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2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid Makes West Coast Debut at AltCar Expo

2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid Makes West Coast Debut at AltCar Expo

The 2016 AltCar Expo will showcase the West Coast debut of the new Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid with free ride and drives open to the public. Representatives from Kia will be on hand to answer any questions. The 11th Annual AltCar Expo, is the region's premier car show dedicated to alternative fuel vehicles and transporta ... Continue reading

Scania Trucks and Asko Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion

Scania Trucks and Asko Test Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Propulsion

SÖDERTÄLJE, Sweden—Asko, which is Norway’s largest convenience goods wholesaler, is continuing its investment in sustainable transport services. The company will together with Scania start testing trucks with an electric powertrain. Electrical energy is converted from hydrogen gas in fuel cells on board the vehic ... Continue reading

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring Review By John Heilig

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring Review By John Heilig

2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring Review By John Heilig ... Continue reading

The New York Times Buys Into CAFE 54.5 Obfuscation

The New York Times Buys Into CAFE 54.5 Obfuscation

Growing up in New York I grew up with an unbending prejudice towards the invincibility and incontrovertible exactness of The New York Times on every subject printed within. I along with virtually every kid on the streets of Brooklyn and other boroughs (ok, except maybe not the Bronx) never argued about or questioned an ... Continue reading

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review By Larry Nutson ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2016 VOLVO XC90 REVIEW +VIDEO

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2016 VOLVO XC90 REVIEW +VIDEO

HEELS ON WHEELS 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design Twin Engine Plug-in Review ... Continue reading

2016 Lexus ES 350 Review By Steve Purdy

2016 Lexus ES 350 Review By Steve Purdy

2016 LEXUS ES 350 Review By Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau It is unusual for a manufacturer to provide an unadorned car for a review but that’s what we have this week with this Lexus ES 350, nearly full-size, front-wheel drive luxury sedan. The only options on this one are body side moldings, illum ... Continue reading

Buyers Guides for All Cars, Light Trucks and RV's Sold In North America

Buyers Guides for All Cars, Light Trucks and RV's Sold In North America

Acura Buyers Guide , Audi Buyers Guide , BMW Buyers Guide , Buick Buyers Guide , Cadillac Buyers Guide , Chevrolet Buyers Guide , Chrysler Buyers Guide , Dodge Buyers Guide , Ford Buyers Guide , GMC Buyers Guide , Honda Buyers Guide , Hyundai Buyers Guide , Infiniti Buyers Guide , Jaguar Buyers Guide , Jeep Buyers Guid ... Continue reading

Become A Schmarter Car Buyer

Become A Schmarter Car Buyer

Dealer Direct Independent Car Shopper, How to buy a car correctly, hints and procedures so you buy it right...get smarter, car buyer New Cars Research - Tools for consumers that help them get smart not confused ... Continue reading

2016 Toyota Prius Liftback Four Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2016 Toyota Prius Liftback Four Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

Much improved - No longer just a car for people who hate cars DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS There’s “all-new” and then there’s really all new. The fourth-generation 2016 Toyota Prius Liftback is the most-changed in the car’s history, and meant to attract people who previously wouldn’t have considere ... Continue reading

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 1-7, 2016; MBS, Cooling Car Sales; Hot Volt, Recalls of Course

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Digest - August 1-7, 2016; MBS, Cooling Car Sales; Hot Volt, Recalls of Course

* The Center for Automotive Research presented their 51st Management Briefing Seminar conference in Northern Michigan this past week where executives, engineers, policy makers and pundits gathered to assess the state of the automotive industry, share what’s new and talk about where it is going. The general consensus ... Continue reading

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus Review By Steve Purdy

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus Review By Steve Purdy

2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus Review By Steve Purdy ... Continue reading

2016 Lexus RX 350 and 450h Review and Road Test By Larry Nutson

2016 Lexus RX 350 and 450h Review and Road Test By Larry Nutson

2016 Lexus RX Refinement with more style by Larry Nutson Senior Editor, Chicago Bureau Chief The Auto Channel (DSC_3840) Lexus’ RX is the vehicle that launched the segment of luxury crossover back in 1998. Since then Lexus has sold 2.1 million of the popular SUV thanks to its smooth ride, roomy interior, comfort ... Continue reading

GAC Motors (China) Completes Phase II Factory

GAC Motors (China) Completes Phase II Factory

GUANGZHOU, China, July 30, 2016 -- China's best automaker, GAC Motor, hosted the completion ceremony of the company's new phase II factory in Panyu, Guangzhou on June 28, and launched SUV GS8 and plug-in hybrid sedan GA3S PHEV, taking a step forward to further expand production capacity with much improved efficiency. L ... Continue reading

Big Oil Benefits From "Divide and Conquer"

Big Oil Benefits From "Divide and Conquer"

Opinion by Bob Gordon, President The Auto Channel<p> After spending time at the 2006 Clean Cities Congress here in Phoenix, and after listening to speeches, presentations, and other facts and opinions, I believe that THE ANSWER to the "Energy Crisis" and its progeny the destruction of our earth’s ecology, is and ... Continue reading

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