Myself and a few other journalists were talking shop over lunch today and one of us wondered which automaker would be next to adopt the North American Charging Standard for electric vehicles. The same standard developed and used by Tesla.
Nissan jumped on the bandwagon last week.
So, B and B, who's next?
I head to Los Angeles today for a press drive that will include some autocrossing.
I, personally, am not a fast autocrosser. Sometimes I'm a bit too conservative, strategy-wise, and other times I push a little harder but I don't balance the car well enough to walk the fine line between being aggressive and sliding off course and killing cones -- and thus, one's time.
Still, I enjoy it.
Watching NASCAR's race at Atlanta last night, I started thinking about how the manual transmissions on the next-gen cars are sequential and that the drivers don't need to use the clutch pedal to shift. This led me down a mental rabbit hole to my youth and the first manual-transmission vehicles I remember driving -- farm tractors.
Bear with me -- I am going somewhere with this, I promise.
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