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DSRC devices on a sign post and car roof, DSRC V2X traffic signal, and V2X cars and a scooter

The Car Language Dilemma of Radio-Based DSRC v. Cellular Based V2X: VHS or Betamax? 100 Years Ago: Gas or Electric Car?

Which shall it be? Betamax or VHS? Although fully driverless autonomous cars are years and miles away, as we get there shortly, cars need to learn now, how to communicate to each other as they robotize. But car makers are battling each other over older radio DSRC v. the newer cellular V2X, and the debate, like American politics, is getting intense. It’s the same kind of moment we went through when deciding which video platform to use 40 years ago, even 100 years ago which kind of car, gas or electric?
Array of BEV and PHEV cars from Tesla, Chevy, and Sono Motors

EV’s On California HOV Lanes: Where All Plug-Ins are not the Same

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: One of the fringe benefits of golden state citizenry is you get exemption from occupancy rules on California HOV lanes if you drive some kind of electric plug-in. But lately too many single occupant cars are clogging up the lane. They need to narrow the criteria. They started by asking WHO should be allowed access? Instead, maybe Californians need to start a national conversation with a reset to ask exactly: WHAT KIND OF ELECTRIC CAR should have access?
Elon Musk and Tesla EV Pickup Truck

Where Electric Pickup Trucks Can Be Used If Produced Today

Last month Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla pickup truck may come sooner than thought. A week ago GM's Mary Barra hinted at possible electric trucks as well (according to the News Wheel). Here we are taking a look at where electric pickup trucks can possibly be used if they were produced today with rumored capabilities.
Tesla Model S Battery Charging at Supercharger

The Worldwide Car Battery Shortage and is Your New Car Order Affected?

With the growing rapid output of worldwide EV production, the glaring reality of supply and demand becomes more obvious as to which key players in the auto industry are prepared for battery shortages and which ones are not. Regardless, if the company you buy a BEV from is not one of “the big three,” you should expect you car order to be delayed because of battery shortages by the factory.
EV Battery Pack 1200x900 size

Interesting Announcement from Honda and GM to Make EV Batteries Even Cheaper, More Powerful

There is a very interesting development to from Honda and the General Motors to make electric car batteries even cheaper and more powerful. At least Honda is getting more serious about EVs, not just fulfilling compliance requirements. GM may move beyond The Volt and Bolt.
2017 Chevy Bolt ad 1200x900 size

Is There a Reason Chevy Doesn't Advertise Its EVs on TV? They Are Great Cars

GM makes great cars and Chevy makes great EVs. Yet, you will hardly see a Chevy Volt or a Chevy Bolt advertised on TV. Torque News wants to explore the situation and search if there is a reason for Chevy not advertising its electric cars on TV as actively as other major carmekers do.
Cars in a dealership parking lot

4 Most Common Ways Dealers Steer Car Buyers away From EVs

The last time you went to a car dealership to buy a new or used car, most probably you were not introduced to the dealership's used or new electric car inventory. At last, this is according to a new study by a group of researchers who posed as car shoppers. I am not surprised as I will tell you what my local Chevy dealer told me once.
Black and white car color

The Most Popular Car Colors and The Modern Paint Technology

Henry Ford once said about his Model T, "you can have any color as long as it's black". When I was a kid in the 60's the cars in my neighborhood were always painted cool colors. One neighbor owned a 59 Nash Rambler painted Plumb Purple. There were Orange Plymouth Road Runners. We had a Harvest Gold 67 Chevy Impala wagon. With the spring weather here I am seeing all the classic cars out riding around the neighborhood. And they are beautiful.
GM EV without steering wheel

Uber Fatality vs Tesla Model X Fatality: The Difference and Safeguards for Self-driving Cars

Recently two major accidents shook the world of electric and self-driving cars: one involved self-driven Uber and the second involved a Tesla Model X in which autopilot was engaged.Is there a difference in these accidents? Tesla investors, in particular want to know because soon self-driving cars will be strictly regulated. Here are some details we know.
2017 Chevy Bolt Interior

Ways GM Can Sell More Chevy Bolts and Help Customers To Get The Most Out of $7,500 Incentive

If you are in a market to buy a Tesla Model S, Model 3, Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bot or simply another electric car apparently there is a very good way of taking advantage of the $7,500 tax incentive if you own a 401K. And you dealership's salesman may not even know about it.
Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Autonomous Car

When Will Autonomous Vehicles Become a Reality and How Will They Really Be Used

Predicted time-table shows we will see autonomous cars in our future, but large changes will come in decades because of incredible challenges and complex driving environment. These scenarios illustrate how autonomous vehicles could impact various users' travel

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