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California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power

Electric vehicles are one way to carbon neutrality. Yet 20 percent of California PHEV owners have gone back to gas-powered vehicles. Published in Nature Energy on April 26th by the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis, the study found that PHEV buyers in California were abandoning the technology at a rate of […] The post California PHEV Owners Return to Gas Power appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Media, Congress, California, Marketing, Global, Sales, Maintenance, Bailout, Green, Rants, Industry, Infrastructure, Electric Vehicles, Autos


Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota?

Can the Toyota Tundra go toe-to-toe with the Ford F-150, and does it make sense to try? The F-150 is the most popular vehicle in the U.S., despite a 12 percent drop in sales. Ford still managed to sell 787, 422 F-150s in 2020. Toyota sold a little over 109,000 Tundras in 2020, down two […] The post Tundra Versus the F-150 – What’s Wrong with Toyota? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Sales, Quality, Production, Ford, Ram, Autos, F-150, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, New Cars, Titan, Silverado


Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again

In March, vehicle miles traveled (VMT) rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. According to the Auto Care Association, this was the first month since August 2019 that VMT topped 300 million miles. To give you some perspective, the distance between the earth and the moon is only 238,856 miles, according to Wikipedia. Last year, U.S. drivers were stuck […] The post Vehicle Miles Traveled On The Rise Again appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Travel, Media, Wikipedia, Traffic, Production, Industry, Autos, By The Numbers, News Blog, Auto Care Association, Pandemic, Product Planning, New Car Sales, Sign of the Times, VMT, Chart Of The Day


QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value?

Color counts when selling or buying a car. But which colors help or hurt? iSeeCars.com, a car search engine, performed exhaustive research on this topic, recently publishing the results. Their research confirms what we had heard previously from paint manufacturers. White, black, and silver are among the most popular colors. But that also means these colors […] The post QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Research, Used Cars, Autos, Colors, Trucks, SUVs, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Vans, News Blog, New Car Sales, Analyst Grades, Question of the Day, Rare Rides


QOTD: What Cars Are Driven Badly in Unpleasant Conditions?

Drivers of certain cars are prone to drive badly in foul weather. Over four million applicants for insurance are a pretty good indicator. Is it the type of car, or a more aggressive driver? You be the judge. Fog, rain, snow, and ice are weather conditions that could make a road unsafe even at the […] The post QOTD: What Cars Are Driven Badly in Unpleasant Conditions? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Luxury cars, Autos, Speeding, Luxury Brands, Crime And Punishment, By The Numbers, News Blog, Insurance Rates, Slow Drive, Accident Rates, Drive Badly, Driving Too Fast For Conditions, Insurance Statistics, Traffic Citations


Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It?

The pandemic has changed car buying plans for nearly three out of four shoppers who intended to buy in the next six months. New research from Comscore Automotive Data Mart, cited in a story today by Auto Remarketing, indicated the pandemic tops the concerns of four out of ten who had intended to buy. Shoppers […] The post Pandemic Changes Car Buying Plans, Or Has It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Media, Sales, Research, Data, Production, Industry, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Acquisition, Incentives, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Pandemic, High Finance, Dealer News


Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance

Hyundai Blue Link, a connected-car service first offered in 2018, can now be used to save on auto insurance. Hyundai’s usage-based insurance (UBI) program and Driving Score promotes safe, efficient driving habits. Through Verisk, a global data analytic firm, Hyundai drivers can opt-in to share their driving quirks. Receiving substantially lower insurance rates is the […] The post Hyundai Blue Link Connects Owners and Insurance appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Marketing, Insurance, Analysis, Korea, Autos, Connected Cars, Hyundai, Fuel Economy, Connected Vehicles, Incentives, Auto Insurance, By The Numbers, Verisk, Hyundai Blue Link


