Remember when you were younger and you bought yourself that flashy sports car that looked and drove like you saw on the TV commercials? You would take it out on the open road, placing the accelerator all the way to the floor and never looking back. You would feel the adrenalin rush through your body as you crave the need for speed.
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.
When people think of a luxury car, they think of a fully loaded vehicle with the most state-of-the-art technology that can easily be controlled with the touch of a button. But it might be surprising to know that might not be the case.
A previous blog examined whether we will see fully autonomous vehicles on the road by the end of this year. Whether that is possible or not remains to be seen. But when these self-driving cars take to the road, there will be public safety and economic benefits, according to a distinguished think tank.
People who are driving older cars may think it’s a good idea to purchase an extended warranty. While there may be advantages to having an extended warranty, such as enjoying continuing coverage on your vehicle, the ability to choose your own plan and saving money on costly repairs, there are drawbacks as well, according to Automoblog.
California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed an executive order that will ban the sales of newly built gas-powered cars by the year 2035. He said the ban would help in the fight against climate change as more people make the switch to electric, zero-emission vehicles. The order would still allow the sale and ownership of used cars.
More than 50 years ago, it was not unusual to see junk cars left on the side of the road or winding up in a landfill. Since then, we have come a long way when it comes to handling junk cars.
Many people find leasing as a better alternative to financing a new car. Because lessees pay for only the depreciation of the vehicle and not the full value, their monthly payments may be lower. With leases lasting 24 to 36 months, they are not stuck in a long-term payment plan. In addition, the warranty covers the vehicle for the length of the lease.
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.
Despite its promise to have all of its airbags fixed, Takata has yet to complete this task. In fact, 24% of those recalled airbags have yet to be repaired. That means nearly 12 million vehicles are on the road with defective airbags.