USDOT reports to US Congress on DSRC for connected vehicles
The US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released its report to the United States Congress assessing the status of dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) for connected vehicle technologies. The findings are that they are ready for deployment.
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10 hours ago
Review: Volvo hits home with 2016 Volvo S60 and V60
Ever since Saab left the streets, Volvo has taken over as the "professor's car" of choice. Yet, the S60 sedan and its V60 wagon are some of the most driver-friendly and family-oriented vehicles we've encountered in the midsize premium segment. Our time with the cars reinforced that these are vehicles that should easily find a home outside university staff car parks.
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20 hours ago
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Has a Driver.. and it's the car - Torque News
It's not unusual for high-powered executives like Carlos Ghosn to have a driver chauffeur them around town. This time, however, Ghosn was driven to Nissan's new Silicon Valley facility by the car itself.
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2 days ago
Datsun GO-Cross Concept Debuts - Torque News
Nissan's Datsun brand is showcasing a new concept vehicle at the Delhi Auto Expo in India. The car is a crossover version of the popular little Datsun Go and is meant to test the waters for a potential production version of the idea in that market.
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2 days ago
Green Car Congress: Connected Energy and Renault to collaborate on energy storage and EV charging technology; second-life batteries in E-STOR
Renault and distributed energy storage company Connected Energy are partnering to develop sustainable and efficient ways of using electric vehicle batteries at the end of their useable in-vehicle life in order to supply innovative and more affordable vehicle charging solutions.
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3 days ago
Green Car Congress: Electric transit bus maker Proterra enters university market with order from ASUM
Battery-electric transit bus manufacturer Proterra has entered the university market with its first order from the Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) Transportation for two Proterra 40-foot Catalyst Fast Charge buses and one semi-autonomous fast charger for its UDASH routes.
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3 days ago
Nanoflowcell flow tech cars nearing production
The first time we heard about Nanoflowcell, it was at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where it revealed the Quant E. The startup followed that appearance up with a double debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, showing the Quant F and smaller, simpler Quantino. Now it says its flow cell-powered cars are nearly ready for production, and the latest versions will be featured at this year's Geneva event.
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4 days ago
Toyota Dumping Scion Brand - CarNewsCafe.com
Toyota has announced that they will be absorbing the Scion brand, ending the youth brand’s 13 year run. As of the 2017 model year, all Scion branded vehicles will become Toyotas and will be sold under the Toyota nameplate.
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5 days ago
2016 BMW 340i
The BMW 3 Series is often considered the defining benchmark for luxury sedans in the compact market. Although it’s one of the few to not have received major upgrades in the past couple of years. The top of the 3 Series lineup is the 340i, with its six-cylinder powerhouse and sport-centric build. The 2016 BMW 340i replaces the 335i of last year, bringing a beefier engine and even better drive dynamics.
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6 days ago
When You Get a Diagnostic Code P0171
When the engine's computer throws a P0171 code, this OBD-II refers to the oxygen level in the exhaust. Specifically, it is the "System Too Lean" code, referring to Bank 1 (the side of the engine exhausting from cylinder 1 on a V). It's triggered by the first O2 sensor, which will read too much oxygen in the air:fuel leaving the cylinders into the exhaust. The code basically means there is too much air in the system.
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7 days ago
2016 Nissan Titan XD is a Whole Lotta Pickup
The 2016 Titan XD is a heavy-duty half-ton pickup truck, which means it fits somewhere in between a standard half-ton pickup and a three-quarter ton heavy-duty. It’s a large pickup by half-ton standards and a low-impact truck by three-quarter standards. For some buyers, it’s perfect.
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7 days ago
Green Car Congress: Schaeffler P2 high-voltage hybrid module expected in North American light-duty truck by 2020; also 48V applications
In September 2015, Schaeffler showcased its new P2 (parallel, two-clutch) high-voltage hybrid module at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt, and announced that the new module will be put into volume production for the first time at the start of 2017.
