The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 set in motion a changing EV tax credit landscape. Every year between 2022 and 2029 the rules will change annually to incentivize EV production in North America, but not all the changes have been easy to understand. The US Treasury just released details on the vehicles that will qualify for either $3,750 or $7,50 in non-refundable tax credits … [Read more...] about Here Are The EVs and PHEVs That Still Get Tax Credits
The Real Reason We Won't Get the Chevy Montana in the U.S.? CAFE. Yes, the new Montana small truck is all kinds of awesome. No, we’re probably never going to get it in the USA. Why? It’s not because of the name (which is awesome), nor is it due to the 133 HP 1.2L three-cylinder turbo (less awesome), or even the fact that it’ll be front-wheel drive only. The real reason we … [Read more...] about The Chevy Montana is Not For Us. Here’s Why.
The 2023 Civic Type Rawr (as it will always be known to me) may be more of a “hot sportback” than a “hot hatch” but it’s undeniably insane. 315 eager ponies are channeled thorough one of the best 6-speed manuals in America and sent to the ground via 265-width summer tires. What’s not to love? The front wheel drive only design? Let's talk about the Type R. Now don’t get … [Read more...] about Alex’s Take: The 2023 Civic Type R Is Honda’s Mid Life Crisis Hatch
It’s time for some solid-state battery tough talk. Solid state batteries are the next step in the evolution of electric vehicles, but they are far from the panacea that they are presented as. Let’s take a deep dive into what solid state batteries are, what challenges they solve and importantly: what challenges remain even in a world full of solid electrolyte … [Read more...] about Solid-State Batteries Are Important, But They Won’t Solve Charging Times
In this episode Tim and Alex talk about Dodge's new small crossover, the first new model in more than a decade. But is it new? Haven't we seen this before? Perhaps in an Alfa suit? Also in this episode we discuss BMW's novel motor tech, the most embarrassing cars from the 1990s and 1980s, and the odd success of the ancient Dodge sedans, Toyota SUVs and more! … [Read more...] about Podcast 16 | Dodge Gets ”Horny,” BMW Goes Efficient, The Most Embarrassing Cars To Drive
Not long ago, an SUV capable of a 4.7 second 0-60 would have unimaginable. After all, Lamborghini's first SUV was several seconds SLOWER. Enter the GLE 53, the entry-level AMG SUV. Yep, if you want to go faster, there's a GLE 63 S in both 'Coupe' and SUV body styles, but I suspect the GLE 53 might just check all the needed boxes. Don't get me wrong, I love that the GLE 63 … [Read more...] about The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 is Just the Right Amount of Crazy
2023 Dodge Hornet First Look The long rumored reinvention of the Dodge brand is finally at hand with the first new Dodge in more than a decade: the new 2023 Hornet. What's in a name? Glad you asked. Hornet dates back to the AMC days, before they were acquired by Chrysler, Dodge's parent company. The 1970 Hornet was the replacement for the Rambler American line of vehicles and … [Read more...] about 2023 Dodge Hornet | First Look
Durango Hellcat Returns and Other Dodge News: Dodge has been dropping pretty big hints lately that a "new era of electric muscle car" is nearly upon us, but if gas is still your thing, fear not, Dodge still has the most bat-shit crazy options on offer and one is coming back for a 2023 encore. That's right, the three-row hellkitty is baaack! I have to admit this is a bit … [Read more...] about Durango Hellcat Returns and Other Dodge News
Brembo Sensify: Brembo, the widely recognized leader in performance brakes, plans to change the very nature of brake application in your next car starting in 2024. The Italian firm is calling their braking system "Sensify," and it's more than just a set of Brembo calipers and some brake pedal tuning, Brembo aims to replace the entire system from pedal to wheel. I'll let … [Read more...] about Brembo Is Re-Inventing the Way Your Next Car Will Stop | Brembo Sensify
Auto Buyers Guide Podcast Powered by Alex on Autos In this episode Tim and Alex talk Volkswagen. What they have been up to, where they are going, and can VW ever really do well in the USA? Volume 1, Episode 2 Podcast theme music by: Brian Roskelly This episode's music provided by: Flashes by mezhdunami. https://soundcloud.com/mezhdunami Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 … [Read more...] about Auto Buyers Guide Podcast: Volume 1, Episode 2 | Can Volkswagen Ever Succeed in America?