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2017 IIHS Safety Picks+ Light Up The Night +VIDEO

2017 IIHS Safety Picks+ Light Up The Night +VIDEO

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. ... Continue reading

TACH EXCLUSIVE: Instantly Find 2017 Cars and Trucks That Are Still Available With A Manual Transmission

TACH EXCLUSIVE: Instantly Find 2017 Cars and Trucks That Are Still Available With A Manual Transmission

In another web first, The Auto Channel makes it easier for new vehicle researchers to pare through the thousands of vehicles by body style, trim levels, prices, hundreds of specs, dimensions, capacities and now your choice of transmission type, manual, CVT and automatic. ... Continue reading

Average Age Of 284 Million Cars On U.S. Roads Rises Again in 2016 to 11.6 Years, IHS Markit Says, None Can Ever Become EV's, TACH Says

Average Age Of 284 Million Cars On U.S. Roads Rises Again in 2016 to 11.6 Years, IHS Markit Says, None Can Ever Become EV's, TACH Says

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—The average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. has once again climbed slightly this year, to 11.6 years, according to industry experts at IHS Markit , a leading provider of business information and analysis for the global automotive industry. Registrations for light VIO, including ... Continue reading

2016 LA Auto Show: 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists Announced

2016 LA Auto Show: 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists Announced

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2016 -- Finalists for 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) were announced Tuesday at Automobility L.A., the conference that precedes the Los Angeles auto show. ... Continue reading

October 2016 US Auto Sales Scoreboard - AIADA

October 2016 US Auto Sales Scoreboard - AIADA

Washington DC November 2, 2016; The AIADA reported that sales in October slowed from the pace they enjoyed earlier in the year. However, the month's relatively minor decline in sales suggests that the market may have plateaued at a healthy pace. ... Continue reading

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Cars That Have the Most and Least Maintainence Costs

Washington DC August 12, 2016; The AIADA online newsletter reported that according to the website Priceonomics the Toyota brand and its gas-electric hybrid Prius are the winners in keeping maintenance costs low in the long run and luxury brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz are on the high end of maintenance costs. Over t ... Continue reading

2016 World Car of the Year - Top Three Finalists In Five Categories Revealed in Geneva

2016 World Car of the Year - Top Three Finalists In Five Categories Revealed in Geneva

By Henny Hemmes Senior European Editor The Auto Channel GENEVA, Switzerland. March 2, 2016. During a press conference at the Geneva Auto Show on Tuesday, the top three finalists have been announced in five categories. The winners of the 2016 World Car of the Year, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Ca ... Continue reading

The World's Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Also Has a US Presence

The World's Largest Electric Vehicle Maker Also Has a US Presence

Latest numbers show BYD topping Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, VW and even Tesla volumes by a landslide LOS ANGELES -- December 23, 2015: BYD was the first to deliver a truly zero-emissions ecosystem to the world in 2011 (as the only EV manufacturer that also builds low-cost solar panels and environmentally friendly energ ... Continue reading

U.S. & Chinese Leaders Go Electric at 2015 Climate Leaders Summit

U.S. & Chinese Leaders Go Electric at 2015 Climate Leaders Summit

BYD Electric Buses used at U.S-China Climate Leaders Summit LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2015 -- 400 of the most important leaders in the free world gathered in Los Angeles this week to collaborate on strategies to improve global stewardship and battle man-made factors effecting climate change. ... Continue reading

BYD Motors Wins America's Largest Electric Bus Order

BYD Motors Wins America's Largest Electric Bus Order

Electric Bus leader wins 10 of 12 vehicle categories in 800 bus RFP OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 4, 2015 -- California's BYD Motors has been awarded what industry commentators are calling a "dominant" win in the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Heavy Duty Bus RFP that closed in August. The contract allows ... Continue reading

China's BYD EV's To Cuba For Projected Tourist Boom

China's BYD EV's To Cuba For Projected Tourist Boom

With Biggest Order in Cuba, BYD Leads Country’s New Tourism Wave Havana - Cuba, as a gate to the Gulf of Mexico, always bustles with tourism. Recent news from this island country is that it plans to purchase a fleet of fuel cars to support its tourism business development, and place an order for its first 719 vehi ... Continue reading

London England's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric

London England's Iconic Double-Decker Buses to go Electric

London, England selects BYD as builder of next generation double-decker bus LONDON -- July 2, 2015: One of the world's most recognized transportation systems, TFL (Transportation for London), known for their iconic red, double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement ... Continue reading

BYD Unveils World's Largest Battery Electric Vehicle

BYD Unveils World's Largest Battery Electric Vehicle

HOUSTON--BYD Motors kicked off the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston this week with a new product-unveiling ceremony and over 300 in attendance. The ceremony began with an invitation to attendees to “throw off the shackles of a single-fueled system – an electric platform i ... Continue reading

BYD Company Announces First Factory in Brazil

BYD Company Announces First Factory in Brazil

The city of Campinas (in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil) has been selected as the home to the BYD’s newest factory creating ~450 new local jobs. Executives from Campinas City Hall and BYD Company Ltd. this week announced the opening of the company’s first South American manufacturing facility. The factory is ... Continue reading

Brazilian Transit Operator has started pilot testing a pure-electric transit bus from BYD

Brazilian Transit Operator has started pilot testing a pure-electric transit bus from BYD

-Brazilian Transit Operator Via Agile and Piracicaba’s Transit Authority Semuttran have started pilot testing with a pure-electric transit bus from BYD Company Ltd. The purpose of the evaluation is to find ways to reduce transportation costs and unnecessary emissions in and around the city of Piracicaba. “Pil ... Continue reading

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