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When All American Drivers Use Domestic Fuel, MPG Hysteria Will Go Away

When All American Drivers Use Domestic Fuel, MPG Hysteria Will Go Away

I am not a scientist or an engineer or a lawyer or an economist my daily immersion and curiosity in everything automotive has given my opinions and observations street-cred. Over these past years The Auto Channel has been to every major auto show, both in the U.S and around the world. We have published over a million a ... Continue reading

ETHANOL Helps America Become a Nation of Alcoholics - Alcohol and Driving DO Mix

ETHANOL Helps America Become a Nation of Alcoholics - Alcohol and Driving DO Mix

Last week Marc Rauch my friend, business partner and co-founder of The Auto Channel traveled down to LA from his home in Northern California to interview and visit with Ed Begley Jr. an actor who is VERY involved with the future of our world and David Blume author of a book titled Alcohol can be Gas. A ... Continue reading

Silicon Valley, China, Electric Utilities and Investment Bankers On Their Way To Disrupt The Auto Industry and The Historic Need For Traditional Car Companies

Silicon Valley, China, Electric Utilities and Investment Bankers On Their Way To Disrupt The Auto Industry and The Historic Need For Traditional Car Companies

After this past weeks onslaught of self-serving ulterior motivated Silicon Valley originated and paid for propaganda about the autonomous car at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), and the rolling stone momentum pushed along by the digital claque, including sycophants in the press (c/net,Hey Car Industry Open Your Eyes, T ... 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

Lexus Is the "Class" of Luxury, Yet Strong Moves From Acura and Infiniti Make It a Race, ACSI Data Show

Lexus Is the "Class" of Luxury, Yet Strong Moves From Acura and Infiniti Make It a Race, ACSI Data Show

Satisfaction with the auto industry is moving in reverse. Overall customer satisfaction with automobiles slides 1.3% to a score of 77 (out of 100), according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®) Automobile Study 2021-2022. ... Continue reading

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 Review

2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 Review

Driving a new VW Phaeton brought me the kind of attention that only a trophy wife can generate from a bunch of car guys who have seen it all. During my week with the Phaeton the car served me well. As I drove the back roads of Kentucky on my favorite test drive routes…up and around…in and out of the hollers ... Continue reading

Single Topic "Relevant To Your Interest" Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

Single Topic "Relevant To Your Interest" Automotive Content Without A WEB SEARCH

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

(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

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