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Don’t Pay Attention to Those Corvette ZR1 Nurburgring Time Rumors

On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Did you ever think the day would come when a 7:12 lap time around the Nurburgring in a factory-stock car would be cause for disappointment, not joy? Welcome to 2018, where the Internet forums are currently convulsing over the idea that the new Corvette ZR1 was spotted doing “way over seven minutes” at the Ring. ...

BMW Group Sold 2,662 Plug-Ins In March, Up 71.1 Percent

On Sunday, April 8th, 2018
BMW i3 BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) sales of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles totaled 2,662 in March 2018, an increase of 71.1 percent from the 1,556 sold in the same month a year ago. Sales of BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles accounted for 7.4 percent of U.S. sales in March 2018. BMW Group ...

Tesla Produced Record 34,494 EVs in Q1, 9,766 Model 3 Vehicles

On Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Model-s In Q1 of 2018, Tesla production totaled 34,494 vehicles, a 40% increase from Q4 and by far the most productive quarter in Tesla history. 24,728 were Model S and Model X, and 9,766 were Model 3. Tesla was able to double the weekly Model 3 production rate during the quarter by rapidly addressing production and ...

GMC Debuts Off-Road Sierra AT4

On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
GMC AT4 GMC is getting serious about off-roading. Meet the Sierra AT4, the Detroit truck staple’s latest all-terrain crusher. While the Sierra AT4 is not a direct shot across the bow of Ford’s Raptor or Ram’s Rebel, the full-size pickup was built to be capable enough to deftly tackle any unpaved adventures, while still providing an elevated ...

Mitsubishi Motors Executive Vice President And Chief Operating Offer Don Swearingen To Retire In June

On Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Don_Swearingen Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Don Swearingen announced he will retire, effective June 1, 2018.  Swearingen is staying until June 1 to assist in the transition between incoming President and CEO of MMNA Fred Diaz and outgoing President and CEO of MMNA Ryujiro Kobashi, who ...

Lexus Lc Coupe: Double Finalist In World Car Awards

On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
2019 Lexus Lc The Lexus LC coupe is in contention for two of the 2018 World Car Awards, being one of three finalists in both the World Performance Car and Car Design of the Year titles. A panel of 82 automotive industry journalists from around the globe will determine the ultimate winners, to be announced at the New ...

Renault And EEM Create First “Smart Island” in Porto Santo

On Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Renault Zoe Groupe Renault, European electric vehicle leader, and EEM Empresa de Electricidade da Madeira, SA, which produces, transports and distributes and sells electricity on the two inhabited Portuguese islands of Madeira archipelago (Madeira and Porto Santo), announced the launch of a smart electric ecosystem on the island of Porto Santo. The government of the Autonomous Region ...

Fully Charged Reviews All-Electric Bollinger B1 SUV

On Monday, February 12th, 2018
Bollinger B1 SUV Last year, New York-based electric SUV startup Bollinger Motors introduced its battery-powered B1 off-roader at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan. Fully Charged Show host Robert Llewellyn took a look at the 100% electric Bollinger B1 SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017. He spoke with Jeff Holland, from Bollinger Motors, about this tough, practical and exciting ...

Researchers Have Found A Way to Make Carbon Fiber From Plants

On Sunday, February 4th, 2018
Carbon fiber Carbon fiber is glamorous. It helps shed precious pounds from performance-focused cars like those from McLaren (its carbon Monocell is pictured above) as well as upmarket eco-warriors like the BMW i3, and it is increasingly applied as merit-badge splashes of decor on sporty trims of myriad other vehicles. But it also has a dark side ...

Nissan Europe Announces Senior Management Change

On Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
Nissan Nissan in Europe today announced that Ken Ramirez is appointed Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Effective February 1st 2018, Ramirez will lead all sales and marketing efforts for Nissan in the region, with a focus on driving profitable growth whilst progressing the company towards its goal of becoming the most desirable Asian car brand ...