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February 19, 2015
From The Car Connection:

Six Reasons To Choose The VW Golf R Over The Subaru STI

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf R might very well be the most accessible, livable car to offer both all-weather traction from all-wheel drive, plus 0-60 mph acceleration in less than five seconds—especially if you limit the contenders to those with an under-$40,000 price tag.

Insurance Companies Sued For Forcing Garages To Make Shoddy Repairs With Cheap Parts

Americans are wary of insurance companies. In fact, a recent Gallup poll about trustworthy professions put insurance agents near the bottom of the "trusted" list, besting U.S. Senators, Representatives, and, sadly, car salespeople.

2009 Bankruptcy May Not Fully Protect GM From Ignition-Switch Lawsuits

In 2009, General Motors Corporation underwent a very quick, very contentious bankruptcy. In the course of just a few short weeks, the automaker transformed into General Motors Company.

Teaser for new Audi R8 debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Teaser for new Audi R8 debuting at 2015 Geneva Motor Show

From Motor Authority:

Audi Releases First Specs For New R8 Supercar

In the lead up to its world debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, more and more details about the new Audi R8 supercar are beginning to emerge. Following the leaked shot of an undisguised version sitting in a garage and a tease of the car’s available laser headlights, Audi has now confirmed some of the specs for the upcoming car.

Infiniti Releases Second Teaser For QX30 Concept Debuting At Geneva Motor Show

We now have a second teaser photo and a few more details for Infiniti’s new QX30 concept car debuting at next month’s 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The QX30 headed to Geneva is a thinly-veiled concept version of a new compact crossover of the same name that’s set to join Infiniti’s lineup in 2016.

Spain’s GTA Bringing New Spano Supercar With 925-HP V-10 To Geneva

We first saw the Spano supercar from Spanish firm Spania GTA back in 2009 when the original concept version was rolled out. Since then GTA has been churning out examples for enthusiasts all across the globe, but now the company is ready to introduce a successor model.

2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid

From Green Car Reports:

2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid & Energi Models To Get $900 Price Cut

It's well known that sales of hybrid cars rise and fall in line with gas prices. In recent months, that's led to lower sales for hybrids as gasoline falls to $2 per gallon or less in many parts of the U.S.

Coal Power Plant That Can Capture Carbon To Open In Mid-2016

As more plug-in electric cars hit the road, the infrastructure used to generate electricity will need to be increasingly scrutinized. The most straightforward way to get cleaner electricity is to switch to a less-polluting source like natural gas--or better yet, renewable sources like wind and solar.

Tesla Gigafactory Spending: So Far, $50 Million-Plus--And Much More To Come

Just outside Reno, Nevada, work on Tesla Motors' massive lithium-ion cell "Gigafactory" continues. The plant meant to supply large quantities of battery cells for future electric cars is expected to cost around $5 billion, and now Tesla has started to spend tens of millions of dollars toward that total.

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