Casey asks a question that reveals the misunderstanding of most Americans about the automotive industry. Culturally, we have a general ignorance about how cars are made and where. In this Q&A, I clear the air on automobile manufacturing.
In this Q&A episode, I answer Brent’s question about gasoline versus hybrid efficiency. Using some explanations and examples, I outline how much more efficient a hybrid can be and how efficient it should be if you’re going to spend the extra to buy one.
In this Q&A, Mark asks if the automotive awards seen in commercials are like movie awards given in Hollywood. I answer this question with a “Pretty much, yes” but then explain why some of the awards might be important and how those awards are given.
Answering questions, I got an interesting one about cigarette lighters and ashtrays in cars. A fan wants to know why they aren’t common anymore. Well, the answer is more complicated than just “because they don’t.” It’s driven by changing consumer expectations. Here’s the skinny.
This is an interesting question from a fan. It both made me realize that some conventions we take for granted are not always clear to those who aren’t in the business and that tradition often plays more of a role than we think. So here’s a lengthy, but multi-part answer …
Someone asked me about my take on the proposed EV tax in Illinois, which would tax electric cars at $1,000 per year for road use. I break down some numbers and give my thoughts on that plus my own best idea for road taxes that would be across the board …
In this Q&A segment, I answer a question posed by a fan. This is my explanation as to why there are not any electric (EV) pickup trucks on the market and why there won’t be a workaday truck on the market for some time.