In an article for The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell puts deep focus on understanding the automotive recall. In part, he interviews the head of Ford's recall office during the Pinto's exploding fuel tank campaign for an insider's view.
A teenager from New Jersey is hoping to turn his position as a virtual racing champion in the game iRacing into a real-world shot at stock-car competition. Yahoo Autos took him to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to drive an actual racecar for the first time.
Several startups in San Francisco are trying to bring a luxury experience to mass transit with fleets of highly upgraded buses that offer things like waiters onboard to deliver snacks. Could these companies be bad for the city, though?
The Huffington Post has tracked down three of the participants from MTV's Pimp My Ride and one of the co-executive producers for a fascinating read that delves into the show's behind-the-scenes production. It's probably more interesting than anything that actually aired.
A Washington Post opinion piece, refuting those who predict the death of electric vehicles - yes, again - explains that regulatory mandates underpin the existence and sales of BEVs, not the price of gas.
According To Drivers Of The Expensive EV, Fixing Something Can Be Quite A Shock
Green Car Reports says that Tesla Model S owners are finding out just how expensive aluminum can be to fix, with repair estimates like $7,000 to fix "a small dent and scratch" to $45,000 for "minor front-end damage." With aluminum figuring ever more in our automotive future to save weight, this could be the canary in the coal mine for all of us or just opportunistic price gouging.
According to Bob Lutz, a mid-engine Corvette was on track for production when he was with the company, but a lack of money caused it to fall through the cracks. Now, he thinks there is a good shot of one actually coming to market. The former GM exec lays it all out in a must-read op ed in Road & Track.
With the punishing set of responsibilities that come with command of three automakers, 60-year-old Carlos Ghosn is arguably the hardest working man in the auto industry. While his capabilities can hardly be doubted, it's quite clear that he can't do this job forever. And that's probably going to be bad news for the Renault-Nissan Alliance he so successfully helms.