The Truth About Cars » New York Times http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +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 » New York Times http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Report: Volkswagen Withholding Documents from US States’ Lawsuits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagen-withholding-documents-us-states-lawsuits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/report-volkswagen-withholding-documents-us-states-lawsuits/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 20:15:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1260177 The New York Times says U.S. states attorneys general are accusing Volkswagen from withholding critical documents from their investigations into the automaker’s admission that more than 500,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. were illegally polluting. The report says that Volkswagen is citing a notoriously strict German law that protects data and documents from investigations […]

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The New York Times says U.S. states attorneys general are accusing Volkswagen from withholding critical documents from their investigations into the automaker’s admission that more than 500,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. were illegally polluting. The report says that Volkswagen is citing a notoriously strict German law that protects data and documents from investigations […]

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When We’re All Driving Electric Cars, What Will We Be Spending Gas Money On? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/driving-electric-cars-will-spending-gas-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/driving-electric-cars-will-spending-gas-money/#comments Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1200929 An interesting combination of reports, compiled by the New York Times, shows that Americans saved money at the pumps from cheaper gas is mostly going to more gas and more expensive gas. The average American should have saved roughly $41 from cheaper gas prices, according to a report by JPMorgan. Instead of taking home those savings, […]

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An interesting combination of reports, compiled by the New York Times, shows that Americans saved money at the pumps from cheaper gas is mostly going to more gas and more expensive gas. The average American should have saved roughly $41 from cheaper gas prices, according to a report by JPMorgan. Instead of taking home those savings, […]

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Report: VW’s Dirty Diesels May Have Caused Up to 100 Deaths http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-vws-dirty-diesels-may-caused-100-deaths/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-vws-dirty-diesels-may-caused-100-deaths/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 19:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1183450 A report by the New York Times estimates that Volkswagen cars that illegally polluted up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides may have contributed to more than 100 premature deaths in the U.S., nearly equal to the faulty GM ignition switch that has been linked to 124 deaths. The researchers calculated the effects of the […]

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A report by the New York Times estimates that Volkswagen cars that illegally polluted up to 40 times more nitrogen oxides may have contributed to more than 100 premature deaths in the U.S., nearly equal to the faulty GM ignition switch that has been linked to 124 deaths. The researchers calculated the effects of the […]

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Arrested for DUI, Woman’s Probation Becomes Nightmare http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/arrested-dui-womans-probation-becomes-nightmare/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/arrested-dui-womans-probation-becomes-nightmare/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132673 Over the weekend, the New York Times detailed the story of a black woman in Baltimore who, 18 months after being arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol level of .09, has endured more than a year of unusually stiff penalties and harsh treatment. The story highlights the tale of 40-year-old Donyelle Hall who had a clean […]

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Over the weekend, the New York Times detailed the story of a black woman in Baltimore who, 18 months after being arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol level of .09, has endured more than a year of unusually stiff penalties and harsh treatment. The story highlights the tale of 40-year-old Donyelle Hall who had a clean […]

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Editorial: BP’s Settlement and a Pound of Flesh http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/oped-bps-settlement-pound-flesh/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/oped-bps-settlement-pound-flesh/#comments Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1109145 Last week’s news of BP’s $18.7 billion settlement with federal and state governments brought to close the second act of one of the worst environmental tragedies of all time. There’s no promise that the third act won’t drag out for decades and ultimately end in heartbreak either. BP’s structured settlement means the oil producer will […]

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Last week’s news of BP’s $18.7 billion settlement with federal and state governments brought to close the second act of one of the worst environmental tragedies of all time. There’s no promise that the third act won’t drag out for decades and ultimately end in heartbreak either. BP’s structured settlement means the oil producer will […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: How Do You Handle Recall And Service Bulletins? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-do-you-recall-handling-service-bulletins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-do-you-recall-handling-service-bulletins/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:53:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806346 Since arriving at TTAC, I have been continually challenged and impressed by the B&B. The knowledge, wisdom, and rather civil discourse that arrives in response to the so-called journalism I produce is awe inspiring, often. Thank you, B&B. I’ve also been tasked with handling the GM recall story, given my technical background and my familiarity […]

