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Ballard Reports Q2 2018 Results

Ballard Reports Q2 2018 Results

Revenue of $26.4M, 36% Gross Margin and ($0.8)M Adjusted EBITDA Order Backlog expansion to $283.3M at June 30, 2018 VANCOUVER, Aug. 1, 2018 - Ballard Power Systems today announced consolidated financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2018. ... Continue reading

Comerica Bank's California Index Dips Again

Comerica Bank's California Index Dips Again

DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Comerica Bank's California Economic Activity Index decreased by 0.2 points in May to 123.8. ... Continue reading

Comerica Bank's Michigan Index Extends Gains

Comerica Bank's Michigan Index Extends Gains

DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Comerica Bank's Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in May to a level of 119.4. ... Continue reading

Comerica Bank's Texas Index Climbs Further

Comerica Bank's Texas Index Climbs Further

DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Comerica Bank's Texas Economic Activity Index increased 0.7 points in May to 134.7. ... Continue reading

Goodyear Celebrates 120 Years of Innovation

Goodyear Celebrates 120 Years of Innovation

As Goodyear celebrates this milestone anniversary, the company reflects on a legacy of innovation and looks ahead to the next generation of mobility solutions SHANGHAI, Aug. 2, 2018 -- Recognized throughout the world as an American industrial icon, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has played a major role in moving th ... Continue reading

Mazda Canada reports sales for July 2018

Mazda Canada reports sales for July 2018

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today reported July sales of 6,981 vehicles, representing an increase of 5.9 percent versus July 2017. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Canada reports steady sales through 2018

Mercedes-Benz Canada reports steady sales through 2018

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada and its national dealer network are pleased to report the company retailed 4,140 vehicles in July, boosting the number of vehicles sold to 30,985 year-to-date. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Canada welcomes new Vice President of Sales

Mercedes-Benz Canada welcomes new Vice President of Sales

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Mercedes-Benz Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Noye as Vice President, Sales, effective October 1, 2018. ... Continue reading

Newport Car Museum to Unveil Ford GT "Supercar" August 4

Newport Car Museum to Unveil Ford GT "Supercar" August 4

Full gallery of editorial-free photos: click here<https://www.365.acdsee.com/en/share-view/Media+Pro+International/dUCgnSKSLRbfWkrGQgLd/> (Please credit: Courtesy Newport Car Museum) Video link for the GT40's arrival: click here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NJ85oa3dc0>. [cid:image003.png@01D282F5.5E08A930]<https:// ... Continue reading

Toyota Canada Inc. reports record hybrid vehicle sales in July, up 9.2%

Toyota Canada Inc. reports record hybrid vehicle sales in July, up 9.2%

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Faced with high gas prices over the past few months, more Canadians have been turning to hybrid electric vehicles as a solution. Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) reported record overall hybrid vehicle sales in July, with 2,079 units sold, up 9.2% compared to July 2017. ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicles: Automakers Moving Ahead Without Customers

Electric Vehicles: Automakers Moving Ahead Without Customers

In coming years, automakers will unveil dozens of new electric vehicle (EV) models. Ford alone recently announced that it is investing $11 billion in EV development. ... Continue reading

Even Millennials Don't Want Electric Cars - So Who Is Pushing Them? - We Believe We Know, Do You?

Even Millennials Don't Want Electric Cars - So Who Is Pushing Them? - We Believe We Know, Do You?

Seventy percent of millenials do not want to buy an electric car and are much more interested in purchasing a traditional internal combustion engine vehicle, according to a new report. In addition, about two thirds would have significant reservations about riding in a self-driving car. ... Continue reading

Kia July 2018 US Sales

Kia July 2018 US Sales

July sales of 53,112 vehicles, with the Rio and Optima car lines and Sorento SUV up double digits over the same period last year.“Rio and Sorento were up by double-digits year-over-year for the second consecutive month and Optima made a big move as new customers continue to discover Kia’s world-class vehicles and t ... Continue reading

July 2018 US Auto Sales Journalist Comments

July 2018 US Auto Sales Journalist Comments

Automakers reported June 2018 sales earlier today, with the market coming in softer than the Cox Automotive team had forecast. With sales now confirmed from other makers, Cox Automotive is estimating that General Motors sales in July were down from year-ago levels. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen of America July 2018 Sales

