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AARP Presents:2022 Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Kona Electric SUVs Preview

AARP Presents:2022 Hyundai Kona and Hyundai Kona Electric SUVs Preview

Hyundai today provided details for its significantly redesigned and enhanced 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs for the U.S. market. ... Continue reading

Consumer Alert: Tips To Battle Bitter Cold At Home

Consumer Alert: Tips To Battle Bitter Cold At Home

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2021 -- The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) on Tuesday released tips for Illinoisans to keep their homes safe and warm, after Gov. ... Continue reading

Faraday Future Announces Three New Members to Its Advisory Board

Faraday Future Announces Three New Members to Its Advisory Board

LOS ANGELES--Faraday Future (FF), a California-based global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, announced three new members to its strategic Advisory Board today including John Chiang, Ian Rogoff and Margaret “Peggy” Taylor. The Board is now made up of six civic and business leaders who will serve as tru ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Torque Converter Market (2020 to 2026) - by Vehicle Type, Electric Vehicle, Transmission Type, Component and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Torque Converter Market (2020 to 2026) - by Vehicle Type, Electric Vehicle, Transmission Type, Component and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Torque Converter Market By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, LCV and HCV), By Electric Vehicle (HEV, PHEV and BEV), By Transmission Type (AT, AMT, DCT and CVT), By Component, By Region, By Company, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's ... Continue reading

Highland Electric Transportation Raises $253 Million from Vision Ridge Partners, Fontinalis Partners, and Existing Investors

Highland Electric Transportation Raises $253 Million from Vision Ridge Partners, Fontinalis Partners, and Existing Investors

HAMILTON, Mass.--Highland Electric Transportation, a provider of turnkey fleet solutions delivering the latest in zero-emission technologies to school districts and fleet managers, has raised $253MM of corporate equity to accelerate its growth. The financing was led by Vision Ridge Partners with participation by Fontin ... Continue reading

Hyundai Reveals Redesigned 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs

Hyundai Reveals Redesigned 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 16, 2021 -- Hyundai today provided details for its significantly redesigned and enhanced 2022 Kona and Kona Electric SUVs for the U.S. market. ... Continue reading

KAR Auction Services, Inc. Reports 2020 Financial Results

KAR Auction Services, Inc. Reports 2020 Financial Results

CARMEL, Ind., Feb. 16, 2021 -- KAR Auction Services, Inc. , today reported its fourth quarter financial results for the period ended December 31, 2020. ... Continue reading

Subaru Of America Brings Home Commitment To Fighting Hunger With Local Vehicle Donation

Subaru Of America Brings Home Commitment To Fighting Hunger With Local Vehicle Donation

CAMDEN, N.J., Feb. 16, 2021 -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that as part of its ongoing partnership with Feeding America®, the automaker will loan eight vehicles to member food banks local to their Camden, NJ headquarters, Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) and Philabundance. ... Continue reading

Toyota Racing estrena "The Dream"

Toyota Racing estrena "The Dream"

Toyota invita a todas las personas a perseguir sus sueños, sin importar qué tan grande sea el reto DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, 16 de febrero de 2021 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Junto a la inauguración de uno de los días más importantes en la temporada NASCAR, la carrera número 63 de las 500 millas de Daytona, ... Continue reading

Washington Traffic Safety Commission Launches ‘Together We Get There’ Campaign

Washington Traffic Safety Commission Launches ‘Together We Get There’ Campaign

OLYMPIA, Wash.--Today, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) announces its Together We Get There brand, marking the start of the agency’s new systematic approach to improving safety on our state’s roadways. With this launch, WTSC joins a collective of forward-thinking organizations throughout the country ... Continue reading

Zero Motorcycles and EagleRider Form First National Network of Electric Motorcycle Rentals

Zero Motorcycles and EagleRider Form First National Network of Electric Motorcycle Rentals

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail (Photo: Zero Motorcycles) (Photo: Zero Motorcycles) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail (Photo: Zero Motorcycles) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--Zero Motorcycles, the worldwide leader in electric motorcycles and powertrains, today announced a partnership with Eagle ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors Introduces All-New 2022 Outlander In World's First Amazon Live Reveal Event

Mitsubishi Motors Introduces All-New 2022 Outlander In World's First Amazon Live Reveal Event

MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today revealed the all-new 2022 OUTLANDER crossover SUV via livestream, the first vehicle to ever debut on Amazon Live.2 All-new from the wheels up, the 2022 Outlander features a new design direction for both this vehicle and the brand, plus the premium quality, rugged performance an ... Continue reading