Barrett-Jackson VIN 001s Boost Auction Results

VIN 001s are a rarity few can appreciate, let alone afford. Barrett-Jackson, auctioneers with aplomb, moved a handful of them last weekend at their auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. Who can afford a VIN 001 is less important than why. After all, VIN 002 and any produced thereafter are the same. Will VIN 001 produce a […] The post Barrett-Jackson VIN 001s Boost Auction Results appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Media, Events, Charities, Auctions, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Branding, Barrett Jackson, Scottsdale Arizona, By The Numbers, News Blog, Ballers, Hammer Time, Bragging Rights, Rare Rides


Welcome to Electric Avenue — More Chargers on the Way

The Electric Highway Coalition, a consortium of six utility companies, will provide a network of  20-30 minute DC fast chargers for EV drivers, as reported by Electrek. Each of the utilities will be responsible for providing EV charging within their service areas, with most sites located along major highways for easy access and adjacency to […] The post Welcome to Electric Avenue — More Chargers on the Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Government, Green, Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Alternative Energy, Power Grid, Incentives, Electric Avenue, By The Numbers, News Blog, Between the Lines, Utility Companies, Charging Infrastructure, Electric Highway Coalition


Mini Sales Shrinking, BMW Slumps As Well

BMW of North America today reported falling BMW and Mini U.S. fourth quarter and full-year 2020 sales. BMW sales in the most recent quarter totaled 98,750 vehicles, a 2.0-percent decrease from the 100,797 vehicles sold in the fourth quarter of 2019. Mini sold 8,549 cars, a decrease of 3.6 percent from the 8,864 sold in […] The post Mini Sales Shrinking, BMW Slumps As Well appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Global, Sales, Used Cars, Autos, Bmw, North America, Sales And Marketing, Mini, BMW North America, By The Numbers, New Car Sales, Used Car Sales


Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less

Seniors, the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers alike, have adopted new retail habits. Large gains in digital spending have largely been a result of the pandemic, although many who have embraced these changes will likely stick with them post-pandemic. Digital spending has been growing for awhile, but e-commerce penetration by boomers and the Silent Generation […] The post Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Digital, Autos, Seniors, Baby Boomers, By The Numbers, News Blog, Silent Generation, Online Purchases, Digital Spending


The Rise of Purpose-Led Brands: Q&A With Accenture Strategy’s Bill Theofilou

Accenture Strategy’s latest Global Consumer Pulse Research finds that a majority of consumers across the globe prefer buying from brands that take a stand on issues they care about, and avoid those that don’t. Its 14th annual research study, “From Me to We:  The Rise of the Purpose-Led Brand,” surveyed nearly 30,000 consumers worldwide (2,000+ US consumers) and found that “purpose” is the elixir driving successful brands today. Purpose is influencing purchasing decisions: Nearly two-thirds (63...
Tags: Advertising, US, Report, Survey, Corporate Citizenship, Accenture Strategy, By The Numbers, Customer Relationships, Doing Good, 5 Questions, Global Consumer Pulse Research, Purpose-Driven Brands, Accenture Global Consumer Pulse Survey, Bill Theofilou, Purpose-Led Brands, Unilever IKEA


Destination: Bandon Dunes – By The Numbers

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure of spending 5 days walking the fairways of the greatest golf resort in North America with some good friends and fellow golf media types. Bandon Dunes Golf Resort is located in southwest Oregon along the Pacific Ocean, about 250 miles south of Portland and 500 miles […]
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Review, Oregon, Sport, Golf, Portland, North America, Pacific, Resort, Pacific Ocean, Bandon, Dunes, By The Numbers, Bandon Dunes


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results – November 2017 YTD

With a single month remaining in 2017, automakers are ramping up sales efforts in the hopes of finishing the year on a high note. At this time of year, most stores deploy all the tools in their arsenal, from magical incentives to generous trade-in values, in a bid to compete with consumer dollars generally spent […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results – November 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Autos, Auto Sales, Car Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures, American auto sales, November 2017 Sales


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: October 2017 YTD

It was only a mere blip, the year-over-year increase reported by the U.S. auto industry in September 2017. After eight consecutive months of decline, auto sales grew in September. But October’s results once again manifested a gradual and marginal decline. U.S. auto sales slid roughly 1 percent in October 2017 thanks in large part to […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: October 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Lists, Auto Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures, October 2017 Sales


