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BMW Introduces Updated 1 Series

BMW Introduces Updated 1 Series

MUNICH — BMW has sold more than 2 million BMW 1 Series around the world in the last ten years, and now the Munich-based carmaker is updating the model. The current 1 Series, known internally as the F20, enters the second half of its product lifecycle with a wide range …

Fuel Prices Continue to Drop

Fuel Prices Continue to Drop

Across the country, fuel prices have dropped over the past week. The average price for a gallon of gasoline is lower than it was a week ago, as is the price for a gallon of diesel nationwide.
A gallon of diesel was $2.933, a drop of $0.120 from last week, and …

Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2015 North American International Auto Show

Report from Detroit – Highlights from the 2015 North American International Auto Show

New Models Include Diesel Hybrid Plug-In SUV, Jaguar Diesels

DETROIT — The 2015 North American International Auto Show kicks off the international car show calendar every January. With the exception of the years 1943 through 1952, the show has been held since 1907 in Detroit, Michigan and was originally known as …

BMW Unveils BMW i ChargeForward Managed Charge Program

BMW Unveils BMW i ChargeForward Managed Charge Program

In partnership with Pacific Gas & Electric, BMW announced its BMW i ChargeForward Program. The pilot program offers drivers the opportunity to participate in a managed charge program and, separately, will find a second life for used Mini E batteries.
The managed charge program, which was announced at the Consumer Electronics …

Audi Sets Record for December and 2014 Sales

Audi Sets Record for December and 2014 Sales

Audi announced financial results for December 2014 and for the entire year.
The company reported a 13.1% sales increase in the United States, selling 19,238 vehicles as compared to 17,013 in the same month last year. December was the best-ever U.S. sales month for the Bavarian automaker and the first time …

Volkswagen December Sales Up 0.1%, Annual Sales Drop 10%

Volkswagen December Sales Up 0.1%, Annual Sales Drop 10%

Volkswagen released financial results for December 2014 and for calendar year 2014. For December, the company’s total U.S. sales were up 0.1% from November 2014, selling 34,058 vehicles as compared to 34,015. For the entire year, unit sales were 366,970, compared to 407,704 from the previous year, a decrease of …

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW to Debut ConnectedDrive In-Vehicle App and Services Store

BMW announced it will launch the ConnectedDrive Store, an in-vehicle app and services store.  The store will launch in the spring of 2015.
ConnectedDrive Store will offer drivers the opportunity to purchase apps and services from within iDrive, the system used to control most secondary functions such as navigation and entertainment …

Fuel Prices Continue to Fall as 2014 Draws to a Close

Fuel Prices Continue to Fall as 2014 Draws to a Close

Across the nation, fuel prices are down from the where they were both a week ago, as well as a year ago. Every region of the country is experiencing lower average prices for a gallon of diesel and a gallon of gasoline.
The average price for a gallon of diesel fell …

Electric Vehicles Not as Green as Believed

Electric Vehicles Not as Green as Believed

Electric vehicles may not be quite as green as people believe, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota.
The study found that “electric vehicles (EVs) powered by electricity from natural gas or wind, water, or solar power are best for improving air quality, whereas vehicles powered …

Tesla to Extend Roadster Range to 400 Miles

Tesla to Extend Roadster Range to 400 Miles

Tesla Motors, which launched its first car, the two-seat Tesla Roadster, in 2008, announced an upgrade for the vehicle that will extend its range to 400 miles (644 kilometers).
The upgrade for the vehicle, which was manufactured through 2012, will enable the car to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco …

Diesel Fails to Reflect Gasoline’s 40% Drop, But Lower Prices Expected in 2015

Diesel Fails to Reflect Gasoline’s 40% Drop, But Lower Prices Expected in 2015

While the price of gasoline at the pump has dropped roughly 40% since June of this year, the price of diesel fuel is seemingly unchanged.
The average price for a gallon of gasoline across the nation was $2.68 as of Monday and prices have continued to slide through the week, while …

Porsche Reports Record Sales in November

Porsche Reports Record Sales in November

Porsche Cars North America announced financial results for November 2014.
The company’s total sales in September were up 18.5%, having sold 4,699 vehicles as compared to 3,966 from the previous September.  The sales set a new record for the highest monthly sales volume in the company’s history.
The company’s Boxster and Cayman models …