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The Auto Channel Online Since 1995

The Auto Channel (On-Line April 1995); An Automotive Content Focused, "No Strings Attached" Free Editorial Publication. ... Continue reading

It's Time For Ethanol Honesty - with UPDATE

It's Time For Ethanol Honesty - with UPDATE

Sparring with the new spate of anti-ethanol scatological slurs ... Continue reading

Automotive reality star Richard Rawlings to sell off his AMAZING hot rod collection in NO RESERVE auction

Automotive reality star Richard Rawlings to sell off his AMAZING hot rod collection in NO RESERVE auction

Good morning! Gear heads, hot rod lovers and fans of Discovery Channel's Fast N' Loud are ALL atwitter today! Richard Rawlings - the automotive guru behind Dallas' Gas Monkey Garage is selling off more than 25 of his vehicles -- in a NO RESERVE auction. When Rawlings announced his plans via Youtube - his announcement w ... Continue reading

Copart Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

Copart Reports Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

DALLAS--Copart, Inc. today reported financial results for the quarter and year ended July 31, 2022. For the three months ended July 31, 2022, revenue, gross profit, and net income were $883.4 million, $381.6 million, and $263.7 million, respectively. ... Continue reading

Denny's Doubles Down on its Commitment to Value with New All Day Diner Deals Menu

Denny's Doubles Down on its Commitment to Value with New All Day Diner Deals Menu

America's Diner serves up 10 delicious menu items for guests all day long, starting at $5.99 SPARTANBURG, S.C., Sept. 7, 2022 --With rising inflation and tightening budgets, Americans continue to seek relief and look to stretch their hard-earned dollars as far as possible, especially when it comes to mealtime. ... Continue reading

NASA Awards Contract for Marshall's Mission Operations

NASA Awards Contract for Marshall's Mission Operations

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2022 -- NASA has awarded the Marshall Operations Systems, Services, and Integration II (MOSSI II) contract to Teledyne Brown Engineering Inc. of Huntsville, Alabama. ... Continue reading

NASA Taps Axiom Space for First Artemis Moonwalking Spacesuits

NASA Taps Axiom Space for First Artemis Moonwalking Spacesuits

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2022 -- NASA has selected Axiom Space to deliver a moonwalking system for the Artemis III mission, which will land Americans on the surface of the Moon for the first time in over 50 years. ... Continue reading

Nissan Approves Fermata Energy’s Bidirectional Charger as First for Use with Nissan LEAF in the U.S.

Nissan Approves Fermata Energy’s Bidirectional Charger as First for Use with Nissan LEAF in the U.S.

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Fermata Energy V2X bidirectional charger is the first to be approved by Nissan for use in the U.S. Credit Fermata Energy Fermata Energy V2X bidirectional charger is the first to be approved by Nissan for use in the U.S. Credit Fermata Energy Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size ... Continue reading

Switching on the Revolution: New Report From Castrol and bp pulse Explores Global Readiness for Transition to Electric Vehicles

Switching on the Revolution: New Report From Castrol and bp pulse Explores Global Readiness for Transition to Electric Vehicles

WAYNE, N.J.--Castrol and bp pulse’s new study: Switching ON the rEVolution: The road to EV readiness for markets, carmakers and consumers explores opinions from automotive executives and consumers regarding the switch from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EV). The research, which survey ... Continue reading

The Used Car Market Has Finally Reached Its Peak, as Prices Fall After Two Record-Breaking Years of Inflation

The Used Car Market Has Finally Reached Its Peak, as Prices Fall After Two Record-Breaking Years of Inflation

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail (Graphic: Business Wire) CHICAGO--After used car prices rose to all-time highs amid the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting supply chain disruptions – and even held firm amid multiple interest rate hikes this year – the market has finally peaked, according to the monthly Return to Norm ... Continue reading

Volvo Financial Services Invests in Financial Literacy Programs for Youth through Partnership with JA Worldwide

Volvo Financial Services Invests in Financial Literacy Programs for Youth through Partnership with JA Worldwide

GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 7, 2022 -- Volvo Financial Services (VFS) today announced that it is investing in the teaching of financial literacy skills for youth in nine countries through a global partnership with Junior Achievement Worldwide. ... Continue reading

Hankook Launches Laufenn X FIT HP Tire

Hankook Launches Laufenn X FIT HP Tire

Laufenn Launches All-Season X FIT HP Tire for SUVs<https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/laufenn-launches-all-season-x-fit-hp-tire-for-suvs-301619420.html?tc=eml_cleartime> * All-new Laufenn X FIT HP tire expands touring SUV and CUV offering with all-season product * Engineered to provide dynamic handling characteri ... Continue reading

