If you haven’t been paying attention, you might not have noticed that electric cars are just about everywhere around us these days. From fully battery-electric vehicles to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — BEVs and PHEVs — nearly every automaker has an electrified offering. So the idea of an electric Jaguar quasi-SUV is no longer really that unusual. The 2019 I-Pacehas been out for a little over a year and we’ve driven a few of them, but we haven’t really put one to a usabilitytest to see how it would work as a primary daily driver — until now. Related:2019 Jaguar I-Pace First Drive: Pace Car for Fun in an Electric SUV Over Fourth of July weekend, my husband and I had a road trip planned to visit my “snowbird” parents, who spend half the year in Southern climes, then migrate north in the summertime to spend milder months at their lake house in Michigan’s thumb region. The distance from our home in Ann Arbor, Mich., … [Read more...] about Can You Road-Trip in the Jaguar I-Pace?
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“Fat, dumb and happy.” That’s how convicted former Fiat Chrysler exec Alphons Iacobelli and Monica Morgan, the wife of former United Auto Workers Vice President General Holiefield, wanted to leave union officials feeling as a result of an illegal scheme they’d crafted that—according to the feds—involved using money from a worker training center to support a lavish lifestyle. That phrase acutely captures the impact of the pair’s scheme, and the stain it could leave on labor negotiations across the auto industry. What better way to reinforce some of the worst stereotypes about unions as invariably corrupt entities than a good ol’ fashioned scandal over misusing funds to enrich labor officials? Elon Musk, who has been accused of pushing back on UAW organizing efforts at Tesla, surely appreciates it. Three years on since the government launched the corruption probe that ensnared Iacobelli and Morgan—resulting in their convictions, … [Read more...] about Ferraris, $37,500 Pens and Disney Tickets: How the FCA-UAW Corruption Scandal Gave Labor a Black Eye It Doesn’t Need
Paul F. P. Pogue Home Advisor Published 5:38 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Before you start a kitchen remodel, unlearn what you think you know. The path is littered with potential pitfalls, and you need to keep a sharp eye out for where things can go wrong. Here are a few of the biggest and most common errors homeowners run into: UNDERESTIMATING YOUR BUDGET Contractors say they witness this time and again: Homeowners who get flustered and in over their heads when costs escalate and tough decisions need to be made. Sad but true, kitchen remodeling always tends to cost more than you expect. However much you’ve budgeted for the job, expect to pay between 15 and 30 percent more. (And if you’re wrong, you can be pleasantly surprised.) GOING FOR THE LOWEST BID You get what you pay for. If you hire the cheapest contractor with the cheapest bid, odds are you’ll get work that matches what you paid. If a proposal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Get multiple bids from … [Read more...] about Home Advisor: Pitfalls to avoid in a kitchen remodel
Register for our free newsletterDashcam usage in the UK is at an all-time high – sales of these pocket-sized movie makers have surged by 600 per cent in the last three years, according to retail analyst GfK. But is it actually worth your time to get one fitted? What benefits could it bring to your everyday driving – and what problems could you face with one in place? We’ve answered some of the more commonly-asked questions surrounding dashcams. What is a dashcam? A dashcam or in-car camera is a small video camera, designed to capture footage of the road ahead on a constant loop. They’re usually set-up for high-definition video, coping especially well with night-time driving and headlamp glare, and are designed to be put in place and left alone until the driver needs to access the footage. Dashcams can range from as little as £10 for a basic model to £300 and beyond for the very latest, which are packed with sophisticated features and capture super … [Read more...] about Dashcam myths busted – what you need to know
Remote car starters can be very useful indeed, make sure they don’t become a hindrance! Remote car starters have paved the way for press and go cars, making it easier and far quicker to get going without the faff of the ignition. With a remote car starter people find that extra step taken away, especially if busy or when they have their hands full. Whilst they are quick and simple to use, a little more thought must go into the installation and the very choosing of the device. There are a range of questions you must ask before you buy this handy device. So what is a remote car starter? A remote car starter is a radio controlled device which is installed into a car, much like the car alarm installations found in most vehicles. It is controlled by a transmitter, usually on a keychain and pocket sized for ease of use. The remote car starter, when pressed, will turn on your car and preheat or pre-cool the interior for you, meaning that you are comfortable as soon as you enter. This … [Read more...] about Remote Car Starter Mistakes To Watch Out For