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Room for More Recycling

Recycling has become a normal part of everyday life for almost all Americans. Though the concept of recycling has been present for millennia, the modern recycling movement was really accelerated in the 1970s. Continue reading

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Leasing at Record High in US

People continue to lease vehicles at a record pace, according to the Q3 2015 State of the Automotive Finance Market report Continue reading

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Ford Motor Out Sourcing Ad Design

Consumers will also receive a “billboard selfie” – a webcam shot of their design in the chosen location from cameras located across from the billboards. Continue reading

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Tesla Motors Recalls All Model S EVs for Bad Safety Belts

In November, a customer in Denmark said that the front passenger seat belt had become disconnected during normal use. Continue reading

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Latest Le Mans Bound Audi R18 Debuts

At the financially challenged VW Group, Audi and Porsche will each compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours, the WEC season’s most famous event, with only two instead of three cars. Continue reading

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Google Frustrated with California DMV Slow Walk on Autonomous Vehicles

Google has 73 self-driving cars out of 98 in testing from ten automakers on the road in California under DMV testing rules. However, they have been involved in 17 accidents that Google claims were not the car’s fault. Continue reading

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Porsche Dominates Endurance Racing During 2015

Porsche had a strong season with the overall victory at the 24 Hours in Le Mans, the Manufacturers’ World Championship earned at the penultimate round in Shanghai, the drivers’ World Championship in Bahrain. Continue reading

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Largest US Market for Zero Emission Vehicles is California

California is and likely will remain the largest market for zero emission vehicles in the United States because of the state’s increasingly stringent ZEV mandate. Continue reading

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Overdue Update of Mazda CX-9 Appears at LAAS

This three-row seat CX-9 is long overdue for a major overhaul in an ultra-competitive field, but Mazda’s fragile financial position saw it mildly freshening the Ford Edge-based platform since its 2007 introduction. That’s a long time in car life years as it turns it into a dog. Continue reading

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Union Protests Hyundai Worker Deaths

Trade unionists from Korea were in Geneva, Switzerland to attend the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights this week telling the world about the workers dying in the yards of the planet’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries Continue reading

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Truth in Geographical Vehicle Names – Here are Real Ones

Finding a Chevy Malibu in Malibu or a Hyundai Tucson in Tucson is actually rare, if such geographical vehicle names reflect popularity in those locales. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Cruze Pricing Undercuts Civic, Corolla, Elantra

The battle of best-selling global compact cars continued today with Chevrolet pricing its brand new Cruze model $1980 cheaper than the Honda Civic LX, an acknowledged leader in the class. The formidable Cruze – Chevy’s bestseller globally – is also less expensive than the Toyota Corolla L (-$570) and the Hyundai Elantra SE (-$580). Continue reading

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Honda 2&4 – LAAS Concept Silliness

The Honda Project 2&4 will be on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the result of cooperation between Honda’s motorcycle and automobile divisions. It’s said to be a new performance vehicle combining the open feel of a motorcycle and the handling of an automobile. Too bad it will never be street legal. Continue reading

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Ally Bailout Terms Met – Allowing for Common Dividends

This removes the restriction on Ally of offering common equity distributions. Ally’s stated objective is to pay a dividend and start a share repurchase program in 2016. Continue reading

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NADA Says 17.7 Million US New Vehicle Sales in 2016

Szakaly observed that the industry is now seeing the end of “pent up demand” that came about during the Great Recession when annual car sales from 2009-2013 were less than 16 million units. Continue reading

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