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Oops! EV technology showcase fizzles. Or is it the user’s fault?

Oops! EV technology showcase fizzles. Or is it the user’s fault?

Of course auto journalists are widely known for taking advantage of freebies such as hotel rooms, test cars, dinners and such. Our confident mused that even if the cars weren’t charging, a few drivers had copped the prime parking spots – available only when charging is active. As long as they were plugged in, no on ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HONDA CIVIC HATCHBACK REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 HONDA CIVIC HATCHBACK REVIEW

An unbeatable choice in terms of style, both inside and out, and done well at my step-up-from-base trim ... Continue reading

AIADA US Import Brands Auto Sales Scoreboard : July 2017 Sales Continue to Stumble

AIADA US Import Brands Auto Sales Scoreboard : July 2017 Sales Continue to Stumble

Dealers anticipate customers will be drawn to their stores this fall by attractive new models and incentives,” said AIADA President Cody Lusk. ... Continue reading

Double Fill-Ups: Gas Station Food Continues to Wow Customers

Double Fill-Ups: Gas Station Food Continues to Wow Customers

At Super Food House, made-to-order Indian fare has customers lining up after filling their tanks. BROWNSBURG, Ind. ... Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS FROM CNBC'S PHIL LEBEAU: TOYOTA AND MAZDA PLAN TO BUILD $1.6 BILLION U.S. PLANT IN JOINT VENTURE - SOURCES

BREAKING NEWS FROM CNBC'S PHIL LEBEAU: TOYOTA AND MAZDA PLAN TO BUILD $1.6 BILLION U.S. PLANT IN JOINT VENTURE - SOURCES

Toyota and Mazda plan to build $1.6 billion US plant in joint venture: Sources (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/03/toyota-and-mazda-plan-to-build-1-point -6-billion-us-plant-in-joint-venture-sources.html) · Toyota and Mazda are expected to announce plans on Friday to build a $1.6 billion U.S assembly plant in a new join ... Continue reading

Paul Williamson Making Gains in Late Model Division

Paul Williamson Making Gains in Late Model Division

Paul Williamson Making Gains in Late Model Division [image: Inline image 1] *Paul Williamson, pictured in his car at Southern National Motorsports Park. (Photo credit: Andy Marquis/SNMP media)* LUCAMA, NC – Paul Williamson has been having something of a breakthrough season in the Late Model Stock Car division at ... Continue reading

Clean Energy Reports 88.4 Million Gallons Delivered and Revenue of $81.0 Million for Second Quarter of 2017

Clean Energy Reports 88.4 Million Gallons Delivered and Revenue of $81.0 Million for Second Quarter of 2017

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Clean Energy Fuels Corp. ("Clean Energy" or the "Company") today announced operating results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2017. The Company delivered 88.4 million gallons in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.6% increase from 82.9 million gallons delivered in the same period ... Continue reading

FLEETCOR Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

FLEETCOR Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NORCROSS, Ga.—FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. , a leading global provider of commercial payment solutions, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2017. “We reported another very good quarter, with adjusted net income per diluted share growth of 26%, and organic revenue growth of approxim ... Continue reading

Navistar To End Production Of Proprietary Medium-Duty 9/10 Liter Engine By 2018

Navistar To End Production Of Proprietary Medium-Duty 9/10 Liter Engine By 2018

LISLE, Ill., Aug. 3, 2017 -- Navistar announced that it will cease all engine production at its plant in Melrose Park, Ill., by the second quarter of fiscal 2018. ... Continue reading

Union Pacific Urges Safety for August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewers Near Railroad Tracks

Union Pacific Urges Safety for August 21 Solar Eclipse Viewers Near Railroad Tracks

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 3, 2017 -- As America prepares for the country's first total solar eclipse in 38 years, Union Pacific urges sky watchers to steer clear of railroad tracks. ... Continue reading

Universal Technical Institute Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter Results

Universal Technical Institute Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Third Quarter Results

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 3, 2017 -- Universal Technical Institute, Inc. , the leading provider of automotive technician training, reported financial results for the fiscal 2017 third quarter ended June 30, 2017. ... Continue reading

Valvoline Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering

Valvoline Announces Pricing of Senior Notes Offering

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Valvoline Inc. (“Valvoline”) announced today the pricing of its previously announced offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 4.375% Senior Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be unsecured unsubordinated obligations of Valvoline. Each of Valvoline’s subsidiaries that gu ... Continue reading

Valvoline Instant Oil Change(SM) Acquires New Service Center in Greater Dayton, Ohio, Area

Valvoline Instant Oil Change(SM) Acquires New Service Center in Greater Dayton, Ohio, Area

LEXINGTON, Ky., Aug. 3, 2017 -- Valvoline Inc.  announced today that Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM recently opened a new company-owned service center in Troy, Ohio. ... Continue reading

