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Ford Doubling Plans For More Electric Vehicles and Hybrids In Future

Ford Doubling Plans For More Electric Vehicles and Hybrids In Future

​DETROIT January 16, 2018; The NACS reported that Forbes wrote that Ford Motor is planning to invest $11 billion in electrified vehicles between now and 2022 by introducing 16 battery-electric cars (EVs) and 24 hybrids or plug-in hybrids globally. The news source notes that Ford is more than doubling its previous pla ... Continue reading

Detroit Auto Show Day 1 My First Hand Observations

Detroit Auto Show Day 1 My First Hand Observations

From Michael Bernstein Senior Editor Michigan Bureau The Auto Channel Each year the eyes of the automobile world and now many of the eyes from Silicon Valley turn to the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan for the annual North American International Auto Show to see the latest and greatest models; plus the technical innovati ... Continue reading

Day 2, 2018 NAIAS - Press Conferences

Day 2, 2018 NAIAS - Press Conferences

Detroit was the world stage and global reveals were the star power as the second day of Press Preview unfolded with the introduction of trucks, crossovers and coupes as well as brand-defining concepts and prototypes. The day opened with the crowning of the Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator as winners of th ... Continue reading

NAIAS 2018: Schaeffler Showcases Environmentally Friendly Drive Systems

NAIAS 2018: Schaeffler Showcases Environmentally Friendly Drive Systems

- Electrification solutions integrate Schaeffler's 48-volt system into the engine-transmission unit and axle - Hybrid innovations for the next-generation high-voltage hybrid module and electric axle - Internal combustion engine developments include the second-generation thermal management module, electric camshaft adju ... Continue reading

All-new 2019 Ram 1500 - No Compromise Truck, Leading in Durability, Technology and Efficiency

All-new 2019 Ram 1500 - No Compromise Truck, Leading in Durability, Technology and Efficiency

Engineering Overall weight reductions totaling nearly 225 pounds net when compared to previous model New frame features 98 percent high-strength steel to improve durability, weight and rigidity for improved handling Strongest Ram 1500 ever with most efficient frame in the segment – 100 pounds lighter with 98 percent ... Continue reading

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - Nissan Press Conference +VIDEO

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - Nissan Press Conference +VIDEO

Watch the complete live broadcast of the Nissan Press Conference from the North American International Auto Show. Nissan's presentation bridges tradition with future mobility. ... Continue reading

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - BMW Press Conference +VIDEO

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - BMW Press Conference +VIDEO

Watch the complete live broadcast of the BMW Press Conference from the North American International Auto Show. BMW will be unveiling the updated BMW i8 Coupe and the BMW X2. ... Continue reading

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - Fiat-Chrysler Media Session #2 +VIDEO

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - Fiat-Chrysler Media Session #2 +VIDEO

Watch the complete live broadcast of the Fiat-Chrysler Media Sessions from the North American International Auto Show. This is the second of two sessions as FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne addresses reporters from around the world at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ... Continue reading

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - Fiat-Chrysler Media Session #1 +VIDEO

WATCH LIVE From 2018 NAIAS Detroit - Fiat-Chrysler Media Session #1 +VIDEO

Watch the complete live broadcast of the Fiat-Chrysler Media Sessions from the North American International Auto Show. This is the first of two sessions as FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne addresses reporters from around the world at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. ... Continue reading

International Leaders and World Debuts Headline AutoMobili-D Day One

International Leaders and World Debuts Headline AutoMobili-D Day One

January 14, 2018 - NAIAS officially opened today, kicking off its second annual AutoMobili-D with a pledge from U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to vigorously advance autonomous vehicles while ensuring safety, while Ford revealed the Ranger, Edge and the 50th anniversary version of the Mustang that Steve McQue ... Continue reading

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

2018 Jaguar E-Pace Review By Steve Purdy +VIDEO

One of the newest in the luxury compact crossover class caught our attention recently – the Jaguar E-Pace. ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM January 13, 2018

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC SATURDAY MORNING! 7-9 AM January 13, 2018

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car ... Continue reading

Volkswagen and Consumer Class Confirm Agreement in Canada Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen and Consumer Class Confirm Agreement in Canada Involving 3.0L Diesel Vehicles

Proposed nationwide class settlement in Canada provides benefits for approximately 20,000 3.0L Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles. Cash payments available to owners and lessees of affected model year 2013-2016 vehicles who receive the recall for an emissions repair to bring their vehicle into full compliance ... Continue reading

Tesla Not the Only Company Working on Electric Semi-Trucks: American Truck Showrooms Launches a New Electronic Power Unit for Long-Haul Truckers

Tesla Not the Only Company Working on Electric Semi-Trucks: American Truck Showrooms Launches a New Electronic Power Unit for Long-Haul Truckers

American Truck Showrooms is in its final test phase with their new “Trucker Electric Load Assist Power Unit” that brings electrification efficiencies to truckers today, while all-electric vehicles remain years away. “The recent announcement of a fully electric heavy-duty truck by Elon Musk from Tesla is exciting, ... Continue reading

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