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Global Fuel Mix Similar to Decade Ago

Global Fuel Mix Similar to Decade Ago

Fossil fuel use has persisted amid rising global energy demand, continued consumption and investment in new fossil fuel plants, and lower use of biomass energy -- such as wood or agricultural waste -- in heating and cooking, the report said. ... Continue reading

Geely Takes China's Lead Developing Another American Invention - Methanol Vehicles (Boy Are Our "Experts" Stupid!)

Geely Takes China's Lead Developing Another American Invention - Methanol Vehicles (Boy Are Our "Experts" Stupid!)

Geely, among a small number of automakers developing methanol-powered vehicles, is testing methanol taxis in some western Chinese cities as well as developing methanol-powered trucks at its commercial vehicles unit. ... Continue reading

Beyond Oil and Gas; The Methanol Economy (Originally Published On The Auto Channel March 2, 2006) +VIDEO

Beyond Oil and Gas; The Methanol Economy (Originally Published On The Auto Channel March 2, 2006) +VIDEO

The Methanol Economy By Kevin Bullis MIT Technology Review March 2, 2006 Forget about the hydrogen economy. Methanol is the key to weaning the world off oil. ... Continue reading

NHTSA Recall Summary June 14, 2021 (Official)

NHTSA Recall Summary June 14, 2021 (Official)

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Genesis G80 RWD 2.5T - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

While the 2021 G80 may carry the same nameplate as last year's Genesis mid-size luxury sedan, it is in fact built on a completely new platform which it shares with the company's first-ever SUV, the GV80. ... Continue reading

2021 Land Rover Defender Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Land Rover Defender Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Land Rover Defender Review British Empire Legend few weeks back I had my first spin in the new Land Rover Defender. As things go, I got to take another. ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota Sequoia 4x4 Nightshade Special Edition - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Toyota Sequoia 4x4 Nightshade Special Edition - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

The spacious Sequoia that will keep your whole family coming back month after month for this do-it-all home on wheels ... Continue reading

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Ram 1500 TRX Review By Larry Nutson

The American horsepower war and the American pickup war have become one, so to speak. Ram has answered Ford’s F-150 Raptor with the new 1500 TRX that features a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 that makes 702-hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque. ... Continue reading

Nutson's Auto News Weekly Wrap-up June 6-12 2021

Nutson's Auto News Weekly Wrap-up June 6-12 2021

The past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as expertly crafted easy to digest news nuggets ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota Venza Limited Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Toyota Venza Limited Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Toyota Venza Limited by Mark Fulmer Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel The top-of-the-line Limited trim, the Venza Toyota has leather interior accents, a 12.3-inch touchscreen, heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, a fixed glass roof, LED headlights, and a height-adjustable power liftgate. Powered by a 2.5-l ... Continue reading

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

About four months ago I spent time with the all-electric battery powered 2020 MINI Cooper SE 3-door Hardtop. This is the automaker’s first BEV, an all-electric model. ... Continue reading

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Sport Review by Mark Fulmer +VIDEO

Everyone knows how loyal Subaru owners are about their vehicles, and so I asked a number of them why. Reliability, safety, all wheel drive, and comfort were the universal responses. ... Continue reading

2021 Hyundai Venue SEL Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Hyundai Venue SEL Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 Hyundai Venue SEL Review by Mark Fulmer A Friendly-to-the-Pocketbook Urban Shuttlecraft Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel The 2021 Venue SEL is an upper level trim of this urban oriented runabout which puts its sticker in the 23K range however the base model is priced at 18K which will appeal to budget-oriented singles ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4 Double Cab - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2021 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4 Double Cab - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

Only four things keep the test Tacoma from being ideal for me and I’ll get to them at the end of this article. ... Continue reading

2021 Kia Sorento Review By Larry Nutson

2021 Kia Sorento Review By Larry Nutson

The first quarter of 2021 is behind us as we all continue to move slowly through the pandemic tunnel with us now seeing some light at its end. Auto industry sales have been slowed a bunch over the last year but things are now opening up. ... Continue reading