3GT Racing debuts Lexus at storied track, Road America

3GT Racing debuts Lexus at storied track, Road America

3GT Racing debuts Lexus at storied track, Road America 3GT Racing debuts Lexus at storied track, Road America EAST LANSING, MI (Aug. 3, 2017) -- This weekend will find the 3GT Racing team at the historical Road America track in Elkhart Lake, WI. ... Continue reading

Blue Bird Delivers Strong Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results; Authorizes Capital Stock Repurchase Program

Blue Bird Delivers Strong Fiscal 2017 Third Quarter Results; Authorizes Capital Stock Repurchase Program

FORT VALLEY, Ga.—Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) , the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today its fiscal 2017 third quarter results and the authorization by its Board of Directors of a capital stock repurchase program. Third Quarter Highlights Unit sales for the quarter ... Continue reading

Cooper Standard Reports Record Sales, Strong Net Income and Record Adjusted EBITDA

Cooper Standard Reports Record Sales, Strong Net Income and Record Adjusted EBITDA

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 3, 2017 -- Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. today reported results for the second quarter and first half of 2017. ... Continue reading

Freedom To Ride In Arkansas As State Reclassifies License Requirements For Three-Wheeled Vehicles

Freedom To Ride In Arkansas As State Reclassifies License Requirements For Three-Wheeled Vehicles

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3, 2017 -- Polaris Slingshot®, a three-wheeled, open-air cockpit vehicle, has announced Arkansas as the latest state to reclassify its operator licensing requirements. ... Continue reading

Latest Trends in the PLM Software Market in the Automotive Sector by Technavio

Latest Trends in the PLM Software Market in the Automotive Sector by Technavio

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NASA Highlights Science on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA Highlights Science on Next Space Station Resupply Mission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host a media teleconference at noon EDT Tuesday, Aug. ... Continue reading

Reigning Super Gas world champ Mia Tedesco ready to double-up at Buckeye Fuel Wars

Reigning Super Gas world champ Mia Tedesco ready to double-up at Buckeye Fuel Wars

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Slingshot® To Showcase New 2018 Lineup At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Slingshot® To Showcase New 2018 Lineup At Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 3, 2017 -- Slingshot®, the bold three-wheeled roadster with an open-air cockpit, will ride into the 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally with its new 2018 model lineup, including Slingshot S, SL, SLR and the ultra-premium SLR LE. Sturgis Rally goers will have the opportunity to test drive each new ... Continue reading

Teamsters Union Stands With Nissan Workers In Mississippi

Teamsters Union Stands With Nissan Workers In Mississippi

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters Union stands in solidarity with over 3,700 Nissan workers in Mississippi who are voting in their election to join the United Auto Workers today and Friday. ... Continue reading

Team Up With Cars.com!

Team Up With Cars.com!

Greetings Blog Administrator, My name is Dana and I’m writing you from the Cars.com headquarters in downtown Chicago. I came across your site while researching some of our top makes and models, and am really impressed with the resource you’ve built. ... Continue reading

Africa OTR Tire Market to Reach $ 1.10 Billion by 2022 - Governments are Increasing their Focus on Developing Non-Oil Sectors - Research and Markets

Africa OTR Tire Market to Reach $ 1.10 Billion by 2022 - Governments are Increasing their Focus on Developing Non-Oil Sectors - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Africa OTR Tire Market By Vehicle Type (Mining, Construction & Industrial Equipment; Agriculture Vehicles; and Others), By Country, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. Africa OTR tire market is projected to reach $1.10 billion by 2022, on ... Continue reading

Alaska Air Group declares quarterly dividend

Alaska Air Group declares quarterly dividend

SEATTLE, Aug. 4, 2017 -- The board of directors of Alaska Air Group has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 30 cents per share. ... Continue reading

AMETEK Announces Two Executive Appointments

AMETEK Announces Two Executive Appointments

BERWYN, Pa., Aug. 4, 2017 -- AMETEK, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has elected two new Vice Presidents. ... Continue reading

AMETEK Declares Quarterly Dividend of Nine Cents Per Share

AMETEK Declares Quarterly Dividend of Nine Cents Per Share

BERWYN, Pa., Aug. 4, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of AMETEK, Inc. declared a regular quarterly dividend of nine cents per share for the third quarter ending September 30, 2017. ... Continue reading

Automotive Steering System Market by Steering System Type - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022 - Research and Markets

Automotive Steering System Market by Steering System Type - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Automotive Steering System Market by Steering System Type - Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecasts, 2014-2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. Automotive steering system helps the driver maneuver and control the direction of the vehicle. ... Continue reading

Automotive Tire Market to Reach $306 Million by 2022: Analysis By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle, and Two Wheeler) & Type (Radial Tire, and Bias Tire) - Research and Markets

