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Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via... read more

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2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf Named 'World Car Of The Year'

This year’s World Car of the Year competition began with thirty-nine vehicles, picked by a team of journalists from around the world. The next stage cut the list of... read more April 21, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Green Cars For 2011

When editors of Kelley Blue Book prepared to select the “Top 10 Green Cars for 2011,” KBB’s annual listing of the most fuel-efficient cars, they sought to... read more April 13, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan LEAF prototype

Nissan Investigates Starting Problems With Leaf EVs

Owners of the first mass-market electric vehicle are experiencing delays, but now some are faced with the car's first mechanical glitch, Nissan confirms. Some Nissan Leaf... read more April 11, 2011 by 


 
Alan Mulally

Ford Wins Big In 2011 Edison Awards

Ford Motor Company won the lion’s share of automotive-related categories in the 2011 Edison Awards presented April 6 in New York City. The Dearborn, Michigan automaker... read more April 11, 2011 by 


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

What Will It Take For Electric Cars To Make Great Family Cars?

First, a disclaimer – I’m no scientist, not particularly good at math, and claim no expertise in dissecting voluminous data on the pros and cons of electric... read more April 4, 2011 by  5


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Damaged Japanese Automaker Facilities Affect U.S. Market

The natural disasters in Japan continue to have a growing and negative effect on the U.S. automotive industry. U.S. carmakers are being affected by the vast network of... read more March 25, 2011 by 


 
Homer Simpson

5 Habits To Change During Lent -- And The Apps To Help You

The rain held off for most of yesterday's Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, but around the time that the police department made its traditional midnight charge down... read more March 9, 2011 by  1


 
1997 Honda Civic LX

Robotics Professor Converts Honda Civics To Electric

A robotics professor in Pittsburgh has designed a kit for the Honda Civic. It doesn't transform it into an exotic looking supercar, but it can make it run on electricity... read more February 20, 2011 by 


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

North American Car, Truck of the Year Winners: 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Chevy Volt

The winners for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced, at the 2011 Detroit auto show--and they are the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Ford... read more January 10, 2011 by  1


 
North American Car of the Year

2011 Detroit Show: The North American Car of the Year Is...?

While High Gear Media preps for the opening salvo at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we're also preparing for Monday's announcement of the 2011 North... read more January 8, 2011 by  4


 
Porsche 911 Sport Exhaust

Researchers: Heat From Exhaust Could Be Harnessed For Improved MPG

If you've ever crept along in gridlock and noticed the floor of your car getting a little warm, or 'seen' all the heat energy escaping from a hot exhaust pipe on a cold day... read more December 29, 2010 by  2


 
Nissan Leaf Carwings feature

Nissan Makes Range-Anxiety Fun With 'Carwings' For The 2011 Leaf

If Farmville has taught us anything -- and sadly, it's taught us plenty -- it's that people will carry out even the most repetitive, mundane chores as long as there's a shiny... read more December 28, 2010 by 


 
2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Ferrari Vs. Nissan: Prancing Horse vs. Dancing Bear

My how times have changed. I was reading an article on the BBC’s website about marketing electric cars and how they should be named, in order to have meaning and... read more December 19, 2010 by 


 
2010 Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid, sold in South Korea only

Three Major Factors Drive Consumers' Choice of Cars

Despite all the media attention over hybrids and electrics, when it comes to consumers’ choice of cars – family cars included – it still boils down to three... read more December 10, 2010 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Nissan Leaf: Unplugged, it Tours

2011 Nissan Leaf:  Unplugged On Tour At the Midwest Automotive Media Association's 2010 Fall Rally, Nissan introduced its no-tailpipe emissions Leaf.  This 100-mile range... read more November 30, 2010 by  1


 
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