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The best ‘Concept Lawn’ cars of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Fortune

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Each August on a breezy Saturday afternoon, both the world’s biggest and most boutique purveyors of fine automobiles unveil their latest concepts on the Pebble Beach Lodge’s putting green—and whet the appetites of car-lovers worldwide. This year, every stretch of sheetmetal was expensive and eye-catching to the crowds, but all concepts are not created equal. A few marques—BMW, Rolls-Royce, and Lincoln—were guilty showing off rides that were not flights of…

Ford Entering ‘Green Zone’ to Make Electric Cars More Efficient – NBCNews.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

As the Ford plug-in hybrid travels down Village Road, a short distance from the maker’s corporate headquarters, the driver notices a subtle shudder from under the hood. A quick glance down at the instrument panel reveals that the car’s four-cylinder gas engine has shut off, leaving the sedan to run solely on battery power. A few miles later, the process reverses itself, the car’s engine automatically firing up again…

El Segundo agency crafts Acura TLX ad campaign targeting tech savvy consumers – Daily Breeze

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Acura partnered with the New Yorker to produce native-advertising cartoons that appeal to the TLX’s “sophisticated” target audience, Acura’s marketing director Ed Beadle said. The largest media campaign in Acura’s history kicked into high gear this week as videos produced by an El Segundo ad firm hit millions of TV and computer screens across the country. The campaign…

Ford Entering ‘Green Zone’ to Make Electric Cars More Efficient – NBCNews.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

As the Ford plug-in hybrid travels down Village Road, a short distance from the maker’s corporate headquarters, the driver notices a subtle shudder from under the hood. A quick glance down at the instrument panel reveals that the car’s four-cylinder gas engine has shut off, leaving the sedan to run solely on battery power. A few miles later, the process reverses itself, the car’s engine automatically firing up again…

The best ‘Concept Lawn’ cars of the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – Fortune

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Each August on a breezy Saturday afternoon, both the world’s biggest and most boutique purveyors of fine automobiles unveil their latest concepts on the Pebble Beach Lodge’s putting green—and whet the appetites of car-lovers worldwide. This year, every stretch of sheetmetal was expensive and eye-catching to the crowds, but all concepts are not created equal. A few marques—BMW, Rolls-Royce, and Lincoln—were guilty showing off rides that were not flights of…

Ford Entering ‘Green Zone’ to Make Electric Cars More Efficient – NBCNews.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

As the Ford plug-in hybrid travels down Village Road, a short distance from the maker’s corporate headquarters, the driver notices a subtle shudder from under the hood. A quick glance down at the instrument panel reveals that the car’s four-cylinder gas engine has shut off, leaving the sedan to run solely on battery power. A few miles later, the process reverses itself, the car’s engine automatically firing up again…

Ford Entering ‘Green Zone’ to Make Electric Cars More Efficient – NBCNews.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

As the Ford plug-in hybrid travels down Village Road, a short distance from the maker’s corporate headquarters, the driver notices a subtle shudder from under the hood. A quick glance down at the instrument panel reveals that the car’s four-cylinder gas engine has shut off, leaving the sedan to run solely on battery power. A few miles later, the process reverses itself, the car’s engine automatically firing up again…

Ford Entering ‘Green Zone’ to Make Electric Cars More Efficient – NBCNews.com

Sunday, August 24, 2014

As the Ford plug-in hybrid travels down Village Road, a short distance from the maker’s corporate headquarters, the driver notices a subtle shudder from under the hood. A quick glance down at the instrument panel reveals that the car’s four-cylinder gas engine has shut off, leaving the sedan to run solely on battery power. A few miles later, the process reverses itself, the car’s engine automatically firing up again…

Cars Stolen From Torrance Dealership in "Brazen" Thefts: Police – NBC Southern California

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A former contractor at DCH Toyota was arrested Tuesday in connection with three “brazen” thefts of vehicles from the dealership in the past week, Torrance police said. The case came to light after customers brought their cars in for routine service and returned to find themselves…

Acura TLX ad features Marysville footage – ThisWeekNews

Monday, August 18, 2014

Marysville has landed a supporting role in a new commercial touting the Acura TLX. Acura is launching the car with the largest marketing campaign in brand history, notable for its focus on digital media and bypassing broadcast networks in prime time. The Marysville-made sedan, which replaces the TL and TSX, is now available at dealerships starting at a base price of $31,890. It is the first new product for the…

The Most-Stolen New And Used Cars In America – Forbes

Monday, August 18, 2014

While those driving the flashiest sports cars and poshest luxury models are justifiably vigilant – if not downright obsessed – when it comes to protecting their precious rides, it’s actually the familiar family car that gets stolen far more frequently. That’s according to the most recent “Hot Lists” of both new cars and vehicles from past model years compiled by the National Insurance Crime Board (NCIB) in Des Plaines, Ill….

Fuel cell cars not living up to hopes – Poughkeepsie Journal

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A demonstration Honda FCX Clarity produced in 2008. Fuel cell cars have not caught on because creating hydrogen has turned out to be highly inefficient compared to other readily available fuels and would also require an enormous and costly infrastructure.(Photo: Photo courtesy of JMR Photography) Is it true that fuel cell cars aren’t really any greener than conventional gas-powered internal combustion cars? — Michelle Adamo, Portland, Oregon A decade ago,…

Electric cars flood the luxury market – Sydney Morning Herald

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BMW’s i8, pictured in concept form, is expected to eke supercar performance from a super-frugal drivetrain. The name may not be terribly attractive, but your future luxury car could very well be an EV, a HEV or a PHEV. According to Audi, about 40 per cent of cars by 2030 will fall into these rhyming categories. Telsa has already released an EV – a fully electric vehicle – in the…

At Pebble Beach, Judged Show Cars Aren’t the Only Stars – New York Times

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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BMW showcases Bang & Olufsen in new 650i Gran Coupe – CNET

Sunday, August 17, 2014

BMW designed a special edition 6-series Gran Coupe to highlight the Bang & Olufsen audio option. Wayne Cunningham/CNET Most people enjoy listening to music while driving, but some really, really love it. Hearing cymbals crash in a shimmering wave or the lonely, clear bell tones of a solo electric guitar reach right down to the soul. It is for these drivers/listeners that Bang & Olufsen engineers the audio systems it…

At Pebble Beach, Judged Show Cars Aren’t the Only Stars – New York Times

Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Auto-Parts Giants Hunt for Mergers – Wall Street Journal

Thursday, August 14, 2014

DETROIT—German auto-parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s attempt to buy U.S. rival TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. TRW -0.30% TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. U.S.: NYSE $99.57 -0.30 -0.30% Aug. 13, 2014 4:06 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 596,626 AFTER HOURS $99.57 0.00 % Aug. 13, 2014 4:33 pm Volume (Delayed 15m) : 43 P/E Ratio 11.09 Market Cap $11.11 Billion Dividend Yield N/A Rev. per Employee $264,426 08/13/14 Auto-Parts Giants Hunt for…

Here’s Why Stealing Cars Went Out of Fashion – New York Times

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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Here’s Why Stealing Cars Went Out of Fashion – New York Times

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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