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The Chevrolet Bolt Is A Great Vehicle — Why Aren’t Chevy Dealers Pushing It? – Forbes

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sam Abuelsamid 2017 Chevrolet Bolt I can certainly understand the motivations that automakers have in trying to minimize the differences between traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and new electrified models. People are often averse to change, the canonical example being the introduction of new Coke. Yet over the course of the past two decades, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in society such as how we communicate in the 10 years since…

Thousands of Volkswagen owners complain about cars’ power … – Daily Mail

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Thousands of Volkswagen owners have complained about their cars losing power after the firm’s garages removed the controversial technology that allowed it to cheat on strict emissions tests. The emissions scandal emerged in 2015 when it was revealed that VW had installed a so-called defeat device to make its cars appear more environmentally friendly.  The car maker has recalled 1.2million cars in the UK alone, with more than 720,000 having…

Why are US car sales falling? – BBC News – BBC.com – BBC News

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption GM, which owns Chevrolet, has seen sales dip Car sales in America – the world’s second-largest market – are stalling, but there’s debate about whether the downshift is due to normal economic cycles or a sign of bigger changes. Major firms, such as Ford, General Motors and Toyota, have reported sales dips in the first half of the year. They come after a record…

2018 BMW X3: This one avoids the immigration debate – STLtoday.com

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In announcing its latest crossover, BMW — right out of the chute — makes clear this SUV’s origins: “The all-new 2018 BMW X3,” reads the opening line of the official press release, “was unveiled today at BMW Plant Spartanburg, S.C., where it will be produced … “ Obviously, the folks at BMW want to make sure the first thing you know about the new X3 is it’s made…

The Chevrolet Bolt Is A Great Vehicle — Why Aren’t Chevy Dealers Pushing It? – Forbes

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Sam Abuelsamid 2017 Chevrolet Bolt I can certainly understand the motivations that automakers have in trying to minimize the differences between traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and new electrified models. People are often averse to change, the canonical example being the introduction of new Coke. Yet over the course of the past two decades, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in society such as how we communicate in the 10 years since…

2019 BMW 3-series Spied! – Car and Driver

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What It Is: The BMW 3-series gets completely redesigned for the 2019 model year, and these images are our clearest look yet at what we can expect from the all-new compact luxury sedan. Like its bigger 5- and 7-series stablemates, the new 3-series features large headlights that appear to merge into the brand’s classic kidney grille design. That grille will employ shutters that open and close at higher speeds in…

Volkswagen owners claim their ‘dieselgate’ cars have developed ‘life-threatening faults’ – Mirror.co.uk

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Volkswagen owners caught up in the Dieselgate scandal claim their cars have developed potentially life threatening faults. Owners told Wednesday’s BBC One Watchdog programme how their vehicles have suddenly gone into “limp mode” after having a software upgrade. Some drivers say it meant their car rapidly decelerating to 20mpg while going along. The claims echo those reported in the Mirror in April this year. We revealed how, of 37,000 owners…

Why are US car sales falling? – BBC News

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption GM, which owns Chevrolet, has seen sales dip Car sales in America – the world’s second-largest market – are stalling, but there’s debate about whether the downshift is due to normal economic cycles or a sign of bigger changes. Major firms, such as Ford, General Motors and Toyota, have reported sales dips in the first half of the year. They come after a record…

The Chevrolet Bolt Is A Great Vehicle — Why Aren’t Chevy Dealers Pushing It? – Forbes

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sam Abuelsamid 2017 Chevrolet Bolt I can certainly understand the motivations that automakers have in trying to minimize the differences between traditional internal combustion engine vehicles and new electrified models. People are often averse to change, the canonical example being the introduction of new Coke. Yet over the course of the past two decades, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in society such as how we communicate in the 10 years since…

China Car Sales Bounced Back in June – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SHANGHAI—Chinese passenger-car sales bounced back in June, raising hopes that the world’s biggest auto market is gaining momentum after a tepid start to the year. Passenger-car sales—which had declined in April and May, the biggest dip in two years—were up 2.3% in June from a year earlier, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Tuesday. The 1.83 million vehicles sold pushed the first-half total to 11.25 million, up…

A Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club’s Cars Are Being Stolen Left and Right – The Drive

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast in Colorado—or actually, maybe just anyone who lives in Colorado—lock your car and set the alarm. Charles Ohl, an administrator of the Simply Subies Colorado group, told Denver7 News that at least 10 members have reported having their pride and joy vehicles stolen during the past week, with even more thefts occurring during the past month.  Simply Subies Colorado, which counts more than 1,600 members…

A Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club’s Cars Are Being Stolen Left and Right – The Drive

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast in Colorado—or actually, maybe just anyone who lives in Colorado—lock your car and set the alarm. Charles Ohl, an administrator of the Simply Subies Colorado group, told Denver7 News that at least 10 members have reported having their pride and joy vehicles stolen during the past week, with even more thefts occurring during the past month.  Simply Subies Colorado, which counts more than 1,600 members…

UK’s BMW Workers Accept New Pensions Deal, Ending Dispute – New York Times

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

LONDON — British workers at BMW’s Mini and Rolls-Royce operations have overwhelmingly accepted a new offer from the German carmaker on Monday over the closure of its final salary pension scheme, ending a disagreement which had led to strikes. Over 80 percent of members at four sites, including BMW’s Mini plant and Rolls-Royce facility in southern England and engine production site, accepted the new deal which will close the final…

A Colorado Subaru Enthusiast Club’s Cars Are Being Stolen Left and Right – The Drive

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you’re a Subaru enthusiast in Colorado—or actually, maybe just anyone who lives in Colorado—lock your car and set the alarm. Charles Ohl, an administrator of the Simply Subies Colorado group, told Denver7 News that at least 10 members have reported having their pride and joy vehicles stolen during the past week, with even more thefts occurring during the past month.  Simply Subies Colorado, which counts more than 1,600 members…

Pixar’s “Cars 3” is Worth a Spin – Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ever since Cars hit theaters in 2006, the franchise has been one of Pixar’s biggest revenue streams, with toy merchandise filling store shelves for years. Heck, you can even visit Radiator Springs at Disney’s California Adventure! That being said, it’s never been a favorite of critics, especially the 2011 sequel. Now that Cars 3 has arrived, though, I can definitely state that the franchise is ending on a high note…

These Countries Want to Ban All Vehicles That Run on Gas or Diesel – NBCNews.com

Monday, July 10, 2017

If France’s Environment Minister has his way, the country could join a small but growing list of countries that plan to ban vehicles running on gasoline, diesel or other fossil fuels. The proposal was announced late last week by Minister Nicolas Hulot and appeared timed to coincide with the G20 meeting in Germany where many European leaders, including new French President Emmanuel Macron, challenged U.S. President Donald Trump over his…