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

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Honda’s Acura Taps Sid Vicious to Tout TLX in Sales Push – Bloomberg

Monday, August 11, 2014

Honda Motor Co. (7267)’s Acura is starting a costly marketing push for the brand with a commercial that summarizes the development of its delayed TLX sedan set to a punk rock cover of “My Way” by Sid Vicious. The spot highlights the 2015 TLX, the replacement for Acura’s TSX and TL sedans that was due in this year’s first half. The sport sedan’s release was held until this month to…

Tony Stewart Pulls Out of Race After Fatal Crash – Boston.com

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York. Greg Zipadelli, competition director for Stewart-Haas Racing, said at a news conference that Stewart ‘‘feels strongly’’…

Test Drive: Smooth, quick Acura TLX is spot-on – USA TODAY

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide The 2015 Acura TLX 3.5L.(Photo: Acura) MIDDLEBURG, VA. — Acura can’t seem to make a wrong move on SUVs, but can’t seem to put a foot right on cars. The 2015 TLX midsize sedan is supposed to change that. It replaces the TSX and TL, giving Acura a more sensible array of small-medium-large sedans. Small is ILX, a Honda Civic derivative, but a poor seller this year….

Chrysler, Nissan looking into claims their cars ‘most hackable’ – Reuters

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Chrysler and Nissan said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security experts that rates their vehicles among the three “most hackable” cars on the market, along with a General Motors model. Computer security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek concluded in the report due to be released later this week that the most hackable models out of 20 reviewed were Chrysler Group’s 2014…

China says to punish Audi, Chrysler for monopoly behavior – Reuters

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it would punish Audi and Chrysler for monopoly practices, potentially paving the way for the automakers to be fined up to 10 percent of their domestic annual sales revenue in the world’s biggest car market. Chrysler is owned by Fiat SpA (FIA.MI) while Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) owns Audi, and both are premium brands in China. The regulator, the National Development and Reform…