As has been the case for several months now, last month Nissan Leaf sales were down compared to the year prior but with new 2016 models now hitting dealers, Nissan says it expects things to improve. The Japanese maker of the world’s cumulatively best-selling plug-in vehicle delivered a scant 1,054 units for November, just 39 […] The post Nissan Holds Down Fo […]
Sales for the Chevy Volt were nearly on par last month with 1,980 deliveries reported compared to October’s 2,035. Of these, says GM, 86 percent are the 2016 model year being sold for now just in California and 10 states following its zero emission rules. That roughly equates to 1,700 sales last month out of […] The post 2016 Model Year Volts Comprise 86 Per […]
The Chevrolet Volt with gasoline backup allows for no range anxiety. Then again, Chevrolet’s pending 200-mile Bolt priced maybe $3,500 more means much less range anxiety than today’s more-common sub-100-mile EVs, so will GM cannibalize its own sales? Or, even worse, “will there still be room for the Volt” at all, or might Chevrolet look […] The post Will the […]
Adaptive headlights are set to be the next technology that sees widespread adoption thanks to new safety ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is developing a system for evaluating headlight performance which will require vehicles to receive a ‘good’ rating to be considered a Top Safety Pick Plus, the IIHS’s top safety rating. […] The po […]
Part of Mitsubishi’s broader plans to strengthen its tenuous foothold in the U.S. market will include new plug-in electrified crossovers beginning next year and through the decade’s end. The carmaker’s one U.S. plug-in is the i-MiEV pure EV, a converted Japanese kei car, vintage 2009, but that 62-mile-range city car loping along at less than […] The post Rev […]
With the VW Group’s diesel scandal yet making news, this does not mean TDI tech is being abandoned, but in the world of racing it may yet reign supreme. That said, many people will still sniff when they catch wind of a new Audi TDI, but this turbo-diesel-hybrid R18 comes with a big exemption clause. […] The post Audi’s R18 TDI-hybrid Racer May Be a Defeat De […]
Formula E in partnership with Kinetic has announced the very first autonomous racing league called ROBORACE, which is set to commence during the 2016/2017 season. These self-driving race cars will take to the track right before the Formula E Championship cars and will compete for one hour. The league will be made up of 10 […] The post World’s First Autonomou […]
You know the neighborhood is a good one when they offer a free Model S with the purchase of a new home. Maybe the $3,199,000 selling price would be a hint as well, but an open house thrown today by Sotheby’s in the thriving Monterey County real estate market, replete with live music from members […] The post Buy a House, Get a Free Tesla Model S appeared fir […]
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has ordered the Volkswagen Group to recall its vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter diesel V6 engines. Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen are all impacted by the order, which affects over 15,000 vehicles sold in California since 2009. The regulator’s demand follows Audi’s admission that vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter V6 […]
Rules that will require plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) to emit certain sounds are being delayed. The “quiet car” rules for hybrid and electric cars have been in the works since 2013 and aim to mandate audio alerts at low speeds for hybrids and electric vehicles, or any vehicle that operates at low speeds without an […] The post US ‘Quiet car’ Rules For […]
Reconciliation cannot happen without accepting the mistakes of the past or the injustices that have been carried out against the minorities and then making amends for it, says former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga. MORE..
Members in India's Lok Sabha today expressed concern over Sri Lanka detaining fishermen from Tamil Nadu and China building dams on the Brahmaputra river on their side which could hamper water availability in the North East. MORE..
The three customs officers including a superintendent who were arrested and remanded for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Rs 125 million have been released on bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court. MORE..
DMK chief M. Karunanidhi today urged the Indian government to get in touch with the Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, now in Sri Lanka, to facilitate talks with that government so as to end problems faced by Indian fishermen. MORE..
Gossip9.lk News : An Indian businessman K.V. Gopiraj has lodged the complaint against Aksha, who has documented expectant safeguard. In her application, she says she has had an adoration illicit relationship with Gopiraj, a wedded man, who had guaranteed to wed her, on which guarantee she has had a sexual relationship as well. At his welcome, she has spent a […]
Gossip9.lk News : A monster blossom, said to be one of the world's most seasoned and biggest species, has sprouted at a Tokyo park without precedent for a long time, it's accounted for. The 2-meter-high (6.5 feet) Titan arum seldom blossoms and is famously hard to proliferate. The Jindai plant gardens in the city of Chofu have extended their openin […]
Gossip9.lk News : According to the media reports, a karate master from Galewela, known in the Islamic State as Abu Shuraih Sailani (not the real name) who has been reportedly killed in Syria in an air strike last week is said to be the first Sri Lankan member of the ISIS. Abhu Shuraih Sailani, 37, after completing his GCE O/L, has pursued Islamic studies wit […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime pastor Ranil Wickremesinghe have entered a mystery settlement to remove the professional Mahinda Rajapaksa bunch from governmental issues, "Sathhanda" daily paper reports refering to dependable sources. The mystery agreement has occurred on the intercession of the Indian government and the […]
Gossip9.lk News : Thalangama police captured her, delivered her before courts and was remanded until July 28.The spouse touched base at Thalangama police bringing inside of him the records and the protective cap seized by the lady from the policemen. Police captured him as well, on the charge of permitting her to drive an auto in such a mental condition, cr […]
Gossip9.lk News : President Maithripala Sirisena has come to a firm position that his forerunner Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be given the prime ecclesiastical candidature or designations from the SLFP at the forthcoming general decision, reports say. Pioneers of Tamil, Muslim and radical gatherings met the president (29) yesterday for a dialog, where the pre […]
