2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON FUEL CELL CONTINUES TO ATTRACT ZERO-EMISSIONS-FOCUSED CUSTOMERS WITH NEW COLORS AND FEATURES | Newspress
Hyundai’s zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle continues to satisfy and attract new customers focused on high-versatility and clean transportation. For 2016, the Tucson Fuel Cell adds convenient HomeLink® connectivity to the mirror, allowing owners to open and close garage doors, security gates and even control home lighting systems via a button on the rearview mirror, which now includes a digital compass. In addition, Tucson adds two new exterior color options to Winter White: Hydro Blue and Chromium Silver.
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4 hours ago
Air Conditioning Checklist
As summertime approaches, it's important to make sure your car's air conditioning (A/C) system is up to snuff. It's better to check it now, before hot weather comes than it is later, when you need it and it doesn't work. This quick checklist will get you through the process of making sure your A/C system is ready for the summer.
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9 hours ago
Green Car Congress: Bosch retrofits a pair of Tesla Model S EVs for automated driving testing
Bosch has retrofitted two Model S Teslas for automated driving; the vehicles join the Bosch test fleet. The two Teslas can now autonomously drive from on-ramp to off-ramp without the driver needing to monitor them constantly. Dr. Dirk Hoheisel, member of the Bosch board of management, said that Bosch opted for two all-electric Model S vehicles because they combine two automotive industry trends: electrification and automation.
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10 hours ago
Spark EV LEED-certified Motor Plant in Maryland Adds Rooftop Solar
Newly-LEED-certified, the Baltimore Operations complex in Maryland has added a rooftop solar array to its already-existing solar arrays on its grounds, boosting facility electricity use to 6 percent renewable.
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10 hours ago
Thursday Throwdown: Popular Two-Seaters - CARFAX Blog
In today’s Thursday Throwdown, we’re looking at two-seat sports cars and convertibles. We’re keeping them affordable, with prices starting under $30,000 and leaving luxury brands out of the mix. These low-cost two-seaters will provide the fun of small sports car without requiring the investment of your life savings.
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19 hours ago
Green Car Congress: Connecticut providing up to $3K cash rebate for buyers of BEVs, FCEVs, and PHEVs while funding lasts
Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR). Under this new initiative, a cash rebate of up to $3,000 is now available for Connecticut residents, businesses, and municipalities who purchase or lease an eligible electric vehicle (EV). EVs covered by CHEAPR include battery electric (BEV), fuel cell (FCEV), and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.
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20 hours ago
Green Car Congress: Anderman report projects annual global EV and PHEV market to grow four-fold to 1.4M vehicles between 2014 and 2020
The 2015 xEV Industry Insider Report by Dr. Menahem Anderman, released this week, projects that the combined annual global electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) market will grow fourfold from 350,000 to 1.4 million vehicles between 2014 and 2020, with even faster growth likely in the following decade.
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2 days ago
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Is No Longer The Cheap Knockoff Next Door - Guys Gab
Hyundai is working hard to upgrade their reputation and become an automaker that’s taken more seriously than they have been in the past. Until recently, the Korean carmaker has been in the same situation as the Japanese makes were in back in the 1980s: known primarily for making low-rent vehicles that are reliable, but not much else. As we’ve seen with the Equus and Genesis, Hyundai is capable of far more upscale work. One of Hyundai’s sales flagships is the Santa Fe, and the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is a new showcase of their commitment to being taken seriously.
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2 days ago
2015 Jeep Wrangler Review | CARFAX
Driving a 2015 Wrangler is a bit like driving a classic car in that it feels old-school and nostalgic, but unlike the classic car experience, the Wrangler wants none of your coddling. For 2015, the Wrangler makes available many of the technological amenities you’d expect of a vehicle made in this day and age. The Jeep Wrangler is purpose-built for a specific audience and those who aren’t in that audience will not likely give the Wrangler a second thought. Those who are? They are fanatics about their Jeeps.
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2 days ago
2015 Toyota RAV4 Focuses on Core Competence in a Crowded Market
The compact and small crossover market is becoming a crowded place where a lot of smart and stylish options reside. In this competitive market, the 2015 Toyota RAV4 has a tough time standing out in the crowd, but with Toyota’s continued focus on core competencies, the 2015 RAV4 remains a contender.
