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Monday, June 22, 2020

EV's Dirty Secret: The Daily Mail Exposes Cobalt Mining - The Human Tragedy Behind Lithium Battery Production

EV's Dirty Secret: The Daily Mail Exposes Cobalt Mining - The Human Tragedy Behind Lithium Battery Production

Without Cobalt There Are No Lithium-Ion Batteries. Early this morning London time, England's Daily Mail news outlet updated a story they previously published in August, titled "Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car." The story details the unspeakably atrocious conditions of "min ... Continue reading

Toyota & Lexus Technology That Helps Keep You Safe

Toyota & Lexus Technology That Helps Keep You Safe

Imagine you are driving your car on a normal day. As you stop for a red light, you’re hit from behind because the driver behind you stopped watching the road. ... Continue reading

Guidehouse Insights Names Zero Motorcycles the Leading Manufacturer of Electric Motorcycles

Guidehouse Insights Names Zero Motorcycles the Leading Manufacturer of Electric Motorcycles

BOULDER, Colo.--A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 11 electric motorcycle (e-motorcycle) manufacturers, with Zero Motorcycles ranked as the leading market player. The market for high powered e-motorcycles remains relatively small compared with their internal combus ... Continue reading

Pilot Flying J's annual Road Warrior contest for professional drivers returns with weekly sweepstakes and $10,000 grand prize

Pilot Flying J's annual Road Warrior contest for professional drivers returns with weekly sweepstakes and $10,000 grand prize

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 22, 2020 -- Pilot Flying J today announced the kickoff of its seventh annual Road Warrior contest to recognize professional truck drivers for their dedication to keeping our country going. From June 22 – July 26, 2020, anyone can nominate a professional driver into the Road Warrior contest for ... Continue reading

Rising Levels of Carbon Emissions to Support Growth of Algae Market, North America to be Crowned as the Leading Growth Generator for Algae Market: TMR

Rising Levels of Carbon Emissions to Support Growth of Algae Market, North America to be Crowned as the Leading Growth Generator for Algae Market: TMR

ALBANY, New York, June 22, 2020 -- The algae market is developing gradually as numerous algae production facilities await full commercialization. The growing investment interest of established entities such as Solazyme Inc and Algae Tec are emerging as good growth generators for the algae market. ... Continue reading

Toyota Sweeps Supplier Relations Rankings in Study; is "most preferred" customer

Toyota Sweeps Supplier Relations Rankings in Study; is "most preferred" customer

DETROIT, June 22, 2020 -- Results of the 20th annual North American Automotive OEM - Supplier Working Relations Index® (WRI®) Study released today by Plante Moran show that of the six major U.S. and Japanese automakers, only Toyota and FCA made any significant improvement in their scores this year. Continue Reading F ... Continue reading

Indian Motorcycle’s New Heated & Cooled Seat Features Industry-first Technology for Superior Cooling

Indian Motorcycle’s New Heated & Cooled Seat Features Industry-first Technology for Superior Cooling

Indian Motorcycle’s thermoelectric technology is much more effective than the automotive market standard of HVAC convection systems. A critical performance benefit of the ClimaCommand technology is that it actually produces a surface that’s cold to the touch, rather than merely pushing cool air through perforations ... Continue reading

Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment

Keeping Car Clean Protects Vehicle Investment

Keeping your vehicle clean inside and out can pay big dividends when it comes to maintaining its long-term value. The non-profit Car Care Council suggests some simple steps to keep your vehicle clean and protect it from the elements so it retains its resale and trade-in value. ... Continue reading

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - June 22, 2020

NHTSA RECALL SUMMARY - June 22, 2020

The following may apply to one or more of your vehicles. Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Thor, Keystone, Airstream, Forest River, Vameer, Others. Click on the NHTSA Recall ID Number below to read more about the safety issue and the reason for the recall. ... Continue reading

"EV & Battery Challenge" - 120 Years On Car Companies Are Still Funding The Search To Find A Breakthrough Technology That Will Make Their Electric Vehicles Viable...Still Search'n

"EV & Battery Challenge" - 120 Years On Car Companies Are Still Funding The Search To Find A Breakthrough Technology That Will Make Their Electric Vehicles Viable...Still Search'n

Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and LG Chem are jointly sponsoring the “EV & Battery Challenge” (EVBC), a global competition to identify up to 10 EV and battery start-ups for potential investment and collaboration. New Energy Nexus, the international start-up support organization, will manage and fac ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus GS F 4-Dr Sedan Review by David Colman

2020 Lexus GS F 4-Dr Sedan Review by David Colman

The Sublime Sedan By David Colman Special Correspondent to THE AUTO CHANNEL The executive hot rod has a long proud history. Back in the 1950s, Lincoln created this hybrid with its V8 powered sedans that proved so potent they won their class in the daunting Mexican Road Race. ... Continue reading

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF GT Reviews by John Heilig

2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF GT Reviews by John Heilig

REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF GT ENGINE: 2.0-liter inline 4 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 181 hp @ 7,000 rpm/151 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm WHEELBASE: 90.9 in. ... Continue reading

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL Review by John Heilig

2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL Review by John Heilig

REVIEWED MODEL: 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SEL ENGINE: 1.5-liter turbocharged 4 TRANSMISSION: CVT with step sport mode HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 152 hp @ 5,500 rpm/184 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm WHEELBASE: 105.1 in. ... Continue reading

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