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7 days ago
California to get utility-owned EV charging stations with dynamic pricing
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a pilot program that will see public utility San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) install and operate 3,500 new charging stations for electric vehicles. Charges for plugging in to charge an electric vehicle will vary according to time of day in a scheme meant to encourage off-peak charging when renewable power sources are more plentiful.
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7 days ago
Extras-laden 2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X unveiled
GMC has announced the 2016 Sierra All Terrain X as an extension of the All Terrain model. With premium extras intended to enhance off-track capability, the special edition pickup also features an aggressive use of monochrome coloring on the exterior, giving it a more sinister appearance.
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9 days ago
The 2016 Audi A3 Is Tiny Excellence - Guys Gab
The 2016 Audi A3 is a compact, luxury sedan that carries the entry-level banner for the Audi brand. Unlike some previous attempts by the company to create an affordably-priced compact sedan for premium buyers, the A3 actually feels like an uncompromised Audi.
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10 days ago
DeltaWing and DHX to shrink electric vehicle motors without compromising power
DeltaWing Technology Group and DHX Electric Machines, both based in Georgia in the US, are collaborating to build small, lightweight electric motors for automotive applications. The companies claim their electric motors are 75 percent smaller than equivalent-output motors for automotive applications thanks to engineering improvements in heat management.
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10 days ago
2016 BMW 340i has Calculated Excellence
The 2016 BMW 340i is the topmost in the 3 Series lineup, powered by a new six-cylinder engine and encompassing all of the things that make this compact luxury sedanthe benchmark others strive to meet.
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10 days ago
2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Marks Another Year of Excellence
With lightly refreshed styling updates, the 2016 Avalon Hybrid otherwise remains the same. That’s a good thing, given the well-designed nature of the car and its class-leading fuel efficiency as one of the only hybrids in the full-sized sedan segment.
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10 days ago
Jaguar F-Type SVR Will Debut in Geneva - Torque News
The 200mph Jaguar F-Type SVR will debut at the Geneva Motor Show and enter showrooms this summer.
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11 days ago
Nissan Micra Cup 2016 Calendar and Car Design Revealed - Torque News
The Nissan Micra Cup 2016 race series will begin in May and run through September, according to the official calendar release this week. The calendar now expands out of Quebec to include Ontario as well. Nissan also announced a new Micra Cup Limited Edition consumer trim for the 2016 model year.
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11 days ago
New catalyst could replace platinum in cheaper fuel cells
A more cost-effective fuel cell catalyst material consisting of iron-nitrogen complexes embedded in tiny islands of graphene could be used in place of costly platinum. Research by teams at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and TU Darmstadt have produced the catalyst material and found that its efficiency approaches that of platinum.
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11 days ago
Bosch claims 7% fuel savings with haptic feedback gas pedal
These days we've become accustomed to gadgets that give haptic feedback, usually as a vibration or reactive force. The technology has also crept into our cars in the form of seats or steering wheels that vibrate to warn when you're wandering out of your lane. Original equipment suppliers like Bosch and Continental have been working on an extension of this idea – haptic throttle pedals that give forced feedback or vibrate to indicate activity that is not conducive to good fuel economy. Now Bosch has attached a fuel-savings number to the technology.
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11 days ago
Icona takes asymmetrical approach with Neo concept
For the third in a series of design concepts, Icona has turned to the transportation needs of a busy metropolis such as Shanghai for inspiration. As such, the Torino, Italy-based design house's Neo concept is a battery-electric urban car that seats four and boasts a tiny footprint.
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11 days ago
Review: 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser lets you safari in comfort
The legendary Land Cruiser brings to mind visions of great adventures on the savannah, where lions roar in the evening and herds of water buffalo rumble by in the distance. The urbane looks of the 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser seem well and truly at odds with that image, yet underneath the rough-and-ready capability of the LC of old is still there. This Toyota can race the rhino with any of its forebears. It will just look classier doing it.
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11 days ago
Green Car Congress: Report: Musk trims Telsa’s China EV expectations to 5,000 units this year
The Nikkei Asian Review reported that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said that the company has trimmed its China EV sales target for this year to 5,000 units, down from last year’s target of 10,000. Tesla has reported that it had sold 3,025 cars in China through the first nine months of 2015.
