The Truth About Cars » Mormon Tabernacle Choir http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Mormon Tabernacle Choir http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Adventures in Automotive Branding: That “Distinctive Fender Sound” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/adventures-in-automotive-branding-that-distinctive-fender-sound/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/adventures-in-automotive-branding-that-distinctive-fender-sound/#comments Wed, 27 Mar 2013 13:48:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482431 Detroit is a funny market when it comes to advertising. In addition to the ads, commercials and billboards that you might see or hear in other markets from national and regional advertisers, there is some advertising that is specific to the automotive industry, usually from tier 1 vendors trying to make a sale to one […]

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Detroit is a funny market when it comes to advertising. In addition to the ads, commercials and billboards that you might see or hear in other markets from national and regional advertisers, there is some advertising that is specific to the automotive industry, usually from tier 1 vendors trying to make a sale to one […]

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Automotive Conspiracy Theories and Urban Legends http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/automotive-conspiracy-theories-and-urban-legends/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/automotive-conspiracy-theories-and-urban-legends/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:52:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481965 Is there something about cars and car companies that make people tend to believe that there are all sorts of conspiracies keeping us from driving the car of all our dreams? I ask the question because I can think of at least a half dozen urban legends, conspiratorial glosses put on actual events, and outright […]

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Is there something about cars and car companies that make people tend to believe that there are all sorts of conspiracies keeping us from driving the car of all our dreams? I ask the question because I can think of at least a half dozen urban legends, conspiratorial glosses put on actual events, and outright […]

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Revived Detroit Electric Brand to Open HQ in Detroit and Sell Electrified Exiges http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/revived-detroit-electric-brand-to-open-hq-in-detroit-and-sell-electrified-exiges/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/revived-detroit-electric-brand-to-open-hq-in-detroit-and-sell-electrified-exiges/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:57:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481737 Until the modern day revival of electric vehicles like the Teslas, Nissan’s Leaf or the Chevy Volt, the best selling electric car ever was the Detroit Electric, produced by the Anderson Carriage company from 1907 to 1939. They sold thousands of them (1914 was the high water mark with ~4,500 produced). Among the people who […]

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Until the modern day revival of electric vehicles like the Teslas, Nissan’s Leaf or the Chevy Volt, the best selling electric car ever was the Detroit Electric, produced by the Anderson Carriage company from 1907 to 1939. They sold thousands of them (1914 was the high water mark with ~4,500 produced). Among the people who […]

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Renault and French Unions Agree: No Plant Closures, 7,500 Jobs Cut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/renault-and-french-unions-agree-no-plant-closures-7500-jobs-cut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/renault-and-french-unions-agree-no-plant-closures-7500-jobs-cut/#comments Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:56:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481293 In what Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn described as a “historic” event, the automaker has come to an agreement with the three unions representing its French workers that will keep five Renault factories in France running until at least 2016 while using attrition and retirements to reduce their workforce by 7,500 employees. To keep all of […]

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In what Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn described as a “historic” event, the automaker has come to an agreement with the three unions representing its French workers that will keep five Renault factories in France running until at least 2016 while using attrition and retirements to reduce their workforce by 7,500 employees. To keep all of […]

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Are Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors An EV Gamechanger? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/are-graphene-micro-supercapacitors-an-ev-gamechanger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/are-graphene-micro-supercapacitors-an-ev-gamechanger/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478801 Energy density isn’t the only reason why battery-powered cars have never caught on. As was highlighted in Tesla’s somewhat less than successful media road trip, the amount of time it takes to fill batteries with electrons can be as significant a factor in the practicality of EVs as the amount of electrons those batteries can […]

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Energy density isn’t the only reason why battery-powered cars have never caught on. As was highlighted in Tesla’s somewhat less than successful media road trip, the amount of time it takes to fill batteries with electrons can be as significant a factor in the practicality of EVs as the amount of electrons those batteries can […]

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Jeep Compass’ Segment-Leading Capability vs Jeep Patriot’s Segment-Leading Capability http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/jeep-compass-segment-leading-capability-vs-jeep-patriots-segment-leading-capability/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/jeep-compass-segment-leading-capability-vs-jeep-patriots-segment-leading-capability/#comments Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:02:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478651 The decision by former Chrysler design chief Trevor Creed, approved by the company’s product planners and subsequently reaffirmed by Sergio Marchionne and his team of Fiat managers, to produce two compact Jeep SUVs, the Compass and the Patriot, has always confused me. Why spend money developing two different cars based on the same platform for […]

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The decision by former Chrysler design chief Trevor Creed, approved by the company’s product planners and subsequently reaffirmed by Sergio Marchionne and his team of Fiat managers, to produce two compact Jeep SUVs, the Compass and the Patriot, has always confused me. Why spend money developing two different cars based on the same platform for […]

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Save This 1969 Checker Aerobus From Getting Made Into Chinese Washing Machines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/save-this-1969-checker-aerobus-from-getting-made-into-chinese-washing-machines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/save-this-1969-checker-aerobus-from-getting-made-into-chinese-washing-machines/#comments Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477926 I like unusual cars. I’ll walk right past a half dozen ’57 Chevys and ’69 Camaros to see a single 1961 Rambler American. The Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti is penciled in as an annual stop for me. From that info you can probably figure out that I dig Checker cars. If a Checker is […]

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I like unusual cars. I’ll walk right past a half dozen ’57 Chevys and ’69 Camaros to see a single 1961 Rambler American. The Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti is penciled in as an annual stop for me. From that info you can probably figure out that I dig Checker cars. If a Checker is […]

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Plus ça Charge: Electric Touring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/plus-ca-charge-electric-touring/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/plus-ca-charge-electric-touring/#comments Sat, 16 Feb 2013 20:59:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477823 While following the he said he said back and forth between the New York Time’s James Broder and Tesla’s Elon Musk, over Broder’s unsuccessful drive from New York to Boston in a Tesla Model S, it seemed to me that one important factor affecting consumer acceptance of EVs is being obscured by all the Sturm und […]

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While following the he said he said back and forth between the New York Time’s James Broder and Tesla’s Elon Musk, over Broder’s unsuccessful drive from New York to Boston in a Tesla Model S, it seemed to me that one important factor affecting consumer acceptance of EVs is being obscured by all the Sturm und […]

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Ken Lingenfelter: New LT1 Engine A Challenge for Tuners http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/ken-lingenfelter-new-lt1-engine-a-challenge-for-tuners/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/ken-lingenfelter-new-lt1-engine-a-challenge-for-tuners/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477084 General Motors’ powertrain engineers have undoubtedly demonstrated with the LS family of V8 engines that pushrods still have a place in the 21st century. As successful and popular as the LS has been, I don’t think it’s much of stretch to assume that the new LT1 V8 in the all new seventh generation Corvette will […]

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General Motors’ powertrain engineers have undoubtedly demonstrated with the LS family of V8 engines that pushrods still have a place in the 21st century. As successful and popular as the LS has been, I don’t think it’s much of stretch to assume that the new LT1 V8 in the all new seventh generation Corvette will […]

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