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Since arriving at TTAC, I have been continually challenged and impressed by the B&B. The knowledge, wisdom, and rather civil discourse that arrives in response to the so-called journalism I produce is awe inspiring, often. Thank you, B&B. I’ve also been tasked with handling the GM recall story, given my technical background and my familiarity […]

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Strict Enforcement of NY’s Parking Laws Affects Official Vehicles http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/strict-enforcement-of-nys-parking-laws-affects-official-vehicles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/strict-enforcement-of-nys-parking-laws-affects-official-vehicles/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:08:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=753065 The New York Times reported Sunday on how strict enforcement of parking violations in Manhattan is causing problems for government agencies as they are forced to reclaim official vehicles that have been towed. In most cities, official vehicles are kept immune from the effects of parking enforcement by dashboard placards that allow government officials to […]

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The New York Times reported Sunday on how strict enforcement of parking violations in Manhattan is causing problems for government agencies as they are forced to reclaim official vehicles that have been towed. In most cities, official vehicles are kept immune from the effects of parking enforcement by dashboard placards that allow government officials to […]

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News Flash: Prius Pokes Pedestrians, Bimmers Bump Blithely, Ladies Catch A Break http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/news-flash-prius-pokes-pedestrians-bimmers-bump-blithely-ladies-catch-a-break/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/news-flash-prius-pokes-pedestrians-bimmers-bump-blithely-ladies-catch-a-break/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:15:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499340 You’ve always suspected that BMWs don’t respect pedestrian safety. Now there’s a survey that confirms what you already believed, making you feel very warm and fuzzy inside. The NYT is reporting some details of a study of motorist behavior and courtesy to pedestrians. It confirms much of what you’d expect: The study also found that […]

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You’ve always suspected that BMWs don’t respect pedestrian safety. Now there’s a survey that confirms what you already believed, making you feel very warm and fuzzy inside. The NYT is reporting some details of a study of motorist behavior and courtesy to pedestrians. It confirms much of what you’d expect: The study also found that […]

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Musk Blames NY Times For $100 Million Loss, Should Blame Himself http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/musk-blames-ny-times-for-100-million-loss-should-blame-himself/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/musk-blames-ny-times-for-100-million-loss-should-blame-himself/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:03:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479142 Tesla CEO Elon Musk found the perfect scapegoat for lost Tesla sales and a 13 percent drop of the company’s stock: John Broder of the New York Times. Musk told Reuters that “Tesla has lost about $100 million in sales and canceled orders due to the Times story, which said the sedan ran out of […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk found the perfect scapegoat for lost Tesla sales and a 13 percent drop of the company’s stock: John Broder of the New York Times. Musk told Reuters that “Tesla has lost about $100 million in sales and canceled orders due to the Times story, which said the sedan ran out of […]

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Who Lost The Total Tesla Twitter War? An After Action Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/who-lost-the-total-tesla-twitter-war-an-after-action-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/who-lost-the-total-tesla-twitter-war-an-after-action-report/#comments Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:58:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478477 As a retired operative of the auto propaganda community, I watched the schoolyard brawl between Tesla’s Elon Musk and the New York Time’s John Broder with detached interest. I won’t re-hash it again. Unless you live in a monastery in Tibet, and your Samsung Note 2 was impounded, because you were caught masturbating to Google […]

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As a retired operative of the auto propaganda community, I watched the schoolyard brawl between Tesla’s Elon Musk and the New York Time’s John Broder with detached interest. I won’t re-hash it again. Unless you live in a monastery in Tibet, and your Samsung Note 2 was impounded, because you were caught masturbating to Google […]

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New York Times Public Editor Throws Reporter Under The Electric Bus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/new-york-times-public-editor-throws-reporter-under-the-electric-bus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/new-york-times-public-editor-throws-reporter-under-the-electric-bus/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:42:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=478126   The New York Times had their public editor (think ombudsman) publish a response to the whole “Dead Tesla’ fiasco (summary by our own Dan Wallach here), and it is far from kind to reporter John Broder. While Public Editor Margaret Sullivan defends Broder against Tesla founder Elon Musk’s claims that he “faked” his test […]

