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This Months Letter From Europe - Real Super Cars In Monaco, In Smoky CA: Super Cadillac CT5-V, Super Subaru Wilderness and Super Kia Carnival

This Months Letter From Europe - Real Super Cars In Monaco, In Smoky CA: Super Cadillac CT5-V, Super Subaru Wilderness and Super Kia Carnival

There might be floods, there might be revolutions there might be fires in the Sierras but there is one place in the World where you would know never know there is anything wrong with the World. Ever. ... Continue reading

LOTUS ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 1ST ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE CONCOURS FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2021

LOTUS ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE 1ST ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE CONCOURS FRIDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2021

Las Olas Parking Garage at the Intracoastal Waterway (200 Las Olas Circle, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316). Tickets are now on sale. “We are thrilled to partner with Lotus, a daring company that has been mavericks in the automotive industry,” states Maria Jannace, Founder and CEO of FTLC & The New York City Concour ... Continue reading

Truck Hero, hires Tony Ambroza as its new chief growth officer

Truck Hero, hires Tony Ambroza as its new chief growth officer

Truck Hero, Inc., hires former Carhartt marketing executive as new chief growth officer ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 5, 2021; Truck Hero, Inc., the market leader for a wide range of functional truck and Jeep® accessories, announces the appointment of Tony Ambroza as chief growth officer. ... Continue reading

BYD and Levo Announce Collaboration to Deploy Up to 5K Battery-Electric Vehicles to Intelligently Electrify U.S. Fleets

BYD and Levo Announce Collaboration to Deploy Up to 5K Battery-Electric Vehicles to Intelligently Electrify U.S. Fleets

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Courtesy of BYD Courtesy of BYD Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Small Preview Thumbnail LOS ANGELES & SAN DIEGO--BYD, the world leader in electric vehicles, and Levo Mobility LLC (“Levo”), a joint venture of Nuvve Holding Corp. (“Nuvve”), affiliates of Stonepeak Partners LP ( ... Continue reading

The National Black Cultural Information Trust and Black Content Creators Tackle COVID-19 Misinformation with "Inform Unite Heal" Awareness Campaign

The National Black Cultural Information Trust and Black Content Creators Tackle COVID-19 Misinformation with "Inform Unite Heal" Awareness Campaign

 WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2021 -- The National Black Cultural Information Trust, Inc. launched the "Inform Unite Heal" COVID-19 Awareness Campaign for Black communities to spread awareness of how the pandemic affects Black lives and counter misinformation. ... Continue reading

Aurora CEO Chris Urmson to Discuss Advances in Self-driving With Axios at Industry Event

Aurora CEO Chris Urmson to Discuss Advances in Self-driving With Axios at Industry Event

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--Following Aurora Illuminated Investor & Analyst Days, leadership of self-driving company Aurora will speak at several industry events this week. The company – which announced earlier this summer its plans to merge with the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Reinvent Technology Partners ... Continue reading

FLASH Partners with National Parking Association to Launch the Road to Recovery Index

FLASH Partners with National Parking Association to Launch the Road to Recovery Index

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 5, 2021 -- FLASH, the leader in connected mobility, has partnered with the National Parking Association (NPA) to launch the "Road to Recovery Index" – ­ a research study designed to benchmark the recovery of the parking industry following the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Robotics Market (2021 to 2028) - Growing Demand for Collaborative Robots Presents Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Robotics Market (2021 to 2028) - Growing Demand for Collaborative Robots Presents Opportunities - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Automotive Robotics Market 2021-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report on the global automotive robotics market estimates the industry to grow with a CAGR of 11.63% in the forecast years from 2021 to 2028. ... Continue reading

Global Motor Insurance Market Report 2021 With COVID-19 Impact Analysis - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Motor Insurance Market Report 2021 With COVID-19 Impact Analysis - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Global Motor Insurance Market (2021 Edition) - Analysis by Product Type (Third Party Liability, Comprehensive, Others), End User (PV, CV), Distribution Channel, By Region, By Country: Market Insight, Competition and Forecast (2021-2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Globa ... Continue reading

The Presidio Group Advises on the Acquisition of Classic BMW in Texas

The Presidio Group Advises on the Acquisition of Classic BMW in Texas

PLANO, Texas--The Presidio Group LLC (“Presidio”), an independent merchant banking firm focused on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and investments in the automotive retail and consumer mobility sectors, exclusively advised Carl Sewell and his family on the historic acquisition of Classic BMW. The transac ... Continue reading

