So Chrysler now has a sticky pedal recall? According to USA Today's website, “Chrysler is recalling nearly 35,000 2007 Dodge Calibers and Jeep Compass SUVs worldwide to fix potentially sticky pedals.” In fact this is the same issue that prompted the recall on more than 2 million Toyota vehicles this year. These vehicles use the same pedal assembly from the same Indiana supplier, CTS Automotive.
In other automotive news, I recently read about a new vehicle that some students from the University of South Australia built. This vehicle is called the “Trev.” It can do 0-60 in 10 seconds and has a top speed of 75mph. This vehicle is a sight to see. I highly recommend taking a look. It is not a very stylish looking vehicle, but its design is for a good purpose. It is a two-seat renewable energy vehicle. It is a smaller vehicle that can haul 2 duffel bags too. According to the article, the car will operate for just $0.0146 cents US per mile and because it uses 1/5 the energy consumed by a conventional motorcar, it leaves a dramatically lessened environmental impact.
In reading this article it makes me think about the future of the automotive industry. Vehicles like the Toyota Prius and Ford Fiesta are just the beginning. Who knows, maybe someday in the future vehicles like the “Trev” will be an everyday occurrence on our roadways? The possibilities are endless and I look forward to seeing what new makes and models come into the main stream of the industry.
Well that is it for today. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and I look forward to hearing from you.
Mary Ann Scaffidi