Production of Volkswagen Taos for U.S. market begins at Volkswagen de Mexico

Production of Volkswagen Taos for U.S. market begins at Volkswagen de Mexico

Volkswagen de México began the production of its Taos model for exportation markets this week, with the United States being the first foreign destination for this new compact SUV. The German carmaker has produced more than 4,300 units of Taos to date for the Mexican market. ... Continue reading

Brand Awareness Protection For One Auto Insurance Provider From The Auto Channel

Brand Awareness Protection For One Auto Insurance Provider From The Auto Channel

According to recent Auto Insurance data from J.D. Power: 77% of auto insurance customers say they are either actively shopping for a new carrier or have experienced an adverse event that triggered shopping activity. “Technology has made it possible for auto insurance customers to shop and switch their provider in a m ... Continue reading

All-new 2022 INFINITI QX55 Preview

All-new 2022 INFINITI QX55 Preview

Today, INFINITI announces that its newest provocative crossover will start at $46,500 MSRP2 when it arrives in dealers in April across the U.S. Offered in three well-equipped grades — LUXE, ESSENTIAL, and SENSORY — the all-new 2022 QX55 steals the scene with standard Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, 20-inch wheels, wir ... Continue reading

Advance Auto Parts Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

Advance Auto Parts Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

RALEIGH, N.C.--Advance Auto Parts, Inc. , a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended January 2, 2021. "Since the onset of the pandemic, we have pri ... Continue reading

AutoNation Board Elects Rick L. Burdick as Chairman

AutoNation Board Elects Rick L. Burdick as Chairman

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2021 -- AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer today said that its Board of Directors had elected Rick L. Burdick to serve as Chairman of the Board. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Hydraulics System Market (2020 to 2026) - by Vehicle Type, Component, Application, Demand Category, Company and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Hydraulics System Market (2020 to 2026) - by Vehicle Type, Component, Application, Demand Category, Company and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Hydraulics System Market, By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles and OTR), By Component, By Application, By Demand Category, By Company and By Geography, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offeri ... Continue reading

Hydrogen Generation Market Worth $201 Billion by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Hydrogen Generation Market Worth $201 Billion by 2025 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2021 -- According to the new market research report "Hydrogen Generation Market by Application (Petroleum Refinery, Ammonia & Methanol production, Transportation, Power Generation), Generation & Delivery Mode (Captive, Merchant), Source (Blue, Green & Grey Hydrogen), Technology, and Region - Forecast ... Continue reading

Juniper Research: Intelligent Cockpits Installed in 20% of All Cars Globally by 2025, as Partnerships Become Key to Monetisation

Juniper Research: Intelligent Cockpits Installed in 20% of All Cars Globally by 2025, as Partnerships Become Key to Monetisation

BASINGSTOKE, England--A new study from Juniper Research has found that the total number of vehicles with intelligent cockpits will reach 287 million by 2025; rising from 122 million in 2021. This represents a growth of 130% over the next five years, with one in five vehicles in use including an intelligent cockpit by 2 ... Continue reading

Vodafone Tests New Tech That Can Track Vehicles, Drones And Precious Cargo Remotely Within Centimetres

Vodafone Tests New Tech That Can Track Vehicles, Drones And Precious Cargo Remotely Within Centimetres

LONDON, Feb. 16, 2021 -- Autonomous trucks need to warn e-bikes of their presence to avoid accidents, first responders need to know the position of critical medical drones with pinpoint accuracy, and operators need to precisely locate precious cargo. ... Continue reading

Worldwide Electric Power Steering Industry to 2026 - Featuring Mando Corporation, Robert Bosch & Showa Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Worldwide Electric Power Steering Industry to 2026 - Featuring Mando Corporation, Robert Bosch & Showa Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Electric Power Steering Market, By Type (C-EPS, P-EPS and R-EPS), By Component (Steering Column, Steering Wheel, Sensors, Electronic Control Unit, Electric Motor and Bearings), By Vehicle Type, By Mechanism, By Company and By Region, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026" report has been added to ResearchA ... Continue reading

Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Now Eligible For $1,500 California Clean Fuel Reward

Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle Now Eligible For $1,500 California Clean Fuel Reward

EUGENE, Ore.--Arcimoto, Inc.® , makers of affordable, practical, and joyful pure electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets, today announced that the Arcimoto FUV now qualifies for the $1,500 California Clean Fuel Reward. The discount will be instantly applied at the time of purchase with no additional paperw ... Continue reading

AutoNation Reports Fourth Quarter GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations of $1.73, and All-Time Record Fourth Quarter Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations of $2.43

AutoNation Reports Fourth Quarter GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations of $1.73, and All-Time Record Fourth Quarter Adjusted EPS from Continuing Operations of $2.43

