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Ford Brand Sales Top 2 Million for 1st Time Since 2007

U.S. sales of the Ford brand this week topped 2 million vehicles for the first time since 2007. The milestone makes Ford the best selling brand in America and the first automotive brand to hit the 2 million mark since 2007. […]

Ford Targets 30 Percent Water Reduction Per Vehicle

Ford enters 2012 with plans to further reduce the amount of water used to make vehicles and continue showing efficiency is not only inherent in its vehicle lineup, but also in its manufacturing practices. […]

Ford Lane Keeping System Helps Fusion Drivers Stay Alert and Between the Lines

With many of us driving long distances to visit friends and family during the holiday season, drowsiness can easily creep up when behind the wheel. That’s why the all-new Ford Fusion will offer a Lane Keeping System (LKS) to help drivers stay between the lines. […]


(Please note new 10:00 a.m. EST time) Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) will release its December 2011 U.S. sales results at approximately 9:45 a.m. EST Wednesday, January 4, 2012. At 10 a.m. EST, Erich Merkle, Ford U.S. sales analyst, will host a conference call for the investment community and news media to discuss the results and […] […]

Toyota Prius Liftback

By Larry E. Hall Say adieu to the Prius as a stand-alone vehicle name. Beginning with the 2012 model year, the car which has become a synonym for hybrid in the American lexicon will have a new name, the Toyota Prius Liftback. Why is this? Because the Prius sub brand is growing. The larger Prius v is […] […]

ZAP Global Blog: ZAP Jonway Announces Extension of US$19 Million Convertible Note

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ZAP (OTCBB:ZAAP), also known as ZAP Jonway, a designer and manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs), announced ZAP and China Electric Vehicle Corporation, or CEVC, an entity affiliated with Cathaya Capital, have agreed to extend the maturity date of the US$19 million convertible note held by CEVC […] […]

Hype: GM’s Chevy Volt plug-in car a 2011 sale’s flop?

The original Chevy Volt concept debut Should have been a more conventional hybrid? InsideLine is calling the Chevy Volt one of the two top sale’s flops of 2011, but is that a fair assessment? For years now I’ve panned the Volt as a ridiculous excuse not to build a real Toyota Prius-like contender, but I’ve never been against […] […]

Yo-Auto Promises First Russian Hybrid in 2012

By Jeff Cobb This week Russian automaker Yo-Auto said it would begin offering Russia its first hybrid car by December 2012. The company caught attention at the Frankfurt auto show when it showed an avant-garde model with sliding doors (see video below) as one of the unique vehicles to be offered by billionaire company founder, Mikhail […] […]