Many of those restyles were just a rebending of the sheet metal. Most things underneath were the same. If you want to look at disruptive technology, look at VHS. The main reason VHS players and tapes took off so quickly was because Panasonic gave the patent to Samsung to flood the market at a...
Listening to an economic consultant the other day. He said that part of the problem is that coming out of the pandemic, we have compressed 5 years of economic growth into 18 months. Add in the shipping issues and we get to the point we're at today. They don't anticipate return to normal until 2023.
What I'm saying is that if the e-trucks are going to be a viable alternative, they can't price them that far over the ICE. Although I didn't like paying the $3200 premium for a diesel engine on my 1500, I still did. If I'm having to choose between an ICE and an electric version, I should have to...
I think you can get some of that answer just by looking at pricing of base model to the top of the line. For Ram trucks, there's a $42000 difference bottom to top. Starts around $35,000. I wonder what sort of "market adjustment" they'll add for an electric? Diesel is an additional $3200. All US...
If you're not going to do it yourself, I'd find a local independent shop and talk to them before setting up the appointment. Make sure they're comfortable with the job. I can't imagine that the Chrysler dealer is going to be any cheaper than a VW dealer.
Here's an interesting breakdown I did from the fuelly account with the Ram.
Here's my breakdown:
May 22 - $5.29 Jan 5 22 - $2.95
May 21 - $2.59
May 20 - $1.51 (cheapest I've paid for diesel since 2003)
May 19 - $2.59
May 18 - $2.31 Bought the truck in March of 18
Hummer EV was announced during the Superbowl. Looks interesting but starts at $100k US. The F150 Lightning is supposed to hit markets that year, unless of course it gets pushed back again. Chevy is supposed to be out for the 2024 model and Ram 2025 or 2026. Rivan and Atlis are the unknown...
Nice looking SUV. I have a coworker that picked up a Q7 early on the resales release. Haven't driven it but rides really nice from the right side. He tows his ski boat with it and says it handles much better than the Acura it replaced.
Other than the far north, there shouldn't be any winterized fuel left at the pumps. Might also be a reason for low inventories. They ran the winterized inventory down before the switchover to normal D2.
That depends on what the neck of the carrier is made of. I have a bike carrier that has a steel neck for my JSW. It will hold two bikes and can be expanded to four. However, they don't recommend putting four bikes on it if I'm still using the 1.25" neck.
It might have been designed by physics but I find it interesting to see everyone else that is working on an E-Truck is retaining the truck style. Looks like those that purchase a cyber truck are doing it mainly to say "Look at me, I'm saving the planet".