The EPA Slams the Door on High Performance

By |2018-07-17T17:22:43+00:00March 9th, 2016|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Volkswagen|Tags: , , |

Published March 8, 2016, Los Angeles Daily Journal - If the Volkswagen emissions scandal has done anything, it has highlighted the enormous rule-making ability the Environmental Protection Agency possesses. The continued viability Volkswagen is threatened — if not brought into serious doubt — by the company’s attempt at sidestepping the EPA’s powerful mandate: build clean cars, or don’t [...]

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Gas Prices and Consumer Demand

By |2018-07-17T17:19:22+00:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , |

Published February 4, 2016, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The American consumer is an enigma when trying to understand the influence of retail fuel price on consumer buying habits. The NACS Consumer Fuels Survey reports that 71 percent of all consumers shop for gasoline based on price. This would suggest, rather strongly, that gas prices are a [...]

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A Failed System

By |2018-10-02T16:56:10+00:00November 14th, 2014|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Auto Recalls, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Class Action, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published November 11, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The sad truth is that automakers face little deterrent from U.S. authorities to correctly represent their vehicles’ fuel economy standards. The Environmental Protection Agency has long required manufacturers to state a vehicle’s fuel economy on the window sticker (officially called the Monroney sticker), but there is no regulatory [...]

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There’s No Honor in the System

By |2018-07-18T00:48:09+00:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, Fisker, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 6, 2014, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Fuel economy is a funny thing. While it is always a consideration for some consumers, its presence on the central stage for others frequently follows world energy politics. In 1973, when the price of crude oil quadrupled in six months during the OPEC oil embargo, fuel economy consideration [...]

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Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

By |2018-07-19T00:01:53+00:00December 4th, 2012|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Class Action, Environmental Protection Agency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 8, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - You would think that billion dollar companies that grace the halls of the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street Journal and the Fortune 500 would have the good sense to govern themselves with principles of honesty and integrity. If they don’t do it because it’s the right [...]

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Do It for the Kids

By |2018-07-19T19:45:34+00:00February 8th, 2011|Categories: Automotive Trends, Department of Transportation, DOT, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published March 7, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Few things in life are more tragic than the loss of an innocent young life.  There is just something about the playful innocence, the insatiable curiosity, and yes, the mischief and trouble that causes our society to go to great lengths to protect our young.  It is because [...]

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