Biden Hits Chinese EVs With 100 Percent Tariff

President Joe Biden drastically hiked tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles as a way to protect the U.S. auto industry’s less-than-stellar EV effort as boatloads of new cheap EVs from China fail to reach our shore. The White House announced that it was imposing tariffs on $18 billion in Chinese goods – including a 100 percent … Read more

Trump’s 100 Percent Tariff On Chinese Cars Would Be A Disaster

Former President and current candidate Donald Trump directed promises of potentially economically devastating tariffs toward China and Mexico during a rally at the Dayton, Ohio airport on Saturday. The twice-impeached face of the Republican party claimed that he would impose a 100-percent tariff on vehicles made in Mexico by Chinese companies, in addition to the … Read more

Fears Over Chinese Cars Finally Hit The White House

Good morning! It’s Thursday, February 29, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. 2024 Polestar 2: Your Questions, Answered 1st Gear: Biden Weary Of Chinese Cars U.S. officials are going to … Read more

Weekend News Roundup February 24, 2024

Overall, the U.S. auto industry has largely recovered from the supply chain issues that drove the cost of new cars through the roof and brought the price of used cars up along with it. Not all new cars are selling below MSRP now, but enough are that you can generally expect to find a deal … Read more

Consumer Reports Says These Cars Are Currently The Worst Deals

Photo: Ford This one may be a bit outdated, as Consumer Reports has the MSRP on a front-wheel drive 2024 Ford Maverick Hybrid XL SuperCrew listed at $23,815 with an average transaction price of $25,691, leading to an increase of $1,876, or eight percent. If you check Ford’s website, though, MSRP for a 2024 model … Read more

NHTSA Is Investigating “Unintended Vehicle Movement” In Fisker Oceans

Photo: Fisker Much like a real-life sea, the Fisker Ocean’s start has been rocky. The crossover released to multiple failed flip attempts, only to be beset by issues around little things like “moving the car.” Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating issues around the Ocean’s ability to not move. According to Bob: … Read more

Here’s How IIHS Crash Tests Have Evolved Over Almost 30 Years

New ratings for front crash prevention systems – IIHS News The first IIHS tests of automated front crash prevention systems was implemented in 2013, and tested vehicle detection of vehicle-to-vehicle, and front-to-rear crashes. In the early days of this test, ratings were assigned based on tests conducted at 12 and 25 miles per hour, as … Read more

These Are The Best EVs Not Sold In The U.S.

Photo: SAIC-GM-Wuling The good EVs haven’t made it to America yet and it’s likely that they won’t. The best ones seem to be available mostly overseas where people have many more affordable options, like those in this collection of EVs we can’t buy in the U.S. By now, you’ll have seen reports that EV sales … Read more