored is the pressure Wall Street has Ford under…
It seems like every other automotive press release is about autonomy or alternative energy. Is every other car an EV or a plug-in hybrid? No, obviously, but this study shows an interesting breakdown of how popular alt-fuel cars really are, and where.
The Ferrari 488 has been in production for two years now, and if this spy video is to be believed, a hybrid version on its way. A Ferrari 488 spotted on the Nürburgring may be one such car, with larger bodywork both front and back.
Premium gas runs about 50 cents more than regular these days, and you may have noticed that this seems to be much more expensive than it used to be. You’re not crazy, as the U.S. Energy Information Administration would like you to know.
The little country of Denmark should have some of the strongest electric car sales in the world. It’s easy to get around, it’s all relatively affluent and it has plenty of clean electricity from wind power. But Danish electric car sales have faceplanted down 60.5 percent so far this year compared to last. All that’s…
I have always loved the original Honda Insight, mostly because assumed these cars were more fun to drive than their economy spec suggested. It’s a manual, aluminum two-seater from Honda. It has to be a driver’s car, right? Oh no.
Three gasoline tankers have spent the past few weeks floating around the Caribbean with no direction for delivery. Together they carry 1.35 million barrels of gasoline and octane booster and some quick (bad) math puts that somewhere around $100 million worth of fuel.
1st Gear: Hold On Now
Too much oil. Imagine that.
Hyundai Motor America has just fired its CEO, apparently because the company wasn’t selling enough cars here. Dave Zuchowski was in the job for just under three years, and is out effective immediately.
Future electric cars from Nissan, Mitsubishi and Renault will share the platform of the Nissan Leaf, according to a report from The Nikkei. The newspaper reports that the companies aim to lower car costs by up to 20 percent with the move, bringing their electric cars closer in price to the gas guzzlers of the world.
While Faraday Future’s business side has some issues with paying its business partners, there’s no question the engineering side of the company is working on some extremely cool stuff. Here’s their prototype development vehicle looking like it’s about to whup the asses of a Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 and Tesla…
We all know the tricks and tips for hypermiling your car to maximize efficiency, but what if there was a legitimate need to run down your fuel at a rapid pace? What is the best method to do so while staying safe, legal and not causing damage to your car?