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2 days ago
Green Car Congress: Spark EV newly LEED-certified motor plant 6% powered by renewables
The electric motor and drive unit for the Chevrolet Spark EV are being manufactured in Maryland under a rooftop solar array in a newly LEED-certified building. The greening of the General Motors Baltimore Operations complex included the addition of 580 kilowatts of solar to the roof of its e-Motor building. Together with a 1.23-megawatt solar array on its grounds, 6% of the facility’s electricity comes from renewable sources.
evmeme 
2 days ago
Study In the Real-World Finds Low-speed Autonomous Emergency Braking Works - CarNewsCafe.com
A study published by a team of researchers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand has found that low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) technology leads to a thirty-eight percent reduction in real-world rear-end crashes. The study was published in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention. The study further found that the benefit is universal as there is little difference between urban and rural crash benefits.
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4 days ago
Sir Stirling Moss At the Mille Miglia in 360-degree Film - CarNewsCafe.com
This may be the coolest thing you’ve seen all decade. Imagine you’re following Sir Stirling Moss, the legendary Mille Miglia winner whose 1955 win still stands in the record books, unchallenged. He’s back in the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, #722, he completed the Mille Miglia in sixty years ago.
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4 days ago
Mazda, Toyota Announce Long-term Partnership - CarNewsCafe.com
Toyota and Mazda have announced a joint strategic partnership to share technologies, specifically in high-compression platforms and hybrid-electric systems.

The announcement came as a bit of a surprise to the industry, as Mazda is a relatively small player compared to Toyota, but both have technologies that the other can use and the strategy may bode well for green car enthusiasts. The only one that should be worried here is Ford, who will likely see the collaboration lead to direct competition for their hybrid and plug-in cars.
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4 days ago
So You Have a Tiny Nissan Micra? Let's Race! - Torque News
The first Nissan Micra Cup series kicks off this year in Canada this Friday. More than 25 drivers will vie for the win next weekend in cars so small, they're called Micra.
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5 days ago
NISMO University Goes Inside the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO's Engine - Torque News
The Le Mans racer, Nissan's first entry into the prestigious P1 class, is powered by an engine that must withstand about 6,000 kilometers of high-speed running over a 24 hour period. Here's how it does it.
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5 days ago
Green Car Congress: SAE World Congress panel highlights progress on H2 infrastructure and fuel cell vehicle commercialization
Although the SAE World Congress has been running panel sessions on fuel cell vehicle commercialization since 2005, this year was the first in which three participating automakers—Toyota, Hyundai and Honda—had fuel cell vehicles that customers can buy now or within a year. (Earlier post.) Many other OEMs are also working on development of fuel cell vehicles as well.
evmeme 
5 days ago
Green Car Congress: Faradion demonstrates proof-of-concept sodium-ion electric bike
British battery R&D company Faradion has demonstrated a proof-of-concept electric bike powered by sodium-ion batteries at the headquarters of Williams Advanced Engineering, which collaborated in the development of the bike. Oxford University was also a partner. Although lithium-ion batteries are currently the predominant battery technology in electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as other energy storage applications, sodium-ion could offer significant cost, safety and sustainability benefits.
evmeme 
6 days ago
2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT Is All New, Fun, And The Perfect Girlfriend Car - Guys Gab
The NX 200t is a brand new model from Lexus, fitting just underneath the larger RX series without becoming a sedan. It’s a great styling mix that seems odd on paper, but looks great in person. The 2015 NX 200t takes its cues from the IS sedan series and the RX crossovers. The result is aimed squarely at the upscale young female market and it flies true.
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7 days ago
2015 Kia Sorento vs 2015 Nissan Rogue - a point-by-point comparison - Torque News
The Kia Sorento is the company’s flagship crossover and the Nissan Rogue is that company’s best-selling crossover. The two are comparable on several fronts, selling at similar price points to similar demographics and with similar capabilities. Most people shopping in the small to midsize crossover category will likely cross-shop these two closely.
