Fuel for Thought

Posts involving thoughtful themes and studies, everything from customer behavior studies to interesting human interest stories

Is It Possible to Power a Car With Nuclear Energy?

Is It Possible to Power a Car With Nuclear Energy?

Since the auto industry is adopting alternative fuels, I figured I'd take a look at one of the cleanest power sources in the world: nuclear.…

Why Do People Give Their Cars Nicknames?

Why Do People Give Their Cars Nicknames?

I've never quite understood why people give their vehicles nicknames, so I decided to take some time and give it some thought. …

A True Story About Driving With Pets

A True Story About Driving With Pets

Once upon a time, I drove across my home state with uncrated pets. They did some adorable stuff, but it was ultimately a terrible idea. …

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Loaner Car

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Loaner Car

Many dealerships will offer you a loaner car to drive while your…

Dear People Who Shine Your Brights in My Face: You’re the Worst

Dear People Who Shine Your Brights in My Face: You’re the Worst

Consider this a PSA: Please don't shine your high-beam headlamps in anybody's face. It's extremely unpleasant and potentially dangerous.…

The Elegance of Simple Features: Wheels

The Elegance of Simple Features: Wheels

It's time for us to understand and appreciate the wheel. Considering Its legacy, we should stop taking it for granted.…

Keep Your Eyes on the Road and Leave the Spoons at Home

Keep Your Eyes on the Road and Leave the Spoons at Home

I recently saw a woman driving a Chevrolet Equinox eating something with a spoon. I found this desperately troubling.…

How and Why Automakers “Torture Test” Their Vehicles

How and Why Automakers “Torture Test” Their Vehicles

If you’re a gearhead, you’re probably familiar with the myriad of tests…

California Plans to Stop Selling Gas Vehicles by 2035

California Plans to Stop Selling Gas Vehicles by 2035

California Governor Gavin Newson recently signed an executive order outlining the state's plans to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035.…

Pros and Cons of Usage-Based Car Insurance

Pros and Cons of Usage-Based Car Insurance

If you’re shopping for car insurance, you might have stumbled upon something…

Report: EV Owners Spend 50 Percent Less on Service

Report: EV Owners Spend 50 Percent Less on Service

If you believe that electric vehicles cost significantly less to maintain than…

Safety Tips for Rural and Suburban Pedestrians

Safety Tips for Rural and Suburban Pedestrians

Pedestrian safety is an issue for both suburban and rural areas. It…

Does Your Car Have a Hidden Compartment?

Does Your Car Have a Hidden Compartment?

Do you really know your car as well as you think you…

Whitewall Tires: Why the White Stripe?

Whitewall Tires: Why the White Stripe?

Although all standard car tires today are entirely black, whitewall tires used…

Street Racers Take Advantage of Empty Toronto Streets

Street Racers Take Advantage of Empty Toronto Streets

Store and office closures due to COVID-19 slashed Toronto’s traffic levels these…

Do Kids Who Can’t Carpool Face Higher COVID-19 Risk?

Do Kids Who Can’t Carpool Face Higher COVID-19 Risk?

As schools open up for a new year, students are all making…

The Significance of Driving in ‘Synecdoche New York’

The Significance of Driving in ‘Synecdoche New York’

Synechdoche New York is a brilliant film for numerous reasons, but its insights into the cathartic nature of driving are particularly interesting.…

Are Cadillac EVs the Key to GM’s Future in China?

Are Cadillac EVs the Key to GM’s Future in China?

General Motors and China have a long and fascinating history together. For…

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