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Eric Peters
by | Jan 7, 2019

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…

by | Nov 29, 2018

If electric cars are such a grand idea, why is GM killing off the Chevy Volt? It’s the one electric car that actually did make some practical sense, at least. Four hundred-plus miles without stopping and regardless of the weather (other…

by | Nov 8, 2018

I wish I could take credit for this one, but I can’t. However, I will shamelessly use it — and credit the reader (thanks, Jim!) who made the analogy: Auto-stop/start systems — which have become de facto standard equipment in…

by | Oct 30, 2018

Back in the ’90s, Michael Moore made a movie accusing GM of killing the electric car. He was wrong. The real killer wasn’t GM. It was a tag team of the market — and the government. One of those killers…

by | Oct 18, 2018

Porsches have never been inexpensive — but they’re about to become more so. You could call it the electric surtax — because that’s what it amounts to. And it’s probably going to be applied to us all, eventually. Porsche corporate —…

by | Oct 2, 2018

Big Brother has been riding shotgun for years, but he’s never been able to actually watch what we do in our cars. That’s about to change. He’ll soon be able to tell whether we’re sleeping or texting or doing other things…

by | Aug 21, 2018

The German government has just decreed that all “cheating” VW diesels not turned in by their owners for “fixing” will be de-registered. This means they can’t legally be driven, have been rendered inert — several thousand pounds of deadweight their owners…

by | Aug 1, 2018

You’ve heard the story about teaching a pig to sing? It wastes your time and annoys the pig. So said Mark Twain, at any rate. But how do you deal with cars that are pigs? Which is all new cars. Even hybrid…

by | Jul 23, 2018

Luke Skywalker was tempted by the Dark Side — but didn’t give in to it. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos did. Both began as promising free market Jedi — but have become Sith Lords of crony capitalism. Musk went from earning an…

by | Jul 9, 2018

My teeth and gums are particularly sore today. I read — and relate with sourness — that GM has achieved the miracle of reducing the charge-up time of the 2019 Chevy Volt to “only” 2.3 hours — assuming you can…

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