AEye to Debut Industry’s First Intelligent Transportation System Solutions Based on Adaptive Lidar at ITS World Congress 2022

AEye to Debut Industry’s First Intelligent Transportation System Solutions Based on Adaptive Lidar at ITS World Congress 2022

DUBLIN, Calif.--AEye, Inc. , a global leader in adaptive, high-performance lidar solutions, will showcase how the versatility of its lidar can be used to deliver optimized solutions across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) market at ITS World Congress 2022, taking place in Los Angeles from September 18 to 22 ... Continue reading

Asahi Kasei’s AKXY2 Concept Car to Make International Debut at Detroit Auto Show – September 14 and 15 only

Asahi Kasei’s AKXY2 Concept Car to Make International Debut at Detroit Auto Show – September 14 and 15 only

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail AKXY2, Asahi Kasei's latest concept car for the future of autonomous electrified mobility, will make its first appearance outside of Japan at NAIAS 2022 in the main concourse of Huntington Place in Detroit on September 14 and 15 only. Learn more at AKXY2 https://asahi-kasei-mobility.co ... Continue reading

Automotive Aftermarket Products Markets in China: Demand to Grow at 8% Through 2031 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Automotive Aftermarket Products Markets in China: Demand to Grow at 8% Through 2031 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive Aftermarket Products Markets in China" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. China's demand for Automotive Aftermarket Products has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. ... Continue reading

Cazoo Announces Conclusion of Strategic Review of its EU Business

Cazoo Announces Conclusion of Strategic Review of its EU Business

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Line up of Cazoo single car transporters (Photo: Business Wire) LONDON & NEW YORK--Cazoo Group Ltd (“Cazoo” or “the Company”), the UK’s leading online car retailer, which makes buying and selling a car as simple as ordering any other product online, is today announcing the co ... Continue reading

C.H. Robinson Invites the World to Say “Thanks for Everything, Literally” to Truck Drivers, Kicks off More Than $100,000 in Giveaways

C.H. Robinson Invites the World to Say “Thanks for Everything, Literally” to Truck Drivers, Kicks off More Than $100,000 in Giveaways

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail (Photo: Business Wire) (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--Global logistics company C.H. Robinson today announced another initiative to honor truck drivers who go above and beyond to deliver the goods the world ... Continue reading

Eaton to showcase innovative electrified commercial vehicle technologies at IAA Transportation show

Eaton to showcase innovative electrified commercial vehicle technologies at IAA Transportation show

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Eaton’s eMobility business provides electrified vehicle solutions for its global commercial vehicle customers. (Photo: Business Wire) Eaton’s eMobility business provides electrified vehicle solutions for its global commercial vehicle customers. ... Continue reading

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING COMPANY ENVIROSPARK SECURES SERIES A FUNDING

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING COMPANY ENVIROSPARK SECURES SERIES A FUNDING

Ultra Capital led the funding round which will expand EnviroSpark's platform supporting property owners with turn-key EV charger solutions.  ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2022 -- Atlanta-based electric vehicle (EV) charging company EnviroSpark announced the completion of its Series A funding round led by Ultra Capital, an indepen ... Continue reading

EVPASSPORT BRINGS EV CHARGERS TO UBS ASSET MANAGEMENT'S INVESTMENT TRUST PROPERTIES

EVPASSPORT BRINGS EV CHARGERS TO UBS ASSET MANAGEMENT'S INVESTMENT TRUST PROPERTIES

New EVPassport EV charging stations will be available at select commercial and residential properties in the United States LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8, 2022 -- EVPassport, the innovative EV charging hardware and software "connected infrastructure" platform, today announced the plan to deploy EVPassport electric vehicle charg ... Continue reading

Global Battery Electrolyte Market to Grow from $7.6 Billion to $16.8 Billion by 2027

Global Battery Electrolyte Market to Grow from $7.6 Billion to $16.8 Billion by 2027

DUBLIN, Sept. 8, 2022 -- The "Global Battery Electrolyte Market by Battery Type (Lead-Acid and Lithium-Ion), Electrolyte Type (Liquid, Gel, Solid), End-Use (EV, Consumer Electronics, Energy Storage) and Region (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, and MEA) - Forecast to 2027" report has been added to  Research ... Continue reading