Net Worth Update November 2017

While I love preparing my dividend watch list posts, updating my net worth is the absolute favorite post of the month for me to prepare and write.  Prior to writing this introduction I responded to the following comment from ‘Jim’, Enjoying the site. Personally, I don’t see the point of posting the “Net worth” statement each month if it only has % increases/decreases. Just not enough detail to be meaningful as a benchmark comparison. I’m currently struggling with the same question of whet...
Tags: Credit Cards, Marketing, Paypal, Ira, Long Island, Jim, My House, ROTH IRA, By The Numbers, Net Worth, Personal Situation, American Express Premier Gold Card


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: September 2017 YTD

U.S. auto sales exceeded analyst expectations with a big 6 percent year-over-year increase to 1.5 million units in September 2017, the first monthly improvement in 2017 so far. After auto sales fell 3 percent during the first two-thirds of 2017, big September increases from Toyota Motor Corp., General Motors, Ford Motor Company, American Honda, Nissan’s […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: September 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Lists, Auto Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures, September 2017 Sales


Detroit’s Passenger Car Sales Are Falling Way Faster Than the Overall U.S. Auto Industry’s

Across the U.S. auto industry, there are a number of auto brands that are actually selling more passenger cars in 2017 than in 2016: Jaguar, Lincoln, Infiniti, Subaru, Volkswagen. Some specific models, many with all-wheel-drive availability like the Audi A5, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Golf, are enjoying far greater sales success this year than last. […] The post Detroit’s Passenger Car Sales Are Falling Way Faster Than the Overall U.S. Auto Industry’s appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Autos, Chrysler, Lincoln, Dodge, Chevrolet, Audi, Detroit, Car Sales, Cadillac, Ford Fusion, Buick, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu


These 16 Cars Are Bucking America’s Anti-Car Trend in 2017

Through the first eight months of 2017, consumers across America have acquired 12 percent fewer new passenger cars than during the first eight months of 2016. That’s a drop of 565,000 sales, a rate of decline that stands in stark contrast to the U.S. auto industry’s 4-percent year-over-year light truck improvement. Cars now account for just […] The post These 16 Cars Are Bucking America’s Anti-Car Trend in 2017 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, Industry, Autos, Audi, Auto Sales, Subaru, Car Sales, Subaru Impreza, Volkswagen Golf, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Audi A5, Passenger Cars, Declining Sales


Canadian Auto Sales Would Have to Plummet in Final Third of 2017 for This to Not Be the Industry’s Best Year Ever

Canadian auto sales climbed to an all-time record high in 2013, jumping past the 1.7-million mark for the first time since 2002. The industry bettered that total in 2014, topped 2014’s total in 2015, and set a new record in 2016. While U.S. auto sales continue to fall, sliding 2 percent in August and 3 […] The post Canadian Auto Sales Would Have to Plummet in Final Third of 2017 for This to Not Be the Industry’s Best Year Ever appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Canada, Autos, Auto Sales, Chevrolet Silverado, Record Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, Canada auto sales, August 2017 Sales


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: August 2017 YTD

A predicted auto sales improvement in August, expected to be the first year-over-year increase in 2017, gave way to decreases for many automakers as Hurricane Harvey’s drastic effects shut down demand in one of the nation’s largest auto markets for the final quarter of the month. According to Edmunds, Ford, Ram, GMC, Cadillac, and Mitsubishi all […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: August 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Lists, Mitsubishi, Auto Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures, August 2017 Sales, Edmunds Ford Ram GMC Cadillac


U.S. Auto Industry Slowdown, Eh? Canadian Auto Sales on Track for Fifth Consecutive Record Year After Big July

