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Eric Peters
by | Mar 2, 2020

Almost everyone enjoys a good road trip — but not many road trips are like the one I made in two hours and 23 minutes back in the late summer of 1995 in a brand-new Mustang Cobra R. The trip from…

by | Feb 17, 2020

ASS may save gas, but it’s not so good for the environment. There is a warning to be found in some new car owner’s manuals — which will probably be redacted once the problem is discovered. Or, rather, made public….

by | Feb 3, 2020

One of the first things President Trump did after being elected was to take a pair of pliers to the teeth of socialized medicine — Obamacare — and rescind the “shared responsibility payment” — the massive fine applied to Americans…

by | Jan 25, 2020

Memory seats are nice. But how about mood minders? In-car sensors that assess your state of mind through eye movements, facial expressions, gestures — even your rising (or falling) heartbeat — and adjust the car accordingly? It’s coming. Some of it…

by | Dec 5, 2019

There was an interesting story over the holiday about electric cars piled up at “fast” chargers … waiting in line for other EVs to finish “fast” charging. This brings up the problem of throughput — another of many EV problems not…

by | Dec 1, 2019

American cars are back for good — if the government will let them stay. And what do we mean by American cars? We mean big ones. With big engines feeding big power to the rear wheels. Without the big price. For most…

by | Nov 21, 2019

VW will — apparently — stop selling the mainstream, affordable version of the Golf hatchback next year, leaving only the high-performance GTI and Golf R versions on the roster. This represents a winnowing of the IC herd as VW doesn’t…

by | Oct 19, 2019

People aren’t getting much of a charge out of Harley’s first electric motorcycle, the LiveWire — literally. Owners — and there aren’t many — have been advised by Harley Davidson not to plug their bikes in at home or anywhere else except a Harley Davidson…

by | Jul 21, 2019

Elon just admitted something that is getting very little coverage — and no explanation. He announced that Tesla will no longer be selling the “affordable” $35,000 Model 3 he promised would be Tesla’s first mass-market electric car. Like so many of Elon’s…

by | Jul 17, 2019

Donald Trump isn’t a libertarian, but he is the guy who just rescinded the fatwa imposed by his extremely un-libertarian predecessor that would have almost tripled the fines imposed on car companies that didn’t “achieve compliance” with federal fuel economy…

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