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Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mercedes-Benz GLE Named to 2021 Edmunds Top Rated Awards

Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mercedes-Benz GLE Named to 2021 Edmunds Top Rated Awards

Today, Edmunds announced the winners of their 2021 Top Rated Awards, naming the Mercedes-Benz E-Class as Edmunds Top Rated Luxury Sedan, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE as Edmunds Top Rated Luxury SUV for the second year in a row. The Top Rated Luxury Sedan category focuses on a true luxury experience, while the Top Rated Lu ... Continue reading

Americans Drove Less, Sped and Collided More During COVID-19

Americans Drove Less, Sped and Collided More During COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO--Americans have moved around much less during the pandemic -- and that includes behind the wheel. Today, new data from Life360, the leading safety and coordination service for families worldwide, reveals that while Americans drove less during the pandemic, they collided and sped more, and were generally m ... Continue reading

Ballard Announces Van Hool Follow-on Order For 10 Fuel Cell Modules to Power Buses in Holland

Ballard Announces Van Hool Follow-on Order For 10 Fuel Cell Modules to Power Buses in Holland

VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 17, 2020 - Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLDP) today announced a purchase order from Van Hool (https://www.vanhool.be/en/), a leading bus OEM and Ballard partner headquartered in Belgium, for 10 fuel cell modules to power Van Hool A330 buses to be deployed in Emmen, the Netherlands, under the JIVE2 f ... Continue reading

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis | Automotive Ignition System Category Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of Over USD 4 Billion

COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Analysis | Automotive Ignition System Category Market Procurement Intelligence Report Forecasts Spend Growth of Over USD 4 Billion

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global Automotive Ignition System Category Market Procurement Intelligence Report (Graphic: Business Wire) SpendEdge has announced the release of its Global Automotive Ignition System Category Market Procurement Intelligence Report (Graphic: B ... Continue reading

Fisker and Magna Enter Into Definitive Agreements

Fisker and Magna Enter Into Definitive Agreements

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Fisker Inc. (Fisker) – designer and manufacturer of the world’s most emotion-stirring, eco-friendly electric vehicles and advanced mobility solutions – today announced it has entered into definitive “operational phase” platform-sharing and initial manufacturing agreements wit ... Continue reading

Global Auto Sales Expected to Gain Momentum Next Year; 83.4 Million Light Vehicles to Be Sold In 2021, According to IHS Markit

Global Auto Sales Expected to Gain Momentum Next Year; 83.4 Million Light Vehicles to Be Sold In 2021, According to IHS Markit

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--IHS Markit , a world leader in information, analytics and solutions, forecasts new light vehicle sales of 83.4 million globally in 2021, up 9% from a 2020 projection of 76.5 million, as industry demand levels emerge next year in the wake of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic – especially in major ... Continue reading

Global Low Speed Vehicle Market Report 2020-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Low Speed Vehicle Market Report 2020-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Low Speed Vehicle - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global Low Speed Vehicle Market to Reach US$12.5 Billion by the Year 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Low Speed Vehicle estimated at US$9.1 Billion in the year 2020, is ... Continue reading

Hyundai Elantra Named Finalist For 2021 North American Car of the Year™

Hyundai Elantra Named Finalist For 2021 North American Car of the Year™

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 17, 2020 -- The 2021 Hyundai Elantra was named one of the three finalists for the prestigious 2021 North American Car of the Year award today. ... Continue reading

New Vehicle Sales Expected to Close 2020 Stronger Than Anticipated, According to Edmunds

New Vehicle Sales Expected to Close 2020 Stronger Than Anticipated, According to Edmunds

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 17, 2020 -- The car shopping experts at Edmunds forecast that 4,036,744 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2020. ... Continue reading

Nexar Joins the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium

Nexar Joins the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium

WAKEFIELD, Mass.--The Automotive Edge Computing Consortium (AECC) today announced that Nexar, a vision-based software company whose aftermarket dash cams enable crowd-sourced vision-based applications for better driving, has joined the organization as a member. By collaborating with the AECC and its members, Nexar will ... Continue reading

Pandemic Wreaks Havoc on Dealer-Lender Communications and Satisfaction as Industry Goes Remote, J.D. Power Finds

Pandemic Wreaks Havoc on Dealer-Lender Communications and Satisfaction as Industry Goes Remote, J.D. Power Finds

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study (Graphic: Business Wire) J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study (Graphic: Business Wire) Full S ... Continue reading

Supply chains have shifted away from China since pandemic lockdown, new research confirms

Supply chains have shifted away from China since pandemic lockdown, new research confirms

ISTANBUL, Dec. 17, 2020 -- Supply chains to the U.S. have shifted away from China since lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, new research confirms. ... Continue reading

VINData Products LLC Launches New Vehicle History Report And Data Services

VINData Products LLC Launches New Vehicle History Report And Data Services

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2020 -- VINDataSM Products LLC announces the launch of a new, best-in-class vehicle history data service for commercial users, dealers, auctions and consumers. ... Continue reading

NACTOY names nine finalists for car, truck and utility of the year awards

NACTOY names nine finalists for car, truck and utility of the year awards

NACTOY jury voting for the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year™ Finalists is in and has been tallied and audited by Deloitte in Detroit.The selection of nine finalists is the second-to-last step in the year-long evaluation process for the three awards before jurors vote and announce winners ... Continue reading

Nine Finalists for 2021 NACTOY Awards Announced

Nine Finalists for 2021 NACTOY Awards Announced

NACTOY names nine finalists for car, truck and utility of the year awards DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2020 -- NACTOY jury voting for the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year™ Finalists is in and has been tallied and audited by Deloitte in Detroit. ... Continue reading

CFO Ron Coombs Named President of New JM Family Holdings & Services, Cheryl Miller Returns to JM Family as CFO

CFO Ron Coombs Named President of New JM Family Holdings & Services, Cheryl Miller Returns to JM Family as CFO

JM Family Enterprises announces organizational moves to position itself for an even stronger future. ... Continue reading

Hydrogen Hype in the Air

Hydrogen Hype in the Air

Question: do you think this statement is true? “Unlike fossil fuels, which emit planet-warming carbon dioxide when they’re burned, hydrogen mostly produces water.” Answer: false. ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD Review by John Heilig

2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD Review by John Heilig

Lexus Review: REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Lexus LS 500 AWD SPECS, ENGINE: 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 TRANSMISSION: 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 416 hp @ 6,000 rpm/442 lb.-ft. @ 1,600-4,800 rpm WHEELBASE: 123.0 in. ... Continue reading

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