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Lexington Institute -- BACKUP CHARGING IS ESSENTIAL FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES (From InsideSources)

Lexington Institute -- BACKUP CHARGING IS ESSENTIAL FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES (From InsideSources)

Backup Charging Is Essential As More Electric Vehicles Are Adopted A recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests that EVs could account for half of all new cars sold by 2040. This begs the following question: as electric cars become more popular, how would a driver charge an EV when electricity is unavai ... Continue reading

Mazda Canada reports sales for January 2018

Mazda Canada reports sales for January 2018

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today reported January sales of 4,416 vehicles, representing an increase of 10.2 percent versus January 2017. ... Continue reading

Valvoline Announces Opening of New Quick-Lube Center in Greater Richmond, Va.

Valvoline Announces Opening of New Quick-Lube Center in Greater Richmond, Va.

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 1, 2018 -- Valvoline Inc. – a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services – announced today that it has opened a new company-owned Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM (VIOC) service center in Richmond, Va. ... Continue reading

Motor Press Guild Announces MPG Award Finalists

Motor Press Guild Announces MPG Award Finalists

LOS ANGELES--The annual Motor Press Guild Awards, including the Dean Batchelor Award, will be presented February 11 at 6:30 pm at the Petersen Automotive Museum. This annual celebration of excellence is intended to inspire automotive journalists, both present and future, to produce work of the highest professional cali ... Continue reading

Hyundai January 2018 North American Sales

Hyundai January 2018 North American Sales

Retail sales up seven percent All-time Tucson January with 7,638 Sold Best Total SUV January; 12 Percent Increase Compared with January 2017 SUV Sales FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 – Despite another standout month for total SUV and Tucson sales, Hyundai Motor America reported January sales of Hyundai- and Gen ... Continue reading

Oshkosh Corporation Named One of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies

Oshkosh Corporation Named One of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies

OSHKOSH, Wis.--Oshkosh Corporation today announced that it has been recognized as one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Oshkosh Corporation is one of 330 companies to achieve this honor, as ranked by industry peers, highlighting some of the most respected and successful companies from around the world. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA January 2018 Sales

Mercedes-Benz USA January 2018 Sales

Feb 1, 2018 – ATLANTA Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported January sales of 25,307 units, compared to 25,527 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever January sales with 2,191 units (up 6.9%) and smart reported 105 units, bringing the MBUSA grand total to 27,603 vehicle ... Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. January 2018 Sales

BMW Group U.S. January 2018 Sales

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 1, 2018… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 5 percent in January 2018 for a total of 19,016 compared to 18,109 vehicles sold in January 2017. Most notably, the new BMW 5 Series showed strong growth for the seventh straight month, with 2,456 vehicles sold – nearly 10 percent of whi ... Continue reading

Toyota North America January 2018 Sales

Toyota North America January 2018 Sales

TMNA posts best-ever light truck sales for January Toyota Highlander, RAV4 and 4Runner post best-ever January Lexus NX gas and hybrid post best-ever January February 01, 2018 January 2018 Sales Chart PLANO, Texas (Feb. 1, 2018) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported January 2018 sales of 167,056 vehicles, ... Continue reading

Comerica Bank's California Index Increases

Comerica Bank's California Index Increases

DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2018 -- Comerica Bank's California Economic Activity Index grew by 0.7 percent in November to 122.2. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen January 2018 US Sales

Volkswagen January 2018 US Sales

Sales totaled 24,744 units, an increase of 5.2 percent compared to January 2017 Sales of the Chattanooga-built Atlas totaled 4,303 units Sales of the all-new 2018 Tiguan totaled 6,336 units As the company expands its model lineup to include more family-friendly SUVs, SUV sales attributed to 52 percent of the vehicles d ... Continue reading

FCA January 2018 US Sales

FCA January 2018 US Sales

FCA US LLC today reported sales of 132,803 vehicles, a 13 percent decrease compared with sales in January 2017 of 152,218. ... Continue reading

Toyota Canada Inc. Carries Sales Momentum Into 2018

Toyota Canada Inc. Carries Sales Momentum Into 2018

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - After a record year of sales in 2017, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) marked a best-ever January with 12,060 units sold, up 2.5% from last year. ... Continue reading