Hydrogen Fueling Station Market to Reach $22 Billion, Globally, by 2035 at 35.4% CAGR: Allied Market Research

Hydrogen Fueling Station Market to Reach $22 Billion, Globally, by 2035 at 35.4% CAGR: Allied Market Research

Strict government regulations to control ever-increasing pollution, surge in R&D activities regarding hydrogen fuel cell technology, and high suitability of hydrogen as fuel have boosted the growth of the global hydrogen fueling station market. PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. ... Continue reading

In Battle Over Infotainment Systems Between Manufacturers and Big Tech, Only Losers are Vehicle Owners, J.D. Power Finds

In Battle Over Infotainment Systems Between Manufacturers and Big Tech, Only Losers are Vehicle Owners, J.D. Power Finds

TROY, Mich.--For a second consecutive year, problems with vehicle infotainment systems account for 25% of all problems, according to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Multimedia Quality and Satisfaction Study,SM released today. Manufacturers and tech companies are working to create the most innovative and smart infotainment sys ... Continue reading

Latin American Automotive eCommerce Vendor Benchmark Report 2022: Autoland, Car One, Carbula, Creditas Auto, Curbo, iCarros, Karvi, Kavak, Mercado Libre, OLX Group, Webmotors - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Latin American Automotive eCommerce Vendor Benchmark Report 2022: Autoland, Car One, Carbula, Creditas Auto, Curbo, iCarros, Karvi, Kavak, Mercado Libre, OLX Group, Webmotors - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Frost RadarT: Latin American Automotive eCommerce, 2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report reveals the market positioning of each company using Growth and Innovation scores. ... Continue reading

Vehicle Electrification Markets by Product Type, Degree of Hybridization, Region - Global Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Vehicle Electrification Markets by Product Type, Degree of Hybridization, Region - Global Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022-2030 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Vehicle Electrification Market, by Product Type, by Degree of Hybridization, by Region - Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2022 - 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Conventional internal combustion engines featuring mechanical linkages were characterized by sign ... Continue reading

Vehicle Service Market in Canada Rebounds to Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels, J.D. Power Finds

Vehicle Service Market in Canada Rebounds to Surpass Pre-Pandemic Levels, J.D. Power Finds

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail J.D. Power 2022 Canada Customer Service Index—Long-Term (CSI-LT) Study (Graphic: Business Wire) J.D. Power 2022 Canada Customer Service Index—Long-Term (CSI-LT) Study (Graphic: Business Wire) Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail J.D. Power 2022 Canada Customer Service Index—Long-Ter ... Continue reading

Vietnam Automobile Industry Report 2022: Passenger Vehicles 2015-2021, Commercial Vehicles 2015-2021, Auto Manufacturers 2015-2021, Imports/Exports 2021-2021 & Prospects 2022-2031 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Vietnam Automobile Industry Report 2022: Passenger Vehicles 2015-2021, Commercial Vehicles 2015-2021, Auto Manufacturers 2015-2021, Imports/Exports 2021-2021 & Prospects 2022-2031 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Research Report on Vietnam's Automobile Industry 2022-2031" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. According to the analyst's analysis, the annual sales of automobiles in Vietnam increased rapidly from 2015 to 2019, from 209,000 in 2015 to 306,000 in 2019, which is one of the fastest g ... Continue reading

Worldwide Vehicle Wash System Industry to 2030 - Consumer Preference, Ease, and Simplicity are the Key Factors Driving Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Worldwide Vehicle Wash System Industry to 2030 - Consumer Preference, Ease, and Simplicity are the Key Factors Driving Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Vehicle Wash System Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2022 to 2030" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global market for vehicle wash systems is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7% ... Continue reading

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 Inscription - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2022 Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 Inscription - Review by David Colman +VIDEO

Remember when Volvo was a synonym for safety? Back in the day, you didn't buy one for its boring looks, or its marginal performance. You bought one because it was the first car to offer seat belts and a padded dash. ... Continue reading

2022 Dodge Durango SRT - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss

2022 Dodge Durango SRT - Review by Bruce Hotchkiss

When you carry a big stick you can walk softly, but also when you carry a big stick all kinds of people driving lesser sticks will challenge you. Just ignore the yahoos. ... Continue reading

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge - Review by Mark Fulmer

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge - Review by Mark Fulmer

While this years edition of the XC60 has a variety of trims of all-wheel drive powertrains, at the top of the stack is the Recharge T8 with increased power and range. ... Continue reading

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