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11 days ago
Green Car Congress: Hyundai introduces 2017 Elantra with two new powertrains; up to 35 mpg combined with new 1.4L TGDI
Hyundai’s all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra arrives in dealerships this month, featuring two new, more efficient powertrains; lower weight; improved stiffness, and a number of safety and connectivity technologies. Elantra is one of Hyundai’s all-time best-selling models; the 2017 version starts at $17,150—$100 less than the award-winning model it replaces.
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11 days ago
Green Car Congress: New Porsche Boxsters up to 13% more fuel efficient with new turbocharged four-cylinder flat engines
Porsche has restructured its Boxster mid-engine roadster lineup, introducing the new 718 Boxster and 718 Boxster S. The launch of the new 718 Boxster generation represents the first time since the late 1960s that Porsche is implementing sports cars with four-cylinder flat (i.e., horizontally opposed, or “boxer”) engines. The outgoing Boxsters were equipped with 2.7-liter, 6-cylinder boxer engines.
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11 days ago
Green Car Congress: Volkswagen Group confirms 20 more EV or PHEV models by 2020; Müller says Europe needs to lead with electric mobility
At the Volkswagen Group’s New Year reception in Brussels, Group CEO Matthias Müller said that the Group would concentrate on sustainability more than ever before—encompassing products, strategy and management. Müller will present the new Strategy 2025 for the Group this summer.
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12 days ago
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
There are cars that are purely aspirational. They exist, in the main, as posters, desktop models, and objects of fantasy. There are cars that are attainable as objects of desire that most of us could eventually obtain. A few cars are both aspirational and attainable. That’s the Alfa Romeo 4C, and we recently spent a week getting to know her.
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13 days ago
2016 Toyota Tacoma is Different but the Same
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is a completely new design for the best-selling midsize pickup truck. The Tacoma went for over a decade without significant change, but Toyota finally came forward with a new build and it keeps all of the old goodness and brings several improvements to the little truck.
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13 days ago
Rand aims to make electric boating a Picnic
The introduction of Rand Boats' Picnic and Picnic Sport motorboats now offers a lightweight, large-capacity, electric-powered alternative to traditional gas-powered boats. Able to seat up to 10 people and weighing in at a relatively svelte 280 kg (617 lb), both models can sail for up to 16 hours at a maximum speed of 13 km/h (8 mph) depending on the choice of motors and batteries.
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14 days ago
Green Car Congress: Nissan announces UK production for future generation EV batteries
Nissan will produce a future generation of EV batteries at its manufacturing base in Sunderland, UK. Nissan’s UK battery plant is one of three Nissan battery production sites globally, also providing battery modules for Nissan’s all-electric van, the e-NV200, which is manufactured in the company’s plant in Barcelona, Spain.
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16 days ago
What the Nissan IDS Concept Means for Our Driving Future - Torque News
The Nissan IDS Concept was shown in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as a showcase of zero-emission, autonomous driving for the near future. There’s a lot of reality in this futuristic car.
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17 days ago
Green Car Congress: Audi Brussels to produce exclusively e-tron quattro SUV, battery packs; A1 production moving to Spain
As of 2018, Audi Brussels will produce exclusively the commercial version of Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV (earlier post). The plant will also produce its own battery packs. The site in Belgium will thus become a key plant for electric mobility at the Volkswagen Group.
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17 days ago
Valve Lifter Replacement
That dreaded engine knock. It can be several things, but for most people, it is a definite sign of lifters that have gone bad.

Valve lifters are the units activated by the offset lobes of the camshaft as it turns and are integral to the engine's timing. As the crankshaft turns the timing belt/chain or gears, which in turn give motion to the crankshaft(s), the lobes on those shafts push and release valve lifters, which are responsible for the opening and closing of the valves themselves.