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  The New York Times had their public editor (think ombudsman) publish a response to the whole “Dead Tesla’ fiasco (summary by our own Dan Wallach here), and it is far from kind to reporter John Broder. While Public Editor Margaret Sullivan defends Broder against Tesla founder Elon Musk’s claims that he “faked” his test […]

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Tesla vs. The New York Times: Let’s Check The Logs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/tesla-vs-the-new-york-times-lets-check-the-logs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/tesla-vs-the-new-york-times-lets-check-the-logs/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:17:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477598 Pull up a chair, get some popcorn. The fireworks have been flying fast and furious. New York Times reporter John Broder wrote a piece about his press loaner Tesla running out of juice. Tesla, already smarting from the perceived slight given them by BBC’s Top Gear, decided they needed an ace up their sleeve: data logging. […]

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Pull up a chair, get some popcorn. The fireworks have been flying fast and furious. New York Times reporter John Broder wrote a piece about his press loaner Tesla running out of juice. Tesla, already smarting from the perceived slight given them by BBC’s Top Gear, decided they needed an ace up their sleeve: data logging. […]

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Dead LEAFs and GE Chargers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/dead-leafs-and-ge-chargers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/dead-leafs-and-ge-chargers/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=452941 The GE Wattstation killed my Leaf! That’s the story being reported by the New York Times as well as PlugInCars.com. As the tale goes, 11 Leaf owners have had their chargers “damaged” while charging with GE’s Wattstation home charging station. The relative significance of only 11 failures aside, the Nissan Dealer in San Pablo, CA […]

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The GE Wattstation killed my Leaf! That’s the story being reported by the New York Times as well as PlugInCars.com. As the tale goes, 11 Leaf owners have had their chargers “damaged” while charging with GE’s Wattstation home charging station. The relative significance of only 11 failures aside, the Nissan Dealer in San Pablo, CA […]

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Boycott Costco! Save The Chargers! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/boycott-costco-save-the-chargers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/boycott-costco-save-the-chargers/#comments Sun, 21 Aug 2011 15:22:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408219 The New York Times is outraged: “Just as plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt enter the market, Costco is reversing course and pulling its chargers out of the ground, explaining that customers do not use them.” Why in the world? Costco was an early leader in setting up charging station, also in […]

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The New York Times is outraged: “Just as plug-in cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt enter the market, Costco is reversing course and pulling its chargers out of the ground, explaining that customers do not use them.” Why in the world? Costco was an early leader in setting up charging station, also in […]

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TTAC In The New York Times http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/ttac-in-the-new-york-times/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/ttac-in-the-new-york-times/#comments Thu, 16 Dec 2010 07:43:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=377446 Ed Niedermeyer is too humble to say it, so it’s left to me: Ed just had his second third op-ed piece in the New York Times. Required reading.  Two core sentences: “In particular, what Mr. Obama called his “one goal” — having Detroit “lead the world in building the next generation of clean cars” — […]

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Ed Niedermeyer is too humble to say it, so it’s left to me: Ed just had his second third op-ed piece in the New York Times. Required reading.  Two core sentences: “In particular, what Mr. Obama called his “one goal” — having Detroit “lead the world in building the next generation of clean cars” — […]

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TTAC In NYT: GM “Taking Taxpayers For A Ride” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ttac-in-nyt-gm-taking-taxpayers-for-a-ride/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ttac-in-nyt-gm-taking-taxpayers-for-a-ride/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:18:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336452 No, General Motors is not paying back the taxpayers, nor will it ever fully… it’s more like a partial refund. That’s not exactly fresh news around here, but the Grey Lady called wanting the breakdown. So here it is. Just don’t ask how they misspelled the byline.

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No, General Motors is not paying back the taxpayers, nor will it ever fully… it’s more like a partial refund. That’s not exactly fresh news around here, but the Grey Lady called wanting the breakdown. So here it is. Just don’t ask how they misspelled the byline.

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