The Vehicles

GM sells Opel to PSA – What does this mean for the European Bolt?

GM has confirmed that it will sell its European Opel division to PSA Peugeot Citroën, for 2.2 billion euros ($2.33 billion). GM has controlled Opel for more than 90 years, but it has lost almost $20 billion over the past two decades. Currency fluctuations due to Brexit contributed to a $257 million loss in 2016,… Read more »

Norwegian Electric Systems to provide hybrid electric systems for three new ferries

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) will deliver plug-in hybrid electric systems for three new ferries to be designed by Multi Maritime and built by Havyard Ship Technology. Each ferry has a capacity of 50 cars and 199 persons. Two will operate on the route between Brekstad and Valset, and one between Sandvikvåg and Husavik. The first… Read more »

Rocket Man – Elon Musk In His Own Words (book review)

Like Einstein, Picasso and Muhammad Ali, Elon Musk is a great aphorist. His pithy sayings are continually quoted in contexts ranging far beyond the techie press. In fact, whole web sites (shitelonsays.com) have been devoted to the utterances of the Californic oracle. Not all those who do great things are good at explaining how they… Read more »

Strict US auto emission and efficiency standards are history (updated)

As expected, the USA’s Climate-Change-Denier-In-Chief will move towards rolling back federal regulations on vehicle emissions. The change, which could undo one of President Barack Obama’s most significant environmental legacies, does not require action by Congress. Reuters reports that an announcement is expected from the Trump administration as soon as Tuesday. The expected order will reopen… Read more »