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7 days ago
Green Car Congress: Volkswagen unveils Golf GTE Sport PHEV concept: 0-100 km/h in 4.3s and 118 mpg
Volkswagen used the annual Wörthersee festival in Austria as the venue to unveil the Golf GTE Sport concept plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Featuring a carbon fiber body and a three power unit, all-wheel drive system, the 295 kW (396 hp) Golf GTE Sport accelerates from 0 - 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds, has a top speed of up to 280 km/h (174 mph), yet offers fuel consumption of just 2.0 l/100 km/h (118 mpg) on the NEDC cycle for plug-in hybrid vehicles. All-electric range is up to 50 km (31 miles).
evmeme 
7 days ago
When O2 Sensor Codes Don't Indicate Problems With the O2 Sensors
On any vehicle, if all O2 sensor codes are throw, it's more likely that the problem is not the sensors themselves, but whatever is causing them to read high or low levels of oxygen in the exhaust.
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7 days ago
Car Fails To Turn Over, Starter Whines
On a vehicle on which turning the key sometimes results in a start and at other times results in just a click or a whine, the intermittent problem can be frustrating to solve. This is one of those "ghost" problems many mechanics face when a customer tells them something is wrong, but the mechanic cannot reproduce it in order to verify and diagnose. In the case of the intermittent starter, diagnosis is a simple set of steps that require diligence and a multimeter.
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7 days ago
Mazda, Toyota Announce Long-term Partnership
Toyota and Mazda have announced a joint strategic partnership to share technologies, specifically in high-compression engine platforms and hybrid-electric systems.
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7 days ago
Green Car Congress: Smith Electric Vehicles and FDG form JV for commercial EVs in US; new joint EV platform
Smith Electric Vehicles executed an agreement to form a joint venture with China-based strategic partner and investor FDG Electric Vehicles, a vertically integrated electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturer engaged in the R&D, production and distribution of all-electric vehicles. Both parties have also entered into Intellectual Property (IP) and technology licensing agreements with the JV, taking full advantage of the combination of FDG’s electric vehicles designs and Smith’s technologies and distribution network, so as to accelerate the development of the FDG brand name and products in the US market.
evmeme 
7 days ago
Thursday Throwdown: Most Fuel-Efficient 2014 Cars - CARFAX Blog
In today’s Thursday Throwdown, we compare fuel-efficient compact and midsize cars. It’s a bit of a change from our usual comparisons. This time we’re focusing on fuel economy and price to find cars that we consider the best value. While our 2014 models are all fuel-efficient, we’ve kept hybrid and electric cars out of the mix so that we can focus on models that get great fuel economy with a conventional internal combustion engine.
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8 days ago
Polish Driver With No Steering Wheel Proves Why Rally Is the Manliest Autosport - CarNewsCafe.com
In most motorsports, blowing a tire, losing a few body pieces, or having the steering wheel come off in your hands is the end of your race. Unless you’re a rally driver. And Polish. Then a steering wheel is optional equipment.
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8 days ago
Nissan Versa "Best Green Car Value" In 2015, Says AAA - Torque News
AAA has given its "Best Green Car Value" award to the best-selling Nissan Versa sedan and gave the second place to its best-selling hatchback twin, the 2015 Versa Note.
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8 days ago
2015 Nissan Murano Earns TSP+ Rating From IIHS - Torque News
The Top Safety Pick Plus rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is not easily earned, but the 2015 Nissan Murano becomes one of the few midsize crossovers to make the cut.
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8 days ago
2015 Dodge Charger is still America’s only four-door muscle car
One thing about muscle cars: they have a persona. They elicit thoughts of power, engine noise, speed, and performance. They do not make us think of fuel economy, well-mannered looks, or comfortable drives. The 2015 Dodge Charger is all of those things. All at once.
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10 days ago
The 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is A Truck For Those Who Get Their Hands Dirty - Guys Gab
People buy trucks for any of three reasons, often for combinations of them. The first reason is as a tool to get a job done and a daily workmate. The second reason is as a plaything for weekend getaways and good times outdoors. The third is as a status symbol and statement about readiness for anything. Like any well-made pickup truck, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel can fill any of these roles. During our week with the truck, we aimed squarely for the first, however, and found the Ram 1500 to be an excellent workday companion.
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10 days ago
2015 Mazda CX-5 is Fun Drivin' Family Haulin' - CarNewsCafe.com
The 20115 CX-5 is more fun to drive than most small crossovers on the road today. With punchy acceleration, tight steering, and sporty handling, the Mazda CX-5 is also stylish and full-featured.
