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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Hyundai Kona EV Celebrated By UK Original Top Gear

Hyundai Kona EV Celebrated By UK Original Top Gear

Kona Electric has been acknowledged as the Best Small Family Car in the inaugural TopGear Electric Awards, after it completed a 1,600-kilometers road trip across 9 European countries. Hyundai Motor’s fully electric SUV was not only commended for its efficiency and long-distance capability but also for its smooth and ... Continue reading

Navigating Through Auto Market And COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge With New Online Initiatives

Navigating Through Auto Market And COVID-19 Pandemic Challenge With New Online Initiatives

NEW YORK, April 15, 2020 -- TuanChe Limited For the full year 2019, the Company's net revenues decreased slightly by 1% YoY to ~RMB645 million (US$92.6 million,) with annual number of auto sales transactions facilitated increased by 2% YoY, outperforming the annual decline of ~8% for the overall auto industry in China, ... Continue reading

Managing End-of-Life Li-ion Batteries, 2020 Study - Use Case Analysis of Prominent Battery Recyclers along with Their Recycling Methodology & Achieved Recovery Efficiencies

Managing End-of-Life Li-ion Batteries, 2020 Study - Use Case Analysis of Prominent Battery Recyclers along with Their Recycling Methodology & Achieved Recovery Efficiencies

DUBLIN, April 17, 2020 -- The "Managing End-of-Life Li-ion Batteries: Battery Recycling Technologies" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Policy level initiatives to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and the drive to improve the air quality in urban cities are expected to keep suppo ... Continue reading

Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins Passes Away at 86

Medal of Honor Recipient Bennie G. Adkins Passes Away at 86

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C., April 17, 2020 -- The Congressional Medal of Honor Society announces that Bennie G. Adkins, Medal of Honor recipient, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020, in Alabama at the age of 86. Adkins was born in Waurika, Oklahoma, on February 1, 1934. ... Continue reading

Global Light Vehicle Sales to Decline to 70.3 Million in 2020 due to COVID-19 Impact, According to IHS Markit

Global Light Vehicle Sales to Decline to 70.3 Million in 2020 due to COVID-19 Impact, According to IHS Markit

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--Global light vehicle sales are forecast to be down 22 percent to 70.3 million units this year in the wake of COVID-19, according to the most recent analysis from IHS Markit . Likewise, regional forecasts have been impacted substantially, and impacts are being felt as facilities across key regions rem ... Continue reading

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Daily Roundup

The FDA authorized the first diagnostic test with an at-home sample collection option for COVID-19. Specifically, the FDA re-issued the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) COVID-19 RT-PCR Test to permit testing of samples self-collected by patients at home using LabCorp ... Continue reading

Pep Boys Reopening 11 Locations in Puerto Rico

Pep Boys Reopening 11 Locations in Puerto Rico

Eleven Pep Boys Stores in Puerto Rico will reopen to serve customers two days a week. ... Continue reading

Car Drivers Fed up With Congestion Worldwide – Kapsch Trafficcom Index Reveals

Car Drivers Fed up With Congestion Worldwide – Kapsch Trafficcom Index Reveals

VIENNA--Due to the current pandemic, most roads around the world are nearly empty. But under normal circumstances car drivers in the Americas, Europe, and Australia are not at all satisfied with the traffic flow in their countries. ... Continue reading

Clean Energy Launches Online Tool to Calculate Costs of Switching from Diesel to Natural Gas Vehicles

Clean Energy Launches Online Tool to Calculate Costs of Switching from Diesel to Natural Gas Vehicles

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail The Clean Energy online Cost Calculator that makes it easy to compare costs of fueling vehicles with natural gas vs. diesel. ... Continue reading

Cummins and Tula Announce Collaboration Demonstrating the Benefits of Diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF™)

Cummins and Tula Announce Collaboration Demonstrating the Benefits of Diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF™)

