Jeremy Clarkson seems to know very little about electric cars, sadly

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Follow John Jeremy Clarkson of The Grand Tour [publicity photo provided by Amazon] Enlarge Photo Oh, dear. The things celebrities say. One of three long-time hosts of BBC’s long-running “Top Gear” TV show, Clarkson was fired after punching a producer. His costars quit soon afterward. Now the trio is back in Amazon Prime’s new series, …

Poisoned air suffocates residents

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Children with blackened hands and soot-stained faces play beneath the toxic plumes. The early afternoon sun is so eclipsed by the haze that day seems like endless twilight. The dark filth coating the landscape and choking residents’ lungs comes from oil wells sabotaged and set alight by ISIS in August. Engineers and firefighters have been …

Which Green Car Reports articles are most valuable? Poll results

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Follow John Chevrolet’s Steve Majoros (R) accepts Green Car Reports 2017 Best Car To Buy award for Chevy Bolt EV Enlarge Photo We’ve now been running a series of Twitter polls for several weeks, and last week we decided to use one poll for a different purpose. We wanted to survey our audience, which we …

Older stars who date teens

December 2, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Older stars who date teens What there aren’t enough people in their 20s and 30s? FoxNews.com http://www.foxnews.com/ Ariel Winter and Llevi Meaden Ariel Winter’s lattest flame is 11 years older than the “Modern Family” star. Winter, 18, is dating fellow actor Levi Meaden, 29. (Splash) ariel-winter-and-llevi-meaden Repeat Offender Wilmer Valderrama doesn’t seem to age, and …

Source: Colorful retired Marine Trump's choice for defense

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Mattis, 66, joins a Trump national security team that already includes retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director. The official announcement is expected early next week. Trump’s transition spokesman Jason Miller tweeted a denial that the decision had been made. “No decision has been made …

French President Hollande won't run again

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

French voters will go to the polls in April and May 2017, but Hollande, who has low popularity ratings, says he will not stand for re-election. “I am speaking to you this evening to inform you of the decision I have taken in view of the forthcoming presidential election,” he said. “I have decided not …

Senate GOP has 'high level of angst' over Petraeus

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

They were uncertain he could overcome doubts raised by his conviction for mishandling classified information and win confirmation to be secretary of state if he is picked by President-elect Donald Trump. Some were worried it could spark a major confirmation battle in the opening weeks of the Trump administration. One GOP senator said there is …

Plug-in electric car sales for Nov: Volt soars, Prius Prime arrives (UPDATE)

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Follow John Traditionally, the North American winter months have seen a slowdown in sales of plug-in electric cars—but the rule didn’t seem to apply last month. In part, that’s likely due to the overall strong vehicle sales for November, leading analysts to suggest this could be another record year for U.S. sales, or at least …

Here's Why Luke Bryan Punched a Fan in the Middle of His Concert

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

C Flanigan/WireImage Luke Bryan punched a fan right in the face. Yes, during a Nashville concert on Wednesday night, the country crooner got physical with a fan who was flipping him off as he sang “Move.” Instead of just taking it, Bryan decided to step down off the stage and punch the guy. His rep …

Did Luke Bryan punch a fan in his audience?

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Luke Bryan accepts the award for ‘Artist of the Year’ during the American Country Awards on Dec. 10, 2012.  (AP)   Luke Bryan appears to have gotten into an altercation with a fan during the superstar’s performance at Charlie Daniels‘ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on Wednesday night (Nov. 30). A video has surfaced …

The Creator of Full House Just Fulfilled Every Fan's Lifelong Dream

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Have mercy! Jeff Franklin, famed creator of Full House, has got it, dude.  When loyal fans hear the words Full House, only one thing comes to mind: The beautiful San Francisco row house that sat at 1882 Girard Street. Okay, so maybe a few things come to mind, like Danny’s cleanliness or Uncle Jesse’s hair or how …

How many days does it take Rolling Stones to make an album?

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

  NEW YORK –  The Rolling Stones initially went into the studio to create original rock music, but after rehearsing blues songs to flex their musical muscles, they took an unintended path. They recorded an entire blues album, and it only took them three days. “It was really quick, super quick. It …

Nikola One hydrogen range-extended electric truck to be unveiled tonight

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

The Nikola Motor Company is another vehicle manufacturer named after Nikola Tesla, but unlike a certain automaker in Silicon Valley, it plans to concentrate on electrified commercial vehicles. In May, Nikola (pronounced NEEK-oh-la) announced plans for a range-extended electric Class 8 commercial semi truck, and it will be shown to people outside the company for …

Plug-in electric car sales, CAFE standards maintained, Tesla VA store: Today's Car News

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Today, we tally plug-in electric car sales for November 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) elects to maintain emissions standards in their current form through 2025, and Virginia approves Tesla’s request for a second retail store. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Virginia approves Tesla’s request for a second retail store, despite …

Gingrich: Romney 'sucking up' to Trump

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

“You have never, ever, in your career seen a serious adult who is wealthy, independent, been a presidential candidate, suck up at the rate that Mitt Romney is sucking up,” said Gingrich — an early Trump supporter and former 2012 GOP presidential rival of Romney’s — on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Wednesday. Gingrich compared Romney’s …

Why to buy that electric-car charging station (or electric motorcycle) this month

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

Follow John Size comparison of electric-car charging stations (EVSEs) on sale today, March 2016 Enlarge Photo With any new presidential administration comes a certain degree of legislative uncertainty. Conflicting statements on many issues by president-elect Donald Trump have produced more questions than usual about what policies he and his administration may pursue. But for present …

2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan: 33 miles of range, 84 MPGe EPA ratings

December 1, 2016,  has blogged 13131 posts

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a somewhat deceptive—or perhaps incomplete—name. It is in fact a plug-in hybrid, making it the first minivan equipped with that type of powertrain to go into production. It is also the first mass-market plug-in vehicle sold by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in all 50 states of the U.S. (The …