In the course of just a few short weeks, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a devastating effect on daily life in America, as well as each of the automakers that builds cars here. Tens of thousands have been infected, hundreds have died, many are unemployed or furloughed, and most of us have been advised to stay at home except for occasional runs for essentials like groceries and medications.[Read more…] about U.S. Automakers Respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic
CarGurus: Our Automotive Highlights of 2019
Few could argue that 2019 has been a fascinating year in the world of motoring – but what are your automotive highlights of 2019? We’d love for you to tell us in the comments section below this article, or via the CarGurus Facebook page. To get you started, below our writers have put forward their own automotive highlights of 2019, from pickups to Porsches.[Read more…] about CarGurus: Our Automotive Highlights of 2019
Is It Financially Insane to Buy Any Car Besides a Tesla?
At Tesla’s Autonomy Investor Day, Elon Musk had a show-stopping moment when he proclaimed that by the end of 2020, there would be one million Tesla “robotaxis” in service, providing owners with the potential to make $30,000 a year. Was it realistic? That truly doesn’t matter. Here’s what the robotaxi does for Tesla: [Read more…] about Is It Financially Insane to Buy Any Car Besides a Tesla?
New Teslas Could Last 1,000,000 Miles
We’ve all known people who sell their cars before they turn past 100,000 miles.
That was probably a wise move back in the 1980s, but today’s vehicles can live well past that mark, even doubling or tripling it with proper care.
Diesel engines can go even farther, routinely cruising past 500,000 miles.
The longevity of gasoline and diesel motors are ultimately limited by all the moving parts and heat generated by the process of turning liquid fuel into energy. Pistons, valves, injectors, gaskets, and more are subject to eventual failure, thereby limiting how long a motor can last.
Electric cars don’t have those parts and are sometimes advertised as needing less maintenance. But just how many miles can an EV go? Continue reading >>>
Tesla Faces Growing Pains While Planning European Expansion
There are some perks to Tesla ownership that customers believe are vital to the experience of owning one of the premium electric vehicles.
One of those perks is free access to the company’s network of superchargers. Another is quick and responsive maintenance and repairs.
Both of those perks seem to be fading away as Tesla grows. Customers are beginning to complain of long wait times for service and, at the same time, Tesla has announced that unlimited free charging access will soon be a thing of the past.
Is the novelty of Tesla ownership wearing off?