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Toyota President Akio Toyoda Said "Motorist Choice Is The Future, The enemy is carbon, not internal combustion engines"; Motorist-Choice Has Been The TACH Position For 25 Years!

Toyota President Akio Toyoda Said "Motorist Choice Is The Future, The enemy is carbon, not internal combustion engines"; Motorist-Choice Has Been The TACH Position For 25 Years!

Okayama Japan November 13, 2021; Bloomberg reported that Akio Toyoda, the president of the world’s biggest car manufacturing Toyota, spent the weekend swerving around a racetrack in western Japan in a Corolla. But it’s no ordinary version of the bestselling car. ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Owners Have Higher Satisfaction with “Next Level” Home Chargers, J.D. Power Finds

Electric Vehicle Owners Have Higher Satisfaction with “Next Level” Home Chargers, J.D. Power Finds

At present, satisfaction is highest among electric vehicle (EV) owners for Level 2 portable chargers and Level 2 permanently mounted home chargers, each garnering overall satisfaction scores of 752 (on a 1,000-point scale), according to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Home Charging Study,SM r ... Continue reading

Complete List Of IIHS 2022 Models Awarded Top Safety Picks +VIDEO

Complete List Of IIHS 2022 Models Awarded Top Safety Picks +VIDEO

Sixty-five vehicles qualify for the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award, and another 36 earn the Top Safety Pick designation. February 24, 2022 The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is recognizing 65 models with the 2022 Top Safety Pick+ award, as improved headlight offerings boost more vehicles into the top tier. ... Continue reading

"American" Auto Brands Play No Part In Consumer Reports Top 10 Brand Rankings

"American" Auto Brands Play No Part In Consumer Reports Top 10 Brand Rankings

Domestic brands failed to break the top 10 in Consumer Reports’ 2022 Brand Report Card. The Detroit Free Press reports that Subaru took the top spot, followed by Mazda, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Audi, Porsche, Mini, Toyota, and Infiniti. ... Continue reading

AIADA Reports Eighty Percent of New Car Buyers Paid Over MSRP in January

AIADA Reports Eighty Percent of New Car Buyers Paid Over MSRP in January

The AIADA online reported that Edmunds said that a staggering 82.2 percent of new cars sold in January went for more than MSRP, which is a new record. The average new-car buyer in January spent $728 more than MSRP on their purchase, but that average varied widely by brand. ... Continue reading

Plug-In and Gas Hybrids Top GreenerCars’ 2022 Ratings as Automakers Shift to Larger EVs

Plug-In and Gas Hybrids Top GreenerCars’ 2022 Ratings as Automakers Shift to Larger EVs

Washington, DC February 15, 2022; All-electric vehicles (EVs) now account for fewer of the dozen greenest cars available, partly because of a shift toward larger and heavier EVs that are less environmentally friendly, according to this year’s GreenerCars ratings, released today by the American Council for an Energy-E ... Continue reading

Ford Claims Top Spot in Shopping Consideration, Lexus Pulls Ahead of BMW with Tesla Hot on Heels, According to Latest Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch Report

Ford Claims Top Spot in Shopping Consideration, Lexus Pulls Ahead of BMW with Tesla Hot on Heels, According to Latest Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch Report

ATLANTA, Feb. 14, 2022 -- When it comes to the leading automotive brands, the list of who's hot and who's not has significantly changed, according to the latest Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch™ Report for Q4 2021. ... Continue reading

J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study - Korean Auto Manufacturers Lead the Way in Vehicle Dependability

J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study - Korean Auto Manufacturers Lead the Way in Vehicle Dependability

Korean auto brands Kia, Genesis and Hyundai earn three of the top four rankings in the newly redesigned J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), released today. Buick and Toyota also make the list of the brands with the fewest reported problems after three years of ownership. ... Continue reading

"Hold Everything! Be Right Back (Charger Etiquette), I Gotta Move My Car"; Inconvenience of Long Recharging Times Just One Cause Of Slow EV Sales

"Hold Everything! Be Right Back (Charger Etiquette), I Gotta Move My Car"; Inconvenience of Long Recharging Times Just One Cause Of Slow EV Sales

Problem is, most public charging stations now fill cars much too slowly, requiring hours — not minutes — to provide enough electricity for an extended trip. ... Continue reading

Making Electric Vehicle Leap of Faith is Highly Satisfactory to New Owners, J.D. Power Finds

Making Electric Vehicle Leap of Faith is Highly Satisfactory to New Owners, J.D. Power Finds

As automakers continue to build excitement with new electric vehicle (EV)1 launches, first-time owners who have made the switch to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are discovering that it is a positive experience. Satisfaction among owners who are new to BEVs averages 754 (on a 1,000-point scale), which is comparable t ... Continue reading

Deloitte: Consumer's Next Car Power Choice Is Gasoline Or Hybrid But Definitely NOT Full Battery Electrics (BEV)

Deloitte: Consumer's Next Car Power Choice Is Gasoline Or Hybrid But Definitely NOT Full Battery Electrics (BEV)

NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2022 -- Key takeaways Continue Reading As global auto manufacturers continue to invest in electrified vehicle (EV) production, internal combustion engine (ICE) powertrains dominate future U.S. intentions, with 69% of U.S. consumers looking to retain the technology for their next vehicle. ... Continue reading

Amazon and Stellantis Collaborate To Accelerate Stellantis’ Software Transformation

Amazon and Stellantis Collaborate To Accelerate Stellantis’ Software Transformation

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Amazon and Stellantis today announced a series of global, multi-year agreements that will introduce new connected experiences across millions of vehicles. (Graphic: Business Wire) SEATTLE & AMSTERDAM--Amazon and Stellantis N.V. (NYSE/MTA/Euronext Paris: STLA), a leading global automake ... Continue reading

PR Release Freebies Match The Brand Impact Of Paid-For TV - It's Time For R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and Paying For What You Get

PR Release Freebies Match The Brand Impact Of Paid-For TV - It's Time For R.E.S.P.E.C.T. and Paying For What You 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

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up December 5-11, 2021

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Wrap-up December 5-11, 2021

AUTO CENTRAL CHICAGO - December 12 2021; Every Sunday Larry Nutson, The Chicago Car Guy and Executive Producer, with able assistance from senior editor Thom Cannell from The Auto Channel Michigan Bureau, compile The Auto Channel's ... Continue reading

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