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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Volkswagen unveils the all-new 2021 ID.4 electric SUV

Volkswagen unveils the all-new 2021 ID.4 electric SUV

he brand’s first long-range EV to be sold stateside. This compact SUV will offer all the best features of Volkswagen’s current lineup—hallmark driving dynamics, bold design, and advanced technology—along with long-range EV capability and three years of fast charging with Electrify America for no additional cost ... Continue reading

Letter from Europe. Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief

Letter from Europe. Andrew Frankl European Bureau Chief

I’ve been writing for The Auto Channel since 1996 and the only time a report disappeared between the computer and the office was one on Tota’s C-HR and the Lexus GS-F. The contrast between the two could not be bigger. By Toyota’s very high standards the C-HR falls into the modest category. ... Continue reading

Open Letter to Chevron Lubricants - Common Fuel Related Problems for Boat Engines

Open Letter to Chevron Lubricants - Common Fuel Related Problems for Boat Engines

Hi Joe - I just finished reading the story you wrote on August 21st for the Chevron Lubricants website regarding common fuel problems for boat engines. ("Common fuel-related problems for boat engines And how to avoid them." My finding and reading of your story came at a surprisingly coincidental time: I just finished r ... Continue reading

Record Used Car Sales Fueled By Shift To Online Buying May Result In Carvana Break-even

Record Used Car Sales Fueled By Shift To Online Buying May Result In Carvana Break-even

The AIADA reported that Carvana Co.an online car retailer that went public in 2017 and has yet to post a post a quarterly profit, soared in early trading after it forecast record sales and breakeven earnings in the third quarter, according to a story in The Detroit News. Shares of the Phoenix-based company rose 29% to ... Continue reading

Car Keys Express Launches Groundbreaking Car Key Replacement App

Car Keys Express Launches Groundbreaking Car Key Replacement App

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 22, 2020 -- Car Keys Express, the US-based global leader in automotive key replacement, has announced the release of their mobile application designed to create fully operational car keys leveraging the use of consumers' mobile phones. ... Continue reading

SUBARU Selects ON Semiconductor Image Sensing Technology for its New-Generation EyeSight® Driver Assist Platform

SUBARU Selects ON Semiconductor Image Sensing Technology for its New-Generation EyeSight® Driver Assist Platform

PHOENIX--ON Semiconductor , driving energy efficient innovations, has announced that SUBARU CORPORATION has selected its image sensing technology to enable camera-based ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) in the car manufacturer's new-generation EyeSight Driver Assist platform. The Levorg, a 2020 All-Wheel Drive ... Continue reading

EV Motoring: Rolls Royce Gets Off EV Sideline And Will Deliver Electric Rolls (Within 10 Years)

EV Motoring: Rolls Royce Gets Off EV Sideline And Will Deliver Electric Rolls (Within 10 Years)

Rolls-Royce Plans to Launch Electric Car More Rolls-Royce is developing a standalone electric car to prepare for the closing of some city centers to combustion engine cars, reports Automotive News. At least 20 major cities globally have said they plan to ban diesel or gasoline-powered vehicles from their centers by 203 ... Continue reading

2020 Volvo XC40 Review By Larry Nutson

2020 Volvo XC40 Review By Larry Nutson

In doing this job of driving and providing information and opinion on new vehicles the most usually scenario is that each and every particular vehicle that I experience is good at what it’s designed and intended to do. Today, there are no bad cars! I appreciate a vehicle for what it is and at the same time recognize ... Continue reading

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