August 2017

Harvey's surprising effect on the auto industry.

Silver Lining? Hurricane Harvey's Unexpected Positive Effects On Auto Industry

Let's be clear, there is not one good thing about the incredible suffering Texans and Louisianans are going through. After the waters recede, the cleanup is going to take years and consume billions of dollars. Here's a surprising look at how the auto industry will be affected.
Tesla Semi Teaser

Can Tesla’s Semi truck be a disruptive force in the trucking industry?

I’m certain that is what Elon Musk is hoping it will be and it seems to have that potential. CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla Semi will out torque any diesel truck and it will enable long distance trucking with full loads. If a report from Scott Perry, an executive at Ryder System is to be believed, the Tesla Semi will have 200-300 mile range which would limit its uses to local & regional freight routes.
2017 Ford Mustang GT

Ford Recalls F150 and Mustang for More Takata Airbag Inflator Problems

Ford Motor Company has announced a numerically small recall of the 2017 Ford F150 and 2017 Ford Mustang over a concern that the Takata airbag inflators could fracture during inflation – risking injury to the occupants of the vehicle as little bits of metal go flying during a crash.
Red Tesla Model S 100D

Does Tesla removing the restrictions on Ludicrous mode make it less reliable?

Earlier this year, Tesla Model S owners discovered that the automaker was restricting power output in certain models equipped with its "Ludicrous" performance mode. The limits were tied to frequent use of "Launch Mode," essentially Tesla's version of launch control. If a driver used it too much, Tesla restricted power output to prevent excessive wear and tear on components.

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