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2021 -- AutoNation, Inc. , America's largest and most recognized automotive retailer, today reported fourth quarter 2020 net income from continuing operations of $152 million, or $1.73 per share. Fourth quarter 2020 GAAP results were reduced by a non-cash accounting loss related to our ... Continue reading

Connected Cars Technology Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Connected Cars Technology Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

DALLAS, Feb. 16, 2021 -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity, today announced a major new study into connected car security that describes multiple scenarios in which drivers could encounter attacks that threaten the safety of themselves and others. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Sunroof Market (2020 to 2026) - by Vehicle Type, Material Type, Sunroof Type and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Sunroof Market (2020 to 2026) - by Vehicle Type, Material Type, Sunroof Type and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Sunroof Market By Vehicle Type (Hatchback, SUV, Sedan and Others), By Material Type (Glass, Fabric and Others), By Sunroof Type, By Region, By Company, Competition, Forecast & Opportunities, 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Automotive Sunroof Ma ... Continue reading

HyreCar Announces Completion of a $29.7 Million Public Offering of Common Stock, Including Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option

HyreCar Announces Completion of a $29.7 Million Public Offering of Common Stock, Including Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Option

LOS ANGELES--HyreCar Inc. , the carsharing marketplace for ridesharing, food, and package delivery services, today announced that on February 9, 2021, it completed a previously announced underwritten public offering of an aggregate of 2.53 million shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $11.75 per shar ... Continue reading

Openbay Intelligent Chat and Messaging Platform Integrates with Shop Boss Auto Repair Shop Management Software Driving Service Revenue and Shop Efficiency

Openbay Intelligent Chat and Messaging Platform Integrates with Shop Boss Auto Repair Shop Management Software Driving Service Revenue and Shop Efficiency

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Openbay, Inc. the industry-leading automotive service marketplace and SaaS company for the automotive services industry, today announced integration between its intelligent chat and messaging platform, Otis, and Shop Boss shop management software. The combined end-to-end solution helps increase servic ... Continue reading

Polestar 2: Satnav and Voice Experiences Represent New Landmark in Automotive Infotainment, Finds Strategy Analytics

Polestar 2: Satnav and Voice Experiences Represent New Landmark in Automotive Infotainment, Finds Strategy Analytics

Small Preview Thumbnail Press Image Polestar 2 Press Image Polestar 2 Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail BOSTON--Strategy Analytics – A new UX evaluation from Strategy Analytics’ In-Vehicle UX (IVX) group has assessed the Polestar 2 infotainment system and relevant HMI. By implementing embedd ... Continue reading

SolarEdge e-Mobility to Supply Electrical Powertrain and Battery Solution for Fiat E-Ducato

SolarEdge e-Mobility to Supply Electrical Powertrain and Battery Solution for Fiat E-Ducato

HERZLIYA, Israel & UMBERTIDE, Italy--SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) , announced today that the Company has been selected and will begin to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries for the production of the Fiat E-Ducato light commercial vehicle. “We are excited to be a part of this signif ... Continue reading

J.D. Power Launches Real-Time Auto Insurance Customer Loyalty Tracking Capability

J.D. Power Launches Real-Time Auto Insurance Customer Loyalty Tracking Capability

According to recent data1 from J.D. Power, 77% of auto insurance customers say they are either actively shopping for a new carrier or have experienced an adverse event that triggered shopping activity. ... Continue reading

Ford Expedition STX More For Less

Ford Expedition STX More For Less

Ford is expanding the Expedition full-size SUV lineup with the new STX Package, a spacious choice with an attractive price for customers who need seating for five plus the versatility and capability of a full-size SUV. “The Expedition STX is perfect for families who lead an active lifestyle that requires the capabili ... Continue reading

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Luxury In A Small(Ish) Package By Bruce Hotchkiss* Special Correspondent West Coast Bureau The Auto Channel I have to admit that I have little desire to “keep up with the Joneses.” I don’t care what name plate is on a car. I care more about how good it is, and good is subjective. ... Continue reading

2020 Toyota RAV4 Auto Channel Review by Chicago Car Guy Larry Nutson

2020 Toyota RAV4 Auto Channel Review by Chicago Car Guy Larry Nutson

It seems like the RAV4 has been around forever. Actually, it’s been around since 1995. ... Continue reading

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL Review by John Heilig +VIDEO

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL Review by John Heilig +VIDEO

REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL ENGINE: 1.5-liter turbocharged 4 TRANSMISSION: CVT with step sport mode HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 152 hp @ 5,500 rpm/184 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm WHEELBASE: 105.1 in. ... Continue reading

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