Gas Prices in U.S. Ease Back From Record Highs

by Paul Riegler
Gas Prices in U.S. Ease Back From Record Highs

After what seemed like non-stop increases for the past three weeks, gas prices in the United States are easing back somewhat.
The average price for a gallon of regular gas in the United States was $4.25 on Sunday, down from a peak of $4.33 on March 11.  While this  is more …

Six Expert Tips on How to Save Gas Amidst Record Prices at the Pump

by Jonathan Spira
Six Expert Tips on How to Save Gas Amidst Record Prices at the Pump

Drivers are paying record prices at the pump now, and the cost of a gallon of gasoline is expected to increase even further following President Biden’s ban on Russian oil imports.
The average price of gas in the U.S. rose by $0.10 per gallon from Monday to Tuesday, hitting a record $4.17 …

U.S. Bans Russian Gas and Oil Imports, Targets ‘Main Artery’ of Russia’s Economy

by Paul Riegler
U.S. Bans Russian Gas and Oil Imports, Targets ‘Main Artery’ of Russia’s Economy

President Joseph Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on Russian oil, gas, and coal imports, taking aim at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Such exports are a main source of revenue for the Russian economy.
“Today, I am announcing the United States is targeting the main artery of Russia’s economy,” Biden said. “We’re …

Average Price Per Gallon of Gas Crosses $4 Mark, Highest Cost Since 2008

by Kurt Stolz
Average Price Per Gallon of Gas Crosses $4 Mark, Highest Cost Since 2008

The price drivers are paying for a gallon of regular gasoline at the pump is at the highest level since 2008.
The Automobile Association of America reported on Sunday that the average cost per gallon was now over $4, as did GasBuddy, a site that tracks such information.
The price of premium …

The 3G Network Shutdown is a Problem for Millions of Vehicles on the Road from Acura to Cadillac to Tesla to Volvo

by Paul Riegler
The 3G Network Shutdown is a Problem for Millions of Vehicles on the Road from Acura to Cadillac to Tesla to Volvo

If telecommunications companies merely said they were sunsetting their 3G networks, many people might reply “How interesting “and then would have gone about their business, unaware of the consequences to come.
But what is actually happening is that older mobile networks, namely those using 3G technology – something commercially introduced in …

Remember the Tricolor! Car Carrier with Audis, Porsches, and VWs is Ablaze in the North Atlantic

by Kurt Stolz
Remember the Tricolor!  Car Carrier with Audis, Porsches, and VWs is Ablaze in the North Atlantic

If your Audi, Bentley, Porsche, or Volkswagen was on the high seas en route to the United States, it may be very, very late, if it arrives at all, that is.
The vehicle carrier Felicity Ace, operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines of Japan, is currently ablaze on the North Atlantic approximately …

Auf Wiedersehen BMW i3, Volvo Wagons, and Toyota Land Cruiser: Cars That Won’t Be Returning for 2022

by Anna Breuer
Auf Wiedersehen BMW i3, Volvo Wagons, and Toyota Land Cruiser: Cars That Won’t Be Returning for 2022

As the New Year approaches, we can look back at the many new cars that were introduced over the course of 2021, ranging from the BMW iX, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Mercedes-Benz EQS, while making note of the many models that have been discontinued over the past year …

Apple Introduces Enhanced Maps to CarPlay In-Vehicle Infotainment System

by Kurt Stolz
Apple Introduces Enhanced Maps to CarPlay In-Vehicle Infotainment System

Apple released the latest version its Apple CarPlay Maps app Monday.  CarPlay is Apple’s in-vehicle infotainment system that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
The update is included in the release of iOS 15.2.
With the upgrade, CarPlay Maps gains enhanced detail for multiple cities including London, Los Angeles, New …

Apple AirTags Linked to Auto Thefts

by Kurt Stolz
Apple AirTags Linked to Auto Thefts

Authorities in Canada are warning that car thieves are using Apple AirTags to track and steal highly-desirable vehicles.
Police officials in York, a large district in Toronto, issued a news release warning of the trend, saying they had uncovered at least five vehicles stolen via this method since September.
“Investigators with the …

Gas Prices Hover at Eight-Year High at Start of Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Week

by Paul Riegler
Gas Prices Hover at Eight-Year High at Start of Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Week

If you think you’re paying more at the pump, you’re not wrong: Gasoline prices have spiked over the past 12 months.
The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.38 according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, compared to $2.24 one year earlier, when fuel prices hit record lows …

Ford, GM, Mercedes Among 6 Automakers and 30 Countries in Glasgow Pledging a Zero-Emissions Future

by Paul Riegler
Ford, GM, Mercedes Among 6 Automakers and 30 Countries in Glasgow Pledging a Zero-Emissions Future

Six automakers and 30 countries pledged, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, to move to eliminate the production of new gasoline- and diesel-powered automobiles by 2040. While the list includes such major automakers as Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo, as well as countries such as Britain, …

Hertz Orders 100,000 Cars from Tesla, Will Rent 50,000 to Uber Drivers

by Paul Riegler
Hertz Orders 100,000 Cars from Tesla, Will Rent 50,000 to Uber Drivers

Hertz Global Holdings announced plans to purchase 100,000 Tesla electric vehicles and later said it will rent 50,000 of them to Uber drivers.
The rental giant, which declared bankruptcy at the start of the pandemic in 2020, said it is making a substantial investment in an electric-vehicle fleet as well as …