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18 days ago
VW Unveils Tiguan GTE PHEV Concept in Detroit
In brief: Volkswagen unveiled a Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
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19 days ago
Green Car Congress: European Parliament to vote on proposal to veto increased diesel emissions limits
The European Parliament will vote at the next plenary session on a proposal to veto a draft decision to raise diesel car emission limits for NOx by up to 110% when the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test procedure is introduced.
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19 days ago
Green Car Congress: Driving Chevrolet’s 2015 Impala Bi-Fuel sedan
Chevrolet offers the 2015 Impala full-size sedan as an all-new bi-fuel model—the only manufacturer-produced full-size sedan in North America that can run on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline. Available at the end of 2015 to both fleet and retail customers in either LS or LT trims, the bi-fuel Impala features a dedicated version of the standard 3.6L V–6, with specific valves and hardened valve seats for improved wear resistance and durability with the CNG fuel system. The engine, mated to a six-speed automatic, is rated at an estimated 260 hp (195 kW) on gasoline and 230 horsepower (172 kW) on CNG.
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19 days ago
Review: 2016 BMW 340i, the top of the 3 Series
The BMW 3 Series has long been the benchmark for the midsize luxury sedan market. Combining the best of German luxurious sports driving into one package, this has long been the sedan to beat. Although others are doing well, bringing some stiff competition, the 3 Series sees a few updates, especially to the top-end six-cylinder engine, that keep this Driving Machine out front.
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20 days ago
Green Car Congress: Renault was Europe’s top EV brand in 2015
Renault is the best performing brand in Europe in electric vehicles sales, with a market share of 23.6% (25.2% if Twizy is included) and 23,086 units registered in 2015. In other terms, in 2015, one out of 5 electric cars sold in Europe was a Renault Z.E. vehicle.
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20 days ago
There's now one mö solar-electric velomobile on the road
Although velomobiles in general are a rather obscure class of vehicle, the human/solar-powered Elf is certainly one of the better-known recent examples. Inspired by its design and performance, Spanish startup evovelo recently put the finishing touches on the prototype of a similar vehicle, known as the mö. Like the Elf, it's propelled by pedal-power and/or an electric motor – and that motor is in turn powered by the sun.
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24 days ago
Toyota explores satellite communications with Mirai research vehicle
The connected car was a theme we saw again and again at this year's CES. While all those information-filled touchscreens and next-gen autonomous features sound great on paper, you might be left wondering what kind of internet connection will power them all. Toyota is currently exploring satellite technology that could be the key to the smart cars of the future. Its Mirai fuel cell car is now more high-tech than ever.
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24 days ago
Green Car Congress: Toyota hybrid sales in Europe up 17% in 2015, representing 24% of total TME sales
Despite the lowest gasoline prices in Europe in 5 years, Toyota Motor Europe’s (TME) sales of hybrid vehicles continued their 5-year increase to reach 209,000 units for the full year 2015, up 17% year-on-year. Sales of Toyota and Lexus-branded hybrid vehicles now represent 24% of the group’s sales on the continent, up from 20% a year ago. In Western Europe only, sales of hybrid represent a third of total sales. Overall sales of Toyota and Lexus vehicles were 874,000 units in 2015, a drop of 1.5% year-on-year.
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24 days ago
Green Car Congress: Obama Administration proposes $4B to accelerate development and adoption of autonomous vehicles; policy update
US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a proposed 10-year, nearly $4-billion investment to accelerate the development and adoption of safe vehicle automation through real-world pilot projects. Secretary Foxx made the announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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24 days ago
Green Car Congress: Audi unveils h-tron quattro fuel cell SUV concept at Detroit; MLB evo platform
In a demonstration of its ongoing development of advanced alternative powertrains, Audi unveiled the new h-tron quattro fuel cell concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Like its production-bound sibling the e-tron quattro battery-electric vehicle, the h-tron concept is based on Audi’s second-generation modular longitudinal platform (MLB evo, earlier post).
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25 days ago
IBM study says consumers want different car ownership options
In an automotive consumer study presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, IBM found that consumers expect to use cars differently and don't necessarily want to own one in the traditional sense – especially when the car has "self-enabling" technologies. Meanwhile, Ford has taken the lead in creating an alternative ownership model.
