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California regulators recently voted to require that major automakers substantially increase the numbers of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered models for the coming years, eventually accounting for 15.4 percent of all vehicles sold in...
Tags: Kia, BMW, Hybrid Vehicles, Hyundai, General Motors Corp.
Why 2012 is a good year to buy By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features New-vehicle sales could rise by as much as six to seven percent during 2012 according to Automotive News, due largely to the effects of a stabilizing economy and pent-up consumer demand....
We’re only one full decade into the 21st century but there have already been plenty of changes in the way we treat our vehicles. Much of the conventional wisdom from years past in respect to vehicle maintenance has fallen by the wayside, as...
By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features As the song says, "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go." Holiday road trips are an annual ritual for many families, but experts caution motorists to make sure their cars are ready for the...
Driving lessons Auto racing is a popular sport, and many of us would love get behind the wheel of a race car. Racing schools offer lessons for all sorts of racing, be it stock car racing, Formula 1 racing, Indy Cars, and even Kart racing. For the novice...
Tags: Apple iPhone, New Products, Automotive Equipment, Pets
Bob Morande, CEO of Morande Automotive Group and Thomas A. Miele, Parts and Service Director of Morande Ford are shown presenting $50 TD Bank Visa debit cards to Joyce Smoluk. Smoluk is the holiday coordinator for the town of Berlin’s department of...
Tags: Holidays, Automotive Equipment
By Paula MacPherson The interior of the 2012 Hyundai Accent seems entirely out of place in a car with a $16,000 price tag. Granted, there's lots of plastic, but it looks very good. Add in upholstery that doesn't scream "cheap" and a variety of...
By Jim MacPherson Thanksgiving has a special meaning in our family. Forget "Over the river and through the woods…" My wife was born on Thanksgiving Day, which means the holiday takes on added significance for us. As a result, we generally...
By Deb Acord CTW Features Americans love technology. The quest for the newest gadgets that keep us connected anytime, anywhere, fuels our society. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that consumers are beginning to view the switch to...
By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Automakers not only strive to develop new gizmos and gadgets to capture the hearts and minds of new-car buyers, they love to create intriguing names for what are otherwise relatively mundane components. The 1941...
Tags: Passenger Cars, Mini, BMW, Lexus, Automotive Equipment
Automakers will have to double their fleet-wide average fuel economy by 2025 if proposed federal rules take effect. Here’s how they’ll do it. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features The White House and major automakers recently signed off on a plan...
Two for One Electric cars are safe and green By Deb Acord CTW Features The 2011 Nissan Leaf has gotten a lot of press for its all-electric engine and 100 miles per charge. But it’s also winning praise for something else: its safety system....
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