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Toyota to launch two hybrid cars in China this year

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp, the world's largest automaker by sales volume, plans to launch two hybrid cars in China this year as part of efforts to launch vehicles that will help to reduce pollution in the country. The gasoline-electric...Show More Summary

GM counting on high-speed Internet services in car to drive profits

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Buyers of General Motors Co vehicles will increasingly be able to use in-car mobile broadband systems to book hotel rooms, cut deals on driver insurance, pay for data usage and conduct a host of other transactions. Show More Summary

First 2016 Cadillac CT6 And 2015 Chevy COPO Camaro Head To Auction

Two General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] vehicles with serious potential for future gains in value will go under the hammer this weekend at a Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Florida. But collectability is just one of the factors set to drive up bids; another is the fact that full proceeds from the sale of both vehicles will be donated to...

Federal Govt Considers Blowing New Car Dealer And Manufacturer Import Sectors Apart

Under its review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act (MVSA), the Federal Government has rolled a hand-grenade into the new car dealer and vehicle manufacturer import sectors. A release yesterday from the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Hon. Show More Summary

These Scenarios Could Significantly Impact Tata Motors’ Valuation

Although vehicle sales growth has stagnated at the British marquee brand in the last few months, casting a shadow of doubt over potential future growth, this slowdown might only be temporary as JLR ramps up local production in China this year, revamps some of the older models, and comes out with its new compact models in the next few years. Show More Summary

WPTV Cameraman Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Company Truck

A WPTV studio cameraman has been charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle after allegedly stealing a station SUV. According to Gossip Extra, when officers arrived at the scene of a reported fight, they noticed Tracy Matthews “wasShow More Summary

Tesla Motors Unveils First Location Of Superchargers In Australia

Originally published on RenewEconomy. Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors has unveiled the first location of its regional Supercharger network in Australia, with the announcement that 8 renewable energy–powered supercharging booths will be installed at the Goulburn Visitor’s Centre. Show More Summary

Honda confirms Takata airbag rupture injured driver in March accident

(Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd's American unit on Monday confirmed that a faulty airbag inflator made by Takata Corp ruptured in a March 20 crash of a car in Florida, injuring the driver. A Honda vehicle's airbag exploded and a piece of metal shot from the bag into the driver's neck, police and hospital reports said last week. Show More Summary

Will a hybrid car save me money in the long run?

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

When you think hybrid, you think fuel efficiency and green motoring. But, hybrid vehicles often cost more from the outset to purchase. Is the extra cost going to save you money in the long run? That’s the question CarAdvice reader Esther wanted an answer to. Q: Which car would save me more money in the long [...]

GM Says 70% Of Vehicles Recalled For Deadly Ignition Switch Defect Fixed

Six months after General Motors began coaxing consumers to fix their recalled vehicles with a social media campaign and the promise of $25 gift cards, the car manufacture says that about 70% of the 2.4 million vehicles recalled for a deadly ignition switch defect have been fixed. The Associated Press reports that GM has fixed approximately 1.6 million of … [More]

G.M. Deems Steering Issue Unworthy of Recall

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : Wheels

General Motors’ handling of a recent problem in its vehicles sheds new light on what the company and regulators consider an issue worthy of a recall.

GM Unplugs Volt Production, Prepares For All-New Model

The car that arguably re-established General Motors as a genuine player in the electric vehicle set will soon be farewelled. The Volt - sold in Australia as a Holden - will be no more in its current guise (pictured, above) once production ceases next month in the US. Show More Summary

Tesla Motors Open in Newport Beach: Amazing “Shock” of a Ride

This post comes courtesy of former OC Metblogger Mike at Mike’s Daily Lockup.  Enjoy! Electric cars have come a long way, but one company still leads the pack when it comes to pure electric vehicles. That company is Tesla Motors. Today, I had the opportunity to visit one of Tesla’s newest stores inNewport Beach. In […]

The 17 states where guns kill more people than cars do

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Motor vehicle deaths continue to drop in the US this century. Firearm deaths continue to rise. If the CDC's WISQARS data holds its path since 2013, guns will soon be America's top killing machine. The 17 states (and one district) in order are: Read the rest

Ford Grapples With Wearables and the Future of IoT

Ford Motor Co. is trying to figure out how to accommodate a bevy of new Internet-connected devices such as fitness bands and smartwatches in its vehicles. The automotive giant said that these new devices could lead to efforts to increase safety and promote good health behind the wheel. “Now the car is becoming the ultimate […]

“Supreme Court declines to weigh in on voter eligibility legislation”

Concord Monitor: “The New Hampshire Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the constitutionality of a bill that would tie a person’s voting domicile to motor vehicle law – for now, at least.” … Continue reading ?

Gordon Murray, Osamu Goto, Shell collaborate on Project M city car concept

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Car designer Gordon Murray, motor engineer Osamu Goto and Shell will collaborate on a city car concept dubbed Project M. In an interview with Autocar, Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, says that the Project M vehicle will push the “boundaries of light weighting, combustion, aerodynamics and low friction”. As you’d expect, Gordon Murray’s design [...]

How Can You Attain Sustainability Results? Try Triple-A (AAA)

The risks associated with driving a motor vehicle are ever-present. But with the right training and experience risks can be reduced. Motorists have multiple ways to manage risk. We carry auto insurance, we take drivers education, weShow More Summary

Tesla starts selling the Model S 70D All-Wheel Drive for $75,000

Today Tesla has announced a new entry-level Model S called the 70D. It differs from the Model S 60 in one big way: it’s an all-wheel drive vehicle with dual motors. It’s also […]

Nissan Lannia sedan designed for China’s youth

last weekVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Nissan Lannia will become the Japanese company’s first vehicle designed specifically for the youth of China when it debuts at the Shanghai motor show later this month. The mid-sized Lannia sedan is the evolution of Nissan’s Friend-Me and Lannia concepts from 2013 and 2014 respectively. The production model teased above remains largely faithful to [...]

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