What to know about Tesla slashing prices

Last week, Tesla slashed prices on its lineup by up to 20%. The changes mean some models now qualify for an additional $7.5k federal...
Jacob Cohen • January 17, 2023

President Biden is laying down the law for EVs

Not all automakers have embraced the shift to electric, but soon they may have to. Last Thursday, President Biden set a goal to speed up...
Rob Litterst • August 9, 2021

Digits: Icelandic workers, an art critic’s epic smackdown, and Toyota’s tiny win

“It’s a me…a Mario!” (Soure: GameRadar) Days after a rare version of The Legend of Zelda grabbed $870k at auction (a record), a pristine copy...
Jacob Cohen • July 13, 2021

How will Big Auto’s EV push affect car dealers?

You may have heard: Old industry carmakers are going all-in on electric vehicles (EV). Per CNBC: GM plans to spend $27B on EV models through 2025...
Trung T. Phan • June 15, 2021

Digits: Electric pickups, a $260m ‘floating’ park, and a DVD SPAC

The electric F-150 in all its glory (Source: Getty Images / Jeff Kowalsky) In this new section, we’ll break down the week’s headlines by-the-numbers. It appears...
Jacob Cohen • May 24, 2021

All-electric pickups are almost here

Back in 2019, Ford had its prototype all-electric F-150 pickup truck tow a double-decker, 10-car freight train filled with 42 other F-150s. Not to rain...
Jacob Cohen • April 28, 2021

Flying cars are coming…maybe

Coming to a neighbourhood near you (Source: Hulton Archive / Getty Images) Peter Thiel famously quipped: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” The...
Trung T. Phan • April 12, 2021

The EV delivery market is charging up

Photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images In just a few short months, 2021 has witnessed a push for electric vans that shows no signs of running low...
Jacob Cohen • March 29, 2021

People bought boats like crazy last year

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on car and airplane sales. Between travel restrictions and reduced domestic mobility, dealerships and major manufacturers in both...
Zachary Crockett • March 23, 2021

WFH has caused a massive chip shortage. And it’s costing car companies billions.

If it’s not nice to kick someone while they’re down, then COVID has been quite the car bully. After US auto sales ended 2020 down...
Jacob Cohen • February 9, 2021

Tesla’s discounted insurance program drives into a few early potholes

Tesla just announced the launch of Tesla Insurance: Tesla owners in California now can sign up for rates between 20% and 30% lower than...
Conor Grant • August 30, 2019

Ford’s secret fight for a pickup truck emoji

Starting next year, emoji pickup trucks will likely be available on cell phones near you (Google and Android). It makes sense: Pickups are the...
Mark Dent • July 18, 2019

The mega-rich are buying ‘branded residences’ from Porsche and Bulgari

Beachfront mansions are sooo last year. Instead, ultra-rich vacationers are buying “branded residences” built by Porsche, Armani, and Bulgari, reports The New York Times. It...
Conor Grant • February 24, 2019

Ford plans to ride into the electric future in an F-150 that’s both fuel efficient and badass

Yesterday, Ford announced that it will create all-electric versions of its classic F-series of trucks, including the best-selling F-150. After announcing last year that it...
Conor Grant • January 18, 2019

Harley-Davidson debuted its first all-electric motorcycle as the electric hog market revs

Harley-Davidson announced that it will begin taking preorders for its highly anticipated electric motorcycle, LiveWire, this fall and expects to have them on the...
Wes Schlagenhauf • January 10, 2019

Across the globe, we can’t seem to agree on who self-driving cars should save in crashes

Self-driving cars promise to reduce the 40k+ car-crash deaths that occur every year in the US, but some deadly crashes will remain unavoidable: So...
Conor Grant • October 26, 2018

Harley-Davidson’s profits get a boost from international sales, while US sales continue to spin out

Look, the company’s been haulin a** for 115 years, and besides its pristine machinery, the sultan of ’sphalt has a little thing called worldwide...
Wes Schlagenhauf • October 24, 2018

Aston Martin’s London Stock Exchange debut was… not what James Bond was hoping for

We can assure you that James Bond was shaken, not stirred, after hearing the news about Aston Martin’s stock market debut. The beloved Bond car...
Wes Schlagenhauf • October 4, 2018

Thanks to slipping sales, Ford is on a collision course with the investment junkyard 

Ford’s credit fell to a “Baa3” rating this week — just a single notch above what investors would classify as junk. The company has been...
Conor Grant • August 31, 2018

Carpool buddies: Toyota to invest $500m in Uber

In the form of a $500m investment, Toyota has agreed to work with Uber on improving safety and cutting transportation costs in the autonomous...
Wes Schlagenhauf • August 29, 2018

Nikola v. Tesla: Musk’s company sued for $2B by hydrogen truck startup Nikola motors

Production issues of its new Model 3, controversy over a fatal autopilot car crash, getting trade secrets stolen by ol’ Anthony “sticky fingers” Levandowski…...
Wes Schlagenhauf • May 3, 2018

Ford doubles its electric car investment to catch up with the competition

On Sunday, Ford said they plan to jump-start their electric vehicle spending, promising to shell out $11B, and have 40 electric vehicles in their...
Wes Schlagenhauf • January 16, 2018

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