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25 days ago
Raptor? Rebel? Pbbbt.. Nissan has a WARRIOR - Torque News
The all-new Titan XD just launched in December and at the Detroit show, it’s being celebrated with an extreme design study called the Warrior Concept. This extreme XD is aggressively targeting off-road as its focus and it’s friggin awesome.
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25 days ago
Review: 2016 Nissan Titan XD takes no prisoners
The Nissan Titan XD is truly a Titan among trucks, with a bigger size, heavier footprint, and more powerful diesel engine than any other half-ton pickup on the market. Is more really better, though? Gizmag spent a week in the 2016 Titan XD shortly after it entered production to learn what this truck is really made for (and of).
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25 days ago
Green Car Congress: Lexus brings all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept to Detroit
Lexus brought the all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015 (earlier post), to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit for its North American premiere.
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26 days ago
Green Car Congress: Renault Samsung SM3 Z.E. is Korea’s most popular EV
SM3 Z.E. (known in other markets as Fluence Z.E.), Renault Samsung Motors’ (RSM) battery-electric sedan, is Korea’s most popular EV. Total sales of the SM3 Z.E., which launched in Korea in November 2013, have reached 1,767 units; of those, 1,043 units were sold in 2015. Today, one out of three EVs in the country is an SM3 Z.E.
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26 days ago
Green Car Congress: Mercedes-Benz introduces new E-Class with PHEV version coming
At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Mercedes-Benz introduced the 10th generation of its E-Class. The new sedans feature the world premiere of a number of technical innovations including additional driver assistance, infotainment and control systems.
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26 days ago
The Best Sports Cars for 2016 on iSeeCars
As 2016 unfolds, we are beginning to see a few changes in emphasis in the automotive industry. One of those changes is a new push for sports driving as consumers become more willing to embrace what, for a few years now, have been deemed impractical toys. Buying audiences are generally more mature today as the average age of new car buyers rises. More empty nest buyers means less need for practicality. It also means there is a bit more nostalgia included in the interests of the new car buyer. Hence our top two picks in sports cars are iconic American driving machines.
We’ve reviewed several sports cars here at iSeeCars for the 2016 model year. Using our ratings based on final score assessments, we’ve picked our favorites.
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26 days ago
Acura Precision Concept crafts a new diamond at NAIAS
At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Acura unveiled a new Precision Concept, developed by the company's California design studio. The concept is meant to express "Precision Crafted Performance," and carries familiar design elements from the brand – all in almost cartoonish dimensions, as befits a concept car.
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26 days ago
VW unveils Tiguan hybrid concept SUV in Detroit
Volkswagen has introduced its version of a plug-in hybrid SUV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept combines a gasoline engine with two electric motors and all-wheel drive to create an SUV with a claimed fuel economy of 75 mpg (3 l/100 km) and a range of 580 miles (933 km).
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26 days ago
2016 Infiniti Q60 Coupe Unmasked at Detroit Show - Torque News
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) saw the unveiling of the production version of the 2016 Infiniti Q60 sports coupe, the concept for which we saw last year at Detroit. A new V6 engine, exterior design, and improved chassis are highlighted.
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27 days ago
Honda goes truckin' with new Ridgeline at NAIAS
Honda has unveiled a new-generation Ridgeline pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. After a short hiatus from the market, the new Ridgeline returns with many of the features owners loved from the previous generation and a surprise: it's now a midsized pickup truck and is more traditionally styled than before.
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27 days ago
Green Car Congress: Chrysler introduces Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan; 80 mpge city, 30-mile AER
Chrysler unveiled the all-new 2017 Pacifica minivan in both conventional and plug-in hybrid versions at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The PHEV is the minivan segment’s first.
