50 Years with Village

A few weeks ago we celebrated Ron Brady, one of our master technicians at Boston Volvo. Ron has been with us for 50 years, which is simply an extraordinary feat. Repairing cars is a tough job, and Ron has honored us by sticking to it and doing it great for 5 decades....

EV Sales Stagnating?

In recent weeks, various automakers have expressed concerns about declining demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in the US. However, recent sales data from California presents a different narrative.According to the quarterly report released by the California New Car...

Battery Electrics vs ICE

For some time now, there has been a specious claim making the rounds that EVs are actually worse for the planet than internal combustion engines. The basic gist of the argument is that you use more energy to make the EV’s motors and battery packs than you would for a...

Honda Gets An Assist From GM

Honda is venturing into the U.S. electric vehicle market with help from General Motors. The Japanese automaker recently presented its debut electric SUV, emphasizing a revitalized commitment to fully electric cars alongside its successful gas-electric hybrids....

EV Sales Milestones

According to Bloomberg News, Electric vehicle (EVs) sales in the United States are achieving remarkable milestones.During the first half of 2023, the market share of EVs surpassed 7%, which marks a pivotal moment for widespread adoption. Total EV sales also recently...

The Other Charging Port

The auto industry is currently grappling with the standardization of EV charging connectors. However, there’s another significant transition going on inside cars: the shift from the Universal Serial Bus-A (USB-A) to the more efficient USB-C charging port. This...

Your Car’s Getting Pudgy

In 2022, the average weight of a new vehicle sold in America was 4,329 pounds. Compare that to 1980, where the weight was about 1,000 pounds less. There are two trends at work here. Number 1 is the movement in America toward larger and heavier SUVs and trucks. And...

What lawn mowers tell us about EVs

I visited Home Depot recently and was struck by the significant change in the lawn mower aisle. Just a year or two ago all the lawn mowers on display were powered by gas, save for one or two electric models stuck off to the side. On this recent visit I counted 13 out...

MA Vehicle Data Dashboard

An innovative approach has emerged to monitor the gradual yet significant strides made toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the roads in Massachusetts. The Department of Transportation has introduced an interactive web-based dashboard that aggregates data...

Greener Tires

German tiremaker Continental AG has launched its most eco-friendly tire to date. This initiative is a part of Continental’s drive to adhere to ecological goals set by itself, its clients, and various governments.The company’s latest tire offering, the...