Damon Motors to Manufacture HyperSport Motorcycles in Vancouver, BC

Damon Motors to Manufacture HyperSport Motorcycles in Vancouver, BC

The state-of-the-art, 110,000 square foot facility, being developed in partnership with Bosa Properties, will serve as ground zero for production of Damon’s flagship HyperSport, the world’s smartest, safest, fully electric motorcycle. Details will be revealed at a special kickoff ceremony on October 5, 10 a.m.–12 ... Continue reading

Investors Take Dealer Software Maker Tekion's Value to $3.5 Billion

Investors Take Dealer Software Maker Tekion's Value to $3.5 Billion

Tekion, innovator of the Automotive Retail Cloud™ (ARC), the first and fastest end-to-end cloud-native automotive SaaS platform, today announced a Series D financing round of $250 million, driving Tekion’s valuation to $3.5 billion. The funding round was led by Alkeon Capital and co-led by Durable Capital. ... Continue reading

New LA Auto Show Survey Finds Significant Interest in Electric Vehicles, Experiences & Purchase Intent

New LA Auto Show Survey Finds Significant Interest in Electric Vehicles, Experiences & Purchase Intent

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2021 -- A new survey conducted by the Los Angeles Auto Show® (LA Auto Show®), the leading auto and lifestyle in-person event, confirms that the electric vehicle (EV) revolution is top of mind for many Angelenos. The overwhelming majority of LA Auto Show attendees look forward to learning about EV ... Continue reading

Will Lordstown Motors Be The First Wall Street Created Electric Vehicle Manufacturer To Short-out? Originally Published June 8, 2021

Will Lordstown Motors Be The First Wall Street Created Electric Vehicle Manufacturer To Short-out? Originally Published June 8, 2021

Electric truck maker Lordstown warns of going concern risk; shares tank Ankit Ajmera and Ben Klayman reporting for Reuters reported that U.S. electric truck maker Lordstown Motors Corp said on Tuesday there was “substantial doubt” about its ability to continue as a going concern in the next year because of problems ... Continue reading

Lordstown Motors Update October 7, 2021

Lordstown Motors Update October 7, 2021

"While the agreement with Foxconn helps secure the future of the Lordstown plant and buys time to explore other business opportunities for RIDE (new programs, new platforms, new segments that have yet to be developed), we believe there would likely be little left for shareholders." Jonas and team think the downside to ... Continue reading

Canada Drives Launches in Alberta, Brings its 100% Online Car Shopping and To-Your-Door Delivery Service to Canadians Across the Country

Canada Drives Launches in Alberta, Brings its 100% Online Car Shopping and To-Your-Door Delivery Service to Canadians Across the Country

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Canada Drives (“the Company”), Canada’s largest 100% online car shopping and to-your-door delivery platform, announced today its expansion into the Alberta market. Canadians in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia can now select from the largest inventory of any online vehicle purcha ... Continue reading

Digital Matter Releases 2022 Battery-Powered Asset Tracking Hardware Roadmap for Cellular IoT

Digital Matter Releases 2022 Battery-Powered Asset Tracking Hardware Roadmap for Cellular IoT

ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2021 -- Digital Matter, a global leader in GPS and IoT hardware development, today released their 2022 battery-powered asset tracking hardware roadmap with Cellular LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity, enabling new global IoT asset tracking applications. ... Continue reading

Digital Motors Expands Online Sales Platform into Marine Industry

Digital Motors Expands Online Sales Platform into Marine Industry

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Digital Motors' online retailing solution for boat and yacht retailers makes buying easy, no matter the device. (Graphic: Business Wire) Digital Motors' online retailing solution for boat and yacht retailers makes buying easy, no matter the device. ... Continue reading

Increasing Prospects for Digital Content Creation Industry Fueling Rising Market Valuation

Increasing Prospects for Digital Content Creation Industry Fueling Rising Market Valuation

PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 5, 2021 -- FinancialNewsMedia.com News Commentary - The digital content creation market has evolved rapidly over the past decade pivoting on growing appraisal of the growing role of digital marketing strategies in business expansion. ... Continue reading

Lightning eMotors and Ricardo Sign Strategic Partnership to Provide Commercial Electric Vehicles to United Kingdom Customers

Lightning eMotors and Ricardo Sign Strategic Partnership to Provide Commercial Electric Vehicles to United Kingdom Customers

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Lightning eMotors will supply powertrains for the electric commercial vehicle market in the UK, in partnership with Ricardo. (Photo: Business Wire) Lightning eMotors will supply powertrains for the electric commercial vehicle market in the UK, in partnership with Ricardo. ... Continue reading