Volkswagen of America July 2018 Sales

Sales totaled 30,520 units, an increase of 12.7 percent compared to July 2017 Year-to-date sales totaled 203,418 units, an increase of 8 percent over 2017 Sales of the all-new 2018 Tiguan totaled 6,636 units Jetta sales totaled 6,931 units Sales of the Chattanooga-built Atlas totaled 6,499 units Volkswagen of America, ... Continue reading

Ford US Sales July 2018

Ford US Sales July 2018

-CLICK HERE FOR FULL RELEASE PDF DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 1, 2018 – Ford Motor Company today reported its July 2018 U.S. sales results. ... Continue reading

Mazda Reports July 2018 Sales Results

Mazda Reports July 2018 Sales Results

IRVINE, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total July U.S. sales of 24,125 vehicles, representing a decrease of 10.9 percent versus July of last year. ... Continue reading

Nissan Group reports July 2018 U.S. sales

Nissan Group reports July 2018 U.S. sales

Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for July 2018 of 108,792 units, a decrease of 15 percent compared to the previous year.July 2018 July 2017 % Change Nissan Group Total sales (units) 108,792 128,295 -15.2 Nissan Division sales 99,045 117,455 -15.7 INFINITI sales* 9,747 10,840 -10.1 ... Continue reading

Uber, Lyft Contribute to Traffic Jams

Uber, Lyft Contribute to Traffic Jams

A new study shows that these ride-sharing services are making traffic worse, not better. ​NEW YORK August 1, 2018; NACSonline reported that the proliferation of Lyft and Uber has snarled traffic in major U.S. cities, while ride-sharing options of Lyft Line and UberPool have siphoned off customers who would have taken ... Continue reading

Hyundai Motor America Reports July 2018 Sales

Hyundai Motor America Reports July 2018 Sales

Retail Sales Up Year-Over-Year Best Tucson July Sales Ever Elantra Sales Up 4 Percent; 13,753 Units Sold Veloster Up 13 Percent Sales of the All-New 2019 Santa Fe Started in July Fleet Sales Under 5 Percent for the Month FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 – Hyundai Motor America reported July sales of Hyundai- and ... Continue reading

Los Angeles Drivers: Chase Pay® and 76® Speed Up Checkout with Pay at the Pump

Los Angeles Drivers: Chase Pay® and 76® Speed Up Checkout with Pay at the Pump

LOS ANGELES--Starting today, Chase customers in Los Angeles can pay at the pump conveniently using Chase Pay at participating 76® branded gas stations. To mark the start of this new way to pay, customers using the Chase Pay app, or the My 76® app featuring Chase Pay, will save 10 cents on every gallon (up to 20 gallo ... Continue reading

Genesis Announces July 2018 Sales

Genesis Announces July 2018 Sales

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 -- Genesis Motor America today reported sales of 615 in July, a 63 percent decrease compared with the prior year. ... Continue reading

Subaru of America Reports All-Time Record July 2018 Sales

Subaru of America Reports All-Time Record July 2018 Sales

Best July ever – monthly sales increase 6.7 percent over July 2017 80 consecutive months of yearly month-over-month growth Best July ever for Crosstrek and Ascent 53 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold 60 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 59, ... Continue reading

American Honda Reports July 2018 Sales Results

American Honda Reports July 2018 Sales Results

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 -- American Honda Honda Acura Total Cars Trucks Total Cars Trucks Total Cars Trucks 138,602 61,714 76,888 125,355 58,643 66,712 13,247 3,071 10,176 -8.2% -19.3% +3.2% -8.4% -19.2% +3.8% -6.6% -21.5% -0.9% "For the first time in our company's history, the Honda brand is on pace this year t ... Continue reading

Axalta to Unveil Brilliant Finishes on Three New Custom Vehicles During NSRA Street Rod Nationals

Axalta to Unveil Brilliant Finishes on Three New Custom Vehicles During NSRA Street Rod Nationals

GLEN MILLS, Pa., Aug. 1, 2018 -- Axalta will unveil three new custom-built automobiles with brilliant finishes during the 49th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky from August 2 to August 5, 2018. ... Continue reading

