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Today in Car News: American Resurgence, Car Chargers and David Byrne
Today in Car News: American Resurgence, Car Chargers and David Byrne

Chevy Volt, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Jeep Grand Cherokee: America's automakers may have won back their place in the consideration queue. [New York Times] Electric cars might be the hot topic this week, but automakers still have low expectations for sales. [CNet] Ecotality and Coulomb Technologies say...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
Today at High Gear Media: Ford Edge, Facebook, Corvette Z06

If you missed our first drive of the 2011 Ford Edge this summer, the full review is live--and it's giving the judges a reason to break out the 8s. [TheCarConnection] So far, it's short of a call for a complete ban on talking and driving--but DOT Secretary Ray LaHood is pressing automakers to do...Read More»

2011 Coda Sedan, final production version
Today in Car News: Electric Car Adopters, China and Survolt

Americans are ready to buy electric cars--but that pesky pricetag gets in the way. [NielsenWire] Should you pay attention to these automotive brands? There are only ten of them--but aren't there only 38 brands total anyway? [CNNMoney] Longtime Jaguar managing director Mike O'Driscoll will retire...Read More»

2012 Buick Excelle GT (Chinese-spec)
Today in Car News: Buick Verano, Ford Focus Electric, Raptor

Ford's Alan Mulally makes it a three-peat with a scheduled speech at January's Consumer Electronics Show, which ironically is open to the press only. [Detroit Free Press] GM says its Orion plant will build new Buick Veranos, but the UAW's disaffected say it'll build bad blood instead. [Detroit Free...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport
Will Cars Like Junior and Fiat 500 Be the New Upscale for Echo Generation?

With the buzz around the introduction to the U.S. of the 2011 Fiat 500, I figured there had to be something about this tiny car that appeals to a growing segment of the population. I mean, we’ve already got some pretty cool small cars zipping around and doing quite well sales-wise, including...Read More»

2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept
2010 Paris Auto Show: Think Small, Act Fast, Go Blue

Of all this year's A-list auto shows, the Paris show opening this week is the lucky one. The grey mood at recent shows in Frankfurt, Detroit, and Geneva broke at the Paris Expo, with a herd of electric supercars leading the charge. Two years ago, the raw display of power and advanced technology on...Read More»

Paris
Today at High Gear Media: Paris Show, Ford F-150 and Texting

Today's the day: we're prepped, penned and all charged up for the rollercoaster that is the 2010 Paris Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Some of the embargoes seem to have leaked already, anyway. [AllExoticCars] A big part of the Paris show will include electric and green car reveals from some surprising...Read More»

Teaser for Infiniti luxury EV due in 2013
Infiniti Adding Hybrids, Electric Cars to Its Lineup

Hybrid technology, zero emissions, luxury, high performance, and five-passenger seating – these are words consumers are likely to hear and see applied to more and more vehicles in the near future as automakers amp up their hybrid and all-electric product offerings. For starters, Infiniti is...Read More»

Camaro Convertible
Today in Car News: Camaro Convertible, Regal GS and Spoilers

Before the first one's even seen live, Chevrolet is auctioning off a 2012 Camaro Convertible at Barrett-Jackson. [Inside Line] High Gear Media will be there live when Buick shows off the production Regal GS in Miami in November. [eGMCarTech] Lance Armstrong, you are the first celebrity to get a...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck of the Year: The Short List

The North American Car and Truck of the Year nominees were named earlier this year--and now, the short list of contenders have been culled from the long list. The NACOTY organizing committee reports that General Motors and Nissan dominate the car list with three models each. Four European models...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Today in Car News: Subaru, Land Yachts, Electric Cars and MJ

The other New York newspaper thinks land yachts have hit a new sales stride--but does an S-Class really count? [Wall Street Journal] The EPA wants to give cars a letter grade for fuel economy, but a survey suggests people won't understand how to compare cars any better with new grades. [PRNewswire]...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Big SUVs and Theft

It begins today: High Gear Media is running the 2010 Fireball Run Adventurally! We'll talk about it a lot over the next 10 days until @raywert covers his ears and goes, "La la la la I don't hear you." [MotorAuthority] Cool thing: for the Fireball Run, we've turned a Chevy Camaro SS into a mobile...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
GE And Project Better Place Partner In Battery Venture

GE has announced that it is getting together with Project Better Place, a Silicon Valley startup. GE wants to promote their charging station and Project Better Place envisions a network of battery charging and exchange sites. GE brings financial bona fides and a desire to impact the EV market to...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro
Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Camaro and Eddie Bauer

It's on: starting tomorrow, our trio of editors takes on Valentino Balboni et al in the 2010 Fireball Run in a 2011 Chevy Camaro SS! [SocialCarNews] Meanwhile, us schlubs stuck at the desk get to fill out the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro full review, and tease ourselves with a score of 9 for handling...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin One-77
Today in Car News: Electric Cars, VW Passat

How about a 750-horsepower Aston Martin One-77? Why yes, we'll take two, thanks very much. [AutoExpress] California wants to see one million electric cars on its highways by the year 2020. Those Mattell boys need to get cracking. [Detroit News] We've been reporting it ad nauseum since last October;...Read More»

Saab grille
Today at High Gear Media: Electric Saab, New Lamborghinis

If you've ever wanted to stalk the hottie in the car next to you, the iPhone and its Bump app put you one step closer to a restraining order. [SocialCarNews] Saab's first-ever electric car comes to Paris' auto show with a promise of 124 miles of driving range. Fore! [AllCarsElectric] The 2011...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Today in Car News: F-150 EcoBoost, Tundra Power, and Harley

Is this the first photo of the Ford F-150's new EcoBoost engine? To be precise, it's a screenshot. So, no. [Jalopnik] Now, this may be the clearest screenshot of the Audi R4 yet, if your eye can subtract all the groovelicious plastic swirls. [eGMCarTech] The 2011 Toyota Tundra adds a smidge of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus ST
Today at High Gear Media: Focus ST, 911 GTS and SuperSnake

Topping the headlines today at High Gear Media: the hot 'n spicy version of the 2012 Ford Focus, the Paris Auto Show's own Focus ST. We can't wait until September 30. [MotorAuthority] We're also keen on seeing the new Porsche 911 GTS up close and personally, though we'll have to fend off the...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
Today at High Gear Media: Big Discounts, 3G and Darth Vader

If you bought one of these five cars in July, you got a better deal than usual. What's at the root of it all? Model changeover. [TheCarConnection] Five safe cars for families: it sounds like a great way to research before hitting showrooms this weekend. [FamilyCarGuide] In-car 3G audio sounds...Read More»

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