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Nutson's Weekly Auto News Nuggets - September 11-17, 2017; No More ICE; Frankfurt; Borgward Return; Autonomous Rules; ET; Genesis G70

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Nuggets - September 11-17, 2017; No More ICE; Frankfurt; Borgward Return; Autonomous Rules; ET; Genesis G70

* China is joining France and Britain in announcing plans to end sales of gasoline and diesel cars. The reports gave no possible target date, but Beijing is stepping up pressure on automakers to accelerate development of electrics. ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Review By Larry Nutson

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Plug-In Review By Larry Nutson

Yes the Prius Prime is a hybrid, so range anxiety is not really an issue. However, to maximize your return on the purchase of the Prime, and minimize trips to the gas station, the battery should be kept charged so you can drive in the EV-mode as much as possible. I reside in Chicago and could drive in EV-mode all the t ... Continue reading

Car Review: 2018 Toyota Camry Preview - Next Gen Of America's Favorite Sedan By Steve Purdy

Car Review: 2018 Toyota Camry Preview - Next Gen Of America's Favorite Sedan By Steve Purdy

Toyota hosted a gaggle of journalists in Oregon this week to get the story first hand from executives and engineers, have a look at, and a first drive in, the newest iteration of the ubiquitous Camry. ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM (SEPTEMBER 16 2017)

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM (SEPTEMBER 16 2017)

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a team of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car r ... Continue reading

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to strengthen cooperation and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains and new technologies

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to strengthen cooperation and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains and new technologies

The extension of the Common Module Family follows the success of the shared vehicle architecture by Renault and Nissan in recent years, which has included the use of common platforms and powertrains across a widening portfolio of vehicles including the Nissan Rogue, Qashqai and X-Trail, Renault Espace, Kadjar and Megan ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota Highlander LE Hybrid AWD Review By John Heilig

2017 Toyota Highlander LE Hybrid AWD Review By John Heilig

Highlander’s quiet operation is almost eerie. Yes, our tester was a hybrid, but we felt as if it was in full electric mode all the time. Yet there is no lack of power. Total combined horsepower with the gasoline and electric motors is 306. Punch the accelerator and the Highlander gets up and goes. You get some engine ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Cars at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): Mobility rethought – from Formula 1 hybrid drive to fuel cell technology

Mercedes-Benz Cars at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): Mobility rethought – from Formula 1 hybrid drive to fuel cell technology

Mercedes-Benz Cars at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA): Mobility rethought – from Formula 1 hybrid drive to fuel cell technology ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz management comments on the Concept EQA: "Electric initiative is gathering pace"

Mercedes-Benz management comments on the Concept EQA: "Electric initiative is gathering pace"

Mercedes-Benz management comments on the Concept EQA: "Electric initiative is gathering pace" ... Continue reading

EQ Power: new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz S 560 e: More power, more range

EQ Power: new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz S 560 e: More power, more range

EQ Power: new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz S 560 e: More power, more range ... Continue reading

EVgo, REI, BMW, Nissan and the Regional Air Quality Council Celebrate National Drive Electric Week in Colorado

EVgo, REI, BMW, Nissan and the Regional Air Quality Council Celebrate National Drive Electric Week in Colorado

EVgo Opens DC Fast Charging Station in Denver, Further Benefitting Drivers all DC Fast-Capable EV Drivers with Convenient Charger Access in Key Metropolitan Areas DENVER – Sept. 12, 2017 – EVgo<mailto:www.evgo.com>, the nation’s largest network of public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations, BMW, REI, Nis ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL goes into preproduction: world's first electric vehicle with fuel-cell/battery powertrain

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL goes into preproduction: world's first electric vehicle with fuel-cell/battery powertrain

For this world first, the Mercedes-Benz engineers cooperated closely with partners from the Daimler competence network to develop a completely new fuel-cell system. Compared with the B-Class F-CELL, which has been on the market since 2010, the overall drive system offers around 40 percent more output. The fuel-cell sys ... Continue reading

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 47 Miles On Full Charge Gives It Class-Leading All-Electric Range

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid 47 Miles On Full Charge Gives It Class-Leading All-Electric Range

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 11, 2017 -- Honda announced the 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid earned the highest all-electric range rating among all midsize plug-in hybrids with its EPA range rating of 47 miles on a full charge.1 Launching at dealerships nationwide later this year, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid also received an EPA ... Continue reading

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review By Steve Purdy

The hybrid powertrain in our RAV4 is certainly powerful enough for most any needs, except maybe towing. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is augmented by two electric motors. Together they make 194 horsepower – well more than most competitors. ... Continue reading

2017.5 Nissan Rogue SL AWD a Thom Cannell Close-Up Review

2017.5 Nissan Rogue SL AWD a Thom Cannell Close-Up Review

Another reason for Rogue’s continuing success is a style that, while crisply updated, is more timeless than bleeding edge. Like great suits or classic hair styles, Rogue’s features won’t cause a wardrobe-related replacement any time soon. ... Continue reading

2017 Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA NIRO REVIEW

2017 Car Review: HEELS ON WHEELS: 2017 KIA NIRO REVIEW

I drove a 2017 Kia Niro with the 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor and lithium Ion polymer battery for 139 total horsepower. Available in five trims – the base FE, LX, EX, Touring Launch Edition and Touring – my Touring test drive featured the following standard features: leather seat trim; ... Continue reading

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