This Is How Your 2023 Automotive Predictions Fared


The Tesla Cybertruck during a tour of the Elkhorn Battery Energy Storage System in Moss Landing, California, U.S., on Monday, June 6, 2022.

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Every year, I’ve taken to asking you positive readers of Jalopnik to look into your crystal ball and inform me simply what you suppose goes to occur within the automotive world for the upcoming yr. From the painfully true (nope, automobile costs nonetheless aren’t regular) to the hilariously incorrect (Charles Leclerc as Components 1 World Champion), these are how your predictions fared.

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In 2023 demand for present EV charging factors will exceed availability in lots of US areas, inflicting a reckoning, of types, with many shoppers buying and selling again to ICE automobiles. Whereas the Biden administration will specific curiosity in addressing the scarcity on a nationwide stage, a republican congress will forestall significant change.

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A Tesla Cybertruck at a Tesla store in San Jose, California, US, on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023

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No shock: Tesla Cybertruck and Roadster are nonetheless MIA. Lordstown, Canoo, and Faraday Future collapse (or stick round as shell firms that exist solely to sue different firms for stealing commerce secrets and techniques for vehicles that nobody really makes). No less than 6 automobile fashions die, whereas 20-30 new SUV/Truck fashions and/or variants are born.

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A Ford Explorer SUV is parked for sale at a dealership on June 12, 2019 in Glendale, California

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No less than a dozen Ford remembers

GM declares a Trailblazer EV, inflicting rumors the Bolt will lastly get axed in a couple of years.

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Max Verstappen doing donuts at the 2023 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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In Components 1 the driving will likely be overshadowed by allegations of dishonest, guidelines bending and other people simply being dicks.

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Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc sits on a barrier after crashing at the start of the Formula One Brazil Grand Prix at the Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace racetrack, also known as Interlagos, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 5, 2023

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Charles Leclerc is the 2023 F1 drivers champion

Lewis Hamilton will announce his retirement from F1 on the finish of the 2023 season, a call which he’ll remorse and tries to return on instantly after Mercedes has changed him.

The brand new Prius is successful.

Tesla finishes 2023 with a brand new CEO.

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Couple sitting in a Cabriolet

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I predict there will likely be even fewer new vehicles that I’ve any curiosity in any respect in buying.

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n this photo illustration, the Faraday Future logo is displayed on a smartphone screen

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January 1, 2024:

Faraday Future nonetheless isn’t fucking useless? How is that even doable?

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Newly assembled vehicles at the Subaru Corp. Gunma Yajima Plant in Ota, Gunma Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023

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I predict provide of latest vehicles will lastly meet up with demand, and we’ll as soon as once more see automobiles accessible beneath sticker worth.

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Protesters hold signs during a demonstration outside of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on August 07, 2023 in San Francisco, California

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I’m additionally predicting that there will likely be nonetheless extra accidents attributable to individuals that may’t appear to know that his “autopilot” simply isn’t and possibly gained’t be for a very good whereas.

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A Ford Maverick is offered for sale at a dealership on January 25, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois

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I predict that Toyota will come out with a Maverick competitor within the fourth quarter.

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A "We Finance" sign is posted at YG Auto Sales on September 06, 2023 in Richmond, California. Credit monitoring agencies are seeing a rise in defaults of credit card and auto loan payments as inflation continues to squeeze the pocketbooks of many Americans

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As a way of combating slower gross sales, automakers will begin pushing 10 yr loans on vehicles.

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Newly manufactured Tesla Cybertrucks are parked outside the company's Giga Texas factory on December 13, 2023, in Austin, Texas

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Tesla finds itself in critical have to have optimistic information available in the market and can rush the Cybertruck out. Sadly, a pair vital remembers on it would have an effect on it much more than the truth that it’s ugly.

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Japanese car maker Mazda company logo at their exhibition area during the Japan Mobility Show 2023 in Tokyo Big Sight

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My 2023 Predictions:

1. Toyota will purchase Mazda

2. Tesla inventory will proceed to tank and the corporate will likely be bought

3. Apple or Google will announce some loopy car-related AR tech with a cringey identify like Dynamic Windshield

4. Some or all of my Predictions will likely be mistaken

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 A general picture shows a cable charging an electric BMW i4 car during the inauguration of an Atlante electric vehicle charging station, located at CityLife district, on December 11, 2023 in Milan, Italy

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Throughout the board of slowing demand for EVs from shoppers, whereas automakers proceed to be behind the 8 ball and make investments disproportionally massive price range in EV improvement and deal with ICE like a continual PITA that wouldn’t go away.

R34 Skyline costs mysteriously collapsed so I might purchase one.

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Stellantis logo is seen displayed on a mobile phone screen with stock market percentages in the background

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No person may have any thought what Stellantis is as much as.

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