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1 hr ago | Detroit News

2015 Mustang

The first of Ford Motor Co.' s 2015 Mustangs roll off the line Thursday at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant.


Related Topix: Automakers, Ford Motor, Dearborn, MI, Ford Fusion, Ford, Sedan, Entertainment

5 hrs ago | Autoblog

Official: Consumer Reports says Ram 1500 tops fuel economy fight [w/video]

Consumer Reports takes its independent vehicle testing procedures seriously. In an era when we have to question the EPA's official ratings thanks to recent re-evaluations from Ford and Hyundai , an independent voice is important.


Related Topix: Ram 1500, Truck, Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Toyota, Toyota Highlander, SUV, Yonkers, NY, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet

Wed Aug 27, 2014

LaGrange Daily News

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Donates Four Optimas to WGTC

From left, West Georgia Technical College Provost Dr. Perrin Alford, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Administration Randy Jackson, WGTC VP of Academic Affairs Pat Hannon, WGTC VP of Economic Development Dr. Pete Snell, WGTC President Steve G. Daniel, WGTC Executive Director of Institutional Advancement ... (more)


Related Topix: Georgia, Kia Optima, Kia, Sedan, Troup County, GA, West Point, GA


General Motors issues new steering-related recall

General Motors is recalling some 2014 models, including the Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Impala.


Related Topix: Coupe, Buick Regal, Buick, Sedan, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet

KOB-TV New Mexico

Some oppose Tesla 'gigafactory' in NM, call it a 'race to the bottom'

Not so fast! Some New Mexicans want our state government and other states too to think twice about the incentives they're offering Tesla Motors in hopes of luring the huge new battery "gigafactory".


Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Electric Vehicle, Albuquerque, NM


Rubber meets the road with new ORNL carbon, battery technologies

Recycled tires could see new life in lithium-ion batteries that provide power to plug-in electric vehicles and store energy produced by wind and solar, say researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.


Related Topix: Electric Vehicle, Department of Energy

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

John Stossel on Our Bloated EPA

Thanks, Environmental Protection Agency! You've required sewage treatment plants, catalytic converters on cars, and other things that made the world cleaner than the world in which I grew up.


Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environment, Science, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Hatchback, Chevrolet

Hyundai's top SUV making sales gains

The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size sport utility vehicle stands out from the crowd for its attractive styling, comfortable ride, value pricing, surprising standard features and warranty.


Related Topix: Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV, Hyundai, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Toyota Highlander, Toyota, Honda, Honda Pilot


Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Ad Shows Driver...Not Plugging In

Toyota has been quite upfront about its belief that plug-in electric cars are not the technology of the future.


Related Topix: Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Toyota Prius Plug-in, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan


Sakti3 Claims Solid-State Battery Breakthrough For Electric Cars

A Michigan-based startup called Sakti3 claims it has battery chemistry that doubles the energy density of today's best lithium-ion batteries.


Related Topix: Electric Vehicle


Moscow Motor Show: Global Toyota Camry facelift unveiled

The facelifted version of the global Toyota Camry has been officially unveiled during the 2014 Moscow Motor Show, which has officially opened its gates today .


Related Topix: Coupe, Toyota, Wagon, Sedan, Toyota Camry

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Detroit News

Toyota awarded $4M grant to move 250 jobs to Washtenaw County

The Michigan Strategic Fund awarded Toyota Motor Corp. a $4 million grant Tuesday to move 250 purchasing jobs from Kentucky to its Toyota Technical Center in Washtenaw County's York Township.


Related Topix: Toyota Venza, Coupe, Toyota Motor, Automakers, Wagon, Toyota RAV4 EV, Toyota, SUV, Sedan, Toyota Camry, Michigan, Washtenaw County, MI

Car and Driver

2015 Cadillac Escalade AWD Tested: More Money and More Compelling

Cadillac has never shied away from size and mass. As early as 1930, there were Cadillacs that weighed more than three tons-and those were cars.


Related Topix: Cadillac Escalade, Cadillac, SUV, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet, GMC, GMC Yukon XL, GMC Yukon

Car & Driver

2014 Volkswagen Touareg V-8 TDI First Drive: Torque on Torque on Torque

Until Audi came along with its incredible, 500-hp Q7 V-12 TDI , the Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI was the king of the segment.


Related Topix: SUV, Volkswagen Touareg, Volkswagen, Audi Q7, Audi

Detroit Free Press

Ford invests in Louisville plant that makes Lincoln MKC

Ford has hired 300 new employees and invested $129 million at its Louisville Assembly Plant in Kentucky to support production of the all-new 2015 Lincoln MKC.


Related Topix: Lincoln, SUV, Lincoln MKC, Ford Escape, Ford, Sedan, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKX

Detroit Free Press

Consumer Reports hails Toyota Highlander as top SUV

The redesigned Highlander averaged 25 miles per gallon overall in its hybrid version, yet could tow up to 3,500 pounds.


Related Topix: Toyota Highlander, Toyota, SUV, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet

Detroit Free Press

Consumer Reports crowns Ram diesel as best pickup

Chrysler Group's Ram pickup outscores Ford and Chevrolet's full-size trucks when it is equipped with a new diesel engine, Consumer Reports magazine says.


Related Topix: Ram 1500, Truck, Ford F-150, Ford, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet

WLKY-TV Louisville

Ford hires employees to make new vehicle



Related Topix: Ford, SUV, Ford Escape

Washington Examiner

Ford adds workers, investment to back MKC output

Ford has beefed up its workforce and investment at a Kentucky plant to support production of its new Lincoln SUV as the automaker looks to reinvigorate its luxury brand.


Related Topix: Ford, SUV, Ford Escape, Lincoln, Lincoln MKC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Elon Musk May Use The 'Wonder Material' Graphene To Push Tesla Performance To The Next Level

Tesla's critically-acclaimed all-electric Model S sedan can travel roughly 265 miles on a single charge, according to the EPA, but CEO Elon Musk last month said "it will be possible to have a 500-mile range car," adding "in fact, we could do it quite soon."

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Related Topix: Tesla Model S, Sedan, Electric Vehicle


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