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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Starting a Limousine Company

Starting a Limousine Company

As automotive fans, wouldn't it be nice if we could take our passion and turn it into a business? There are various ways of doing this, but one interesting way is to consider getting into the limo business. Starting a limo company can be a lucrative venture, and fun one at that. ... Continue reading

For Eclipse Enthusiasts, There's a Better and More Affordable Way to Travel

For Eclipse Enthusiasts, There's a Better and More Affordable Way to Travel

RV Travel Costs 60% Less For A Family of Four WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2024 -- When it comes to experiencing the thrilling sights and sounds of the upcoming April 8th total solar eclipse – at a cost that is not equally historic – Americans are finding that traveling in an RV and celebrating at one of the more than 5,000 ... Continue reading

Mazda Reports January Sales Results

Mazda Reports January Sales Results

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2024 -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported total January sales of 30,279 vehicles, an increase of 31.8 percent compared to January 2023. ... Continue reading

TV Legend Jay Leno Narrates McPherson College's Historic Finish at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

TV Legend Jay Leno Narrates McPherson College's Historic Finish at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

MCPHERSON, Kan.--McPherson College announced today that legendary television host and comedian Jay Leno will narrate “The Path to Pebble,” a documentary that tells the incredible story of McPherson College’s decade-long journey to compete at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the most prestigious car show in ... Continue reading

Volvo completes acquisition of battery business from Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company

Volvo completes acquisition of battery business from Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Feb. 1, 2024 -- The Volvo Group has today completed the previously announced transaction whereby the Group acquired the battery business from Proterra Inc. and Proterra Operating Company Inc. The acquisition, which was made at a purchase price of USD 210M before adjustment for inventory level at clo ... Continue reading

BMW Group Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Bring the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Its Future Engineering Platform

BMW Group Partners with Dassault Systèmes to Bring the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to Its Future Engineering Platform

Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Image courtesy BMW Group Image courtesy BMW Group Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail VELIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France & MUNICH--Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: FR0014003TT8, DSY.PA) and BMW Group today embarked on a long-term strategic ... Continue reading

Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market: 44% of Market Growth is Expected in APAC by 2027 - Technavio

Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market: 44% of Market Growth is Expected in APAC by 2027 - Technavio

NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2024 -- The hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is estimated to grow by USD 1.13 billion from 2022 to 2027, according to Technavio. ... Continue reading

Automotive Smart Antenna Market worth $5.2 billion by 2030 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Automotive Smart Antenna Market worth $5.2 billion by 2030 - Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2024 -- Automotive Smart Antenna Market is estimated to grow from USD 2.5 billion in 2023 to USD 5.2 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 10.9%, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets™. The increased demand for connected car features, in-vehicle infotainment, autonomous vehicles, and safety norms ha ... Continue reading

CarDr.com Unveils ULTRA: Revolutionizing OBD Scans within 15-seconds and 90%+ Coverage

CarDr.com Unveils ULTRA: Revolutionizing OBD Scans within 15-seconds and 90%+ Coverage

CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2024 -- CarDr.com Inc., a pioneer in automotive diagnostic technology, today unveiled substantial enhancements to its OBD (On-Board Diagnostics) offerings, redefining the standards for wireless diagnostic speed and accuracy in the automotive industry. ... Continue reading

Carvana, Jimmie Johnson Unveil New Richard Petty-Inspired Paint Scheme Ahead of Daytona 500 Race

Carvana, Jimmie Johnson Unveil New Richard Petty-Inspired Paint Scheme Ahead of Daytona 500 Race

Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Carvana, an industry pioneer for buying and selling used cars online, today unveiled a new paint scheme for Jimmie Johnson’s No. 84 Toyota that pays tribute to the Petty family’s illustrious 75-year tenure in racing. ... Continue reading

Cox Automotive Charges Forward With New EV Battery Solutions Facility in Georgia

Cox Automotive Charges Forward With New EV Battery Solutions Facility in Georgia

Advanced EV battery service center in Conyers, Ga., offers a variety of storage, logistics, diagnostics, repair and remanufacturing services to support automotive manufacturers, dealers, and fleet operators. Persistent infrastructure growth of global EV battery service network, spanning more than 1 million sq. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Motor Company to supply an all-electric Light Commercial Vehicle from its Global eLCV platform to Iveco Group in Europe

Hyundai Motor Company to supply an all-electric Light Commercial Vehicle from its Global eLCV platform to Iveco Group in Europe