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11 days ago
Aftermarket Much? 2016 Nissan Titan XD Hits SEMA Garage - Torque News
The aftermarket accessory business is huge for pickup trucks and Nissan knows that to make the Titan XD a success, they'll have to make sure that the accessory businesses that bring the bling will be ready when the new truck hits showrooms this fall.
tn 
12 days ago
Volvo XC60 vs Infiniti QX60 - Saturday Showdown - CarNewsCafe.com
The luxury midsize crossover market is becoming thick with competition. Among competitors in this field that we’ve recently driven in the 2015 model year are the fun new Volvo XC60 and the poshly comfortable Infiniti QX60. Today, we’re going to pit them against one another side-by-side on several key points.
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13 days ago
Why Your Engine Has Multiple Timing Marks
If you've ever pulled the timing belt cover off the front of your engine, you've likely noticed that there are several timing marks on the crankshaft and (usually) the camshaft as well. Ever wonder what all of those marks are for? Most would assume that the top-dead-center (TDC) mark is all that really matters.

In most cases, the TDC mark is the one that will matter the most to you. When you change the timing belt or otherwise work with the engine's timing during maintenance or repair, TDC is where you'll focus your efforts in lining things up to get them put back together. The other marks, however, are important for a few reasons.
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14 days ago
Tesla Doesn't Sell Cars, They Sell Government Subsidies - Torque News
The latest quarterly report from Tesla Motors shows that, despite record deliveries of Model S cars, the company made huge profits on government subsidies.
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14 days ago
Green Car Congress: BMW will launch plug-in hybrid version of refreshed 3 Series in 2016: BMW 330e
As part of its introduction of the lifecycle freshening for all 3 Series Sedans and Sports Wagons, BMW announced that it will launch the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid in 2016. The BMW 330e will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system with a combined output of around 250 hp (186 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 N·m) (preliminary).
evmeme 
14 days ago
2015 Lexus NX 200t is a Fun, Feminine Little Crossover
This newly minted model from Lexus seems to aim squarely at the upscale younger female market. We found that it is well-aimed, as most of those we talked with who fit that description liked the NX 200t. For the luxury compact crossover segment, the 2015 Lexus NX 200t is a great entry. Having a hybrid variant doesn’t hurt either.
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14 days ago
Thursday Throwdown: Best Cars for Teens - CARFAX Blog
In today’s Thursday Throwdown, we are looking at 2014 model year cars for teenagers. Our emphasis here is on teen driving safety, price and overall affordability (costs of ownership). These cars offer great safety ratings, a low cost of entry (under $20,000 base when new) and are less likely to get your teen into trouble than, say, a sports car or racy convertible.
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15 days ago
Toronto-based Study Finds Traffic Emissions Spread Further Than Expected
Three studies published by engineers from the University of Toronto found that air pollution could be spreading up to three times further than thought.
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15 days ago
How Safe is the Nissan GT-R? Ask a Russian Soccer Player - Torque News
Russian footballer meets GT-R accelerator meets pole. That story played out in Russia with the car and pole meeting fatal ends while the football player walked away clean.
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15 days ago
Nissan Titan Truckumentary #6 Released, Plus a Free Ringtone - Torque News
In this latest installment of the Truckumentary series on the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, the company explores their new relationship with Cummins, maker of the diesel engine. This all-American pickup with best-in-class everything comes to showrooms this fall.
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15 days ago
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is Surprisingly Excellent
We found that we really liked the new 2015 Santa Fe with its renewed steering and handling as well as its far more upscale fit and finish. In the past, we’ve been unimpressed with this crossover, but it’s really come into its own and hit the mark squarely with the new-generation.
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15 days ago
Green Car Congress: Toyota announces initial 8 California dealers for Mirai fuel cell vehicle
Toyota has announced the first 8 California dealers for the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which will arrive in the dealerships in October. Toyota is planning for Mirai US sales volume of approximately 3,000 units through 2017.
evmeme 
15 days ago
Green Car Congress: Tesla posts $154M GAAP loss, $45M non-GAAP loss in Q1 on record deliveries; confident in 55K total deliveries this year
In its Q1 2015 financial report, Tesla Motors said it produced 11,160 vehicles in Q1 (10% better than guidance, at an average of 1,000 cars per production week); delivered 10,045 (worldwide), a quarterly record; and posted a $154-million GAAP net loss (non-GAAP net loss of $45 million). The Q1 GAAP net loss was 43% greater than the Q4 2014 GAAP net loss and 210% greater than GAAP net loss in Q1 2014.
