Electrifying!

By | 2018-01-12T19:11:02+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Ford, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This week, the 51st rendition of the Consumer Electronics Show will rain down on the desert, Las Vegas style. Originated in 1967 as a small offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, CES has blossomed into the largest convention Las Vegas holds, by a long shot. With 2.4 million square feet of convention floor space that will [...]

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Phantom Stock

By | 2018-05-29T17:42:22+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Electric Cars, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tesla, Inc. — the famed electric car company named after Serbian physicist Nikola Tesla — has done what many considered to be the impossible: It has become the most valuable car company in the nation. Last month laid witness to Tesla’s stock surge to $314 per share, resulting in a market capitalization of $51.3 billion, and [...]

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Generation Next

By | 2017-06-03T00:18:09+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

There once existed a time when our teenage youth dreamt wildly of the car they someday hoped to own, adorning their bedroom walls with posters of European exotics and American muscle. Getting your driver’s license was as much of a rite of passage as any, exposing our budding generation to a cornucopia of opportunities, freedom and [...]

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Swimming in a Sea of Oil

By | 2017-07-13T17:06:11+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last year the U.S. achieved a goal long considered unapproachable: It surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest producer of oil. At 12.5 million barrels per day, the U.S. now extracts more oil than any of the OPEC countries, and more than Iran, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar combined.   It wasn’t always this [...]

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Year of the Snake

By | 2017-06-13T22:31:34+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

To be sure, 2014 will be remembered as a year the world changed — the year that honest disclosure gave way to raw deception; the year that automakers challenged our belief in all that is right and just.   The crisis began with General Motors’ admission on Feb. 7 that it had been concealing an ignition [...]

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A Failed System

By | 2017-06-13T22:36:52+00:00 November 14th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 penal system in place for manufacturers who fail [...]

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There’s No Honor in the System

By | 2017-06-13T23:13:46+00:00 August 11th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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 was at an all-time high. The same was [...]

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