‘Green New Scam’ Donald Trump Says He’ll End The EV Mandate That Exists In His Imagination On Day One

Good morning! It’s Friday, July 19, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. New York Joins California, Banning Non-Electric Vehicles After 2035 1st Gear: Trump Tells RNC He’ll End EV Mandate … Read more

GM Fined $146 Million After Millions Of Cars Failed Emissions Tests

Good morning! It’s Thursday, July 4, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. New York Joins California, Banning Non-Electric Vehicles After 2035 1st Gear: Almost 6 Million GM Cars Released Excess … Read more

I Am Swapping My Volt For A Highway Cruiser! What Car Should I Buy?

Nick’s wife is starting a new job that requires a lot of long-distance highway travel. She is looking for something a bit more comfortable than her 2012 Chevy Volt with some updated features. With a budget of up to $45,000 what car should she buy? The 2023 Dodge Challenger Swinger Edition Was The Most Fun … Read more

New, Less Strict Biden EV Rules Incentivize Gas-Burning Trucks And SUVs

Happy Thursday! It’s June 6, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. NIO Scraps Its Most Unique Feature For Its EVs 1st Gear: Biden Administration EV Rollback To Have Even Worse … Read more

Even Ford Is Walking Back Its EV Plans In Europe Now

Europe-only Ford Explorer EV Image: Ford It wasn’t all that long ago, February of 2021 in fact, that Ford Europe announced it was “all-in on EVs.” It planned to invest $2 billion to transform the Cologne, Germany plant into an electric car production giant. The plan had stepping stones toward a fully electric 2030, including … Read more

Costco Members Can Get Up To $2,000 In Coupons To Use On A New Car

Costco is known for its massive warehouses full of bulk consumer products and well-priced appliances, but nestled between discounted 24-packs of paper towel and giant boxes of trail mix, you’ll find something even better; cars. New York Joins California, Banning Non-Electric Vehicles After 2035 Costco members are eligible for discounts on new cars, which is … Read more

Elon Musk Is Turning Off Would-Be Tesla Buyers

Good morning! It’s Monday, April 1, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. Walter Isaacson On Elon Musk(s) 1st Gear: Elon Musk Scares Off Potential Tesla Owners Elon Musk is turning … Read more

These Are Your Hottest Automotive Takes

My hot take, which I have said over and over and over again: if we want more cool little sports cars, we need better public transit. Because we live in a country where a vehicle has to be able to do everything because there’s usually no other option, most of the options we have for … Read more

Got An EV? Live In SoCal? Test Your Battery’s Real Condition With Jalopnik

One of the downsides of owning an EV is that you know your battery is degrading over time, but, you can’t really know how much. There are ways to arrive at estimates, but until now, there hasn’t been a definitive way to test it. Well, Jalopnik has been given access to a new system that … Read more

With EV Demand Soft, GM CEO Says The Company Will Offer Plug-In Hybrid Models In The U.S.

2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-RayImage: Chevrolet With demand for EVs flaggin, it seems hybrids may be set for a resurgence. CNBC reports that GM CEO Mary Barra has revealed the automaker is planning to bring plug-in hybrid models to market. New York Joins California, Banning Non-Electric Vehicles After 2035 In a Q4 earnings call with investors, … Read more