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Hertz First to Trial Wireless EV Recharging

Hertz First to Trial Wireless EV Recharging

The Hertz Corporation and Hertz Global EV are implementing the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry. Hertz has the most diverse fleet of EVs for both rental and carshare. "Hertz is committed to its Global EV program, introducing electric vehicles into our rental fleet on ... Continue reading

2012 Dodge Durango Receives MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award at the Chicago Auto Show

2012 Dodge Durango Receives MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award at the Chicago Auto Show

2012 Dodge Durango earns MotorWeek Drivers' Choice award (shared with Jeep Grand Cherokee) Dodge brand January 2012 sales increase 29 percent; best January since 2008 Dodge Durango January 2012 sales jump 152 percent The year may be young, but Dodge brand vehicles are continuing to gain momentum, earning recognition fr ... Continue reading

Auto Sales Spike in Wake of Chicago Auto Show

Auto Sales Spike in Wake of Chicago Auto Show

PR Newswire CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 CHICAGO, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For more than a century, if there is one thing the Chicago Auto Show does better than any other, it is to bring consumers and cars together. Â And thanks to great deals from manufacturers, a reenergized appreciation of new cars and ... Continue reading

Chicago Auto Show Posts Attendance Increase

Chicago Auto Show Posts Attendance Increase

PR Newswire CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2011 CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2011 Chicago Auto Show closed Sunday night and enjoyed a 10 percent increase in attendance over its 10-day run when compared to a year ago. "We enjoyed an opening weekend stronger than in 2010, but gave some of those gains back on ... Continue reading

City of Chicago and 350Green Announce City-Wide Network of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

City of Chicago and 350Green Announce City-Wide Network of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Network will make EV ownership possible for Chicago-area residents who don't have home garage charging, and more convenient for those who do ... Continue reading

Urban Chic in the Windy City The Magnificent Mile goes Electric

Urban Chic in the Windy City The Magnificent Mile goes Electric

By Larry Nutson Senior Editor, Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel The 103rd Chicago Auto Show, the country’s largest in terms of space, brought a variety of cars and trucks to center-stage for 2011. From the muscular 550HP Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to the eco-friendly Chevrolet Volt cars and trucks for every woman and man ... Continue reading

TACH's 2011 Chicago Auto Show Wrap-Up

TACH's 2011 Chicago Auto Show Wrap-Up

2011 Chicago Auto Show Wrap-Up The Auto Channel Press Pass Coverage By Steve Purdy, Thom Cannell and Larry Nutson [0787] Chicago February 12, 2011; Having just come off our high from the intense press days at the Detroit North American International Auto Show last month it’s a relaxing job to cover the February Ch ... Continue reading

Airstream of Chicago Featured at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Airstream of Chicago Featured at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2011 CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2011 -- Airstream of Chicago is Illinois' exclusive dealer of the iconic Airstream Trailer brand.  At this year's Auto Show, the company will be featuring some of the highlights of the 2011 Airstream fleet –among many of which is the green technology that the ... Continue reading

Ford to Showcase Ads for All-New Explorer During GRAMMY Awards, Including Unique Spot Featuring Nelly

Ford to Showcase Ads for All-New Explorer During GRAMMY Awards, Including Unique Spot Featuring Nelly

Ford Explorer's heavy presence during this Sunday's 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® will showcase the SUV's reinvention to millions; the GRAMMY awards air Sunday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. EST on CBS Ford will air three Explorer ads, including the premiere of a unique 60-second television commercial featuring hip hop re ... Continue reading

One in Five Consumers Say the Hassle-Free Sales Environment Revved Their Last Vehicle Purchase

One in Five Consumers Say the Hassle-Free Sales Environment Revved Their Last Vehicle Purchase

CHICAGO, Feb. 10, 2011 -- Black or silver? Sedan or coupe? Compact or hatchback? Consumers have much to consider when they're on the hunt for a new car. But, according to Mintel research, it's a hassle-free sales environment that really gets shoppers' motors running, as 27% of consumers who have bought a new vehicle in ... Continue reading

Some Like It Hot -- Dodge Introduces New Durango Heat

Some Like It Hot -- Dodge Introduces New Durango Heat

Durango R/T, new five-passenger Heat package with the Pentastar V-6 engine delivers 295 horsepower and up to 23 miles per gallon (mpg) Best-in-class 50 cubic feet of storage behind the second row and performance-tuned to thrill anyone who truly loves to drive New Heat package delivers affordable performance with a star ... Continue reading

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Delivers Intelligent Performance and Power - COMPLETE VIDEO

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Delivers Intelligent Performance and Power - COMPLETE VIDEO

Set to launch this calendar year, Dodge gives peek at its newest product from the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team at the Chicago Auto Show 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine offers an estimated 465 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque for power across a significantly wider rpm range All-new active valve exhaust ... Continue reading

MotorWeek Honors All-new 2011 Dodge Durango with Drivers' Choice Award for Best Large Utility

MotorWeek Honors All-new 2011 Dodge Durango with Drivers' Choice Award for Best Large Utility

The 2011 Dodge Durango is performance-tuned to be a driver's SUV World-class handling with intelligent, powerful and fuel-efficient engines, the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango delivers driving excitement and refinement combined with the interior flexibility of a three-row SUV Both Pentastar V-6 and HEMIâ„¢ V-8 e ... Continue reading

MotorWeek Names Chevrolet Volt 2011 Drivers Choice "Best of the Year"

MotorWeek Names Chevrolet Volt 2011 Drivers Choice "Best of the Year"

CHICAGO--Delivering a practical electric car for the masses, the Chevrolet Volt eclipsed the competition to capture MotorWeek coveted “Best of the Year�?? 2011 Drivers’ Choice Award. The honor was announced at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show by MotorWeek, television’s lon ... Continue reading

All Press Conferences from 2011 Chicago Auto Show - WATCH THEM HERE

All Press Conferences from 2011 Chicago Auto Show - WATCH THEM HERE

CHICAGO - February 9, 2011: TheAutoChannel.com will be carrying live broadcasts of all press conferences at the Chicago Auto Show. The presentations are part of our exclusive in-depth Press Pass Coverage of the auto show. As always, TACH will archive complete versions of the presentations for continuous on-demand viewi ... Continue reading

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