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Browse Automotive Content Without a Search Engine - The Auto Channel... A Focused Content Channel

Browse Automotive Content Without a Search Engine - The Auto Channel... A Focused Content Channel

The Auto Channel The Automotive Data Research Hub functions as a massive silo, eliminating a need for an enterprise level web wide search engine. Delivering relevant information without an advertising based search tool, because it only had to search within our single subject Focused Content Channel. This interactive on ... Continue reading

Don't Be A Yutz*, Go Dealer Direct And Eliminate 3rd Party Lead Gen Tout-Fees

Don't Be A Yutz*, Go Dealer Direct And Eliminate 3rd Party Lead Gen Tout-Fees

Although using a third-party lead-gen service like Consumer Reports, TruCar, Edmunds, KBB, Auto-by-Tel, Cars.com, AutoTrader, Edmunds and all of the others is easy, don't for a second believe that they are really free... ... Continue reading

(2016) GM And Honda To Partner In Full Production Fuel-Cell Manufacturing Plant

(2016) GM And Honda To Partner In Full Production Fuel-Cell Manufacturing Plant

By KEN SAKAKIBARA/ Staff Writer Tokyo January 16, 2016; Ken Sakaktbara writing for Ashai Shimbun reported that Honda Motor Co. and General Motors Co., their sights set on mass-production of the "ultimate eco-car" in the 2020s, will set up a factory to jointly manufacture fuel cells. The move is expected to be a game-ch ... Continue reading

FLASHBACK! - Methanol And Ethanol Powered 1997 Ford Taurus Costs Less To Buy And To Run Than Taurus Gasoline Models

FLASHBACK! - Methanol And Ethanol Powered 1997 Ford Taurus Costs Less To Buy And To Run Than Taurus Gasoline Models

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 1996; The Ford Motor Company is offering an "Unlimited" number of Taurus FFV (flexible fuel vehicle) sedans for the 1997 model year at a discounted sticker price of $345 less than the conventional gasoline-powered Taurus. Ford is offering the Taurus FFVs, capable of running on methanol (or ethanol) ... Continue reading

2005 Editorial - Gas Prices Set New High Again - Isn't it Time To SERIOUSLY Move To a Hydrogen Fueled Society?

2005 Editorial - Gas Prices Set New High Again - Isn't it Time To SERIOUSLY Move To a Hydrogen Fueled Society?

Washington DC August 15, 2005; The AIADA newsletter reported that the price of retail gas has gone up more than 20 cents in the last three weeks ending last Friday, up to a new high of $2.53 per gallon, reports The Associated Press. Adjusted for inflation, however, prices have yet to climb to the record levels reached ... Continue reading

SUV's and Big Cars with Choice of Fuel, Not Small Cars Without Choice, Is What's Good for America (Originally Published April 23, 2009)

SUV's and Big Cars with Choice of Fuel, Not Small Cars Without Choice, Is What's Good for America (Originally Published April 23, 2009)

Big Cars with Choice, Not Small Cars Without Choice Is What's Good for America. How can the elimination of the old fashioned self-serving three letter abbreviation ... Continue reading

Emergency Roadside Repairs – The Way It’s Supposed To Be (Originally Published Dec 2003)

Emergency Roadside Repairs – The Way It’s Supposed To Be (Originally Published Dec 2003)

By Bob Gordon Co-Publisher The Auto Channel Well it was bound to happen sooner or later…kinnda like Russian roulette I imagine. On a return trip to home base in Louisville from Detroit, where I was trying to drum up some advertising for The Auto Channel, my faithful 1992 Volvo 940T with 177,324 mile under her rub ... Continue reading

Nissan Ethanol Fuel Cell Announced in 2016

Nissan Ethanol Fuel Cell Announced in 2016

Nissan announces development of the world's first SOFC-powered vehicle system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power YOKOHAMA, Japan June 14, 2016; Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric powe ... Continue reading

2021-22 Tesla Model Y earns highest IIHS accolade

2021-22 Tesla Model Y earns highest IIHS accolade

December 21, 2021 The 2021-22 Tesla Model Y, a midsize luxury SUV, qualifies for a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To qualify for either of the Institute’s two awards, vehicles must earn good ratings in six IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, including the driver-side small overl ... Continue reading

On The Auto Channel's 25th Thanksgiving, Flashback Redux, Redux, Redux

On The Auto Channel's 25th Thanksgiving, Flashback Redux, Redux, Redux

November 24, 2005; Well another Thanksgiving has arrived...and thanks to the loyal TACH audience, our fantastic advertisers, and our hearty band of TACH men and women who make the site possible, we are still here!! Because we are a frugal and pragmatic bunch the reuse of a story albeit updated does not shake our journa ... Continue reading

2015 Tesla S Review by John Heilig +VIDEO

2015 Tesla S Review by John Heilig +VIDEO

JH Says: The Tesla is incredible, not only for its technology and good looks but for its overall performance as well. By John Heilig Senior Editor Mid-Atlantic Bureau The Auto Channel AUTO PAGE SPECS MODEL: 2015 Tesla Model S ENGINE: AC induction, three phase, four pole TRANSMISSION: Direct drive utomatic HORSEPOWER/TO ... Continue reading

11 Years On; The Politics of Plugging-in - Washingon's Choice Of Future's Fuel - Originally Published October 2010

11 Years On; The Politics of Plugging-in - Washingon's Choice Of Future's Fuel - Originally Published October 2010

THE POLITICS OF PLUGGING-IN By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Detroit Bureau Detroit MI October 22, 2010; I recently had an enlightening chat with veteran Congressman, John Dingle, a democrat from Ann Arbor, who has been a staunch supporter of the auto industry for his entire long career. Of course, representing a dist ... Continue reading

23 Years On - History Says Pennzoil Blew-it! - Dick Westman Visionary Advertising Man, Internet Believer, Auto Channel Futurist and My Friend Passes

23 Years On - History Says Pennzoil Blew-it! - Dick Westman Visionary Advertising Man, Internet Believer, Auto Channel Futurist and My Friend Passes

Some personal thought on the passing of a dear friend, father, and husband. Dick Westman was a visionary - he saw the future and bet on it! In 1995 as the president of the ad agency for Pennzoil Products, Dick recognized the potential of The Internet. ... Continue reading

Half Of Automotive Advertising To Shift To Digital - 20 Years Later

Half Of Automotive Advertising To Shift To Digital - 20 Years Later

This year, for the first time, more than half of those dollars will be spent on digital media. The local newspaper’s auto advertising bonanza is long gone. ... Continue reading

The Future: Showcase of Hydrogen Hybrid Vehicles

The Future: Showcase of Hydrogen Hybrid Vehicles

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 5, 2005 -- Even as hydrogen fuel cell vehicles gather increasing attention, it's a less exotic - and these days a surprisingly more mainstream - auto technology that's set to showcase the near-term viability of hydrogen fuel. What are these "everyday" vehicles? They're hydrogen hybrids, which comb ... Continue reading

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