evmeme 
15 days ago
Green Car Congress: OEMs shifting towards onboard chargers > 6 kW for EVs; lower output chargers to remain dominant through 2020
Most battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) manufacturers in Europe and the US have been adopting onboard chargers with a power output between 3 to 3.7 kilowatts (kW). Now, EV manufacturers are moving towards onboard chargers with a power output greater than 6.6 kW to reduce charging time.
evmeme 
15 days ago
2015 Audi Allroad Review | CARFAX
European automakers are bringing back the station wagon, this time by combining the features of a well-made wagon with the versatility and capability of a an all-wheel drive crossover. Case in point: the 2015 Audi Allroad.
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15 days ago
2016 Ford F-150 To Be CNG/Propane Ready - CarNewsCafe.com
Ford says that due to popular demand from consumers, the 2016 Ford F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8 engine will offer a gaseous-fuel preparation option to allow the pickup to be easily converted to compressed natural gas or propane operation. This will make the F-150 the only light-duty pickup truck on the market capable of running on CNG or propane without engine overhaul conversion.
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17 days ago
Bugatti Veyron Successor To Do 0-60 in 2 Seconds - Torque News
Topping the world's greatest supercar is no easy task. Bugatti thinks they can do it and says their new concept will do zero to sixty miles per hour in just two seconds.
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17 days ago
2015 Nissan Altima vs 2015 Toyota Camry - a point-by-point comparison - Torque News
In four categories of comparison important to midsize car buyers, we compare two of the top-selling vehicles in the segment. Which comes out the winner?
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17 days ago
Green Car Congress: XL Hybrids introduces hybrid electric Ford Transit Van for the North American market
XL Hybrids, Inc. has adapted its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for the Ford Transit van—the first hybrid electric Transit van for the North American market. The XL3 system upfit will allow fleets to increase fuel economy and boost low-end torque.
evmeme 
17 days ago
2015 Jaguar XJL is Old World Luxury with New World Fuel Economy
The 2015 Jaguar XJL is a big, beautiful sedan built in the tradition of this storied English automaker. The XJ is beset with wood, leather, and fine appointments that perfectly match its smooth, luxurious drive and well-mannered aplomb. As a surprise to most, however, the supercharged six-cylinder engine returns far better fuel economy than might be expected from a big, luxurious car like the XJL.
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17 days ago
Green Car Congress: 2016 Chevy Volt to start at $33,995 MSRP
Pricing for the 2016 Chverolet Volt (earlier post) will start at $33,995 MSRP, including an $825 destination fee (excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees). This is almost $1,200 less than the current-generation Volt.
evmeme 
18 days ago
Green Car Congress: Alternative Fuel Vehicle registrations in Europe up 28.8% in first quarter
In the first quarter of 2015, total alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) registrations in the EU significantly increased (+28.8 %), totaling 144,421, according to figures from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Of these, electric vehicles (EVs) saw their registrations more than double, rising from 11,304 units in Q1 2014 to 24,630 units in Q1 2015 (+117.9%). The electric vehicle category include battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell electric vehicles.
evmeme 
18 days ago
2015 Nissan Versa Note Named to 10 Best Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20k List - Torque News
Every year, Kelley Blue Book issues lists of vehicle picks for various categories, one of which is the 10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000. Since the under $20k market is considered the entry-level market where most younger new car buyers are going, having a title like "tech savvy" is very important.
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19 days ago
Green Car Congress: Tesla launches line of Li-ion stationary storage systems for homes and businesses: POWERWALL and POWERPACK
As widely expected, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s new product line: scalable stationary battery systems for homes, businesses and beyond. Available for immediate order on the Tesla Web site (teslaenergy.com or teslamotors.com/powerwall) is the modular wall-mounted POWERWALL system, which is targeted at homes and perhaps some small commercial applications, Musk said. Delivery is projected for sometime later this summer (3-4 months from now.)
evmeme 
20 days ago
Tesla Model S Owners Are Rich - Should We Keep EV Incentives For Luxury Vehicles? - Torque News
There's no doubt that Model S owners are often Tesla superfans. The vehicle they love is not cheap and their purchase is often used as an argument against government incentivization of EVs. Now we have a poll of Tesla owners that adds more fuel to the debate fires.
tnev 
20 days ago
Nissan, Infiniti April 2015 Sales Up, Again - Torque News
Nissan continues its trend of increasing sales month-on-month and year-on-year with April 2015 sales hitting 109,848 units in the U.S. Some surprising models are responsible for continued growth this time.
