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  1. After Snatching Away the Perk, Tesla Returns Free Charging to Certain Owners

    Chatty Tesla owners who compel their friends and family to consider buying a Model S or X are apparently behind the company’s U-Turn on paid Supercharger use. At the beginning of the year, Tesla, in a bid to fund a doubling of its fast-charge network, withdrew a big perk from the purchase of one of […] The post After Snatching Away the Perk, Tesla Returns Free Charging to Certain Owners appeared first on The Truth About…
  2. CEO Says it Could Be ‘Years’ Before Volkswagen Gets Its Corporate Culture Under Control

    Volkswagen has attempted to portray itself as a kinder and more responsible automaker in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal. However, CEO Matthias Müller says convincing middle management to change has proven exceptionally difficult. VW has been pushing to become — or at least seem like — a more transparent company that has decentralized its rigid […] The post CEO Says it Could Be ‘Years’ Before Volkswagen Gets Its Corporate Culture Under Control appeared first on …
  3. Trackday Diaries: Veni, Vidi, Vici, Amavi

    I don’t Netflix and I don’t chill. I live my life in the first person and I take my stories through my own eyeballs so I can turn around and tell them to you. So here is a little story for you, about a girl I happen to know. You can call her a woman, […] The post Trackday Diaries: Veni, Vidi, Vici, Amavi appeared first on The Truth About…
  4. Dealer Lesson: JM Lexus, the Most Successful Lexus Dealer In America, Is a No-Dicker-Sticker Store

    Half an hour from Fort Lauderdale, in Margate, Florida, sits JM Lexus, the highest-volume Lexus dealership in the United States. Even by Lexus standards, where throughput is the best of any premium automaker operating in America, JM Lexus’ 8,000-unit new vehicle sales tally in 2016 was striking. That’s more than 150 new luxury cars, crossovers, […] The post Dealer Lesson: JM Lexus, the Most Successful Lexus Dealer In America, Is a No-Dicker-Sticker Store appeared first on…
  5. QOTD: How Does Ford Turn It Around?

    It’s the dawn of a new era at Ford. With luck, nothing will change with the upcoming Bronco except, hopefully, an earlier launch date. By axing retiring CEO Mark Fields and elevating Jim Hackett to the biggest office in Dearborn, Ford hopes to chart a course towards larger profits and happy, smiling shareholders. After Fields […] The post QOTD: How Does Ford Turn It Around? appeared first on The Truth About…
  6. Rare Rides: This Vintage 1981 Subaru GL is a Charming Desert Fox

    Your Rare Ride today is a quite old 1981 Subaru GL wagon. It comes complete with a manual transmission, brownish paint, 4×4 drivetrain, brougham Desert Fox trim, and plaid seats. I figured you wouldn’t be too interested in seeing it. Oh, who am I kidding? You all clicked through as soon as you saw the […] The post Rare Rides: This Vintage 1981 Subaru GL is a Charming Desert Fox appeared first on The Truth About…
  7. Pittsburgh is Getting Tired of Uber’s Corporate Nonsense

    Pittsburgh boasts more bridges than any other city its size and Uber seems intent on burning every single one. After the ride-hailing company offered to test its autonomous platform in the city, Pittsburgh welcomed it with open arms. Now it’s starting to seem like it got a raw deal. Uber has become like the city’s drug-addicted teen — permitted […] The post Pittsburgh is Getting Tired of Uber’s Corporate Nonsense appeared first on The Truth About Cars…
  8. Freed from Gasoline, the 2017 Smart Fortwo Drops Its Price and Adds Range

    Will anyone notice? Mercedes-Benz certainly hopes so, as it recently choose to ditch gasoline powerplants altogether and make the Smart sub-brand an all-electric affair. The automaker announced pricing and specifications for its 2017 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive coupe and convertible today, billing the two-seater as one of the cheapest EVs you can buy. The droptop […] The post Freed from Gasoline, the 2017 Smart Fortwo Drops Its Price and Adds Range appeared first on The Truth About…
  9. EV Sales Surge in California after Chevrolet Bolt Introduction; Hybrids Take a Dive

    If the automotive market were a foot, electric vehicles would be the curled-up toe on the outside edge. It doesn’t take up a lot of space, you’re not entirely sure what it’s there for, and some people think it’s weird. Still, it clearly has a purpose to serve and it’s hard to imagine the foot without […] The post EV Sales Surge in California after Chevrolet Bolt Introduction; Hybrids Take a Dive appeared first on The Truth About …
  10. With Nothing Electric in Its Lineup, Subaru Considers an Easier Solution

    With the exception of Mazda and — until its Outlander PHEV finally lands on U.S. shores — Mitsubishi, Subaru remains one of very few automakers to completely eschew electrified powertrains. Despite lacking any fully electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid model (the unloved Crosstrek Hybrid met a quiet death last year), Subaru’s U.S. customer base continues […] The post With Nothing Electric in Its Lineup, Subaru Considers an Easier Solution appeared first on The Truth About Car…
  11. Hyundai’s Newest Crossover Has Hit a Snag

    Hyundai, which found itself lagging behind its rivals in the lucrative crossover and SUV market and figured it should do something about it, is having trouble getting its desperately needed subcompact crossover into production. The 2018 Kona, which we’ve so far seen only a portion of, is part of a better-late-than-never product push by the […] The post Hyundai’s Newest Crossover Has Hit a Snag appeared first on The Truth About…
  12. What’s Up With the Executives at AutoNation?

    At least twenty upper-echelon executives have left AutoNation since the start of 2014, with the vast majority bailing within two years. Short stints with an employer and lackluster job stability may be the norm for bottom-rung millennials but senior managers with years of experience have a tendency to stick around a while. That doesn’t necessarily mean there is something […] The post What’s Up With the Executives at AutoNation? appeared first on The Truth About Car…
  13. What Happened To Ford’s U.S. Market Share During The Mark Fields Era?

    Prior to this morning’s announcement that outgoing Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields is “retiring,” Fields was in charge at the Blue Oval for nearly three years. Just a little more than ten quarters, to be more precise. In eight of those quarters, Ford Motor Company U.S. market share declined, year-over-year. Ford was not without […] The post What Happened To Ford’s U.S. Market Share During The Mark Fields Era? appeared first on The Truth About…