Big news for electric vehicles in the United States as the Department of Energy has released its annual report on electric car charging stations available nationally. The report shows a huge increase in the number of available charging options nationally, with the bulk of them happening where we’d expect.
Read the referenced report here: https://www.energy.gov/eere/vehicles/articles/fotw-1089-july-8-2019-there-are-more-68800-electric-vehicle-charging-units
In this shaky cam interior review, http://www.AaronOnAutos.com gets into the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado in its ZR2 Bison configuration from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). With tons of off-road cred and a lot of truck goodness, the Colorado Bison is a great contender.
See also my Epic Camera Fail with this truck here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwtjSIGMLo0
Despite my having lobbied continually for a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Hellcat minivan, Chrysler did not unveil one at their special event in Michigan. Instead, they unveiled a new Hellcat muscle car and a new version of the Pacifica called the Chrysler Voyager. Here’s my highly disappointed self giving the skinny. http://www.AaronOnAutos.com
In this fan question, I’m asked about automotive core design teams. Who are the key players in a design team for a new vehicle and how do they all coordinate? I give a design process overview and list the people who’re usually involved.
In this question and answer video, http://www.AaronOnAutos.com answers a fan question about used car warranties and extended warranties. The answer isn’t simple, but I try to cover the reality of things.
Here I talk about my friend Jimmy Dinsmore’s book Mustang by Design, which includes not just the story of the Ford Mustang pony car, but also one of the chief designers behind it: Gale Halderman. Halderman worked in Ford’s design department for his entire career as a vehicle designer and the Mustang is one of his most iconic and well-loved works.
You can find a full written review of the book here: http://www.carnewscafe.com/2019/03/mustang-by-design/
Find the book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Mustang-Design-Halderman-Creation-Iconic/dp/1613254075