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27 days ago
Green Car Congress: Chevrolet releases more details on Bolt drive unit and battery; one-pedal driving
Hard on the heels of the reveal of the production Volt EV at CES 2016 in Las Vegas earlier post), Chevrolet used the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit to release additional details on the battery and drivetrain of the new BEV. Engineers developed the Bolt EV’s propulsion system to offer more than an estimated 200 miles (based on GM estimates) and a sporty driving experience.
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27 days ago
Ford Fusion gets class-leading V6, hybrid updates
Ford has unveiled a new Fusion at the Detroit Auto Show. Known as the Mondeo in some markets, the Fusion receives a new twin-turbocharged V6, a pedestrian detection system for North America, and updates to the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models to go along with two new trim levels.
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27 days ago
2016 BMW 3 Series | iSeeCars.com
The BMW 3 Series has set the benchmark for the compact luxury category for some time, offering one of the most well-balanced models in the BMW lineup. With beautiful styling, a great road presence, and plenty of powertrain and efficiency options to choose from, the 3 Series continues to lead the way forward for the segment.
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27 days ago
Review: Nissan Found Sweet Spot with 2016 Maxima
The 2016 Nissan Maxima is all-new for this model year. Nissan took the previous generation Maxima and tossed it in the bin, starting from scratch for an entirely new experience in full-sized sedans. The only holdover from the old Maxima is its tried-and-true V6.
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27 days ago
Tesla owners can now Summon their Model S
With its over the air updates, Tesla has created the potential to use its cars as a test bed for exciting and innovative technology. Tesla's latest over-the-air update has given owners the ability to "summon" their cars from the garage, as well as giving cars the ability to park themselves in the garage.
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28 days ago
Chevrolet introduces the 2017 Cruze Hatchback
Chevrolet has introduced a new hatchback version of the Cruze sedan. Meant as a hot hatch entry into the compact market, the Cruze Hatchback retains most of the characteristics of the sedan it's based upon, but expands cargo space to 42 cubic feet (1,189 liters).
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28 days ago
Chevy sheds new light on Bolt's performance at NAIAS
Chevrolet has revealed more details about the production Bolt EV at the Detroit Auto Show, having whipped the covers off the car in Las Vegas last week. As well as talking about range and cost, GM CEO Mary Barra and Executive Vice President of Global Product Development Mark Reuss used NAIAS to shed light on the Bolt's slimline battery, power output and punchy performance.
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28 days ago
Audi turns to hydrogen at NAIAS with h-tron concept
Audi has unveiled a technology study at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as the Audi h-tron quattro concept. This hydrogen fuel cell vehicle includes both advanced fuel cell technology and forward-thinking piloted driving tech.
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28 days ago
Green Car Congress: Volkswagen unveils Tiguan GTE plug-in hybrid concept SUV at Detroit show; MQB-based SUV
Volkswagen is unveiling the Tiguan GTE Active Concept plug-in hybrid at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The five-seat concept is based on the completely redeveloped second-generation Tiguan—the first SUV to be based on the Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB)—which will arrive in the US market in 2017 with a longer wheelbase and available seven-seat functionality. For Volkswagen, the new Tiguan marks the kickoff of an SUV product offensive that will significantly expand the range of vehicles offered, especially in North America.
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28 days ago
Green Car Congress: New software, electric motors for 2017 Ford Fusion hybrid and plug-in hybrid
Ford has upgraded the software in its new 2017 Fusion Hybrid and Energi (plug-in hybrid) models to deliver a “more refined and engaging drive for customers,” the company announced at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
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28 days ago
Hyundai reveals details on IONIQ Hybrid ahead of Detroit
The Hyundai IONIQ will debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next week, but the company has already released information about the car beyond its looks and design generalities. The IONIQ will be the first production vehicle to be offered with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric powertrain in one model.
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29 days ago
Wi-Fi Alliance announces 802.11ah HaLow technology for connected cars
The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced a designation for the IEEE 802.11ah frequency called HaLow. HaLow operates in frequency bands below one gigahertz to offer longer range and lower power usage. This certification is meant for power-efficient use needs with longer-range capability such as smart home, digital healthcare, retail and connected car applications.
