Tag: Cars

SUVs and Crossovers

SUVs and Crossovers

While the distinction between unibody and body-on-frame construction was once a clear marker of the difference between crossovers and SUVs, modern automotive engineering has blurred this line. Some crossovers now incorporate elements of body-on-frame construction for increased durability and off-road capability, while some SUVs adopt unibody construction for improved fuel efficiency and on-road performance. Therefore,

Toyota and Lexus Embrace the Electric Future: Adopting Tesla’s EV Charging Standard

Toyota and Lexus Embrace the Electric Future: Adopting Tesla’s EV Charging Standard

The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is in full swing, and automakers are racing to electrify their fleets. In a significant development, Toyota and its luxury brand, Lexus, have recently made headlines by announcing their adoption of Tesla’s EV charging standard. This strategic move is poised to profoundly impact the global EV landscape as it seeks

Acura MDX

Acura MDX

When it comes to luxury SUVs, few brands can match the prestige and reputation of Mercedes and Range Rover. However, one brand has been making waves in the industry with its latest offering – the Acura MDX. This article will explore why you should consider buying an Acura MDX over a Mercedes GLS or a

USPS is buying Thousands of Ford Electric Vans

USPS is buying Thousands of Ford Electric Vans

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently announced its plans to purchase 9,250 Ford electric delivery vans. This marks a significant step forward in the USPS’s efforts to modernize its fleet and transition to more sustainable transportation options. The deal is part of a broader effort to electrify the USPS’s fleet, which currently consists of

Rivian layoffs

Rivian layoffs

Rivian Automotive, the electric vehicle start-up, has recently announced the layoff of another 6% of its workforce, bringing the total number of employees who have lost their jobs since the company’s founding in 2009 to 10%. This move is seen as an effort to restructure and streamline operations as the company moves towards commercial production

Uber drivers will soon be able to rent Tesla and Polestar EVs throughout Europe

Uber drivers will soon be able to rent Tesla and Polestar EVs throughout Europe

As electric vehicles (EVs) continue to gain popularity in Europe, two major car companies, Polestar and Tesla, are now offering rental options for their EVs. This gives drivers the opportunity to experience the benefits of driving an electric car without committing to purchasing one outright. Polestar, the luxury electric car brand owned by Volvo, recently

Mercedes-Benz will drop the EQ brand

Mercedes-Benz will drop the EQ brand

Mercedes-Benz, the German luxury car manufacturer, is reportedly planning to drop the EQ brand for its electric vehicles (EVs). The EQ brand, which stands for “Electric Intelligence,” was launched in 2016 as a sub-brand for Mercedes’ electric vehicles. According to industry sources, Mercedes has decided to phase out the EQ brand in order to simplify

Electric Cars

Electric Cars

Owning an electric car has numerous advantages over owning a traditional gasoline-powered vehicle. Here are some of the top benefits of making the switch to electric: In summary, electric cars offer numerous advantages over traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. They are better for the environment, require less maintenance, have lower operating costs, offer high performance, and may

Electric DeLorean

Electric DeLorean

Pure nostalgia will make this a hit. If this is the final design, this thing will look really good. We need more EV options on the market to drop prices and drive the industry to create more charging stations with a robust support system in place. The DeLorean DMC-12, made famous by the “Back to

Wrecked Sequoia

Wrecked Sequoia

  As usual, I was driving minding my business, and came across this disaster. This amount of damage would warrant a right off. I hope this wasn’t a hit and run! If I woke up in the morning, got my kids ready for school, brewed a come of coffee, and headed out to my reliable

Tesla Driving the Electric Revolution

Tesla Driving the Electric Revolution

The automotive landscape is undergoing a seismic shift, and at the forefront of this revolution is Tesla, the company that has not just manufactured cars but transformed an entire industry. In this era of electric propulsion, Tesla stands as a beacon of innovation, capturing hearts and steering the automotive narrative in a new direction. While

I Got a Flat.

I Got a Flat.

I was just driving along when my TPM (tire pressure monitor) sensor came on. I just checked the pressure on all my tires so I was a bit puzzled. I didn’t want to take any chances potentially having to jack up my huge body-on-frame SUV in the busy cold NY (24 degrees Fahrenheit) streets, so

2019 Maybach

2019 Maybach

Love it or hate it (but let’s be honest, you have to understand the purpose!), the new Maybach is a strikingly well-appointed refresh, pushing the boundaries of luxury in the automotive world. The 2019 model year is a clear statement from Maybach, attempting to carve its own identity and distance itself from the regular S

Genesis Essentia Concept EV

Genesis Essentia Concept EV

Now that Genesis is its own brand, it’s time to start showing the world what they have in store for Mercedes, Audi, and BMW. The Genesis Essentia is a nice start, with a claimed drivetrain good for 0-60 in 3.0 seconds, a luxuriously plush interior, and a minimalist design. It would be nice to see

Lexus GX 460

Lexus GX 460

So, I recently bought a Lexus GX 460, and it’s a great body-on-frame vehicle with good performance and excellent off-road capabilities. The headlights are bright, the suspension is smooth, and the interior, complete with the real leather package and real wood trim, is wonderful. However, I have a couple of issues. The head unit is