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EV's Dirty Secret: The Daily Mail Exposes Cobalt Mining - The Human Tragedy Behind Lithium Battery Production

EV's Dirty Secret: The Daily Mail Exposes Cobalt Mining - The Human Tragedy Behind Lithium Battery Production

Without Cobalt There Are No Lithium-Ion Batteries. Early this morning London time, England's Daily Mail news outlet updated a story they previously published in August, titled "Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car." The story details the unspeakably atrocious conditions of "min ... Continue reading

Letter From Europe; Kia Telluride Lovefest; Subaru Crosstrek, Cadillac CT5 And Fleeting Comments

Letter From Europe; Kia Telluride Lovefest; Subaru Crosstrek, Cadillac CT5 And Fleeting Comments

Writing about Kia’s Telluride is an impossible task. It has had every award from all over the World. ... Continue reading

Sales Professional Opportunity

Sales Professional Opportunity

Well its reached the point where the owners of The Auto Channel have too many balls in the air and need help doing what we are not. In the beginning 25 years or so ago Marc and I had the energy to run the company, develop new and exciting features, report from world's many auto shows, host client meetings in NY, Detroi ... Continue reading

Complete List Of 2021 IIHS Safety Award Winners +VIDEO

Complete List Of 2021 IIHS Safety Award Winners +VIDEO

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is recognizing 49 models for providing the highest level of safety — more than double the number that earned the Top Safety Pick+ award last year. Another 41 vehicles earn Top Safety Pick (without the plus), bringing the total number of 2021 award winners to 90, compared wit ... Continue reading

EV Motoring Previews, News, Reviews

EV Motoring Previews, News, Reviews

Find the latest news on Electric SUV, Electric Pickup and Electric crossover models in this section. next-gen Toyota Land Cruiser Hybrid is expected to feature a 3.5-liter turbocharged hybrid engine but have a rugged ladder-frame chassis. ... Continue reading

Is The EV Tipping Point Near?

Is The EV Tipping Point Near?

When will the electric vehicle market hit its tipping point? It could be as soon as in the next three or four years. All signs point to electrification in the automotive industry as more car manufacturers such as BMW, NIO, BAIC, General Motors, and Honda debut new electric vehicles in the coming years while new players ... Continue reading

Vehicle Dependability Ratings At All-Time High, J.D. Power Finds

Vehicle Dependability Ratings At All-Time High, J.D. Power Finds

Vehicle dependability is at an all-time high, with the overall level of problems cited by owners declining 10% from a year ago, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study‚Ą† (VDS), released today. “The study results validate what we have known for some time,” said Dave Sargent, vice president ... Continue reading

Tesla's Innovative Power Electronics: The Silicon Carbide Inverter, Explores IDTechEx

Tesla's Innovative Power Electronics: The Silicon Carbide Inverter, Explores IDTechEx

Like the Beatles in the 60s, Tesla has arguably achieved the feat of being simultaneously the best and most popular at what they do. ... Continue reading

Strategic Vision’s 2021 List of Most Loved Vehicles in America

Strategic Vision’s 2021 List of Most Loved Vehicles in America

Why are customers returning to the new vehicle market and making purchases during a global pandemic when typical driving needs of the work commute and taking kids to school are significantly reduced? “It is because many customers love their vehicles and the experience they have while driving them,” states Strategic ... Continue reading

Motorweek Presents 2021 Drivers Choice Awards +VIDEO

Motorweek Presents 2021 Drivers Choice Awards +VIDEO

Each year we roll out the red carpet for our annual Drivers' Choice Awards. These are the cars and trucks we would like to have parked in our driveway, or at least dream about owning if we won the lottery. ... Continue reading

Used 2016 Small SUV Side By Side By Side By Side Comparisons

Used 2016 Small SUV Side By Side By Side By Side Comparisons

Compare 150 Dimensions and Criteria - Ford Escape Vs. Toyota RAV-4 Vs. ... Continue reading

NHTSA Recall Summary - February 8, 2021

NHTSA Recall Summary - February 8, 2021

RECALLS: RAM, Volkswagen, Tesla, BMW, Jeep, Audi, Mercedes-Benz -0 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

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Roundup - Week Ending February 6, 2021

Nutson's Weekly Auto News Roundup - Week Ending February 6, 2021

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

BearingPoint Study: Tesla Still Dominates Online Sales of New Vehicles

BearingPoint Study: Tesla Still Dominates Online Sales of New Vehicles

Car manufacturers (OEMs) are selling fewer cars through traditional sales channels because of changing customer needs and purchasing preferences, as well as the temporary closure of physical sales outlets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, online car sales are of great importance and car manufacturers must further acc ... Continue reading

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