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The Sierra Club’s Nationwide Study On The EV Shopping Experience

November 25th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Back in 2015, when we shopped EVs and then leased a Nissan Leaf, we were the primary EV educators up to the point of sale, not the salespeople. Even during the test drive, we had more knowledge. Our grasp on the function and reality of electric cars seemed to overwhelm the salesperson. We passionately emphasized why we wanted an electric car. Our sales person remained less than enthusiastic


How The Tesla CyberTruck Puts Ford, Chevy, & Ram In A Pickle

November 20th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

In this article, I'll talk about how Tesla's announcement of its CyberTruck will hurt sales of other pickup trucks, even before the truck ships its first unit. Make sure you also read Frugal Moogal's article about the broad effects of the industry's transition to electric vehicles and compares this transition to how other industries dealt with (or didn't) their own transitions. Frugal also wrote an article that is more specific, dealing with the Mustang's effect on Ford


FCA Finds No Love (From Renault, PSA, Or Daimler)

June 7th, 2019 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

After a long history of falling down, struggling, and getting up again, followed by a failed merger with Daimler AG, there was nobody willing to help rescue Chrysler after the 2008 crises. That is, until the nearly broke and also struggling Italian FIAT Group dressed in its best white knight suit and showed willingness to try it


Nissan Execs May Have Shot Themselves In The Foot

May 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

While Nissan’s executives deny it, many in the automotive media and even Carlos Ghosn himself think his arrest was orchestrated by Nissan executives to prevent a merger with Renault. If this is true, then the executives have indeed shot themselves in the foot


Convincing Mom To Get The Pacifica PHEV

April 8th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

I have 4 kids, so you might think I’d consider a minivan, but I’m just not a minivan person. I don’t have anything against them, but they’re just not for me. At all. My mom, on the other hand, loves them. She’s owned a number of different vans and minivans over the years. Her last two vans were Dodge Grand Caravans. She really likes them — enough, apparently, to go for three in a row


Tesla & Fiat Dance An Interesting Tango

April 7th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

We occasionally joke about people who have claimed for the past 11 years that Tesla will die any day. The truth is, though, it's nearly unbelievable that Tesla has indeed survived, and how quickly it has grown to become so big and influential.Fiat has been on the flip side of the electrification story, generally eager to avoid it, deny it, defer it, and complain about it


15 Automakers + 8 Additional Car Brands See Sales Drops In USA

April 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Now that we've got a truly mass market electric car in the US (the 13th best selling car in the country in the first quarter of 2019 and the best selling luxury car), I've found it interesting to take a closer look at changes in all automakers' overall car and automobile sales. I meticulously track changes from month to month and quarter to quarter using automaker sales reports for this purpose


Doctor Checkup: 10 Auto Companies With Largest Market Cap

December 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently published an article about Tesla passing up Daimler in market cap/valuation. Some readers were disappointed that Toyota was included in the chart and wasn't mentioned. Honda and Nissan weren't included either. So, here's the full list of the 10 top automakers by market cap


TeslaMondo Returns!

November 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Editor's note: For many moons and months, TeslaMondo was perhaps my favorite thing on the internet. It is a blog that offers insightful and hilarious commentary on Tesla. Hold on, let me rephrase that — it offers tremendously insightful and insanely hilarious commentary on Tesla. Alas, for more than one year, the person* behind TeslaMondo stepped deeper into the shadows and TeslaMondo went silent (*no, that person isn't me, despite what some people have claimed and how much I wish that were the case)



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