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29 days ago
Green Car Congress: Hyundai releases initial details on the coming IONIQ hybrid
Hyundai’s new IONIQ range will feature a choice of electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid powertrains, a world first for a single model. (Earlier post.) At an unveiling in Korea, Hyundai released some initial details on the new IONIQ dedicated hybrid—the first version of the platform to come to market.
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4 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: Chevrolet unveils the Bolt EV
As promised, GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra unveiled the production 2017 Bolt battery-electric vehicle at CES 2016. The Bolt EV, which will go into production by the end of 2016, will offer more than 200 miles of range on a full charge. It also features advanced connectivity technologies designed to enhance and personalize the driving experience.
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4 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: US Navy issues solicitation to lease 400-600 electric vehicles
The US Navy has issued a solicitation (N62473-16-R-1002) with the intent to award one contract to lease between 400 and 600 100% electric vehicles for use at the Navy and Marine Corps installations located in California.
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4 weeks ago
Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru get on board with Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation began a new initiative in 2012 called Automotive Grade Linux as an open-source project to develop common Linux-based software cores for connected cars. Now major automakers like Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru have joined AGL alongside existing members Toyota, Nissan, and Jaguar Land Rover.
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4 weeks ago
McLaren and JVCKenwood team up on 675LT concept
With the extremely sport-focused McLaren 675LT having only just entered production, McLaren gave one of the supercar's prototype models to JVCKenwood to play with. With its nearly bare sport car interior, the JVCKenwood team had a nearly blank slate to work with. The final result? Stunning.
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4 weeks ago
Chevy premieres production Bolt with 200 mile range
Having promised an affordable electric car at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Chevrolet has used this year's CES to deliver with a production version of the Bolt. With a claimed range of over 200 miles (322 km), the Bolt will slot into Chevrolet's lineup below the hybrid-electric Volt.
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4 weeks ago
Self-installing child safety seat is 4moms
If you can imagine a child safety seat that has its own smartphone app and a car seat that virtually installs itself, then you can see into the future. About six months into the future, to be exact. The latest product from 4moms is coming in June this year and that's exactly what it is.
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4 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: Fastned and Nissan expand their fast-charging partnership
Netherlands-based Fastned, a builer and operator of fast-charging networks, and Nissan have expanded their partnership. As of today, every new Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 will include four years of free fast charging at Fastned. Fastned currently operates 50 fast charging stations in The Netherlands, and plans European expansion.
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4 weeks ago
Green Car Congress: Volkswagen unveils BUDD-e electric van concept at CES; first VW based on new Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB)
At CES 2016, Volkswagen unveiled the battery-electric BUDD-e van. Equipped with a 101 kWh battery pack supporting a range of up to 373 miles (600 km) on the NEDC, the BUDD-e concept is the first vehicle based on Volkswagen’s new Modular Electric Platform (MEB) designed specifically for plug-in vehicles. BUDD-e exemplifies what Volkswagen considers as potentially representative of electric mobility offerings in the 2019 timeframe.
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4 weeks ago
Faraday Future shows off electric FFZERO1 Concept at CES
What may either be a UFO or the latest take on high-performance electric automotive technology landed at CES in Las Vegas yesterday, as Faraday Future unveiled its single-seater FFZERO1 Concept vehicle. Billed as a test-bed for the company's future range of electric vehicles, the track car incorporates a new chassis design and claims to have a "sixth sense" that adapts to the driver's intentions and needs while providing real-time data and images.
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4 weeks ago
Toyota joins with Ford to adopt SmartDeviceLink open source in-vehicle app
Toyota has announced its next-generation connected vehicle plans at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. At the heart of that framework will be a Data Communication Module (DCM), coming to vehicles starting with the 2017 model year. Toyota has joined with Ford to adopt the SmartDeviceLink open-source smartphone app interface as a key to that expansion.
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New electric hypercar to be revealed at CES | Autoblopnik
A Nebraska startup today revealed a new electric hypercar called the Ohm Resistor at the Costumer Electric Shoe (CES) in Las Vegas.
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