TURIN, Italy and SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 1, 2024 -- Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group (EXM: IVG) today announced signing a supply agreement of an IVECO-badged all-electric light commercial vehicle for Europe, based on Hyundai's Global eLCV platform. ... Continue reading

KIA AMERICA BEGINS 2024 WITH STRONG JANUARY SALES

KIA AMERICA BEGINS 2024 WITH STRONG JANUARY SALES

-  Record January performance by Kia's SUV and utility lineup-  Kia EV sales increased 57-percent year-over-year-  Four Kia models achieve best-ever January sales: Carnival, Sportage, Forte and EV6 IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2024 -- Coming off the highest annual sales volume in company history in 2023, Kia America del ... Continue reading

Mobil 1 50th Anniversary: Ready for What’s Next

Mobil 1 50th Anniversary: Ready for What’s Next

MPEG-4 Video Loading media player... MPEG-4 Video Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail SPRING, Texas--ExxonMobil is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Mobil 1™ motor oil to the global marketplace. In 2024, ExxonMobil will commemorate its 50-year history of the Mobil 1™ brand with a se ... Continue reading

Polestar Welcomes Geely’s Long-Term Commitment to Its Development and Growth as an Independent Exclusive Performance Brand

Polestar Welcomes Geely’s Long-Term Commitment to Its Development and Growth as an Independent Exclusive Performance Brand

Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Polestar all-electric line-up (Photo: Business Wire) Polestar all-electric line-up (Photo: Business Wire) Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Image Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail GOTHENBURG, Sweden--Polestar Automotive Holding UK PLC , the Swedish electric performance car ... Continue reading

STELLA AUTOMOTIVE AI COLLABORATES WITH MICROSOFT TO ADVANCE AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL WITH GENERATIVE AI-POWERED TECHNOLOGY

STELLA AUTOMOTIVE AI COLLABORATES WITH MICROSOFT TO ADVANCE AUTOMOTIVE RETAIL WITH GENERATIVE AI-POWERED TECHNOLOGY

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 1, 2024 -- STELLATM Automotive AI today announced its collaboration with Microsoft to deliver a next-generation automotive retail customer experience that combines STELLA's extensive language-driven automotive technology portfolio with  Microsoft Azure AI Services.  With this collaboration, STELLA w ... Continue reading

Volvo Cars 2023 profit increases by 43 percent to deliver a record year in the company's 97-year history

Volvo Cars 2023 profit increases by 43 percent to deliver a record year in the company's 97-year history

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Feb. 1, 2024 -- Full Year 2023             2023 revenue was SEK 399.3 bn (SEK 330.1 bn in 2022)            2023 operating income (excl. ... Continue reading

2024 MINI Cooper Countryman Untamed Edition - Review by Auto Journalist Larry Nutson

2024 MINI Cooper Countryman Untamed Edition - Review by Auto Journalist Larry Nutson

2024 MINI Cooper Countryman Untamed Edition An urbanist’s escape vehicle By Larry Nutson Chicago Bureau Chief The Auto Channel (IMG_9612) The MINI Cooper Countryman is about to become a little less mini. But that won’t happen until late in the first quarter of 2024. ... Continue reading

2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X Extreme AEV Edition

2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X Extreme AEV Edition

GMC first elevated key off-road truck segments with the premium and capable Sierra 1500 AT4X and Canyon AT4X. Today, GMC announced the next step with the first-ever 2024 GMC Sierra HD AT4X — featuring the Sierra HD AT4X AEV Edition — a truck that enables adventurers to go further while still having the towing capab ... Continue reading

Famous Manufacturer of Anti-Ethanol Additives Proves Ethanol's Safety and Benefits

Famous Manufacturer of Anti-Ethanol Additives Proves Ethanol's Safety and Benefits

A funny thing happened on the way to researching a product that's supposed to protect against the "damage" that ethanol can cause to internal combustion engines and fuel systems: I discovered that this famous manufacturer of fuel additives knows that the damage they claim is caused by ethanol is just a load of BS. ... Continue reading

How the Calty Design Research Team Brings “Tacoma-ness” to Life in the All-New 2024 Toyota Tacoma +VIDEO

How the Calty Design Research Team Brings “Tacoma-ness” to Life in the All-New 2024 Toyota Tacoma +VIDEO

The All-New 2024 Toyota Tacoma is designed to meet most off-road driving requirements, but off-roading is inherently dangerous and may result in personal injury or vehicle damage. Toyota encourages responsible operation to help protect you, your vehicle and the environment. ... Continue reading

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