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KARMA AUTOMOTIVE TO DEBUT NEW TV SPOT DURING CBS COVERAGE OF THE 2018 MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT®

KARMA AUTOMOTIVE TO DEBUT NEW TV SPOT DURING CBS COVERAGE OF THE 2018 MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT®

Titled “Born in California,” the New Spot Celebrates the Connection Between California and the Karma Revero Irvine, Calif. (April 4, 2018) – Karma Automotive announced today that it is releasing its second network television commercial during CBS’ pre-coverage of the 2018 Masters Golf Tournament®. Titled “Bo ... Continue reading

IIHS: Good ratings for 5 small SUVs in passenger-side small overlap crash test

IIHS: Good ratings for 5 small SUVs in passenger-side small overlap crash test

ARLINGTON, Va. — In a new round of evaluations, 5 of 7 small SUVs earn good ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for occupant protection in a passenger-side small overlap front crash. ... Continue reading

AIADA Market Watch 04/04/18 - International Nameplate Auto Sales Scoreboard

AIADA Market Watch 04/04/18 - International Nameplate Auto Sales Scoreboard

International brands were led last month by Acura (up 15.7 percent from last March), Mitsubishi (up 21.7 percent), and Volkswagen (up 17.8 percent). In contrast, Hyundai’s sales slipped 10.9 percent, due in part to the lack of SUVs and crossovers in its lineup. Throughout the industry, light trucks continued to drive ... Continue reading

Strong US Economy, Discounts Boost Automakers U.S. March 2018 US Sales

Strong US Economy, Discounts Boost Automakers U.S. March 2018 US Sales

US Auto sales in March rose 2.5 percent to 1,653,529, according to Autodata, which said the seasonally adjusted annual rate for the month was a better-than-expected 17.5 million versus 16.8 million a year ago. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a March SAAR of 16.9 million.that major automakers on Tuesday reported ... Continue reading

EPA Issues Notice Withdrawing Current Fuel Efficiency Standards Not Appropriate

EPA Issues Notice Withdrawing Current Fuel Efficiency Standards Not Appropriate

The agency will re-evaluate “outdated” greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2022 to 2025 for light-duty vehicles. ​WASHINGTON April 4, 2018; This week, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt published the notice to officially rescind the greenhouse gas emissions standards fo ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Lubricants and Additives Market Analysis & Forecast to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Lubricants and Additives Market Analysis & Forecast to 2024 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Analysis of Global Automotive Lubricants and Additives Market, Forecast to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The study is analyzed in terms of the two major vertical markets: lubricant additives and base oils. ... Continue reading

Global Strategic Analysis of Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicles, Forecast to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Strategic Analysis of Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicles, Forecast to 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Strategic Analysis of Charging Technologies for Electric Vehicles, Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Although battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are being touted as a sustainable alternative transportation solution, hindrance of adoption can be ... Continue reading

North American International Auto Show Highlights 2018 Featuring Hella, Magna, Airspace X, BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Hyundai, VW, Mercedes, Audi, Jeep, Chevrolet, Honda, Infiniti, Kia, Acura - ResearchAndMarkets.com

North American International Auto Show Highlights 2018 Featuring Hella, Magna, Airspace X, BMW, FCA, Ford, GM, Hyundai, VW, Mercedes, Audi, Jeep, Chevrolet, Honda, Infiniti, Kia, Acura - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "North American International Auto Show Highlights, 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This research highlights the new vehicle announcements and launches that were part of the North American International Auto Show in 2018. ... Continue reading

North Crawford School District Adds Propane Buses

North Crawford School District Adds Propane Buses

North Crawford School District Goes Green and Saves Green with Propane-Fueled School Buses Wisconsin school district saves big with new Blue Bird school buses powered by cleanest propane engine in the industry SOLDIERS GROVE, Wis. (April 4, 2018) — Over the past two years, North Crawford School District has adde ... Continue reading

Will Electric Cars Harm the Beverage Industry?

Will Electric Cars Harm the Beverage Industry?

Fewer drivers filling up at gas stations could trigger less impulse sales inside convenience stores. ​WASHINGTON April 4, 2018; NACS Online reported that since electric vehicles don’t require fill-ups at gasoline stations, will that mean fewer impulse purchases from convenience stores? That’s what Morgan Stanley ... Continue reading

"New Car Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review" By Larry Nutson

"New Car Review: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review" By Larry Nutson

Now in its seventh-generation, the GTI first came on the scene in the U.S. in 1983s GTI is THE car that defined the term “hot hatch”. But, back then the GTI only came as a two-door and only with manual transmission.The Golf GTI might just be the best in its class. It certainly is invigorating to drive. ... Continue reading

First Electric Airplane Race Set to Launch

First Electric Airplane Race Set to Launch

Air racing is set to be revolutionized with plans for the world's first all-electric airplane race announced this week. Leading companies in electric aviation manufacturing are being invited to tender to become a founding technical partner of the new motorsport series, Air Race E. The series will be run by Air Race Eve ... Continue reading

800HP YENKO Silverado is Now Available in 2 Wheel Drive from Chevrolet Dealerships

800HP YENKO Silverado is Now Available in 2 Wheel Drive from Chevrolet Dealerships

TOMS RIVER, N.J., April 4, 2018 -- Specialty Vehicle Engineering is pleased to announce the availability of its all-new 2018 YENKO/SC® Silverado Truck, powered by a custom built 800 HP 416 C.I.D. (6.8L) supercharged LT-1-based engine, now available in 2 wheel drive. Only 25 of these Limited Edition YENKO/SC® Trucks w ... Continue reading

