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!
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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?
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”
Published July 6, 2019 in Warp & Woof Pittsburgh Nice to See Yinz Agin’ William Sundwick Pittsburgh used to feel so familiar. Countless trips from the time I first met my wife, a native of McKeesport in southeastern Allegheny County. Then, after her mother died, and father moved to Florida, the trips stopped. But whenContinue reading “Pittsburgh”
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”
What Makes People Buy That Car?
Published May 2, 2019 in Warp & Woof What Makes People Buy That Car? Marketing Trends in the Auto Industry, a Photo Essay William Sundwick They were called “horseless carriages” for a reason. The earliest automobiles had open bodies fashioned from wood, sometimes with a folding top, like popular carriage designs of the time. Soon,Continue reading “What Makes People Buy That Car?”
Quest for the Perfect Car
Published March 31, 2019 in Warp & Woof Quest for the Perfect Car Five Step Process for Car Shopping William Sundwick We buy a car approximately every five-to-seven years. In a two-car family, that means cars generally sit in our driveway for a minimum of 11 years. Maybe as many as 15 years. So, carContinue reading “Quest for the Perfect Car”
Drive Better Electrically
Published March 21, 2019 in Warp & Woof Drive Better Electrically EVs, Past, Present, Future William Sundwick Electricity as a means of propulsion for self-contained road vehicles is as old, or older, than the internal combustion engine (ICE). But EV market share declined to zero for a large chunk of motor vehicle history. There wereContinue reading “Drive Better Electrically”
Car Shopping, 2018
Published February 7, 2018 in Warp & Woof Car Shopping, 2018 The Washington Auto Show William Sundwick My biggest challenge of the Washington Auto Show was meeting up with my wife. She beat me there by over twenty minutes – Metro from Capitol Hill was faster than traffic from Northern VirginiaContinue reading “Car Shopping, 2018”