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2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Sedan Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid LE Sedan Review by David Colman +VIDEO

It's basic...you'll basically love it ... Continue reading

CAR MBS Going LIVE In Traverse City

CAR MBS Going LIVE In Traverse City

You read that right. We are excited to announce that CAR MBS will be back at the Grand Traverse Resort for one of the year's first in-person automotive events. ... Continue reading

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

About four months ago I spent time with the all-electric battery powered 2020 MINI Cooper SE 3-door Hardtop. This is the automaker’s first BEV, an all-electric model. ... Continue reading

2021 Kia Seltos Review | Value Plus by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Kia Seltos Review | Value Plus by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Kia Seltos Review - Automakers keep loading the market with new SUV models. 2021 Kia Seltos Review ... Continue reading

Akio Toyoda, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the 2021 World Car Person of the Year.

Akio Toyoda, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) is the 2021 World Car Person of the Year.

The honor was bestowed by the World Car Awards jury, a panel of more than 90 distinguished international journalists. The World Car Awards announced: “Akio Toyoda is the charismatic President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, where he has spent years successfully remaking his company. ... Continue reading

2022 LEXUS LS 500h WITH LEXUS ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

2022 LEXUS LS 500h WITH LEXUS ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE TECHNOLOGY

The first-generation LS debuted in 1989 with the monumental goal of shaping the Lexus brand. It built the foundation of Lexus by its exceptional quietness, comfort and refinement, and each subsequent generation has embraced the spirit of constant innovation through new technology. ... Continue reading

Ford Explorer Adds Enthusiast ST, Rear-Wheel-Drive Platinum, Platinum Hybrid Models for 2021

Ford Explorer Adds Enthusiast ST, Rear-Wheel-Drive Platinum, Platinum Hybrid Models for 2021

Ford adds three new choices to America’s all-time best-selling SUV, the Ford Explorer. ... Continue reading

In 2010 Senator Carl Levin Agreed with The Auto Channel's Call for Mandated End to Gasoline

In 2010 Senator Carl Levin Agreed with The Auto Channel's Call for Mandated End to Gasoline

DETROIT - October 13, 2010: Speaking at the Business of Plugging In conference in Detroit today, U.S. Senator Carl Levin (Michigan) echoed many of the same proposals put forth more than two years ago by The Auto Channel in their position statement "No New Gasoline Powered Vehicles By 2014..." Most notable was Levin's c ... Continue reading

Mercedes-AMG defines the future of Driving Performance

Mercedes-AMG defines the future of Driving Performance

The development of future drive concepts will continue to benefit from the valuable experience gained from close cooperation with the Formula 1 experts at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. ... Continue reading

Mr. President, There Will Be No Appreciable Climate Benefit From Electric Vehicles Until All Of Us Are Dead - But Instant Benefit Can Come From Filling-Up With Green Renewable American Ethanol Now!

Mr. President, There Will Be No Appreciable Climate Benefit From Electric Vehicles Until All Of Us Are Dead - But Instant Benefit Can Come From Filling-Up With Green Renewable American Ethanol Now!

8 out of 10 new cars sold in 2050. But it will still be a long road before they dislodge gasoline as the predominant fuel in transportation, IHS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin writes in his new book, The New Map: Energy, Climate and the Clash of Nations “Oil is no longer the unchallenged king in automotive transp ... Continue reading

Toyota Celebrates 25th Anniversary As A Hoosier - Launches Hybrid Sienna Minivan

Toyota Celebrates 25th Anniversary As A Hoosier - Launches Hybrid Sienna Minivan

Donates $1 Million and a Brand New Sienna PRINCETON, Ind. (March 31, 2021) – Toyota Indiana has celebrated numerous milestones over the past year—6 millionth vehicle, 2 millionth Highlander and 30 millionth U.S. assembled vehicle—just to name a few. ... Continue reading

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

Back in the Spring in this year of the pandemic I drove Toyota’s 2020 RAV4. In closing out my review I wrote “a bit more excitement is coming in the form of the 302-horspeower Toyota RAV4 Prime, a 2021 model that will arrive in summer 2020. ... Continue reading

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited S Appearance Package Review By Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited S Appearance Package Review By Bruce Hotchkiss +VIDEO

I wonder what the "S" stands for? By Bruce Hotchkiss Special Correspondent West Coast Bureau The Auto Channel I'll never understand car model names. Take the Chrysler Pacifica. ... Continue reading

2021 Hyundai Elantra & Elantra Hybrid Reviews By Larry Nutson

2021 Hyundai Elantra & Elantra Hybrid Reviews By Larry Nutson

I have recently driven both the Elantra and Elantra Hybrid in a Covid-safe environment in a well-executed drive program. ... Continue reading

All Flavors Of Electric Cars and Trucks - Plus +VIDEO "Who Killed The Electric Car" Movie

All Flavors Of Electric Cars and Trucks - Plus +VIDEO "Who Killed The Electric Car" Movie

EDTA promotes hybrid, plug-in hybrid, extended-range, battery, and fuel cell electric technologies. A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) uses both an electric motor and an internal combustion engine to propel the vehicle. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) uses electricity obtained by plugging into the grid to power a ... Continue reading

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