Cox Automotive (They Insisted On Becoming Just A Stock Car Racing Site, Until The Auto Channel Showed Them The Light and Our Business Plan) Goes All-In on AWS

Cox Automotive (They Insisted On Becoming Just A Stock Car Racing Site, Until The Auto Channel Showed Them The Light and Our Business Plan) Goes All-In on AWS

SEATTLE--Today, Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company , announced that Cox Automotive Inc. is moving its infrastructure to AWS—going all-in on the world’s leading cloud. Cox Automotive is already running several business-critical applications on AWS, and will migrate the majority of its more than 20 ... Continue reading

First Morgan Aero GT Rolls Off Production Line

First Morgan Aero GT Rolls Off Production Line

At the Geneva Motor Show, Morgan Motor Company revealed its most extreme road-going model to date, the Aero GT – and the first edition has now rolled off the production line, destined for Revolutions Morgan in Scotland. ... Continue reading

INFINITI U.S. Reports March 2018 Sales

INFINITI U.S. Reports March 2018 Sales

INFINITI reported sales of 17,432 vehicles in the U.S. during March, down 5%. Deliveries of the all-new 2019 QX50, powered by the world’s first variable compression engine, began in March, contributing to the luxury crossover’s best March, with 1,913 total sold, up 11%. The Q50 sports sedan increased 34% to 5,085 i ... Continue reading

Used Car Depreciation Report From Black Book

Used Car Depreciation Report From Black Book

“We expect vehicle depreciation to increase and residual values to decline in 2018 as used vehicle supplies increase while overall demand stabilizes,” said Anil Goyal, Executive Vice President, Operations at Black Book. “Consumer demand at the vehicle segment level may see more volatility, and as such lenders sho ... Continue reading

Subaru Of America March 2018 US Sales Results

Subaru Of America March 2018 US Sales Results

April 3, 2018 , Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 58,097 vehicle sales for March 2018, a 5.9 percent increase over March 2017, and the best March in the history of the company. The automaker also reported year-to-date sales of 149,703 vehicles, a 3.8 percent gain over the same period in 2017. ... Continue reading

Frost & Sullivan Experts Announce Global Smart Cities to Raise a Market of Over $2 Trillion by 2025

Frost & Sullivan Experts Announce Global Smart Cities to Raise a Market of Over $2 Trillion by 2025

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 4, 2018 -- By 2050, over 80% of the population in developed countries is expected to live in cities. This number is expected to be over 60% for the developing world. ... Continue reading

Global Autonomous Driving Market Outlook Report 2018: Improving Vehicle Perception Capabilities will Create Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Autonomous Driving Market Outlook Report 2018: Improving Vehicle Perception Capabilities will Create Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Autonomous Driving Market Outlook, 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. There is a growing need for improving vehicle perception capabilities, which will create opportunities for both existing sensors to proliferate as well as new sensing technologies to emerge. ... Continue reading

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market to be Driven by Rising Awareness for Road Safety Till 2024 | Million Insights

Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market to be Driven by Rising Awareness for Road Safety Till 2024 | Million Insights

FELTON, California, April 4, 2018 -- The global Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Market is expected to reach USD 66.5 billion by 2024. Rising awareness of road safety and need to improve existing transportation performance are expected to be the key driving factor for market growth. ... Continue reading

Carvana Used Cars Opens in Lexington KY

Carvana Used Cars Opens in Lexington KY

e-commerce platform for buying used cars, launched in Lexington today, offering its online car buying solution and free delivery service in its 57th market to date and second market in the Bluegrass State. Customers can shop more than 10,000 vehicles on Carvana.com, finance, purchase, schedule as-soon-as-next-day vehic ... Continue reading

Clean Energy Introduces $1 a Gallon ZERO NOW Renewable Natural Gas Offer

Clean Energy Introduces $1 a Gallon ZERO NOW Renewable Natural Gas Offer

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--Clean Energy Fuels Corp. today introduced ZERO NOW, a fueling solution that combines the world’s cleanest engine technology with the cleanest fuel at a price of $1 per gallon for one year. Heavy duty trucks that are powered by the new ultra clean Cummins Westport (CWI) ISX12N engine purchased t ... Continue reading

Toyoda Gosei to Exhibit at Auto China 2018

Toyoda Gosei to Exhibit at Auto China 2018

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. will exhibit at the 15th Auto China 2018, to be held at China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from April 25 to May 4. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen of America March 2018 US Sales Results

Volkswagen of America March 2018 US Sales Results

Sales totaled 32,548 units, an increase of 17.8 percent compared to March 2017. Year-to-date sales totaled 83,952 units, an increase of 10 percent over 2017. ... Continue reading

CarMax Reports Fourth Quarter Results

CarMax Reports Fourth Quarter Results

CarMax, Inc. today reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 28, 2018. Year-over-year highlights include: • Net sales and operating revenues increased 0.8% to $4.08 billion in the fourth quarter. ... Continue reading

Porsche Invests in Israeli Start-Up Anagog

Porsche Invests in Israeli Start-Up Anagog

Porsche Digital GmbH has purchased a minority stake in Israeli start-up Anagog, thus strategically expanding its digital innovation portfolio. Founded in 2010, the Tel Aviv-based start-up currently has around 30 employees and specialises in developing artificial intelligence (AI) in the context of mobility. ... Continue reading

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