FCA US Reports July 2018 Sales

FCA US Reports July 2018 Sales

Ram brand reports highest July sales ever, Light-Duty retail sales climbed 17 percent Jeep® brand reports highest July sales ever, retail sales rose 16 percent Jeep Cherokee posts best July sales ever, retail sales jumped 73 percent Alfa Romeo July sales increase 65 percent FCA US LLC today reported July 2018 sales of ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA Reports July Sales of 20,034 Units

Mercedes-Benz USA Reports July Sales of 20,034 Units

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported July sales of 20,034 Mercedes-Benz models, a decrease of 22.7% from July 2017. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported July sales of 2,921 units (up 5.9%) and smart reported 103 units, bringing MBUSA to a grand total of 23,058 vehicles for the month. ... Continue reading

Subaru Canada Continues Hot Streak with Record-Breaking July Sales

Subaru Canada Continues Hot Streak with Record-Breaking July Sales

Subaru Canada recorded excellent July sales with 5,044 units sold, a 13.2 per cent increase compared to the same month last year. Strong sales across all regions contributed to year-to-date units sold of 32,920, a 6.6 per cent increase over the same time last year. ... Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. Reports July 2018 Sales

BMW Group U.S. Reports July 2018 Sales

• BMW brand sales increase 0.1 percent. • MINI brand sales decrease 2.3 percent. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Heat Shield Market 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Heat Shield Market 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Heat Shield Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Automotive Heat Shield Market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. ... Continue reading

Pilot Unions Unite to Fight Attempts to Eliminate Pilots from the Flight Deck

Pilot Unions Unite to Fight Attempts to Eliminate Pilots from the Flight Deck

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Today, at the 64th Air Safety Forum, hosted by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA), the unions representing the pilots of nearly 50 commercial airlines joined together to voice their opposition to a dangerous set of provisions that were added to the FAA reauthorization bill passed ... Continue reading

ASE Test Prep Scholarships

ASE Test Prep Scholarships

Test Prep Training Sponsored by eBay Motors AVI and eBay Motors have joined forces to establish the ASE Scholarship Program. This ASE Test Prep Scholarship program will grant a limited number of pre-paid scholarships for ASE Test Prep training to eligible technicians and automotive repair students. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Brand Center Opens in Chicago

Mercedes-Benz Brand Center Opens in Chicago

Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) is taking its brand on the road with an immersive retail experience now open in Chicago through September 30. Popularized at marquee events and auto shows, the full concept store recently enjoyed successful stops in Atlanta and Miami retail hubs before opening in The Windy City’s 401 North M ... Continue reading

Dieselgate: Final Month to File Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel Class Action Settlement Claims To Receive Benefits

Dieselgate: Final Month to File Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel Class Action Settlement Claims To Receive Benefits

SAN FRANCISCO, August 1, 2018; Owners and lessees of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel vehicles who have yet to complete a claim in the 2.0-liter class action settlement have until September 1, 2018 to claim benefits for a vehicle buyback or an approved emissions modification, along with thousands of dollars in cash ... Continue reading

2018 BMW X2 Earns Highest Crash Rating By IIHS

2018 BMW X2 Earns Highest Crash Rating By IIHS

Head restraints are only weak spot for new BMW small SUV ARLINGTON, Va. — The 2018 BMW X2, a new small SUV, earns the highest rating in all IIHS crashworthiness tests except one that evaluates how well the seat and head restraint protect against whiplash in a rear crash. ... Continue reading

"Subaru Loves Learning" Celebrates The Importance Of Education In August

"Subaru Loves Learning" Celebrates The Importance Of Education In August

CAMDEN, N.J., Aug. 1, 2018 -- Subaru of America, Inc. announced today it will once again team up with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to bring the world of science, engineering, and innovation to students through the "Subaru Loves Learning" initiative celebrated each August. ... Continue reading

Stop Brake Trouble Before School Starts

Stop Brake Trouble Before School Starts

A properly operating brake system is critical to safe vehicle operation and control ... Continue reading

Algeria Passenger Cars Market Report - Analysis & Forecast To 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Algeria Passenger Cars Market Report - Analysis & Forecast To 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Algeria: Passenger Cars - Market Report - Analysis And Forecast To 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the market for Passenger Cars in Algeria. ... Continue reading

