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As heavy EVs proliferate, their weight may be a drag on safety

As heavy EVs proliferate, their weight may be a drag on safety

How safe are electric vehicles? It’s a question that keeps coming up in different ways in my role overseeing our vehicle crashworthiness evaluations. When we first started testing electric vehicles in 2011, the question referred to fire risk. ... Continue reading

Thousands Of Expert Car and Truck Reviews 1993-2025

Thousands Of Expert Car and Truck Reviews 1993-2025

Expert Car and Truck Reviews 1993-2024, Used Car Specs, Crash tests, Service Bulletins, Recalls, MPG, and Other Purchase Consideration Decision Making Research and Road Tests ... Continue reading

Smart TV Maker Exclusive "The Auto Channel" A Unique Trademarked and Registered SMART TV CHANNEL Ready For Your Product Differentiation

Smart TV Maker Exclusive "The Auto Channel" A Unique Trademarked and Registered SMART TV CHANNEL Ready For Your Product Differentiation

A car guy's most important Stop On The Digital Mother Road. The Auto Channel provides focused easy to understand, easy to read helpful and fun automotive content. ... Continue reading

Vital Tips for a Successful Used Car Purchase

Vital Tips for a Successful Used Car Purchase

Thinking of buying a used car? It can be a wise and economical decision, but it's essential to proceed with caution to find a trustworthy and suitable vehicle. As someone passionate about cars, we want to help you make an informed choice. ... Continue reading

Car Maker's, Do What's Fair! PR And Reviews Generate Brand Impact Equal To Paid-For Advertising - It's Time To Support The Editorial Media (Before They Go Buh-Bye)

Car Maker's, Do What's Fair! PR And Reviews Generate Brand Impact Equal To Paid-For Advertising - It's Time To Support The Editorial Media (Before They Go Buh-Bye)

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

EV Motoring Fairy-Tale Reality - Be Worried Be Very Worried

EV Motoring Fairy-Tale Reality - Be Worried Be Very Worried

“We’re Going to Need A Lot of Lithium. . .” (Cue the Jaws theme)Here’s a quote that plenty of product planners who are penciling the future of electric vehicles:“It’s almost impossible, and definitely a race against time The big money that needs to be spent takes time to get approval for and to deploy.”Th ... Continue reading

2005 Auto Channel Headline - "Next Generation Rechargeable Hybrid Cars Gaining Wider Support"; Then The Love Just Stopped

2005 Auto Channel Headline - "Next Generation Rechargeable Hybrid Cars Gaining Wider Support"; Then The Love Just Stopped

April 12, 2005 -- An unusual alliance of the political left and the right is throwing its support behind a newly emerging, evolutionary adaptation of gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles. Unlike current hybrid models, these new plug-in hybrids will give owners the choice of running them off electric power, gasoline or ren ... Continue reading

What Rental Companies' EV Selloff Says About the Road Ahead for Electrification

What Rental Companies' EV Selloff Says About the Road Ahead for Electrification

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, 2024 -- The recent announcement by Hertz to sell off 20,000 electric vehicles, about a third of its EV rental fleet, has sparked a significant conversation about the current state of electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the rental market. What's behind this backtracking? Continue Reading What Rent ... Continue reading

Deposed Toyota President Akio Toyoda Said "Motorist Choice Is The Future, The Enemy is Carbon, Not Internal Combustion Engines (ICE)" Mr. Toyoda Supports The 25 Year Old Auto Channel Editorial Position (Originally Published Here 11/14/2020)

Deposed Toyota President Akio Toyoda Said "Motorist Choice Is The Future, The Enemy is Carbon, Not Internal Combustion Engines (ICE)" Mr. Toyoda Supports The 25 Year Old Auto Channel Editorial Position (Originally Published Here 11/14/2020)

Toyota Ammonia Engines, Akio Toyoda, then 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

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 2024 - Best in the Midwest

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 2024 - Best in the Midwest

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW – 2024 Best in the Midwest By Larry Nutson Chicago Bureau Chief The Auto Channel (DSC_0815) The 2024 Chicago Auto Show, the largest auto show in North America, opened this week preceded by media press conferences and a charity preview. The show has been held more times than any other auto exposition ... Continue reading

Window Shopping at the Chicago Auto Show

Window Shopping at the Chicago Auto Show

By Larry Nutson Chicago Bureau Chief The Auto Channel (IMG_0061) The 116th edition of the nation's largest auto show opened its doors to the public on Saturday, Feb. 10. ... Continue reading

Vehicle Dependability Slumps as Rate of Deterioration Increases, J.D. Power Finds

Vehicle Dependability Slumps as Rate of Deterioration Increases, J.D. Power Finds

TROY, Mich.: 8 Feb. 2024 — Vehicle owners are experiencing lower levels of vehicle dependability after three years of ownership, according to the J.D. Power 2024 U.S. Vehicle Dependability StudySM (VDS), released today. ... Continue reading

More EVs Lose U.S. Tax Credits Including Tesla, Nissan, GM Vehicles

More EVs Lose U.S. Tax Credits Including Tesla, Nissan, GM Vehicles

Tesla's new Cybertruck is shown on display at a Tesla store in San Diego, California, U.S., December 9, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Acquire Licensing RightsWASHINGTON, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Many electric vehicles lost eligibility for tax credits of up to $7,500 after new battery sourcing rules took effect on Monday ... Continue reading

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