Comerica Bank's Michigan Index Up Again

Comerica Bank's Michigan Index Up Again

DALLAS, Feb. 1, 2018 -- Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index increased by 0.4 percent in November to a level of 118.3. ... Continue reading

Slingshot® Introduces the Ultimate in Comfort, Style & Technology with New Grand Touring LE

Slingshot® Introduces the Ultimate in Comfort, Style & Technology with New Grand Touring LE

Polaris Slingshot®, a product of Polaris Industries Inc. , is a three-wheeled motorcycle that delivers a ride like nothing else you've ever experienced. The Slingshot is powered by a 2.4-liter engine with a five-speed manual transmission and comes in a variety of models that will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear. To ... Continue reading

GM January 2018 US Sales

GM January 2018 US Sales

2018-02-01 Back Print Email PDF Word Add This DETROIT — General Motors , which ended 2017 as the automaker with the fastest-growing crossover sales in the United States, today reported a 20 percent year-over-year gain in the segment in January, along with a 7 percent increase in truck deliveries. GM total sales in Ja ... Continue reading

KIA January 2018 US Sales

KIA January 2018 US Sales

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 -- Powered by an 11.8-percent rise in retail sales compared to the same period last year, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced January sales of 35,628 vehicles. ... Continue reading

Genesis January 2018 US Sales

Genesis January 2018 US Sales

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 -- Genesis Motor America today reported sales of 1,613 vehicles in January 2018. ... Continue reading

Mazda January 2018 US Sales Best Since January 1994

Mazda January 2018 US Sales Best Since January 1994

February 1, 2018 IRVINE, Calif. (February 1, 2018) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total January U.S. sales of 24,962 vehicles, representing an increase of 15.0 percent versus January of last year. ... Continue reading

Nissan Group January 2018 U.S. Sales

Nissan Group January 2018 U.S. Sales

January 2018 January 2017 % Change Nissan Group Total sales (units) 123,538 112,319 +10.0 Nissan Division sales 112,903 100,761 +12.1 INFINITI sales* 10,635 11,558 -8.0 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for January 2018 of 123,538 units, an increase of 10% over the previous year. ... Continue reading

Honda Reports January 2018 US Sales

Honda Reports January 2018 US Sales

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (AHM) today reported January sales of 104,542 Honda and Acura vehicles, a decrease of 1.7 percent versus January 2017. Honda Division sales were down 1.6 percent on sales of 95,634, with Honda cars narrowly down 1.3 percent on sales of 45,224, and inventory constraints leading trucks to s ... Continue reading

Owl Launches First Security Camera for Your Car

Owl Launches First Security Camera for Your Car

PALO ALTO, Calif.--Today marks the launch of the Owl Car Cam, the first LTE-Connected security camera for your car, built to protect and empower drivers with instant video evidence of anything and everything the road throws their way. Designed by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs hailing from Apple, Microsoft & Dropcam, ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors Reports January 2018 US Sales

Mitsubishi Motors Reports January 2018 US Sales

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) reported January 2018 sales of 8,480 units sold, up 31.3 percent over January 2017. Coming off a strong sales year in 2017 where Mitsubishi Motors was the fastest-growing non-luxury brand in the U.S.*, it posted its best January sales since 2007. ... Continue reading

Buying A Ford?

Buying A Ford?

Ford Reviews, Ford Specs, Ford Comparisons, Ford SUV's, Ford Sedans. Ford Pickups. ... Continue reading

Buying A Nissan?

Buying A Nissan?

