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Automotive News Digest, Week Of July 9-15 2018 - Edited By Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest, Week Of July 9-15 2018 - Edited By Larry Nutson

Week Of July 9-15 2018: Detroit Auto Show Moves To June From January; Nissan Fabricates Emission Results; Diesel Gate Update; Apple Autonomous Auto Data Absconded; M-B and Bosch Join GM and Google In The Driver-less Taxi Business; FSBO Tesla Model 3 Sans $7500 Tax Subsidy; Tesla Troubles; Best and Worst Cities To Drive ... Continue reading

EV, Electric Drive Sales Dashboard June 2018

EV, Electric Drive Sales Dashboard June 2018

July 13, 2018 – Washington, DC “The strong and growing market for electric mobility is reflected in the news that Tesla surpassed 200k electric vehicle sales with this month’s deliveries. “We applaud Tesla’s achievement and the record sale numbers of the industry as a whole. ... Continue reading

McLaren Automotive to Launch 18 New Cars as Part of Plan To Go 100% Hybrid by 2025

McLaren Automotive to Launch 18 New Cars as Part of Plan To Go 100% Hybrid by 2025

Yesterday, at Goodwood Festival of Speed, luxury British sportscar and supercar maker McLaren Automotive has announced its ambitious, wide-ranging business plan that will take the company to its fifteenth anniversary. Track25 is an evolution of the Track22 plan that was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 2016 a ... Continue reading

2018 BMW 330e iPerformance Review By John Helig

2018 BMW 330e iPerformance Review By John Helig

Overall, the BMW 330e is a very nice car. Being a BMW defines that part. I was disappointed with the all-electric range, though. ... Continue reading

China EV Monopoly Aided By Stupid US Politicians - Nine Anti-America U.S. States Pressure Automakers on EVs

China EV Monopoly Aided By Stupid US Politicians - Nine Anti-America U.S. States Pressure Automakers on EVs

The plan includes more advertisements to promote these vehicles, ride-and-drive events and putting together a network of charging stations throughout the United States. The recommendations also seek to push hydrogen fuel cell cars. ... Continue reading

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review - By Larry Nutson, More Power More Economy More

2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review - By Larry Nutson, More Power More Economy More

Trend forecasts say more and more new vehicle buyers will choose an SUV, both large and small. And trend forecasts also say more and more new vehicles will have electrified power trains. ... Continue reading

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2018 TOYOTA CAMRY REVIEW

HEELS ON WHEELS: 2018 TOYOTA CAMRY REVIEW

The 2018 Toyota Camry is rated by The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as a Top Safety Pick with ratings of “Good” in all areas of testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gives the 2018 Toyota Camry a 5-Star Safety Rating. Safety equipment includes Toyota Safety Sense P (pre ... Continue reading

CHINA: BYD and Changan Automobile Launch Groundbreaking Battery Joint Venture

CHINA: BYD and Changan Automobile Launch Groundbreaking Battery Joint Venture

Changan China, July 5, 2018; New energy company BYD today announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Changan Automobile to jointly manufacture batteries for electric vehicles. The groundbreaking agreement will see both companies collaborate in the production and sale of these batteries through a new legal entity ... Continue reading

Hybrid Vehicle Sales Growth Trend Continues, Toyota Canada Reports

Hybrid Vehicle Sales Growth Trend Continues, Toyota Canada Reports

Canadians are continuing to turn to electrified vehicles, according to Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI). The company continued to experience record hybrid vehicle sales in June, with 2,496 units sold last month, up 5.5% compared to 2017. Strong sales of Prius (up 28.3%), including Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles ( ... Continue reading

2018 AJAC EcoRun shows off impressive fuel-efficient results +VIDEO

2018 AJAC EcoRun shows off impressive fuel-efficient results +VIDEO

The 7th annual Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) EcoRun continued its impressive record of fuel economy results in the province of New Brunswick. Nineteen AJAC journalists from across Canada convened in Moncton to participate in the fuel-efficient driving event which showcased the latest and greatest ... Continue reading

2019 Chevrolet Silverado - New Size, New Prices, New Specs, New Options

2019 Chevrolet Silverado - New Size, New Prices, New Specs, New Options

DETROIT June 29, 2018; Chevrolet announced that the 2019 Silverado LT will be larger, more capable, more fuel efficient and feature a starting at MSRP that is up to $700 less than the outgoing model. “For more than 100 years, Chevrolet has developed a reputation for building trucks that offer incredible performance, ... Continue reading

2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Preview - Official Specs, Prices, Options

2019 Honda Insight Hybrid Preview - Official Specs, Prices, Options

Upscale styling goes head-to-head with other premium compact sedans Two-motor hybrid powertrain delivers outstanding power and fuel efficiency Class-leading safety performance with Honda Sensing® standard equipment on all trims The 2019 Insight combines best-in-class passenger space, premium interior appointments, ups ... Continue reading

2019 Chevrolet Volt Features Faster Charging, Cold Weather Options, Improved Infotainment, Power Drivers Seat

2019 Chevrolet Volt Features Faster Charging, Cold Weather Options, Improved Infotainment, Power Drivers Seat

DETROIT — A new 7.2 kW charging system on the 2019 Chevrolet Volt cuts recharging times nearly in half by adding about twice the all-electric driving range per hour of charge. The new system headlines a number of additional enhancements for the 2019 Volt and increases the vehicle’s all-electric utility for owners w ... Continue reading

Official 2019 Chrysler Pacifica / Pacifica Hybrid Fact Sheet

Official 2019 Chrysler Pacifica / Pacifica Hybrid Fact Sheet

June 28, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid reinvent the minivan segment with an unprecedented level of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling. ... Continue reading

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium" By John Heilig

"New Car Review: 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium" By John Heilig

New Car Review: 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium; I guess for old timers like myself, conservative styling is the way to go. Both my wife and I liked the Toyota Avalon particularly because of its muted styling. Oh sure, it has a few features that are over the top, but the overall impression is one of sedateness. ... Continue reading

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