New Hampshire State Police Expands Use of Iteris’ Commercial Vehicle Operations SaaS Solutions to Improve Safety and Mobility Statewide

New Hampshire State Police Expands Use of Iteris’ Commercial Vehicle Operations SaaS Solutions to Improve Safety and Mobility Statewide

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail New Hampshire State Police Expands Use of Iteris’ Commercial Vehicle Operations SaaS Solutions to Improve Safety and Mobility Statewide (Photo: Business Wire) New Hampshire State Police Expands Use of Iteris’ Commercial Vehicle Operations SaaS Solutions to Improve Safety and Mobili ... Continue reading

Sonic Automotive Continues to Grow Its EchoPark Nationwide Distribution Network & Digital Expansion with Opening in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sonic Automotive Continues to Grow Its EchoPark Nationwide Distribution Network & Digital Expansion with Opening in New Orleans, Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS--Sonic Automotive, Inc. (“Sonic” or the “Company”) , a Fortune 500 Company and one of the nation’s largest automotive retailers, today announced the opening of a new EchoPark Delivery Center in the New Orleans market. This is EchoPark's first location in the state of Louisiana and 31st EchoPark lo ... Continue reading

Sunoco LP Announces Private Offering of Senior Notes

Sunoco LP Announces Private Offering of Senior Notes

DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2021 -- Sunoco LP ("Sunoco") today announced a private offering (the "offering") of senior notes due 2030 and senior notes due 2032 (together, the "notes") in an aggregate principal amount of $800 million. ... Continue reading

Together for Safer Roads Awards Boston-Based Dairy Distributor, Rosev Dairy, Grant From Vision Zero Technology Fund

Together for Safer Roads Awards Boston-Based Dairy Distributor, Rosev Dairy, Grant From Vision Zero Technology Fund

BROOKLYN, N.Y.--Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a global NGO working to prevent road fatalities, today announced Rosev Dairy Foods, Inc. as the next awardee of TSR’s Vision Zero Technology Fund. TSR created the grant program to support the incorporation of lifesaving technologies into fleet operations. ... Continue reading

All Star Auto Lights Announces Expansion into Wheel Sector with Acquisitions Of Jante Wheel and Perfection Wheel

All Star Auto Lights Announces Expansion into Wheel Sector with Acquisitions Of Jante Wheel and Perfection Wheel

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 5, 2021 -- All Star Auto Lights, a specialty distributor of alternative automotive lighting parts and a portfolio company of Atlantic Street Capital, announced today its expansion into the remanufactured and aftermarket wheel category with the acquisitions of Jante Wheel and Perfection Wheel. ... Continue reading

Breakthrough New CPY500™ Series Canopy Luminaire Turns Fuel Islands into Customer-Preferred Destinations

Breakthrough New CPY500™ Series Canopy Luminaire Turns Fuel Islands into Customer-Preferred Destinations

Cree Lighting today announced an all new canopy lighting solution, the CPY500™ Series. With a modern, innovative design, this fixture provides fuel islands and commercial canopies with category-leading levels of curb appeal, visual comfort, energy efficiency and customer attraction. ... Continue reading

Consumers Rate BMW, Audi, and Toyota Most Trustworthy Auto Brands in the U.S. Data Trust Index Survey

Consumers Rate BMW, Audi, and Toyota Most Trustworthy Auto Brands in the U.S. Data Trust Index Survey

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2021 -- BMW has been rated the automotive brand digitally savvy American consumers ages 18-49 with household incomes above $75k trust most to share their personal data. ... Continue reading

Volvo News: 2021 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R-Design Review by David Colman +VIDEO

Volvo News: 2021 Volvo V90 T6 AWD R-Design Review by David Colman +VIDEO

Restrained elegance is the keynote here, especially if you select the minimally adorned R-Design model ... Continue reading

2021 VW Jetta GLI Autobahn Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 VW Jetta GLI Autobahn Review by Mark Fulmer

2021 VW Jetta GLI Autobahn Review by Mark Fulmer Behold a Bettah Jetta Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel It had been quite a while since I reviewed a manual transmission vehicle, but I looked forward to the Jetta because my left foot and the hydraulic clutch enjoy dancing together. If you are a person who enjoys driving and ... Continue reading

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Lexus NX 300 F Sport Review by David Colman +VIDEO

The high point of the NX 300 F Sport is its ultra luxurious interior treatment. ... 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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