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Look and Tell by Thom Cannell and Steve Purdy 2017 Nissan Armarda A Room For Eight by Larry Nutson 2017 Nissan Pathfinder - Now Even More Review by Larry Nutson 2017 Nissan Titan The Every-Duty Truck Review by Larry Nutson 2017 Nissan Titan Crew Cab V-8 Preview by Steve Purdy 2017 Nissan Armada I ... Continue reading

Delphi Technologies to report fourth quarter and full year 2017 results on February 21, 2018

Delphi Technologies to report fourth quarter and full year 2017 results on February 21, 2018

LONDON, Feb. 1, 2018 -- Delphi Technologies PLC , a global leader in vehicle propulsion systems, will report its fourth quarter and full year 2017 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. ... Continue reading

Efficient Drivetrains Delivers its Largest Electric Bus Order for Nantong, China

Efficient Drivetrains Delivers its Largest Electric Bus Order for Nantong, China

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail EDI Delivers its largest electric bus order for leading China OEM, Golden Dragon. The fleet of eighteen 10.5 meter buses will operate in the city of Nantong, China. ... Continue reading

Global Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles Market Report 2018 & Technology Roadmap - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles Market Report 2018 & Technology Roadmap - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Mild Hybrid 48V Vehicles 2017-2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This unique report is presented in very detailed wide format slides. ... Continue reading

Innovative Automotive Advertising Agency Gravitational Marketing Continues To Expand In 2018

Innovative Automotive Advertising Agency Gravitational Marketing Continues To Expand In 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 1, 2018 -- Gravitational Marketing, a full-service advertising agency located in University of Central Florida's Research Park, continues to be a pioneer in digital advertising and BDC practices through innovation and high-profile partnerships. Last year Gravitational Marketing secured a partnersh ... Continue reading

January 2018 - Average New-Car Prices Rise Nearly 4 Percent For On Shifting Sales Mix

January 2018 - Average New-Car Prices Rise Nearly 4 Percent For On Shifting Sales Mix

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2018 The analysts at Kelley Blue Book today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $36,270 in January 2018. ... Continue reading

Ford January 2018 US Sales

Ford January 2018 US Sales

Ford Motor Company today reported its January 2018 sales results. media.ford.com to view the news release. ... Continue reading

Google Maps To Add RR Crossings

Google Maps To Add RR Crossings

by Marty Bernstein Senior Editor-at-large The Auto Channel Nearly 250,000 railroad crossings (also known as grades), the intersection of train tracks and roads, blanket the U.S. But even with the easily recognized warning signs and devices, 270 people were killed and over 800 more were injured at crossings resulted fro ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER SPORT REVIEW ... Continue reading

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Expert Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Expert Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Another three-row SUV choice By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_8736) The choice of new vehicles offered on the U.S. market today is a virtual smorgasbord. Trying to decide on how to “fill your plate” can be mind-boggling. ... Continue reading

Horse Power Beats Flower Power This Valentine’s Day

Horse Power Beats Flower Power This Valentine’s Day

Three quarters of men will buy flowers this Valentine’s Day but for the same price as a bouquet they could treat their partner to an unforgettable blast around a race track in some of the most desirable cars on the planet. The advice comes from gift experience specialists TrackDays.co.uk who are urging the men of Gre ... Continue reading

CUPRA: A new Brand is born

CUPRA: A new Brand is born

SEAT has officially confirmed the launch of the new CUPRA brand and presents its new logo, giving a first glimpse of what CUPRA will become. CUPRA has always been the sportiest expression of SEAT. ... Continue reading

All-New, Center-Cockpit Polaris RZR RS1 is Here

All-New, Center-Cockpit Polaris RZR RS1 is Here

Polaris is putting every open space and green-, desert- or mountain-trail on notice with the arrival of the world’s first single-seat RZR, the RZR RS1. The all-new RZR RS1 solo-cockpit format delivers a heightened sense of control and takes the hard-charging trail riding experience to another level, thanks to the per ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota C-HR Coupe Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Toyota C-HR Coupe Review By Larry Nutson

First shown in 2014 at the Paris Motor Show, and originally planned to be a Scion, the 2018 Toyota C-HR went on sale in the U.S. in April 2017. The C-HR is available in two trims--XLE priced at $22,500 and XLE Premium priced at $24,350. I was initially a bit surprised at the pricing which appeared to be a really good v ... Continue reading

Gasoline vs. Ethanol - Ten Pictures That Tell The Story

Gasoline vs. Ethanol - Ten Pictures That Tell The Story

Undecided as to whether we should change over to higher ethanol-gasoline blends for use in our vehicles? Take a look at these photographs By Marc J. Rauch Exec. ... Continue reading

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