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Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion Or Just A Modern China Tulip Frenzy?

Electric Vehicles, Solution or Diversion Or Just A Modern China Tulip Frenzy?

Electric Vehicles, growing EV hype is not only strange and unsettling but good for Big Oil and very dangerous for America. Big Power has aligned itself with Big Oil to take American eyes off of a quick, easy and very doable solution to rid the United States' of its addiction to both foreign and domestic oil based fuels ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and GT-PHEV Scoop Prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Awards

Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and GT-PHEV Scoop Prestigious GOOD DESIGN™ Awards

Eclipse Cross CUV and the GT-PHEV Concept – have received GOOD DESIGN™* awards from experts at The Chicago Athenaeum. The awards are an indication of the success of Mitsubishi Motors’ design renaissance, which include the face-lift for the Outlander, a string of acclaimed concept cars, and the all-new Eclipse Cro ... 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

AUTO LAB Talk Radio - LIVE from NYC Saturday Morning 7-9 AM April 21, 2018

AUTO LAB Talk Radio - LIVE from NYC Saturday Morning 7-9 AM April 21, 2018

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 cadre 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 ... Continue reading

Real-Life Plug-In Hybrid Comparison By Kelley Blue Book Editors

Real-Life Plug-In Hybrid Comparison By Kelley Blue Book Editors

IRVINE, Calif., April 20, 2018 -- In the world of transportation there is a major focus on the future of automotive, from autonomous vehicles to electrification. While the future isn't here yet, and pure electric and hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles have their challenges for full-time use, the present offers plug-in ... Continue reading

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Lexus LC 500 Review By Larry Nutson

The LC 500 in its “Infrared” exterior color turned heads. The interior is a dream; a beautiful dream. The cockpit is welcoming with its Toasted Almond color Alcantara sport seats, a leather steering wheel, carbon fiber door sills, and an Alcantara headliner. The 13-speaker Mark Levinson Audio system surrounds you w ... Continue reading

New 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - More For Your Money

New 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid - More For Your Money

Hyundai Increases Value on New 2018 Sonata Hybrid Entry level price reduction with feature enhancements Sonata Hybrid receives extensive exterior redesign Standard Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert New available safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist Improved City and ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Museum To Host Deutsche Telekom Museum Mobility of the Future

Mercedes-Benz Museum To Host Deutsche Telekom Museum Mobility of the Future

On 27 April 2018 the Mercedes-Benz Museum will host the Deutsche Telekom Museum talk on Mobility of the Future. Well-known personalities from the fields of politics, business and research will be discussing this topic from 5.30 pm. ... Continue reading

Buyers Guides By Vehicle Brand (2018-1997)

Buyers Guides By Vehicle Brand (2018-1997)

Select A Make: Buyers Guide - Acura 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - Alfa Romeo 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - Audi 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - BMW 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - Bentley 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - Buick 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - Cadillac 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - Chevrolet 2018-1997 Buyers Guide - Chevrolet 2018-1997 Buyers Guid ... Continue reading

2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

2018 KIA NIRO Review By Steve Purdy

The new 2018 Kia Niro has much to admire and should be on your shopping list. 2018 KIA NIRO The Newest Little Hybrid Review by Steve Purdy The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau Looking for a really small, efficient crossover? Well, here’s a brand new one just out of the box – the 2017 Kia Niro, a hybrid subcompact, fron ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB Talk Radio - LIVE from NYC Saturday Morning 7-9 AM April 14, 2018

AUTO LAB Talk Radio - LIVE from NYC Saturday Morning 7-9 AM April 14, 2018

Car Question or Concern? Call Toll Free 888-692-7234 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 cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing l ... Continue reading

Taking On EPA, CAL Air Resources Board, Obama, and Big Oil

Taking On EPA, CAL Air Resources Board, Obama, and Big Oil

Open Letter To Sierra Club By Marc J. Rauch Exec. Vice President/Co-Publisher THE AUTO CHANNEL ... Continue reading

Ford Licenses Hybrid Vehicle Patents from Paice, Abell Foundation

Ford Licenses Hybrid Vehicle Patents from Paice, Abell Foundation

BALTIMORE--Paice, a pioneer in hybrid electric vehicle technology, has reached an agreement to license all of its hybrid vehicle technology to Ford Motor Company. Ford ranks second in U.S. hybrid car sales, having invested billions of dollars in its electrified vehicle offerings. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid wins 2018 Canadian Green Car Award at Toronto's Green Living Show

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid wins 2018 Canadian Green Car Award at Toronto's Green Living Show

The world's first vehicle offering three electrified powertrains in a single platform, the Hyundai Ioniq, has won the 2018 Canadian Green Car Award in the Traditional Hybrid Electric category. It's the second time the Ioniq Hybrid has won this award. ... Continue reading

Toyota Canada Inc. Sees March 2018 Best on Record

Toyota Canada Inc. Sees March 2018 Best on Record

Climbing hybrid sales helped lead TCI to its best March ever for overall sales, with 21,040 vehicles sold, up 8.4% compared to last year. The Toyota division reported sales of 18,954 units, up 9.7% compared to March 2017, and the Lexus luxury division recorded 2,086 vehicles sold, down 1.8% compared to last year. ... Continue reading

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