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So Who Cares About EV's- Survey Shows Automakers Not Making Progress in Persuading Consumers to Want Electric or Self-Driving Vehicles

So Who Cares About EV's- Survey Shows Automakers Not Making Progress in Persuading Consumers to Want Electric or Self-Driving Vehicles

Women Show Even Less Interest Than Men in Self-Driving Vehicles; Overall Consumer Sentiment Unchanged from Q2 COSTA MESA, Calif.: 16 Oct. 2019 — As auto manufacturers invest billions to bring self-driving vehicles to market and increase choice in battery-electric vehicles, many consumers still lack confidence in the ... Continue reading

Overview of Honda Exhibits at the 26th ITS World Congress 2019 in Singapore

Overview of Honda Exhibits at the 26th ITS World Congress 2019 in Singapore

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. will participate in the 26th Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress 2019 in Singapore, October 21-25, 2019, and showcase Honda's initiatives where its safety and driver-assistive technologies and V2X (vehicle-to-vehicle / vehicle-to-infrastructure) technologies are utilized to advance ... Continue reading

Hyundai Falls Out Of Love With U.S. Marketing Chief Evans - Hey Dean Wanna Join Our Team????

Hyundai Falls Out Of Love With U.S. Marketing Chief Evans - Hey Dean Wanna Join Our Team????

Hyundai Motor America’s announced that Dean Evans, is leaving the Korean automaker after “four highly successful years” . Brian Smith, the COO of Hyundai’s U.S. arm, will take over Evans’ duties on an interim basis. “Hyundai is greatly appreciative to Dean for his contributions,” the automaker said in an ... Continue reading

SUV's and Big Cars with Choice of Fuel, Not Small Cars Without Choice, Is What's Good for America

SUV's and Big Cars with Choice of Fuel, Not Small Cars Without Choice, Is What's Good for America

Big Cars with Choice, Not Small Cars Without Choice Is What's Good for America. How can the elimination of the old fashioned self-serving three letter abbreviation ... Continue reading

Toyota Short-distance Mobility Ultra-Compact BEV - Coming To California?

Toyota Short-distance Mobility Ultra-Compact BEV - Coming To California?

Production-ready Ultra-compact BEV (battery electric vehicle) at the FUTURE EXPO special exhibition of the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show ahead of the vehicle's planned commercial launch in Japan in 2020. The next-generation mobility solution is designed to provide short-distance mobility while limiting impact on the environmen ... Continue reading

Nutson's Automotive News Digest - Week Ending October 19, 2019

Nutson's Automotive News Digest - Week Ending October 19, 2019

* Crain Pulls Plug On Iconic Autoweek Magazine; GM Strike Continues; Harley Electric Bike Problems; Korean Batter Maker Smiling; FCA Fined $79 Million; Ford Doubles Down On Electric; SEMA Sues; F1 Report; IMSA Gets New President. ... Continue reading

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review by David Colman

2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD Review by David Colman

Mazda's top line SUV is the three row CX-9 which is available in 4 increasingly expensive model ranges. The least expensive Sport starts at $33,275, followed by the Touring at $36,325, the Grand Touring at $41,835, and finally, the $46,365 Signature which we spent a week driving. ... Continue reading

2019 Lexus LS 500 - Living The Life Of Luxury Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Lexus LS 500 - Living The Life Of Luxury Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

The Lexus LS was made longer, lower and wider with the 2018 re-do. It now rides on 123-inch wheelbase and stretches out at 206.1 inches in overall length. The LS covers up a good bit of real estate but on the plus side there’s plenty of room in the cabin to travel in comfort. ... Continue reading

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

First Drive Review By Larry Nutson - 2019 RAM Truck Of The Year +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

If you’ve followed pickup truck news in the last couple years you know there has been lots of discussion on body materials. The new 2019 Ram has a new frame that features 98 percent high-strength steel. The body is steel, and to improve light-weighting and fuel efficiency, the new Ram has an aluminum hood and tailgat ... Continue reading

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