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YAHOO! Tesla Going Deep In The Heart Of Texas For New Truck Factory

YAHOO! Tesla Going Deep In The Heart Of Texas For New Truck Factory

Reuters reported that Tesla will build its next factory near Austin, Texas, Chief Executive Elon Musk announced late on Wednesday. The 2,000-acre site on the Colorado River is about 13 minutes from downtown Austin, Musk said during the company’s second-quarter earnings call. ... Continue reading

2020 VW Passat SEL Review by Mark Fulmer

2020 VW Passat SEL Review by Mark Fulmer

2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SEL Review by Mark Fulmer A Safe, Spacious, Sumptuous Sedan by Mark Fulmer The Auto Channel It's not easy being a new sedan these days, but the 2020 Passat continues to be an outstanding alternative to low-slung sedans and costly mid-sized SUVs. Sumptuous. ... Continue reading

CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs

CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs

CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs Finds California drivers paid most, Vermont vehicle owners paid least for check engine light-related repairs in 2019 IRVINE, Calif. (July 22, 2020) - CarMD.com Corporation today released its 10th annual state ranking of check engine light-related car repair c ... Continue reading

NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to First Operational Commercial Crew Launch

NASA, SpaceX Invite Media to First Operational Commercial Crew Launch

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2020 -- Media accreditation now is open for NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station – the first operational flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket after certification by NASA for regular flights to the space station. The launch is targeted for no ... Continue reading

Hyundai Announces 2021 Kona Night Edition Limited Production Model

Hyundai Announces 2021 Kona Night Edition Limited Production Model

Hyundai Motor AmericaAt Hyundai Motor America, we believe everyone deserves better. From the way we design and build our cars to the way we treat the people who drive them, making things better is at the heart of everything we do. ... Continue reading

GetSwift Launches “Fleets” to Help Clients of Any Size Manage Their Own Deliveries

GetSwift Launches “Fleets” to Help Clients of Any Size Manage Their Own Deliveries

NEW YORK--GetSwift Limited (ASX: GSW) (‘GetSwift’ or the ‘Company’), a leading provider of SaaS logistics technology, has released a major new feature called Fleets that will allow clients to share their drivers across locations or even with other companies to make deliveries more efficient. Importantly, with m ... Continue reading

Automotive E-tailing Industry Outlook to 2027 with Profiles of 43 Players Including Advance Auto Parts, Amazon.com, AutoZone and Wal-Mart Stores - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Automotive E-tailing Industry Outlook to 2027 with Profiles of 43 Players Including Advance Auto Parts, Amazon.com, AutoZone and Wal-Mart Stores - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Automotive E-tailing - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to this 7th edition of the report. ... Continue reading

Automotive Seatbelts Market to Cross USD 22.5 Bn by 2026; Says Global Market Insights, Inc.

Automotive Seatbelts Market to Cross USD 22.5 Bn by 2026; Says Global Market Insights, Inc.

SELBYVILLE, Del., July 22, 2020 -- Global Market Insights, Inc. has recently added a new report on the automotive seatbelts market which estimates the market valuation for automotive seatbelts will cross US$ 22.5 billion by 2026. Increasing sales of passenger vehicles globally will surge demand for automotive seatbel ... Continue reading

CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs

CarMD Releases 10th Annual State Ranking of Car Repair Costs

IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2020 -- CarMD.com Corporation today released its 10th annual state ranking of check engine light-related car repair costs, which finds in 2019 Vermont had the lowest average repair cost ($342.14) while California drivers incurred the highest average repair cost ($414.24). Rounding out the five ... Continue reading

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Market Worth $29.7 Billion by 2027- Exclusive Report Covering Pre and Post COVID-19 Market Analysis by Meticulous Research®

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Market Worth $29.7 Billion by 2027- Exclusive Report Covering Pre and Post COVID-19 Market Analysis by Meticulous Research®

LONDON, July 22, 2020 -- According to a new market research report titled, "Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Market by Type (Plug-in, Wireless), Component (Hardware, Software), Bus Charging Infrastructure, Connector (CCS, CHAdeMO, GB/T, Tesla Supercharger), Installation, and End User- Global Forecast to 2027", the  ... Continue reading

Insights on the Consumer Automobile Entertainment Global Market - In-vehicle Infotainment System Market Estimated to Reach $78.9 Billion by 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Insights on the Consumer Automobile Entertainment Global Market - In-vehicle Infotainment System Market Estimated to Reach $78.9 Billion by 2025 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Consumer Automobile Entertainment: Manufacturer vs. Third-party Connected Vehicle Infotainment Apps 2020 - 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. ... Continue reading

Lithia Reports Highest Second Quarter Net Income in Company History

Lithia Reports Highest Second Quarter Net Income in Company History

MEDFORD, Ore.--Lithia Motors, Inc. today reported second quarter 2020 revenue of $2.8 billion. Second quarter 2020 net income per diluted share was $3.38, a 29% increase from $2.63 per diluted share reported in the second quarter of 2019. ... Continue reading

Makita Redesigns Automotive Website

Makita Redesigns Automotive Website

LA MIRADA, Calif., July 22, 2020 -- Makita U.S.A., Inc. has launched an updated automotive website. Makita offers a variety of solutions to outfit a garage for the professional or the hobbyist. ... Continue reading