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Cummins’ X15 Efficiency Series 6-cylinder diesel engine enhanced with Tula’s diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) (Photo: Business Wire) Cummins’ X15 Efficiency Series 6-cylinder diesel engine enhanced with Tula’s diesel Dynamic Skip Fire (dDSF) (Photo: Business Wire) Full Size Smal ... Continue reading

CarMD Vehicle Health Index Marks 10 Years of Reporting on Check Engine Light Repair Trends

CarMD Vehicle Health Index Marks 10 Years of Reporting on Check Engine Light Repair Trends

CarMD Vehicle Health Index Marks 10 Years of Reporting on Check Engine Light Repair Trends Nationwide and regional rankings educate consumers on common fixes, inform industry for parts forecasting IRVINE, Calif. (Apr. ... Continue reading

GEICO Extends Policy Cancellation Pause Through May 31

GEICO Extends Policy Cancellation Pause Through May 31

CHEVY CHASE, Md.--With the economic effects of COVID-19 continuing to touch so many Americans, GEICO is extending its policy cancellation pause through May 31, 2020. On March 20, 2020, GEICO voluntarily announced it would pause policy cancellations due to non-payment and policy expiration through April 30, 2020. ... Continue reading

Lithia Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

Lithia Reports First Quarter 2020 Results

MEDFORD, Ore.--Lithia Motors, Inc. today reported first quarter 2020 revenue of $2.8 billion. First quarter 2020 net income per diluted share was $1.97, a 19% decrease from $2.42 per diluted share reported in the first quarter of 2019. ... Continue reading

State Auto Announces Plan to Help Customers in Response to COVID-19

State Auto Announces Plan to Help Customers in Response to COVID-19

COLUMBUS, Ohio--State Auto Insurance Companies (State Auto) customers with personal auto policies as of June 1, 2020, will receive a 5% reduction on their entire policy premium at their next renewal. The discount is one of three elements of State Auto’s In This Together Plan, which is focused on supporting customers ... Continue reading

Strategy Analytics: Automotive Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Driving Shows Growth in the Coming Decade

Strategy Analytics: Automotive Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Driving Shows Growth in the Coming Decade

BOSTON--The “Strategy Analytics Autonomous Vehicles Service (AVS) report, “Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Driving,” tracks all the automakers, Tier 1s, platform enablers and start-up companies who are increasingly adopting cloud platforms and server based mapping platforms in the automotive industry. Hig ... Continue reading

AutoNation Promotes COO Jim Bender To President And COO

AutoNation Promotes COO Jim Bender To President And COO

Ft. Lauderdale April 22, 2020; Automotive retailer AutoNation, Inc. (AN) announced Wednesday that Jim Bender, AutoNation's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, effective today, April 22, 2020. ... Continue reading

Yes, Tin Lizzie Was An Alcoholic

Yes, Tin Lizzie Was An Alcoholic

SPECIAL FEATURE - Correcting Bad Revisionist History About Ford's Multi-Fuel Model T Automobile ... Continue reading

YEA! Consumer Sentiment on Future Mobility Technologies Declines Even Before the New Normal Hits, J.D. Power and SurveyMonkey Find

YEA! Consumer Sentiment on Future Mobility Technologies Declines Even Before the New Normal Hits, J.D. Power and SurveyMonkey Find

This may be the only good thing to come out of our plague...there is nothing wrong and most things right about the Internaal Combustion Engine its only problem is the fuel it ubiquetously burns... change the fuel to Ethanol and stop the silicon valley technology bullshit....Oh yeah virtually every car owner in the U.S ... Continue reading

Indisputable Proof of Catastrophic Climate Change - All Life On Earth Will Be Dead

Indisputable Proof of Catastrophic Climate Change - All Life On Earth Will Be Dead

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the American Consul, at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate con ... Continue reading

Gasoline vs. Ethanol - Ten Pictures That Tell The Story

Gasoline vs. Ethanol - Ten Pictures That Tell The Story

Undecided as to whether we should change over to higher ethanol-gasoline blends for use in our vehicles? Take a look at these photographs By Marc J. Rauch Exec. ... Continue reading

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