Automotive Tire Market to Reach $306 Million by 2022: Analysis By Vehicle Type (Passenger Car, Light Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle, and Two Wheeler) & Type (Radial Tire, and Bias Tire) - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Automotive Tire Market, 2014-2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The global automotive tire market is projected to reach $306,098 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period. ... Continue reading

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Reports Second Quarter 2017 Results

FINDLAY, Ohio—Cooper Tire & Rubber Company today reported second quarter 2017 net income of $45 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.85, compared with $71 million, or $1.27 per share, last year. Second Quarter Highlights: Consolidated unit volume decreased 0.5 percent compared with a year ago, with strong gro ... Continue reading

Diales Team are Shortlisted for Structural Engineering Award for Goodwood Festival of Speed Sculpture

Diales Team are Shortlisted for Structural Engineering Award for Goodwood Festival of Speed Sculpture

LONDON, August 4, 2017 -- The Diales technical team are delighted to have been shortlisted for their role in delivering the iconic BMW sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2016.  The team were nominated, and shortlisted, in the both the Small Projects (of under £1 million) and the Structural Artistry catego ... Continue reading

Global Pump Jack Market to Reach $3.6 Billion by 2022 - Key Players are Schlumberger, Halliburton, General Electric Oil & Gas, Weatherford International, Dover Corporation & Borets International - Research and Markets

Global Pump Jack Market to Reach $3.6 Billion by 2022 - Key Players are Schlumberger, Halliburton, General Electric Oil & Gas, Weatherford International, Dover Corporation & Borets International - Research and Markets

DUBLIN—The "Pump Jack Market by Well Type (Vertical and Horizontal), Application (Onshore and Offshore), Weight (Less Than 100,000 Lbs, 100,000 Lbs to 300,000 Lbs, and More Than 300,000 Lbs), and by Region - Global Trends and Forecast to 2022" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. The pump jack mar ... Continue reading

Lobel Financial Selects FactorTrust as Alternative Credit Bureau for Auto Risk Decisioning

Lobel Financial Selects FactorTrust as Alternative Credit Bureau for Auto Risk Decisioning

ATLANTA—FactorTrust®, The Alternative Credit Bureau™, today announced the addition of Lobel Financial to its growing list of financial service companies implementing its alternative credit data into their credit decisioning process. Lobel Financial, a consumer finance company specializing in purchasing and servici ... Continue reading

Shortlist Announced for World Routes 2017 Marketing Awards

Shortlist Announced for World Routes 2017 Marketing Awards

MANCHESTER, England, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - The finalists of the annual World Routes 2017 Marketing Awards are revealed today (Friday, 4 August). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150730/250177LOGO) (Photo: http://mma.prnewswire.com/media/542267/World_Routes_2016_Marketing_Awards.jpg) The World Routes Marketi ... Continue reading

State Farm Auto Insurance Forced John Eagle To Make Shoddy Repair That Trapped Driver in Burning Honda, Says Vehicle Safety Lawyer Todd Tracy

State Farm Auto Insurance Forced John Eagle To Make Shoddy Repair That Trapped Driver in Burning Honda, Says Vehicle Safety Lawyer Todd Tracy

DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2017 -- A federal lawsuit accuses State Farm Auto Insurance of forcing John Eagle Collision Center to cut costs by using a dangerous, untested adhesive to replace a hail damaged steel roof. ... Continue reading

Superior Industries Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Superior Industries Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.—Superior Industries International, Inc. (“Superior” or the “Company”) , one of the largest global manufacturers of aluminum wheels suppliers for OEMs, today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 25, 2017, which includes one month of financial results from UNIWHEELS AG ... Continue reading

WestJet makes Flex even more flexible

WestJet makes Flex even more flexible

Airline continues its initiatives targeting the business traveller CALGARY, Aug. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced changes to its Flex fare, eliminating domestic change and cancel fees for any travel booked in this fare bundle. ... Continue reading

Made by SAIC MAXUS: Unveiling of the command vehicles in the grand parade marking the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army

Made by SAIC MAXUS: Unveiling of the command vehicles in the grand parade marking the 90th founding anniversary of the People's Liberation Army

SHANGHAI, August 4, 2017 -- Ninety years ago, a new independent people force led by the Communist Party of China was born. This army grew up in the smoke of gunpowder, experienced a series of warfare as well as military reform in the peaceful era. ... Continue reading

Toyota And Mazda Form Car Building And Technology Sharing Partnership - To Build Plant In USA

Toyota And Mazda Form Car Building And Technology Sharing Partnership - To Build Plant In USA

The plant will be capable of producing 300,000 vehicles a year, with production divided between the two automakers, and will employ about 4,000 people when it opens in 2021 ... Continue reading

Toyota and Mazda Enter Business and Capital Alliance

Toyota and Mazda Enter Business and Capital Alliance

TOKYO, Aug. 4, 2017 -- Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) signed an agreement today to enter a business and capital alliance, with the aim of further strengthening their lasting partnership. ... Continue reading

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