Canadian auto sales jumped 5 percent in July 2017, a big jump for an industry that has now posted growth in six of 2017’s first seven months. Year-to-date, sales are well ahead of 2016’s pace: 58,000 units greater than in the first seven months of 2017. In fact, on a quest for the Canada’s first ever […] The post U.S. Auto Industry Slowdown, Eh? Canadian Auto Sales on Track for Fifth Consecutive Record Year After Big July appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Canada, Autos, Auto Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, Canada auto sales, July 2017 Sales


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: July 2017 YTD

July 2017 auto sales were expected to decline for a seventh consecutive month, sliding further and faster than at any point this year. In the end, with incentive spending up 5 percent, U.S. auto sales dropped 7 percent in July 2017, a year-over-year decrease worth roughly 105,000 sales. Detroit was to blame for much of […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: July 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Lists, Detroit, Auto Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures, July 2017 Sales


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: June 2017 YTD

Auto sales slid 3 percent in the United States in June 2017, marking the end to a first-half of 2017 in which U.S. auto sales declined in six consecutive months. Despite Acura-fuelled improvements at American Honda, RAV4-powered increases at Toyota, Volkswagen’s continued bounce-back from the brink, a 6-percent jump in full-size pickup truck sales, and […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: June 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, United States, Autos, Lists, Auto Sales, Acura, American Honda, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Toyota Volkswagen, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures, June 2017 Sales


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: May 2017 YTD

U.S. auto sales were essentially flat in the fifth month of 2017 as May new vehicle volume was let down by significant passenger car declines but bolstered by significant pickup truck volume. Despite a drop in incentives, U.S. sales of full-size pickups jumped 10 percent in May 2017. General Motors’ pickup sales continued to decline, […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: May 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, General Motors, Industry, Autos, Lists, Auto Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures, May 2016 Sales


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: January 2017

Auto sales slid 2 percent in January 2017, starting off the new year on the wrong foot after a record December ended 2016 by stealing this year’s sales. Sharp declines at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Toyota Motor Corporation brought down an industry that saw numerous notable gains. While FCA and Toyota tumbled by more than […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: January 2017 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Fca, Autos, Toyota, Lists, Auto Sales, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota Motor Corporation, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: December 2016 And 2016 Calendar Year

General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles all ended 2016 selling fewer new vehicles in the United States than the traditional Detroit Three managed one year earlier. Yet for a second consecutive year, U.S. auto sales improved to record levels, shooting past 17.5 million units thanks to an end-of-year push that propelled December […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: December 2016 And 2016 Calendar Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, United States, Autos, Lists, Auto Sales, Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Three, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: November 2016 YTD

U.S. sales of new vehicles, year-over-year, declined in three consecutive months between August and October 2016. Forecasters expected November 2016 to be a much brighter month thanks to buoyant incentives, a lack of post-election economic turmoil, and a lengthier sales month. Indeed, auto sales rose by nearly 4 percent thanks in no small part to big […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: November 2016 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Lists, Auto Sales, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures


U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: October 2016 YTD

Forecasters predicted an 11-percent loss of roughly 23,000 units to approximately 190,000 units for the Ford Motor Company in October 2016. But we won’t know the actual Ford and Lincoln totals until later this week, since a fire at Ford’s HQ restricted the automaker’s ability to tabulate October volume at the end of the month. […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: October 2016 YTD appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Ford, Autos, Lincoln, Lists, Auto Sales, Ford Motor Company, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Sales Numbers, Brand Sales, Brand Sales Figures


Subaru Outback Outsells Most Of The Volkswagen Brand In September, Most Minis Are Big, Viper And NSX Tie, BMW Fades, And More September Sales Stats

At the beginning of each and every month, automakers release complete U.S. sales results for nearly every make and model. Sometimes the numbers are spectacular. Other times, surprising. Sometimes they’re just downright silly; nonsensical even. More often than not, the interesting tidbits are subtle. Spectacular, surprising, silly, and subtle they may be, but not all […] The post Subaru Outback Outsells Most Of The Volkswagen Brand In September, Most Minis Are Big, Viper And NSX Tie, BMW Fades, A...
Tags: Sales, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, By The Numbers, News Blog, U.S. auto sales



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