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Category Archives: Driving it Today

WHY NOT HYBRIDS? PART 2

YESTERDAY, SIMANAITISSAYS 2023 began discussing the pros and cons of BEVs versus ICEs, battery electric vehicles versus those with internal combustion engines. Today in Part 2 we discuss a third … Continue reading

January 2, 2023 · 2 Comments

WHY NOT HYBRIDS? PART 1

WHEN I STARTED SIMANAITISSAYS more than a decade ago (its longevity, quite amazing!), I figured a lot of it would reflect my 33+ years at R&T. However, it didn’t take … Continue reading

January 1, 2023 · 3 Comments

AV R&D MADNESS

I AM LESS THAN ENTHUSIASTIC about autonomous vehicles. To confirm this, you need only check out a few examples here at SimanaitisSays: “Where Are Self-Driving Cars Headed?” February 21, 2016, … Continue reading

August 8, 2022 · 1 Comment

AUTO GOSSIP

AFTER HAVING SPENT an eventful 33+ years following the world’s auto industry, it has been fun in the last ten focussing my interests primarily on automotive gossip: gleaning tidbits of … Continue reading

July 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

FILL ’ER UP—GLOBALLY PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE FOUND HISTORICAL continuity in our sourcing of crude oil over the years. Today in Part 2, as is traditionally the case, we see the U.S. with lots of … Continue reading

June 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

FILL ’ER UP—GLOBALLY  PART 1 

AS I WRITE THIS, the average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. is $5.02/gallon. Ours here in California is $6.44/gal., by far highest in the nation, though note we … Continue reading

June 16, 2022 · 3 Comments

CATCHING UP WITH AUTOMOTIVE NEWS PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Part 1, I gleaned Automotive News tidbits of one sort or another. This continues today in Part 2 with crystal ball views of our automotive future clear out … Continue reading

October 24, 2021 · 4 Comments

CATCHING UP WITH AUTOMOTIVE NEWS PART 1

HERE’S STUFF I wouldn’t have known, had I not regularly read Automotive News, the auto industry weekly. Tidbits in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow are presented in no … Continue reading

October 23, 2021 · 3 Comments

AUTO SHOWS I’VE LOVED

A CONFLUENCE OF THINGS, especially the Internet and Covid-19, all but put paid to international auto shows. But, as shown by I.A.A. Mobility, a Munich replacement for the traditional biennial … Continue reading

September 13, 2021 · Leave a comment