EV world just tilted in Renault-Nissan’s favour

We’re being washed over with giant waves of what can be called “green car” news. Audi and General Motors just issued their latest sustainability reports; BMW has announced a big-battery i3; Tesla has sparked fevered interest in the promised Model 3; Ford is developing an electric vehicle (EV) to compete with the Chevrolet Bolt and …

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Infiniti embarks on latest brand-building adventure

I have been testing an all-wheel-drive 2016 Infiniti Q50 for several days. It is a lovely sedan and $8,000 less expensive than a uniformly equipped 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC – the best-selling model in the segment. Good as the Q50 is, last year Canadians bought about 2.5 times as many C-Class cars. It was a …

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What to ask Elon Musk: Tesla questions from the blogosphere

If you have even the slightest interest in Tesla Motors, here’s a fundamental question: What will the Model 3 cost? No, not what does Tesla CEO Elon Musk say the Model 3 will cost, but what will the Model 3 actually cost? Among those who believe the Model 3 will cost far more than the …

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The Donald and Saint Elon: huckster twins

I have for a long time seen a lot of Donald Trump in Elon Musk. However, I have been reluctant to share that view for fear of inciting the Musk fan base – a group that may not be as violent as the worst of The Donald’s cheerleaders, but is certainly as vehement. Here’s the …

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