Buick has been a totem for the people of Flint, Michigan, General Motors, and many Americans of a certain age … for 120 years, but how much longer?
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News Flash: Hyundai/Kia now #2 EV seller
Check out last Warp & Woof post (“Marketing All Those EVs”): global auto industry experiencing a shakeup, definite implications for EV future — not only are the Koreans number 3 in world for total auto production, but behind only Tesla in EV sales!
Marketing All Those EVs: Is the Auto Industry Up to the Challenge?
The future is electric — how will demand for EVs be satisfied in the near term? The mid-term?
What Became of Drag Racing?
Organized drag racing was never a sport – but it was and has always been a tribute to amateur mechanics everywhere, who love their cars
Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0
Warp & Woof, v. 2.0 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. I’ve been working on this project intermittently since I retired from the Library of Congress in 2015, after 42 years of service. Back in the day, maybe 10-15 years ago, when blogging was something people did – before social mediaContinue reading “Welcome to Warp and Woof, v.2.0”
General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980-2009
published July 9, 2020 in Warp & Woof General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980 – 2009 William Sundwick Founded in Flint, Michigan in 1908, the corporation that ushered in the automobile age in America and came to dominate the nation’s industrial economy by the 1970s, declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy just after celebrating itsContinue reading “General Motors, Decline and Fall, 1980-2009”
Warp & Woof, v.1.3
Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Warp & Woof v.1.3 Welcome to Warp & Woof, a blog from William Sundwick. Its purpose is to share with its readers some ways to navigate the philosophical, moral and aesthetic dimensions of life. It is not a scholarly blog, but the author hopes that his ownContinue reading “Warp & Woof, v.1.3”
Car Buying: The Experience
Published September 28, 2019 in Warp & Woof Car Buying: The Experience William Sundwick For a life-long car buff like me, shopping for a new car has been an exciting, intensely pleasurable, experience. Cars are fascinating to me: their design, their features, their engineering. I grew up with the industry, and I’ve followedContinue reading “Car Buying: The Experience”
Link from Think Progress
New data from Bloomberg — sales of ICE vehicles has already peaked in world, will represent 40% of U.S. new car sales by 2025 (50% in Europe and China), reason: cheaper batteries! (reference: “Drive Better Electrically” March 21, 2019)
Next Step in Car Shopping
Published May 9, 2019 in Warp & Woof Next Step in Car Shopping Advance to the Test Drive? William Sundwick This year’s Washington Auto Show was in April. Held later than last year, it began to push into 2020 model year marketing territory. Nevertheless, it provided a useful opportunity to further explore the 15 vehiclesContinue reading “Next Step in Car Shopping”