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Audi Unplugs R8 e-tron, Electric Car Program Left In Limbo
Audi Unplugs R8 e-tron, Electric Car Program Left In Limbo

In September of 2009, Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen loudly and proudly called the Chevrolet Volt "a car for idiots". He spent the next several months back-tracking. Like certain politicians who suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, de Nysschen was clumsily trying to make a couple of...Read More»

2013 Audi A4
2013 Audi A4, 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, 2013 Subaru Outback: Top Videos Of The Week

This week we worked through the summer heat to bring you the latest spy videos, first driving impressions, and video road tests. You watched them, tweeted them, shared them on Facebook, and told your friends about them. Audi fans showed their interest in the refreshed 2013 A4, making our video road...Read More»

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Newport Beach, California, July 2012
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV Driven, 2013 Ford Fusion, Shelby's Mustang: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we drove the 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV and spotted the 2013 MINI Cooper. Carroll Shelby's personal Mustang GT500KR is headed to auction and Toyota announced a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The feds opened a probe into the 2013...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
BMW Recall, 2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviewed, 2013 Cadillac ATS: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Google received its first autonomous driver's license and Ford partnered with Rockstar Energy Drinks. Holden might already be testing the 2014 Chevrolet SS and Toyota revealed the 2012 RAV4 EV. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Could...Read More»

2011 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Bringing Much Of Its Production Home -- To America

The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of March, 2011 wreaked havoc on Japan, killing thousands of citizens and bringing much of the country to a standstill. Automakers like Toyota were beginning to get back up to speed later that year, when flooding in Thailand put more crimps in the production line...Read More»

Ford Focus ST, launched at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
Toyota RAV4 EV, 2013 Ford Focus ST, Bentley's Future: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Toyota plans to build the Prius in the U.S. and teases the RAV4 EV. We talked about dual-clutch transmissions and checked in on the six-month road test Hyundai Veloster. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Would you be willing to buy an...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
Southeast Toyota Offers Grads & Grad Students $1000 Rebate

If you're in college now, it may seem as if life is an endless blur of beer pong, keg stands, and all-nighters. But soon, you're going to emerge from your ivy-covered cocoon, and you're going to join the ranks of working adults. (Well, um, hopefully.) To make that transition a little smoother...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Mustang Make 'Top Picks' List

Consumer Reports regularly ranks cars on factors like reliability and bang for the buck. The company recently crunched all the data collected on 2012 models, and now it's announced a list of ten Top Picks for the year. In compiling its rankings, Consumer Reports looked at three factors...Read More»

2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4 Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Toyota has issued a recall of its 2011 Toyota RAV4 crossover over airbag concerns. According to a bulletin issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the issue stems from assembly of the SUVs’ side curtain airbags. After the airbag inflators’ initiators had...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
2012 Toyota Prius Liftback & 2012 RAV4: Pricing Announced

If you're looking to buy a new Toyota in the near future, listen up. The automaker has just announced 2012 pricing for two of its more popular models, the Prius Liftback and the RAV4. The Toyota Prius Liftback is, of course, the matriarch of the Prius family, which recently grew to include the...Read More»

BMW ActiveE
2012 BMW ActiveE Needs Electronauts: Do You Have The Right Stuff?

BMW is gearing up for a trial run of its 2012 ActiveE electric vehicle, but the automaker doesn't want just anyone in the test driver's seat. No, it's looking for "electronauts". Do you have what it takes? There are three steps you'll need to follow in order to enroll in the ActiveE pilot program...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Are Plug-In Hybrids Important? #YouTellUs

The battle of the hybrids has become more complicated over the past year, and the complications aren't about to stop. It used to be you either bought a hybrid or you didn't. Now you can buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric car, or conventional gasoline-powered vehicle. But are all these options...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Are Plug-In Hybrids A Waste Of Time? #YouTellUs

There's a war going on in the automotive universe, a battle between the plug-in hybrids and fully-electric cars. But which side is right, and does it matter? Nissan has launched the fully-electric Leaf hatchback while Chevrolet has launched the Volt, which is being advertised as an electric car...Read More»

Mitsubishi 'i' Emergency Power Supply
Mitsubishi i-MiEV Becomes A Tool For Surviving Disaster

There's nothing like a brief power outage to make us realize how thoroughly dependent we are on electricity. The fact is made even more obvious during a natural disaster, when power supplies can be cut off for days or weeks, but a new add-on for the Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric vehicle aims to soften...Read More»

2008 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Recalling Some RAV4, Highlander Models For Airbag Issue

Toyota has announced that it will recall some 2007 and 2008 RAV4 models, along with some 2008 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models, to replace a potentially defective airbag sensor assembly. The issue concerns the vehicles' roll-sensing side-curtain airbag system; the failure of one of...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»

Barack Obama
Obama Allots $200 Million To Support EV Adoption

President Obama's draft budget for 2012 hasn't made as many headlines as it might've due to the current Middle Eastern political turmoil, but tucked away inside the $3.7 trillion dollar document is something that should interest electric vehicle fans. The budget contains funds for a $200 million...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»

Still from Honda's 'The Undying Dream'
Video: Honda's New Film, 'The Undying Dream', Plays Sundance

While much of America's attention this weekend was focused on a certain football game, for a handful of film buffs and car fans, the center of the known universe was the Sundance Film Festival. That's where Honda unveiled the latest short in its "Dream the Impossible" film series -- this one dubbed...Read More»

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