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Curb side, on-street EV charging comes to Chicago.

Curb side, on-street EV charging comes to Chicago.

Urban dwellers are good candidates to purchase or lease an all-electric vehicle, that is, a battery-electric vehicle or BEV. Why? They don’t typically drive many miles in their daily personal routine. ... Continue reading

Toyota Runs Out of Maximum US Tax Subsidy for EV Buyers, Joining Tesla and GM

Toyota Runs Out of Maximum US Tax Subsidy for EV Buyers, Joining Tesla and GM

The Verge.com reported that the phaseout for Toyota is poorly timed, coming just weeks after the company’s new electric SUV, the bZ4X, went on sale in the US. It’s the latest bad piece of EV news to hit the automaker, coming just a few weeks after it was forced to recall the bZ4X over loose hub bolts that could cau ... Continue reading

Car Maker PR Release Freebies Generate The Brand Impact Of Paid-For Advertising - It's Time For R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and Manufacturers Paying For What They Get

Car Maker PR Release Freebies Generate The Brand Impact Of Paid-For Advertising - It's Time For R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and Manufacturers Paying For What They Get

When comparing the public relations budget to the marketing budget the PR budget is not "chump change", but Foresight Research calls it a marketing "best buy" Foresight Research has been measuring marketing communications for much more than a decade. Of all the communications channel levers that an auto manufacturer ca ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALLS; CAR, TRUCK, RV, BUS, MOTORCYCLE AND TRAILER - Official Weekly Summary July 5, 2022

NHTSA RECALLS; CAR, TRUCK, RV, BUS, MOTORCYCLE AND TRAILER - Official Weekly Summary July 5, 2022

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles if your vehicle is listed below. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

2023-1994 Expert Car and Truck Reviews, Pricing, Drivetrain Options and Official MPG Data

2023-1994 Expert Car and Truck Reviews, Pricing, Drivetrain Options and Official MPG Data

Expert Car and Truck Reviews 1993-2023, No Emails Scammed Or Sold, Used Car Specs, Crash tests, Service Bulletins, Recalls, MPG, and Other Purchase Consideration Decision Making Research and Road Tests ... Continue reading

2023 Kia Soul Official Pricing Preview

2023 Kia Soul Official Pricing Preview

Kia has announced pricing for the all-new 2023 Soul, starting at $19,790, excluding destinationTrim Levels/Pricing – MSRP: (excludes $1,295 destination) Soul LX $19,790 Soul S $22,290 Soul GT-Line $23,390 Soul EX $24,090 The new 2023 Kia Soul features refreshed design elements inside and out, a simplified lineup, new ... Continue reading

KIA JUNE 2022 SALES: BEST-EVER MONTHLY JUNE SALES FOR ALL-NEW KIA SPORTAGE

KIA JUNE 2022 SALES: BEST-EVER MONTHLY JUNE SALES FOR ALL-NEW KIA SPORTAGE

Kia America's Longest-Running Nameplate Sets All-Time Monthly Sales Record and Tops 10,000 Units For Third Consecutive Month IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2022 -- Kia America today announced June sales of 65,142 units, an increase of 12-percent month-over-month. The all-new Sportage SUV posted all-time record monthly sales t ... Continue reading

KIA FORTE RANKS NUMBER ONE IN ITS SEGMENT IN J.D. POWER 2022 U.S. INITIAL QUALITY STUDY FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

KIA FORTE RANKS NUMBER ONE IN ITS SEGMENT IN J.D. POWER 2022 U.S. INITIAL QUALITY STUDY FOR FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

June 29, 2022 – A wide cross-section of Kia America’s world-class SUVs and sedans received high marks in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS), with the Forte topping the Compact Car segment for the fourth consecutive year. Five other Kia models – Carnival, K5, Rio, Sportage, and Telluride – each ... Continue reading

2022 KIA EV6 WINS WARDSAUTO’S 10 BEST INTERIORS & UX AWARD

2022 KIA EV6 WINS WARDSAUTO’S 10 BEST INTERIORS & UX AWARD

IRVINE, Calif., June 17, 2022 — The 2022 Kia EV6 was named winner of a Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX award. The EV6 is Kia’s first dedicated battery-electric vehicle and is the first step in a projected cadence of efficient and progressive vehicles guided by the brand’s ?Plan S’ strategy. “We are honored to ... Continue reading

Test Drive 2022 KIA Carnival MPV - It Is What It Is - Review by Bob Gordon +VIDEO

Test Drive 2022 KIA Carnival MPV - It Is What It Is - Review by Bob Gordon +VIDEO

Why are you hearing about my family when I am supposed to tell you what I thought about the brand new 2022 Kia Carnival (Nee Sedona)? It's important that you know that my review included a crowd of Gordons that needed to be shuttled around San Diego ... Continue reading

2023 KIA CARNIVAL MPV PRICING (Our Favorite Minivan)

2023 KIA CARNIVAL MPV PRICING (Our Favorite Minivan)

IRVINE, Calif., June 15, 2022 – The 2023 Carnival MPV is a carryover model with minor interior enhancements to the seat functionality and technology features. The Carnival competes in the Midsize MPV segment, but its combination of SUV styling, exceptional passenger/cargo volume, and practical convenience features al ... Continue reading

Explaining Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles +VIDEO

Explaining Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles +VIDEO

Electric vehicles (EVs) have a battery instead of a gasoline tank, and an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are a combination of gasoline and electric vehicles, so they have a battery, an electric motor, a gasoline tank, and an internal combustion engine. ... Continue reading

KIA AMERICA'S MAY 2022 Sales ELECTRFIED

KIA AMERICA'S MAY 2022 Sales ELECTRFIED

Kia America today announced May sales of 57,941 units with the Niro family of hybrid, PHEV and EV models posting best-ever May sales, up more than 28-percent over the previous record set in 2021. In addition, the first full month of deliveries of the all-new Sportage HEV charged ahead in May, with 2,417 units sold. ... Continue reading

NHTSA WEEKLY RECALL SUMMARY - MAY 23, 2022

NHTSA WEEKLY RECALL SUMMARY - MAY 23, 2022

Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall.To find out if your specific passenger vehicle is included in the recall, use our VIN Look-up Tool. ... Continue reading

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