Boeing to Establish New Aerospace & Autonomy Center

Boeing to Establish New Aerospace & Autonomy Center

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 1, 2018 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) new mixed-use district in Kendall Square. ... Continue reading

Briggs & Stratton Expands Commercial Product Portfolio With Acquisition Of Stand-On Blower Product Line

Briggs & Stratton Expands Commercial Product Portfolio With Acquisition Of Stand-On Blower Product Line

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Hurricane, Inc. of Muskegon Heights, MI, a designer and manufacturer of high-quality, rugged stand-on leaf and debris blowers. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Driver State Monitoring Systems Market Analysis, Trends & Industry Forecast to 2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Driver State Monitoring Systems Market Analysis, Trends & Industry Forecast to 2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Driver State Monitoring Systems Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2027" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Global Automotive Driver State Monitoring Systems Market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. ... Continue reading

Haig Partners Advises Robertson Honda On Sale To Victory Automotive Group

Haig Partners Advises Robertson Honda On Sale To Victory Automotive Group

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 1, 2018 -- Haig Partners LLC is pleased to have represented Robert Robertson in the sale of Robertson Honda of North Hollywood to Victory Automotive Group ("Victory").  "I am proud to have served the Hollywood area for so many years.  I will miss our customers and our associates but we ... Continue reading

SpaceChain Adds Blockchain Expert Don Tapscott to Advisory Board

SpaceChain Adds Blockchain Expert Don Tapscott to Advisory Board

SINGAPORE, Aug. 1, 2018 -- SpaceChain, a decentralized space agency that aims to harness the power of the blockchain to increase access to space, has announced that Don Tapscott has joined its Advisory Board, advising SpaceChain on "tokenomics" and overall strategy. ... Continue reading

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Launches Concept3D Interactive Map and Virtual Tour Platform

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Launches Concept3D Interactive Map and Virtual Tour Platform

DENVER, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Concept3D, a leader in creating immersive online experiences with 3D modeling, interactive maps and virtual tour software, today announced that The University of Tennessee, Knoxville is the latest major university to launch on the Concept3D platform. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors July Sales up 24 Percent

Mitsubishi Motors July Sales up 24 Percent

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) continued its momentum in the month of July, reporting sales of 9,950 units – up 24 percent over July 2017. For the calendar year, total sales are up 23.4 percent compared to the same period in 2017. ... Continue reading

Toyota North America U.S. Sales for July 2018

Toyota North America U.S. Sales for July 2018

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported July 2018 sales of 208,770 units. ... Continue reading

Lexus International Releases 2018 Mid-Year Sales Report

Lexus International Releases 2018 Mid-Year Sales Report

The 2018CY sales performance so far reflects the effort to match increased consumer demand for utility vehicles with a corresponding increase in production, enabling consumers to find the right vehicle, at the right place, at the right time. "2018 will be another key year for us as we continue to craft amazing experien ... Continue reading

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Review" By John Heilig

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Review" By John Heilig

Okay, let’s be honest. The C-HR is not a performance sedan by any means. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four pumping out 144 horsepower. Acceleration is casual, but with a couple of miles under our belts we learned to work with it. Still, it had more power than my old MGA. The engine is connected to a CVT transmission ... Continue reading

"Everyone Wants To Get Into The Act!" Airbnb-like Car Rental From GM's Maven

"Everyone Wants To Get Into The Act!" Airbnb-like Car Rental From GM's Maven

GM Expands Maven Car-Sharing Program The automaker’s platform will allow peer-to-peer rentals of vehicles. ​DETROIT July 31, 2018; General Motors Maven car-sharing program will soon include peer-to-peer vehicle rentals, Marketing Daily reports. ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Steve Purdy

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Review By Steve Purdy

SUV Buyers have plenty of great choices in compact crossovers, think Equinox, Escape, CR-V, Rogue, RAV4, Sportage and plenty more. The Tiguan, in this reviewer’s opinion, is fully in the hunt for your consideration, particularly now that is has a bit more length, 7-passenger capability, a great warranty and an update ... Continue reading

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