My Car Quest

May 23, 2022

Marketing: Hummer EV – Predicting a Flop

by Wallace Wyss - Originally, way back there was a military vehicle called the Humvee or Hummer. That made an impractical civilian car. So General Motors copied the styling and made a heavy vehicle that had similar styling, even offering it as a … [Read more...]

Editorial: Manufacturing Insourcing – Words Detroit Has to Learn

by Wallace Wyss - In attempting to discover how Tesla came out of nowhere and became the world's largest EV maker, I discovered the magic word is something like "Insource". My definition--you get what you need from what you already have. During … [Read more...]

Editorial: Planned Obsolescence – Trying to Break Free

by Wallace Wyss - Maybe it was because I was born in the '40s and first became aware of cars in the '60s. This was the Glory Days of GM when they had over 50% of the US auto market and Japanese cars weren't here yet. I yearned to go to … [Read more...]

GM Could Have Been The World Leader In Electric Car Technology

The 1966 GM Electrovair II Electric Car could have led GM to world leadership in electric vehicles today, instead... by Mike Gulett I know in 1966 no one was really thinking seriously about electric cars but yet General Motors designed and … [Read more...]

Detroit’s Only Course to Fight Tesla: The Chewing Off the Leg Gambit

by Wallace Wyss - There is a dynamic duo of Tesla super fans that's on YouTube with a show called Tesla Time News. They've posted hundreds of videos analyzing Tesla's growth. I don't know what stock price they got into Tesla with but suffice to … [Read more...]

Editorial: Let’s Get Real

Starting with the White House. by Wallace Wyss - I was surprised when President Biden recently heaped praise on GM for starting the electric car revolution. Well, they may have started it in the US with the EV-1 but I guess no one told him … [Read more...]