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Toyota Global Hybrid Sales Exceed 10 Million

In one of the most graphic demonstrations of the benefits of being a first mover in technology, Toyota has now sold more than 10 million hybrid vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, as of 31 January. The milestone was achieved a mere … Continue reading

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Goodyear Wingfoot Two Arrives in California by Year End

The rubber company has flown its blimps for more than 90 years and has operated its base in Carson since 1968. Continue reading

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General Motors to Sell Opel Vauxhall and Leave Europe?

If the PSA deal goes through, it would mean GM’s presence in Europe would be limited to niche sales of Cadillac, and Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette models – all of them exports. Continue reading

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Sells 9.6 Million Vehicles in 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance had global sales of 9.96 million vehicles during 2016. The car group also continued its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of ~425,000 electric vehicles since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by … Continue reading

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General Motors Posts Record 2016 Results

General Motors (NYSE: GM) today announced record full-year 2016 results from strong retail demand for full-size trucks and SUVs in the United States, continued industry growth in China and what it termed as “effective cost performance across the globe.” I Continue reading

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NADA Celebrates Its 100-Year Anniversary

Founded in 1917, NADA was formed when a group of local dealers set out to fight Congress on levying a luxury tax on new automobiles. Continue reading

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Penske Truck Rental now Providing Collision Avoidance

It’s the latest step in the ongoing, rapidly expanding driver assist safety system deployment that is the run up to autonomous vehicles. Continue reading

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FAA Changes Pilot Medical Rules. Implications for Drivers?

The new regulation has further potentially broad implications for drivers since it dovetails with two other federal actions or desires. Continue reading

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Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, Porsche, Volkswagen Plan EV Charging Network

BMW Group, Daimler, Ford Motor and Volkswagen with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. Continue reading

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Milestones – Ford Twin Cities Plant in Minnesota

McMahon’s focus is on the Twin Cities plant, home of Ranger compact truck production for nearly 20 years, that had a reputation among Ford executives as the highest quality Ford assembly plant in America. Continue reading

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Holiday Travel Put at 36.8 billion Miles

Americans are expected to log 36.8 billion miles on the road visiting family and friends – a 46% increase (11.6 billion miles) compared to 2015. Continue reading

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First 1967 Camaro at Woodward Dream Cruise

The Historic Vehicle Association illuminates a glass showcase containing the first 1967 model Camaro built for the Woodward Dream Cruise tonight. Continue reading

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Volvo 144 – Its First Million Seller at 50 Years

The classic 1966 box, the Volvo 144 and derivatives during the ensuing eight years to sell 1.25 million cars, thereby creating Volvo’s first million seller. Continue reading

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Milestones – 40 Years of Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta first appeared 40 years ago in 1976, launching at the same time as a new technology company dubbed Apple. Continue reading

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Milestones: Honda Accord 40 Years Later

Baby Boomers made the Honda Accord, and Honda’s pioneering decision to build a plant in Ohio ultimately put the company in the automotive big leagues to the astonishment of Toyota and Nissan executives, who were, eventually, forced to follow. Continue reading

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