In an effort to combat climate change, Uber announced that the ride-sharing company is calling on its drivers to switch to zero-emission electric vehicles (EV) by the year 2030. The company said its goal is to reach net-zero emissions within 10 years and become 100% emission-free by 2040.
The Wall Street Journal reported that today’s pickup trucks are bigger than they were almost 20 years ago. The article cited data from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory which showed that the average pickup is now 1,142 pounds heavier than it was in 1990.
A group of Camaro owners has filed a class-action lawsuit against General Motors, claiming the auto manufacturer knew about defects in the starters and heat shields for 10 years, but did nothing about it. The lawsuit says the defect affects approximately 750,000 Camaros between the model years 2010 and 2020. The plaintiffs are demanding that GM announce a recall, fix the starters and reimburse the owners for repairs.
A recent report from iSeeCars showed that the average price for a used car during the month of August increased 4.1% over the previous month. Last month’s average price was $23,705, compared to $22,764 in July.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently finalized an agreement with a group of automakers to reduce emissions within the Golden State. Ford Motor Co., Volkswagen AG, Honda Motor Co. and BMW AG initially entered into an agreement with CARB in July 2019. Volvo Cars later joined in, also finalizing its agreement on August 17.
Labor Day is the time when we start to say goodbye to summer. The next day, people have to return to work and children have to go back to school. In celebration of the holiday, and as a sendoff to summer, many people host a backyard barbecue with their family and friends. A survey by Statista showed that 58% of Americans fire up the grill on Labor Day.
With August almost coming to a close, that can only mean one thing: back-to-school shopping. While parents may be excited that school will soon be back in session, what they may be dreading is the cost of sending their children back to school.
Today’s vehicles are loaded with the most state-of-the-art technology that allows you to sync all your personal data inside the car. Bluetooth-enabled vehicles allow you to make phone calls hands-free using a touchscreen. Drivers also sync their mobile devices to play their favorite songs or give them directions. But when you bought a new car, did you check to see if your old car still had your personal information stored in it?
In his video message that was broadcast during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai, China, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he foresees Level 5 cars, also known as self-driving vehicles, hitting the road before the end of 2020. “I remain confident that we will have the basic functionality for Level 5 autonomy complete this year,” he said.
Some mechanics will trick unsuspecting car owners into getting unnecessary and expensive repairs done to their car. These mechanics will “discover” a “problem” somewhere and convince the customer that it needs to be fixed now. Continue reading “How Some Mechanics Scam Vehicle Owners”