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Toyota scored well in the new IIHS safety tests, including its Prius and Prius v hybrid models. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave Toyota 12 awards. In fact, Toyota said the automaker won more awards than any other automaker, including the most of the Institute’s highest honor. In all, eight Toyota and Lexus […]

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The 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid has been named best value by Consumer Reports’ editors, having edged out its gasoline-only stablemate and being the only alternative-energy car considered among five top contenders. The Camry Hybrid has utilized the same Prius-derived but more-powerful Hybrid Synergy Drive system since 2012 and the exterior and interior were comprehensively refreshed […]

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Subaru’s seven 2015 Subaru models have earned 2015 Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including the sole hybrid in the range, the XV Crosstrek hybrid. The seven Subaru models are the Legacy, Outback, Forester, BRZ, WRX/STI, Impreza and XV Crosstrek. Subaru is the only manufacturer with IIHS Top Safety […]

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Volvo’s crash avoidance technology, part of its future self-driving technology, contributed to the brands’ four models sold in America to gain the highest safety recognition. Four Volvo cars made the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Top Safety Pick+ grade in this year’s honors list: the S60, V60, S80 and XC60. Volvo Cars was the only […]

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Seeing sales on the rise, FCA is investing in order to have the capacity to build more eight-speed TorqueFlite transmissions. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC stated it will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) to increase capacity of the fuel-efficient TorqueFlite […]

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We have officially entered into the future of automobile transportation and Google is in the driver’s seat. The tech giant revealed its first “fully functional” self-driving car on December 22 and announced its intention to test drive the vehicle on San Francisco area roads in 2015. Google has been developing self-driving car technology for years […]

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Keeping to a promise made earlier this year that “something cool” would be done with the Roadster, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday details are coming this week. As usual, he gave few hints to make a perfectly reliable guess, but previous reports of what Musk also has termed an “exciting” upgrade have suggested a […]

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All data points to 2015 becoming a very successful passenger vehicle selling year. TrueCar, Inc. revealed it expects a healthy U.S. auto industry in 2015 with sales of new cars and trucks rising at least 2.6 percent to 17 million units, the highest level since 2005. “We see a convergence of favorable economic circumstances pushing […]

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New Electric Circuit installations of EV quick chargers in Québec will be sourced within the Canadian province. AddÉnergie Technologies has won the tender call issued by Hydro-Québec to supply fast-charge stations on behalf of the partners of the Electric Circuit. Based in the city of Québec, AddÉnergie Technologies will supply 400-volt charging stations to partners […]

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GM has been teasing us with one tiny detail after another for the 2016 Chevy Volt as it gears up for the car’s official release next month in Detroit. Its latest revealed tidbit doesn’t highlight the car’s new regen on demand system or electric range, but focuses on a different talent. This video shows the […]

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