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BMW’s Green Sports Car Fantasy

“It’s the sports car of the future, the way BMW imagines it.” That’s how Adrian van Hooydonk, director of BMW’s group design, describes the “BMW Vision […] […]

ALL-NEW FORD-ENGINEERED, FORD-TESTED, FORD-BUILT DIESEL MAXIMIZES 2011 SUPER DUTY’S PRODUCTIVITY

A new era in Ford diesel technology arrives with the Ford-engineered, Ford-tested and Ford-manufactured 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine. […]

Prius: Biggest rare metal guzzler

Soon to face a rare metal shortage? By next year, the Prius hybrid car could help Toyota sell 1 million hybrid cars per year, if there are enough rare metals available for such an output. According to reports, the supplies of rare metals needed for the electric motors and batteries of hybrids is beginning to tighten. And, […] […]

Does your dealership / service department understand hybrids?

How have you dealt with your hybrid problems? Most hybrid owners are pretty happy with their hybrid vehicles. 90-some percent of Toyota Prius owners, for instance, would buy another Prius. Still, there are consumers that are unhappy with the performance, usually fuel economy, of their hybrids. Sometimes these hybrid problems are bugs. Sometimes these hybrid problems are […] […]

Most Americans just don’t want small cars

If only the F150 were a hybrid Provide a lot of incentives for consumers to buy small and efficient cars and some will take advantage. Interest also rises with gas prices. No duh, right? Nonetheless, Americans don’t really want these vehicles according to BusinessWeek. Instead, they want vehicles like the Ford F150, a vehicle that saw its first […] […]

Birth of Industry to Recycle Lithium Auto Batteries

The “fluff” remains after the Tesla Roadster’s lithium batteries are processed for recycling. […] […]

Have you experienced Prius markups?

Mark ups on the Prius, again? There are some minor reports of a few Toyota dealers adding markups to the Toyota Prius. Fortunately, the markups are nothing like last year when dealers would as much as ,000 or more to the price of the Prius simply because they could. Earlier this year, several Toyota dealers told me […] […]

FORD ADDS SHIFTS AT PLANTS IN KANSAS CITY, MICHIGAN TO MEET DEMAND FOR FUEL-EFFICIENT ESCAPE, F-150

Ford Motor Company today announced it is adding third production shifts at its Dearborn Truck Plant and Kansas City Assembly Plant’s sport utility line to help meet strong demand for Ford F-150 pickups and Escape utility vehicles. […]