Latest Automotive News

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Husband of drunk, stoned driver and killer of 7 sues New York

On July 26, 2009 Diane Schuler drove her brother’s Ford Windstar the wrong way down the Taconic State Parkway in New York for 1.7 miles while other motorists veered to avoid her, only to have her slam head-on into a Chevrolet Trailblazer – killing herself, the four of the five children in her van and the three adult occupants of the SUV. Now, her husband Daniel is suing the state of New York, claiming that it is entirely the fault of the state and not his drunk, stoned wife.

The 2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost models to yield 20/28mpg

The redesigned For Explorer has been selling like hotcakes since being introduced even though it was only offered with one engine option but all along, Ford has promised that there would be a 4 cylinder EcoBoost model coming in 2012 – and now we have the official fuel economy numbers for the new engine option for the Explorer.

2011 CAR Management Briefing Seminar Update: Economic plan overriding Obama mileage plan

As leaders of the auto industry share their vision of the industry’s future and its connection to success at the start of the CAR Business Seminars in Traverse City tomorrow, running from August 1 - 4, many wonder if President Obama's new mileage proposal is being drowned in the news by the debt plan, or lack of it.

British Green Racing gets a boost from HaloIPT

Remember racing those little 1/32nd scale cars around an electrified track? Now drivers will be maneuvering their full size race cars about a track using inductive power transference to charge the vehicles as they race. Electricity is powering the future of British Green Racing thanks to an agreement between Drayson Racing Technologies and HaloIPT.

Chrysler’s SRT brand could offer supercharged 2013 models

The 2012 SRT models including the Dodge Charger SRT8, the Dodge Challenger SRT8, the Chrysler 300C SRT8 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 are just hitting the streets but an exciting rumor has Mopar lovers looking to next year as it has been whispered by the masses that the SRT brand could offer a supercharged package for the 2013 model year.

AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) expands relationship with Nissan into Canada

AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) announced that it is expanding its relationship with Nissan internationally into Canada as its official home EV charging station and installation provider for the Nissan LEAF. AeroVironment was selected as a result of its leadership in EV infrastructure.

Fla. expo pushes virtues of propane autogas

The 11th annual National Motor Vehicle and Aviation Workshops and Exposition for federal fleet managers runs through the end of this week at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando. There, managers nationwide will learn how propane autogas can cut down on their operating and maintenance costs without harming performance or affecting the reliability of their vehicles.

Toyota, Braun give gift of mobility to paralyzed newlywed

The world can be a selfish and unforgiving place. This is a hard truth, especially in an America that can be so cold it's easy to believe nobody cares. Every once in a while, there is an exception to the rule. Such a bright spot portends hope and inspiration that not all is lost for the rest of us. A blushing bride's road from tragedy to triumph, with help from friends like Toyota and The Braun Corp., is proof of that.

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