August 2019 Newsletter
Electric Vehicle Revolution: Industry It has become clear that since the beginning of the new millennium there has been a shift in the automotive industry. The first big change came when the assembly line was created leading to more vehicles on the road for much cheaper. Then there was the electronic fuel injection which improved vehicle’s engine efficiency. Now, since the start of the 2000’s, the newest big wave in the auto industry is electric vehicles. We have seen this shift coming for a while, from the introduction of hybrids to touch screens being standard equipment, you would be naive to think it’s a passing fad. Both the businesses and consumers are pouring money into these new vehicles because they understand that now is the time to go electric! This is not a trend that is going away anytime soon and is disrupting the normal operations of many long standing companies in the field. Click the button below to learn more about this growing market! Find Out MoreThe Water Cooler Countdown to Football: Pre-Season Top 10 TeamsIf you haven't had your head in the sand lately than you would know that the NFL season is right around the corner. That being said let us, like all great sports fans do, argue over the PRE pre-season power rankings of the leagues "Best Teams" (According to USA Today). 1. New England Patriots 2. Los Angeles Chargers 3. Philadelphia Eagles 4. Kansas City Chiefs 5. New Orleans Saints 6. Minnesota Vikings 7. Indianapolis Colts 8. Atlanta Falcons 9. Chicago Bears 10. Cleveland Browns Now, do I completely agree with these power rankings? Absolutely not. In fact, think it is grossly premature to say that the Browns are a Top 10 team just because they added Odell Beckham Jr. and; placing them over the likes of Sean McVay and the NFC Champion Rams is mind-boggling. On top of that, the Eagles at number three instead of the New Orleans Saints, who were one missed call away from a trip to the Super Bowl, is equally as preposterous. If you would like for me to weigh in on NFL pre-season rankings for next months newsletter please feel free to contact us and let us know.TRIVIA What was the first vehicle to break the sound barrier? Read to the end to find out the answer. Around the Industry:New 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette Destine to Shake Up the Sports Car Industry The Chevrolet Corvette is something of a staple in American society. Since 1953, car enthusiasts have been amazed by these sleek sports cars as they are always tied to a high level of social status but, have always taken a back seat to the likes of other super sport vehicles like the Porsche 911 or Audi R8. On the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Chevrolet made the surprise unveiling of the next generation Corvette C8 along with all of it's new features. With its new mid-engine configuration and redesigned small block V-8 engine, this new generation of Corvette has the ability to go from 0-60 in 3 seconds or less. The thing that sets this new model apart the most however is the fact that it starts at only $60,000 which is miles apart from the next closest vehicle in this class. As I mentioned earlier one of the Corvette's primary competitors is the Porsche 911, which not only is less powerful than the C8 but is also over $30,000 more AT LEAST! With the faster speed and the cheaper cost of the vehicle in comparison to it's peers it makes you wonder if this model will drastically change the sports car market. For many enthusiasts in the automotive industry the decision will be a no-brainer when deciding between two cars with extremely similar specs but one starts at $60,000 while the others can have you spending upwards of $150,000. This type of difference in price is surely going to start waves as it is going to put an extreme amount of pressure on their European and Japanese competitors to re-evaluate the price of their higher end vehicles. As the release date approaches we will wait and see the ripple effect this new generation of Corvette creates. Find Out MoreTrivia Answer ThrustSSC - Andy Green was the first driver on land to go faster than the speed of sound. He actually caused a sonic boom that shook a school in a nearby town.