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BMW Group Diesel Recall

BMW Group Diesel Recall

BMW AG investigations have revealed that - similar to the current Korean situation - an Exhaust-Gas-Recirculation (EGR) module malfunction may, in rare cases, cause fires in some BMW diesel vehicles in the European market. The BMW Group has decided to carry out a technical campaign to check the EGR module and replace a ... Continue reading

Diesel Vs. Clean Diesel A Tutorial

Diesel Vs. Clean Diesel A Tutorial

Diesel has been the fuel of commerce around the world for more than a century. It powered the ships, trains and trucks that carried goods into new markets and helped businesses grow. ... Continue reading

SUV's and Big Cars with Choice of Fuel, Not Small Cars Without Choice, Is What's Good for America

SUV's and Big Cars with Choice of Fuel, Not Small Cars Without Choice, Is What's Good for America

By Bob Gordon President and Co-publisher The Auto Channel I have just returned from three days at the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute meeting held in Orlando. Three days with lots of people who believe that we need to change the way we have been doing thing for the past 100 years…here are some of my thoughts. ... Continue reading

Forbes Says There Is A "Pickup Problem" - TACH Asks What Problem? (originally Published 6/9/2010)

Forbes Says There Is A "Pickup Problem" - TACH Asks What Problem? (originally Published 6/9/2010)

Washington DC June 9, 2010; The AIADA newsletter reported that Jerry Flint at Forbes writes that the trouble with all the plans to improve fuel economy is that Americans still like pickups. Not small pickups, but big full-size pickups with four doors and fancy interiors. A standard V-8 pickup will get 16, maybe 18, mil ... Continue reading

Latest Auto News Digest, Week Ending August 4, 2018 Edited By Larry Nutson

Latest Auto News Digest, Week Ending August 4, 2018 Edited By Larry Nutson

Last Weeks Automotive News Headline Stories: July Auto Sales Down; No Old Diesel For Big Rigs; GM Tariff Complaints; FCA Complains Of Mahindra Jeep Look Alike; Another Audi EV; Electric Harley; NACTOY Cars Of The Year; Concurs of America Winners; Automotive Heritage Awards; Collector Car Crime; VW Recall; RAM Recall ... Continue reading

Dieselgate: Final Month to File Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel Class Action Settlement Claims To Receive Benefits

Dieselgate: Final Month to File Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel Class Action Settlement Claims To Receive Benefits

SAN FRANCISCO, August 1, 2018; Owners and lessees of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel vehicles who have yet to complete a claim in the 2.0-liter class action settlement have until September 1, 2018 to claim benefits for a vehicle buyback or an approved emissions modification, along with thousands of dollars in cash ... Continue reading

New Car Review: 2019 RAM 1500 Plush and Capable - Review By Larry Nutson

New Car Review: 2019 RAM 1500 Plush and Capable - Review By Larry Nutson

If you’ve followed pickup truck news in the last couple years you know there has been lots of discussion on body materials. The new 2019 Ram has a new frame that features 98 percent high-strength steel. The body is steel, and to improve light-weighting and fuel efficiency, the new Ram has an aluminum hood and tailgat ... Continue reading

Clean Energy Launches Zero Now Financing to Put Fleets in Clean New Natural Gas Trucks for the Price of a Diesel Truck

Clean Energy Launches Zero Now Financing to Put Fleets in Clean New Natural Gas Trucks for the Price of a Diesel Truck

Zero Now Financing, a program that makes the cost of leasing or purchasing a new natural gas heavy-duty truck equipped with the cleanest engine in the world, equal to the price or even lower than that of the same truck equipped with a diesel engine. In addition, trucks financed or purchased through the Zero Now Financi ... Continue reading

The Weekly Automotive News Digest For Auto Enthusiasts and Shoppers, Edited By Larry Nutson

The Weekly Automotive News Digest For Auto Enthusiasts and Shoppers, Edited By Larry Nutson

Automotive News Digest: Week Of July 9-15 2018: Detroit Auto Show Moves; 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 Dr ... Continue reading

2018 GMC Terrain Diesel AWD SLT Review By John Heilig

2018 GMC Terrain Diesel AWD SLT Review By John Heilig

It took me a while before I fully realized that the GMC Terrain I was driving had diesel power. I recall the days when a diesel-engined car had a certain rattle. In fact, we have a neighbor in an older Mercedes-Benz diesel that I can hear coming from a block away...No More! ... 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

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Recap - 25 Countries Send Cars To USA; Tariff Moves; Vehicle Satisfaction And Quality Awards; Ford and VW Team-up; 300HP Average; Cars Really Made In The USA; Auto Industry Potholes; Buhbye Audi A1 Diesel; Toyota Wins 2018 LeMans

Nutson's Weekly Automotive News Recap - 25 Countries Send Cars To USA; Tariff Moves; Vehicle Satisfaction And Quality Awards; Ford and VW Team-up; 300HP Average; Cars Really Made In The USA; Auto Industry Potholes; Buhbye Audi A1 Diesel; Toyota Wins 2018 LeMans

Larry Nutson, Senior Editor and Chicago Car Guy along with Michigan Bureau contributing editors Steve Purdy and Thom Cannell compile TACH's Take On Last Weeks Automotive News In "Digest" Sized Chunks ... Continue reading

Tariffs On "Made In China" Products Coming Into US Market

Tariffs On "Made In China" Products Coming Into US Market

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released a list of products imported from China that will be subject to additional tariffs as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related to the forced transfer of American technology and intellectual property. On May 29, 2018, ... Continue reading

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