Gossip9.lk News : Bigwigs of security forces have urged the newly sworn in government not to appoint Sarath Fonseka to any high end portfolios related to security, reports say.They have made the request on qualms that Fonseka could seek revenge from many bigwigs of security forces while extending special courtesy to his affiliates, after receiving such a pos […]
Gossip9.lk News : A boy from Coventry has become the youngest computer specialist in the world. Ayan Qureshi is now a Microsoft Certified Professional after passing the tech giant's exam when he was just five years old.Ayan, now six, whose father is an IT consultant, has set up his own computer network at home.He told the BBC he found the exam difficult […]
Filed under: Volkswagen, EmissionsCar shoppers took notice of Volkswagen's flagrant emissions cheating. In November, Volkswagen sales plunged nearly 25 percent in the United States, according to data released Tuesday morning.Continue reading Volkswagen sales take a beating amid cheating scandalVolkswagen sales take a beating amid cheating scandal origin […]
Filed under: Green, Spy Photos, CES, Chevrolet, Hatchback, ElectricOur spies catch the production 2017 Chevy Bolt during a photo shoot. The new EV will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January with an expected 200-mile electric range.Continue reading Here's the production Chevy BoltHere's the production Chevy Bolt originally appeared on Au […]
Filed under: Chevrolet, Quick Spins, TruckWe drive the refreshed half-ton Silverado and sample the new combination of 5.3-liter V8 and eight-speed automatic transmission.Continue reading 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Quick Spin [w/video]2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Quick Spin [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:00:00 EST. Please […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Alternative Fuels, Natural GasProvisions in House and Senate transportation bills would benefit CNG-powered vehicles. It isn't clear which, if any, of them will make it to the final legislation.Continue reading CNG vehicles might get boost in congressional EV billCNG vehicles might get boost in congressional EV bill […]
Filed under: Safety, TechnologyThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is turning its attention to headlights, and particularly the adaptive variety. This is a good thing.Continue reading IIHS developing rating system for adaptive headlightsIIHS developing rating system for adaptive headlights originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:17:00 E […]
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Ford, TruckFord will put $1.3 billion into the Kentucky Truck Plant to build a new body shop and retool for assembly of the 2017 F-Series Super Duty pickup. The investment will also add 2,000 workers.Continue reading Ford invests $1.3 billion in Kentucky Truck Plant for Super DutyFord invests $1.3 b […]
Filed under: Earnings/Financials, FordFord is canning its unpopular Friends & Neighbors program long before its January termination date, with one dealer citing a poor response from consumers.Continue reading Weak response causes Ford to drop Friends & Neighbors saleWeak response causes Ford to drop Friends & Neighbors sale originally appeared on […]
Filed under: Misc. Automakers, Middle East, Coupe, Off-Road, Performance, RacingDubai-based Zarooq Motors unveiled plans for the SandRacer during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend, envisioning an off-road sports car and a spec racing series in which to run it.Continue reading Zarooq SandRacer set to tackle the dunes in DubaiZarooq SandRacer set to tackle […]
Filed under: Government/Legal, SafetyFifty years later, Ralph Nader's automotive expose "Unsafe At Any Speed" remains relevant and vital for American drivers.Continue reading Ralph Nader's 'Unsafe At Any Speed' turns 50 todayRalph Nader's 'Unsafe At Any Speed' turns 50 today originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, […]
Today in Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that it has signed an official sponsorship agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to serve as a Worldwide Paralympic Partner Sponsor through 2024, a period which includes the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferen […]
The research is clear – a strong support system helps children excel in the classroom and beyond. This month the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) and 10 Toyota Family Learning programs are celebrating National Family Literacy Month® by focusing on the immense influence families have on a child’s education, future success and well-being. Visit @To […]
TORRANCE, Calif. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Toyota Transport, the automaker’s in-house vehicle transportation trucking company, now has its first car hauler that runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The Long Beach, CA based truck/trailer does what any other car hauler can do, except it does it while emitting 85 percent less overall particulate matter and 10 percent […]
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (Nov. 23, 2015) – Camry driver Kyle Busch captured the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) driver’s championship – the first for Toyota since entering the series in 2007 – when he finished first in Sunday’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]
Bangkok, Thailand, November 23, 2015?Today, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) joined with Chulalongkorn University (Chula) to celebrate an ongoing project to combat Bangkok's traffic congestion. The project is targeting the Sathorn District, one of Bangkok's busiest and best-known thoroughfares?using park-and-ride lots, shuttle buses, and advanc […]
Once again, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS) U.S.A., Inc. has been recognized for leading the charge for equality, diversity and economic empowerment. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Los Angeles (Nov. 20, 2015) – Highlighting a commitment to innovation, superior design and appeal to Hispanic families, the Hispanic Motor Press Awards® has named the 2016 Toyota Mirai and 2016 Toyota Tacoma among its Best Cars of 2016. The Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle was honored with the Innovation Award, while the Tacoma mid-size pickup was selected b […]
PLANO, Texas (Nov. 18, 2015) – What’s not to love about respecting people for the job they do and creating an environment that’s always improving? According to the Human Rights Campaign, Toyota is all over it. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences.
Washington, DC, Nov. 18, 2015 – As we move closer to the day when automated driving, vehicle to vehicle communication and artificial intelligence are a reality, automakers must continue to address concerns about privacy and cybersecurity threats, said a Toyota spokesman. Visit @Toyota ACCESS to receive your news via e-mail. Update your RSS feed preferences. […]