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Eric Peters

Every now and then, I do something “risky” and illegal, to remind myself what it was like when we were still relatively free. I roll one of my old bikes out of the garage and take it for a ride around…

Tsunamis are nature’s surprise party. The sky is blue, the waves lap the shore gently, as usual. No reason to pack up the beach towel — much less run to the car and drive at top speed as fast as…

An interesting data nugget percolated the other day about a “sharp worsening” — that is to say, an increase — in the number of car loan defaults among borrowers under 30 years old. According to Bloomberg Financial News, the rate for the…

Imagine McDonald’s somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the burger business. No Wendy’s, no Whataburger. No choice. If you want a burger, it’s McDonald’s — or nothing. Have it their way. It’s a good bet the burger you end up with…

Most new cars have warning buzzers for half a dozen different things. Just not for the important things. Like, for instance, total loss of engine coolant. A friend told me her car’s heater wasn’t working so I went outside to have…

Last month, I wrote about Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s contemptuous and breezy dismissal of questions asked by financial analysts about the cash flow situation at Tesla. Would the company need yet another infusion of money to remain afloat? Lame! Next question….

The death of the perpetually tardy Model 3 may ultimately have less to do with it being an overpriced electric car than with something even more lethal to its chances… It’s a too-small sedan. Electric or not, they aren’t selling….

Five years or so from now, there may be no more cop cars. Vehicles used by cops, certainly. But not cars. These are being retired — in the Blade Runner taking-care-of-the-Replicants sense. Ford just announced it won’t be making the Taurus…

The Corvette now reigns as America’s only supercar. But there used to be two American supercars — the second one being the Dodge Viper. It was, arguably, more super. More outrageous, certainly. An 8.4 liter V10 (and 600 horsepower) rather than…

Mandates and subsidies have not only distorted the market for electric cars, they’ve distorted the design of electric cars. Instead of being designed to emphasize their natural strengths vs. IC-engined cars — which we’ll get into shortly — they’ve been offered…

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