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Category Archives: Driving it Today

TIDBITS ON AUTOS—FROM THE BEST SOURCES

EVEN IN these days of e-this and e-that, I find the weekly print Automotive News the most useful and authoritative source of what’s happening in the world auto industry. And … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · 3 Comments

CHINA AND THE AUTOMOBILE

THE LATEST Automotive News, June 11, 2018, has a fascinating piece on a complex subject: China and the automobile. Hans Greimel, the industry weekly’s Tokyo-based Asia Editor, titles his article … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

TESLA MODEL 3 TIDBITS

TESLA MODEL S sedans and Model X SUVs are no big surprise here in the Southern California vehicle mix. Come to think of it, nor are Ferraris, Maseratis, and the … Continue reading

June 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

CLEARING THE MPG AIR, IF NOT THE AIR ITSELF PART 2

OUR DISCUSSION of the Trump administration’s proposed backpedaling on existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards started here yesterday in Part 1. Today, we touch on states’ rights, international implications, returns … Continue reading

April 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

CLEARING THE MPG AIR, IF NOT THE AIR ITSELF PART 1

CORPORATE AVERAGE Fuel Economy (CAFE) has the news all agog with the Trump administration undoing yet another Obama administration action, this one involving fuel economy and emissions of new cars … Continue reading

April 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

HAPPY 50TH, SUBARU!

LET’S CELEBRATE Subaru’s golden anniversary selling cars here in the U.S. In doing so, I offer a parable of focusing on strengths to overcome adversity. Other tidbits here touch on … Continue reading

March 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

GERMANY COUGHS ON ITS OWN DIESEL EXHAUST

A RECENT German Federal Administrative Court ruling complicates that country’s love affair with diesel cars. The decision gives German cities the power to ban vehicles, especially older diesels, from urban … Continue reading

March 9, 2018 · 1 Comment