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21 days ago
2015 Kia Sedona Review | CARFAX
The 2015 Sedona marks the beginning of a new generation for Kia’s minivan. The redesigned Sedona is made to be far more competitive with its rivals and succeeding in doing so with a more aggressive body style and a vastly improved interior.
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21 days ago
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Review | CARFAX
The 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 sees a few upgrades for the new model year to make it a premium-level pickup truck. Add the Denali package, and the Sierra even rivals some luxury cars for comfort.
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21 days ago
Tesla Energy Storage Releases Affordable Home & Residential Battery Solution - CarNewsCafe.com
Writing about cars and covering automotive industry events is fairly easy. It has wheels, they spin and the engines are more or less the same. When electric vehicles (EV) came along, things got somewhat complicated, but nevertheless it was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stagnant transportation world. Then came Tesla Motors, and now, with a residential and business battery system, we welcome Tesla Energy.
evmeme 
21 days ago
5 Cold Weather Myths Debunked
The mythology around automobiles is pervasive and sometimes fun. When it comes to automotive maintenance, though, those myths can be serious business and a detriment to your modern car. Here are five winter and cold-weather myths that persist, despite being mostly bunk.
cnc 
november 2014
CV Drive Axle Replacement
On a front-wheel or all-wheel drive car, the CV axle may require replacement if the CV joint(s) have gone bad. You may also need to pull it if the car has a "shudder" that is not due to bad brakes or tire imbalance - in which case, it may be the axle weights coming loose, which you can check by hand by simply grabbing them and seeing if they move around.
cnc 
november 2014
Replacing the Idler, Pitman Arm
The Idler Arms and Pitman Arms in your steering system connect the center link to the steering box and hub assemblies. Idler and Pitman Arms are two parts of the same whole, with the Idler supporting one side and the Pitman (aka "steering arm")the other. These two work together to create strength and tight connections in steering while retaining open movement when you turn the wheel.
cnc 
october 2014
How To Jump Start a Car
Before you break out those cables and hook up to a friendly passerby to get a jump, let's quickly go through the things you should have already done to be sure that a jump start is actually what you need.
cnc 
october 2014
EGR Valve Cleaning, Replacement
If the problem is low-flow or restricted flow, then comes EGR valve cleaning or replacement. You should probably replace the valve and clean the assembly around it, though cleaning the valve itself may be possible on many car models. Quite often, however, cleaning means compromising the valve.
cnc 
september 2014
Serpentine Belt Replacement, Tensioner Replacement
One of the more common do-it-yourself maintenance items a home mechanic will undertake is replacing the accessory belt (aka "serpentine belt") on a vehicle. This is generally a straight-forward job for most mechanics and requires only the most basic of hand tools. On the majority of vehicles, a typical belt replacement will take twenty minutes to an hour to complete.
cnc 
september 2014
Testing An Ignition Coil
If you are having engine start problems and have determined that the issue is that there is no spark (or would like to test that), then the ignition coil is your focus. There are two methods for testing the coil. The first will test if spark is being delivered, the second will test the coil itself. If you know spark is not being delivered, then use the second method if you can as it is much safer.
cnc 
august 2014
Simple trick to keep firing order when changing plugs/wires
We all have to do it eventually and changing out the plugs and wires on a car is a simple, easy do-it-yourself maintenance project that most have done many times over. Yet it's because of this simplicity that we often find ourselves forgetting the basics and spending a lot more time fixing our oversight than the job should require.
cnc 
august 2014
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL - style and speed hidden in a midsize package | CarNewsCafe.comCarNewsCafe.com
The midsize sedan market is the most contested automotive sales genre in the United States. It accounts for nearly a quarter of all passenger vehicle sales here and is home to some beautiful machines. The 2013 Nissan Altima is a well-received contender that has an understated look that rivals the best offered here. What most don’t realize is that under its hood, the Altima 3.5 SL is also a sports car struggling to be free of its midsize sedan stigma.
examiner 
july 2013
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