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Obama Announces New Standards To Double Vehicle MPG By 2025
Obama Announces New Standards To Double Vehicle MPG By 2025

Will your next vehicle get much better gas mileage than your current one? Ask most car shoppers and it's a priority. A new mandate formally announced this morning arguably makes it even more likely you'll find one with significantly higher mpg. The Obama administration and U.S. Environmental...Read More»

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Chevy Impala Lawsuit, World's Worst Driver, Flying Cars: Car News Headlines

The world's worst driver might live in the Netherlands. [MotorAuthority] Owners of the 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impala have filed a class action lawsuit against GM. [TheCarConnection] Is the flying car about to become reality? [AllCarTech] The next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class will offer five...Read More»

Nissan Leaf ad, 'The New MPG'
Nissan Leaf Shifts Strategy & Asks How Far You Can Go On $1

Selling electric vehicles is no easy task. Human beings are creatures of habit, and EVs represent a dramatic shift. Accordingly, Nissan has shifted its advertising strategy for the fully electric Leaf, targeting an area where everyone's sensitive: the wallet. You probably recall the first ads for...Read More»

Nissan Leaf on track at Laguna Seca. Photo via MyNissanLeaf forum member nader.
2011 Nissan Leaf Proves It Can Tackle Laguna Seca: Video

On Sunday, June 26 the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was home to Refuel 2011 - the third annual track day for electric cars and motorcycles. Open to anyone with an electric car, the event gave everyone from Tesla Roadster owners through to DIY converters the chance to push themselves and their cars to...Read More»

Spelling mansion in LA
Ecclestone's New Digs, 2012 BMW M5, Cars 2: Today's Car News

Bernie Ecclestone is buying the priciest mansion in L.A. for his daughter, the old Spelling place. Tori's really out of the will now, we guess. [MotorAuthority] Today in hilarious car-related rap news, we get real with a Toyota Prius in the Whole Foods parking lot. [TheCarConnection] It's happened...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott
Should The Electric-Car Tax Credit Be A Rebate? #YouTellUs

Did you know that when you buy a qualifying electric car, that the hefty $7,500 federal subsidy is a tax credit, not a tax rebate? The current electric-car credit is quite a messy affair. You must owe X amount in taxes to fully utilize the credit. This fine little detail isn't really advertised...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line
Road Trips, 3-Cylinders and Fisker Karma: Today's Car News

A new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic--that's Ford's homework for the next year. [TheCarConnection] With rebates and incentives down 25 percent last year, we're all paying more for new cars than in a very long time. [TheCarConnection] The Chevy Volt rebate...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Snooki, Sun-Sipping Convertibles And SRX: Today's Car News

We know it's not really summer until late June, but that gives you time to save gas money and work on your tan with these fuel-conscious convertibles. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac had plans for a plug-in SRX hybrid--but now those plans have been unplugged. [GreenCarReports] Though Saab's restarted...Read More»

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Memorial Day Apps, Audi A9 In The Works: Today's Car News

Small cars are getting better at crash safety, so says the IIHS. [TheCarConnection] A new Facebook page makes your Facebook page look totally acceptable. While you may be doing belly shots off a cougar, this group's suggesting that Saudi women be beaten for driving. [TheCarConnection] Whether it's...Read More»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
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»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 9, 2011

Oh hai Monday. I see you've jacked up gas prices to $4 a gallon. The only way you'd be less likable is if you were twins. [TheCarConnection] There may be some brief relief from the rise in gas prices, in the near term. [TheCarConnection] But if you're looking for permanent relief to record-high gas...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive
The Week In Reverse: Jaguar C-X75, Benz SLS, And #DumpTrump

Do you remember where you were, when the #DumpTrump campaign got #TheDonald bounced from the #Indy500 pace car in about twelve minutes? You're excused if you stepped out for a Starbucks and missed it all. [MotorAuthority] In the wee hours today, the Jaguar C-X75 went from concept to sort-of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Are IIHS Top Safety Picks

They're both best-car-of-the-year winners, they're both available for purchase--for those with patience at least. And today the 2011 Chevy Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf are the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest Top Safety Pick winners. The IIHS says both the Volt and the Leaf ace its...Read More»

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 eligible vehicles down to ten, followed by the selection of three finalists at last month’s Geneva Motor Show. It came...Read More»

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 owners, in both the United States and Japan, have reported occasional starting problems with their vehicles, and Nissan has...Read More»

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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 Bourbon Street to declare the holiday over, storm clouds began rolling in. This morning, folks across the area awoke to a very...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car at NYC Marathon, Oct 2010, with Marathon CEO Mary Wittenberg
Nissan Sponsors Nashville's Version Of The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Many of you know about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, a nationwide series of events promoting health, headbanging, and Dodge's sporty lineup. But while Dodge sponsors the series as a whole, other companies often step in to sponsor individual runs. Case in point: Nissan, which has underwritten the Rock...Read More»

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 Explorer. The prestigious awards are chosen by a panel of 49 automotive journalists from all forms of media--online, print...Read More»

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 American Car and Truck of the Year winners. As one of the 49 jurors voting for the award, I'm proud that all six of the...Read More»

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