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BMW of North America Reports Q4 2020 and Full Year 2020 U.S. Sales Results

BMW of North America Reports Q4 2020 and Full Year 2020 U.S. Sales Results

BMW of North America reported today sales results for Q4 2020 and the full year 2020 for the BMW and MINI brands in the U.S.* BMW Brand In the fourth quarter of 2020, BMW brand sales totaled 98,750 vehicles, only a 2.0% decrease from the 100,797 vehicles sold in the fourth quarter of 2019.** For the full year 2020, BMW ... Continue reading

KIA MOTORS AMERICA RECORDS HIGHEST ANNUAL RETAIL SALES TOTAL IN COMPANY HISTORY IN 2020

KIA MOTORS AMERICA RECORDS HIGHEST ANNUAL RETAIL SALES TOTAL IN COMPANY HISTORY IN 2020

On the strength of best-ever monthly performances from the Telluride and Seltos SUVs, Kia Motors America today announced December 2020 sales of 53,764 units, a 4.9-percent increase over the same period last year. In total, Kia sold 586,105 vehicles in the U.S. in 2020, with light trucks – Soul, Seltos, Sportage, Sore ... Continue reading

50 State DMV Announces Service Additions for 2021

50 State DMV Announces Service Additions for 2021

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Jan. 5, 2021 -- 50 State DMV, the industry leader in nationwide, out of state vehicle title and registration for automotive dealerships, announces new processing services for marine vessels, boat motors and trailers effective immediately. ... Continue reading

FlashParking and Arrive to Merge -- Creating the First End-to-End Digital Mobility Platform Serving Consumers, Parking Operations, and Mobility Service Partners

FlashParking and Arrive to Merge -- Creating the First End-to-End Digital Mobility Platform Serving Consumers, Parking Operations, and Mobility Service Partners

(PRNewsfoto/FlashParking) AUSTIN, Texas and CHICAGO, Jan. 5, 2021 -- FlashParking, Inc. and Arrive Mobility, Inc. are merging in a combination that creates the only end-to-end touchless digital mobility platform joining FlashParking's cloud-based, mobility hub operating system and Arrive's demand management platform f ... Continue reading

Ford’s Ted Cannis to Discuss Commercial Vehicles, Electrification at Morgan Stanley Auto 2.0 Conference Jan. 11

Ford’s Ted Cannis to Discuss Commercial Vehicles, Electrification at Morgan Stanley Auto 2.0 Conference Jan. 11

DEARBORN, Mich.--Ted Cannis, general manager of Ford’s North American commercial business, is scheduled to speak at the Morgan Stanley Auto 2.0 Conference on Jan. 11. ... Continue reading

Global Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Market Report 2020: Companies with Extensive Features and Offerings for DC Fast Charging will have an Edge for Success - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Market Report 2020: Companies with Extensive Features and Offerings for DC Fast Charging will have an Edge for Success - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "The Global Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Market, 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research looks at 16 of the leading EV charging infrastructure companies and evaluates them based on growth and innovation leadership. ... Continue reading

Hamburger Stand Brings Pastrami Back & Taste Buds Are In A Tizzy

Hamburger Stand Brings Pastrami Back & Taste Buds Are In A Tizzy

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 5, 2021 -- Due to popular demand, Pastrami is back at Hamburger Stand! For a limited time only, you can enjoy mouthwatering pastrami served three delicious ways. ... Continue reading

IEEE Standards Association Awards Outstanding Standards Development Achievements

IEEE Standards Association Awards Outstanding Standards Development Achievements

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail 2020 IEEE SA Awards Ceremony recognizes notable contributions to standards development in various industries and technologies. (Photo: Business Wire) 2020 IEEE SA Awards Ceremony recognizes notable contributions to standards development in various industries and technologies. ... Continue reading

Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2021

Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2021

INDIANAPOLIS--Energy Systems Network (ESN) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS), organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), have finalized plans for CES 2021, including a press conference on January 11, to unveil the official racecar that will be autonomously driven by scores of university teams in the wor ... Continue reading

Jet It Dominates Fourth Quarter with over $36 Million Investment in HondaJet Acquisitions

Jet It Dominates Fourth Quarter with over $36 Million Investment in HondaJet Acquisitions

Leading Private Aviation Company Expands Sales Efforts to West Coast and Canada GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 5, 2021 -- Private Aviation company Jet It, founded by industry veterans Glenn Gonzales and Vishal Hiremath in 2018, continued its rapid growth with the delivery of six new HondaJets during the final quarter of 2020. ... Continue reading

MX Partners With Hydrogen To Drastically Cut Development Time For Embedded Finance

MX Partners With Hydrogen To Drastically Cut Development Time For Embedded Finance

SILICON SLOPES, Utah and NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2021 -- MX, the leader in open finance and creator of the Money Experience category, today announced an integration partnership with Hydrogen to empower financial technology developers to build sophisticated fintech applications in minutes. ... Continue reading

NASA Highlights Innovation, Technology at Virtual SciTech Forum

NASA Highlights Innovation, Technology at Virtual SciTech Forum

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2021 -- Experts from across NASA will participate in the 2021 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech Forum beginning Monday, Jan. ... Continue reading

National Carwash Solutions Announces Recapitalization with Berkshire Partners

National Carwash Solutions Announces Recapitalization with Berkshire Partners

GRIMES, Iowa--National Carwash Solutions (“NCS”), a leading provider of car wash equipment, services and solutions to customers in North America, today announced that it has entered into a recapitalization transaction with Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclos ... Continue reading