Mazda To Resume Full Factory Operation Worldwide In August Amid Strong US Sales And Demand

Mazda To Resume Full Factory Operation Worldwide In August Amid Strong US Sales And Demand

IRVINE, Calif., July 22, 2020 -- Starting in August, Mazda Motor Corporation will return to normal factory operations, or pre-COVID-19 levels, amid increased sales and future forecast for product demand in the U.S. In June, Mazda North American Operations achieved a sales increase of nearly 11 percent year-over-year. ... Continue reading

NIAAA: Risky Drinking Can Put a Chill on Your Summer Fun

NIAAA: Risky Drinking Can Put a Chill on Your Summer Fun

BETHESDA, Md., July 22, 2020 -- Summer is typically a wonderful season for outdoor activities and spending additional time with family and friends. For some people, these activities include drinking alcoholic beverages. ... Continue reading

Safer Cars Save Drivers More on Car Insurance According to ValuePenguin.com Study

Safer Cars Save Drivers More on Car Insurance According to ValuePenguin.com Study

NEW YORK, July 22, 2020 -- Buying a new car can be a challenging experience, and since safety and insurance costs are key metrics for many when shopping around, ValuePenguin investigated the relationship between car insurance costs and safety.  Key findings:  Vehicles associated with fewer fatal accidents tend to hav ... Continue reading

FCA and Waymo Further Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership and Sign Exclusive Agreement for Light Commercial Vehicles

FCA and Waymo Further Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership and Sign Exclusive Agreement for Light Commercial Vehicles

FCA and Waymo Further Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership and Sign Exclusive Agreement for Light Commercial Vehicles FCA and Waymo Further Expand Autonomous Driving Technology Partnership and Sign Exclusive Agreement for Light Commercial Vehicles FCA and Waymo announced today that they have taken the next ... Continue reading

Hankook Tire's 'Never Halfway' Campaign Returns with Major League Baseball Theme

Hankook Tire's 'Never Halfway' Campaign Returns with Major League Baseball Theme

Leading global tire maker Hankook Tire today announced the second phase of its Major League Baseball (MLB) 'Never Halfway' integrated marketing campaign. Two ads, "Long Catch" and "Perfect Pitch" will hit American airwaves this July to promote Hankook's partnership with MLB. ... Continue reading

New MIT Research Suggests Widespread Autonomous Driving at Least a Decade Away - Truck Drivers Will Still Be Needed (Even If They Are Not Driving)

New MIT Research Suggests Widespread Autonomous Driving at Least a Decade Away - Truck Drivers Will Still Be Needed (Even If They Are Not Driving)

The MIT Task Force on the Work of the Future has released a new research brief examining the future of autonomous vehicles. The brief is part of a series of subject-specific research projects by MIT faculty that will help frame national discussion and policies about work, technology, and how we can create greater share ... Continue reading

Toyota Motor North America Announces Executive Changes

Toyota Motor North America Announces Executive Changes

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced executive changes to its Social Innovation and Toyota de Mexico operations. Effective September 1, 2020, Sean Suggs, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS), will be assigned as group vice president, chief social innovation officer, TMNA. ... Continue reading

Dodge and Ram Dominate Mass-market Brands Second Straight Year in J.D. Power APEAL Study™

Dodge and Ram Dominate Mass-market Brands Second Straight Year in J.D. Power APEAL Study™

APEAL mass-market results echo 2019 when Ram ranked first, followed by Dodge Dodge Challenger first in popular Midsize Sporty Car category Ram 1500 captures top spot in competitive Large Light-duty Pickup segment Dodge Durango, Dodge Charger, Chrysler Pacifica make podium 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Dodge and Ram rank No ... Continue reading

Porsche Ranks Highest Overall in J.D. Power APEAL Study

Porsche Ranks Highest Overall in J.D. Power APEAL Study

It was the second year in a row that Porsche took the top position in the annual study of customer experience with owning and driving a new vehicle. ... Continue reading

J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, Finds "Love Is Blind", Most Owners Satisfied With New Car They Bought - Despite Vehicle's Faults Some Owners Still LOVE Them

J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, Finds "Love Is Blind", Most Owners Satisfied With New Car They Bought - Despite Vehicle's Faults Some Owners Still LOVE Them

Porsche Ranks Highest Overall; Dodge Ranks Highest among Mass Market Brands; Vehicles that create joy for their owners often overcomes any negatives caused by problems they experience. This phenomenon is most effectively seen in the J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study,SM released ... Continue reading

2021 KIA Seltos SX Turbo AWD Review By Bruce Hotchkiss

2021 KIA Seltos SX Turbo AWD Review By Bruce Hotchkiss

What's in a name? Sometimes I have no idea. Take Seltos. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Launching Revised And New Models in North America

Mitsubishi Launching Revised And New Models in North America

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) will launch three considerably revised vehicles and one all-new, ground-up redesign, proof of the company's commitment to deliver high quality, top value, leading-edge technology vehicles in the U.S. In addition, standard features and added value across the entire lineup, wi ... Continue reading

2020 Lexus UX 250h Luxury Review by David Colman +VIDEO

2020 Lexus UX 250h Luxury Review by David Colman +VIDEO

A curious amalgamation worth consideration. ... 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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