The "Cars of the Year 2021", with a Latin flavor

The "Cars of the Year 2021", with a Latin flavor

By Enrique Kogan - Syndicate Auto News Wire MIAMI, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- This 2021 will be a year of great changes in the automotive industry. ... Continue reading

Average Down Payments for New Vehicles Continue to Rise in Q4, According to Edmunds

Average Down Payments for New Vehicles Continue to Rise in Q4, According to Edmunds

Consumers in the financial position to buy a new car during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic aren't holding back on upsizing their purchases in favor of bigger vehicles with more amenities. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Calendar Year 2020 Sales

Mitsubishi Motors Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Calendar Year 2020 Sales

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) today reported fourth-quarter and total 2020 calendar year sales. ... Continue reading

Porsche Reports U.S. Retail Sales for 2020

Porsche Reports U.S. Retail Sales for 2020

Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA) today announced retail deliveries in 2020 totaled 57,294 vehicles – PCNA's second-best year ever, down only 6.9 percent from 2019 due to pandemic effects but still ahead of 2018's performance. Fourth quarter deliveries set a record of 17,560, up 6.4 percent from a year ago. ... Continue reading

The Car Connection Picks Chrysler Pacifica as Best Minivan to Buy 2021

The Car Connection Picks Chrysler Pacifica as Best Minivan to Buy 2021

Pacifica, the most awarded minivan over the last four years, has earned more than 140 honors and industry accolades The Car Connection is recognizing the new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica as its Best Minivan To Buy 2021, marking the fifth consecutive year Pacifica has earned Best Minivan To Buy honors. ... Continue reading

Trucks & Electrified Vehicles Propel American Honda to Strong 2020 Finish

Trucks & Electrified Vehicles Propel American Honda to Strong 2020 Finish

American Honda announced December and Q4 auto sales today, with solid gains by Honda and Acura trucks. The Honda Passport set the bar, setting new December and annual all-time sales records. ... Continue reading

Which Emergencies Should You Prepare For As A Car Owner?

Which Emergencies Should You Prepare For As A Car Owner?

Car owners have a responsibility to ensure their vehicles are in good condition. Your safety matters, so it’s important that you manage your car astutely. ... Continue reading

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2020, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2020, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported December 2020 sales of 249,601 vehicles, an increase of 20.4 percent on a volume basis and up 7.5 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis compared to December 2019. For calendar year 2020, TMNA reported sales of 2,112,941 vehicles, a decrease of 11.3 percent on a vol ... Continue reading

Top Rated Family SUV's From JD Power

Top Rated Family SUV's From JD Power

Find the best Toyota Sequoia deals!A full-size, 8-passenger SUV equipped with a standard 381-horsepower V-8 engine, the 2020 Toyota Sequoia is available in five trim levels, including the TRD Pro version. ... Continue reading

Hyundai 2020 December, 4Q and Yearly 2020 US Auto Sales

Hyundai 2020 December, 4Q and Yearly 2020 US Auto Sales

Hyundai Motor America reported total December sales of 66,278 units, a 2% increase compared with December 2019. ... Continue reading

AutoHunter Auction Sells Rare 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

AutoHunter Auction Sells Rare 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail One of only 100 ever produced, the Thunderbolt was a special-order high-performance vehicle built with the sole purpose of winning NHRA drag racing events. The example sold on AutoHunter is one of only 49 produced with a 4-speed manual transmission. ... Continue reading

Automotive Lightweight Materials Market to Hit $247 Bn by 2026; Global Market Insights, Inc.

Automotive Lightweight Materials Market to Hit $247 Bn by 2026; Global Market Insights, Inc.

SELBYVILLE, Del., Jan. 5, 2021 -- Global Market Insights, Inc. has recently added a new report on the automotive lightweight materials market, which estimates the market valuation for automotive lightweight materials will cross US $247 billion by 2026. ... Continue reading

CEVA and DARPA Establish Partnership for Technology Innovation

CEVA and DARPA Establish Partnership for Technology Innovation

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 5, 2021 -- CEVA, Inc. , the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced an open licensing agreement with the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to accelerate technology innovation for DARPA programs. ... Continue reading

Driven Brands Car Wash US Continues Growth in Nashville Metro Area With Wash N’ Roll Acquisition

Driven Brands Car Wash US Continues Growth in Nashville Metro Area With Wash N’ Roll Acquisition

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Driven Brands Car Wash US announced the acquisition of one Wash N’ Roll location in White House, Tennessee about 20 miles north of Nashville. With this acquisition, Driven Brands Car Wash US grows to 29 locations in the state of Tennessee. ... Continue reading

Europe and North America Connected Infrastructure for Electric Buses, 2020 Report - Latest Trends and Developments on the Intelligent Transportation System and Charging Station Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Europe and North America Connected Infrastructure for Electric Buses, 2020 Report - Latest Trends and Developments on the Intelligent Transportation System and Charging Station Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Connected Infrastructure for Electric Buses" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This strategic research report covers the latest trends and developments on the intelligent transportation system and charging station market for electric buses in public transport. ... Continue reading

View more of the open road with Garmin’s latest RV GPS navigator

View more of the open road with Garmin’s latest RV GPS navigator

View more of the open road with Garmin's RV 1090 GPS navigator (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail OLATHE, Kan.--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , today announced the latest and largest addition to its RV-specific GPS navigator series – the RV ... Continue reading

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Review by David Colman +VIDEO

The high point of the NX 300 F Sport is its ultra luxurious interior treatment. ... Continue reading

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