Booming Vertical Markets Support EV Transition

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The global transition to electric vehicles (EV) is accelerating faster than expected with virtually every automaker pumping billions of dollars into new manufacturing facilities. Auto Trends has closely covered these developments, including a truly incredible groundswell over just the past year: Foxconn at the former Lordstown plant in Ohio, Ford … Read more

Flood-Damaged Car and What You Should Do

flood-damaged car

A flood-damaged car may be a total loss. Today marks the official start of hurricane season, six months when such storms are most likely to occur. The season also serves as a warning to millions of Americans to remain alert and get prepared. But it doesn’t take hurricane season to … Read more

Fear of Failure Cannot Hold Back Critical Transportation Innovation

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We are privileged to live in a time of exponential technology progression, the likes of which we have never seen before. However, it can be argued that a significant proportion of this advancement is done purely because we have the capability to. Developing technology solutions designed to tangibly improve people’s … Read more

Starting A Mustang Diecast Collection: Tips For Beginners

Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang is one of the most popular rides, from classic muscle cars to sporty ones. Many Mustang owners consider its features, such as its unique trail-bar taillights, fabulous front fascia, and glossy roofline, as its exceptional assets.  Because of this, Mustangs are a staple in a car enthusiast’s … Read more

4 Tips For Driving Safely With Kids In The Car

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Whether you’re a highly experienced driver or not, having excited children in the back of the vehicle can be a challenge. As you drive, you may find it difficult to focus on your driving even as you attempt to prevent distractions. As a result, you are more likely to get … Read more

How the Car Accident Claim Process Works

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If you get in a car accident, injury or shock may follow. Your priority is to ensure that everyone you are with is safe and receives adequate treatment. The next step is to collect driver’s license information and insurance details from all parties involved. Once you have the required material, … Read more

Grim Statistics Reveal the U.S. Traffic-Fatality Concern

Statistics that make the heart sink. Have you ever heard someone talk about their fear of planes, and responded with “you’re way more likely to die in a car crash”? For most people, the small possibility of a fatal traffic accident is just a fact of life. What many aren’t … Read more

The History of Citroën

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  An important member of the Stellantis conglomerate, Citroën is renowned for exquisitely clever designs that have stood the test of time, and for pioneering many current technologies as we know them. Originating from France, Citroën was founded in 1919, and it took the world by storm when they introduced … Read more

These Models Won’t See the 2023 Model Year

2022 Toyota Avalon

Every year, manufacturers retire model lines as market shifts weigh in. With the pivot to electrification upon us, certain names will not be around for the 2023 model year. Some of the models leaving have nothing to do with EVs coming onboard. Instead, they are sedans that are no longer … Read more

The History of Lancia

Vincenzo Lancia

Part of the Stellantis conglomerate, Lancia is a car manufacturer based in Italy, renowned for its rally heritage, and automotive innovation. The brand was born in the early 1900s and produced a myriad of well-known cars, like the Stratos, Delta, and Fulvia. However, since the late 1990s and early 2000s … Read more

What’s Up With Electric Trucks?

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The electric trucks are coming. Quick! What is that shiny object in your rearview mirror? If there aren’t blue lights flashing, there is a decent chance the object is electrified. Okay, maybe a 3 percent chance or so, which is around the selling rate of various full electric vehicles sold … Read more

GM Plans to Go Beyond EVs With Fuel Cells Expanding Electrification

GM Hydrotec Empower

GM may be a leader in all matters automotive, but it also has a stake in other sectors, including fuel cells and related technologies. Today, the company revealed three new industrial applications of its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology. The HYDROTEC projects, which are presently in progress, range from heavy-duty trucks … Read more

Electric Vehicles Trends and Demands in 2022

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are a class of automobiles that use electric power for at least one mode of propulsion. These systems are often powered by a collector system converting fuel into electricity; however, the latest generation of EVs is powered by a battery pack that can be recharged on the … Read more

How Much Does a Car Engine Weigh?

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Do you want to know whether your engine’s weight affects your vehicle’s performance, fuel efficiency, or longevity? Dive into this write-up to find out. Introduction Automobile technology has been in constant evolution over the decades. Among the components of any newly released vehicle, the engine always attracts the biggest interest … Read more

5 European Cars You Cannot Have

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Sorry, Americans, but these European cars are not for you. Every manufacturer builds crossovers and nearly all look extraordinarily much the same. It seems innovation is mostly gone, with manufacturers leaning towards safe cars that will hopefully sell. However, the European market is vastly different from America. Generally, consumers look … Read more

Car Gift Ideas For Christmas 2021

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Christmas is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to start shopping for gifts for your loved ones. If you have someone in your family who loves cars, it makes sense to go for an automotive-related gift. We have some ideas if you are struggling to find … Read more

The Do’s and Don’ts of Driving an Electric Vehicle

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Electric Vehicles (EVs) have taken the automotive industry – and the larger public’s attention – by storm. Discussions around, advertisements for, and references to EVs can be found all across news sites and channels, commercials, social media sites, and more. Most recently, Ford released that it would build $11.4 billion … Read more

Why Do Automakers Care So Much About Nürburgring Nordschleife?

Porsche 911 GT3 R997

The incomporable Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack. There has been a substantial craze around the internet when the Honda Civic Type R became the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Many people were left wondering how an FWD hot hatch was able to outrun fast executive cars like the Aston Martin … Read more

4 Tips for Disposing a Damaged Car

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Do you have a damaged car taking up space in your garage and are not sure how to dispose of it? Disposing of an aged, damaged car is not a simple decision. Indeed, selling it on your own is a hassle and will likely require you to invest in repairing … Read more

What to Do in a Car Accident Involving a Police Car

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Here’s how to handle an accident involving a police car. Dealing with the fall out of a car accident, whether it’s your fault or not, is stressful for anyone. If you’re in a car accident involving a police car? That amps up the stress quite a bit. Fortunately, much of … Read more

The Jeep Brand Will Keep the Pedal to the Metal

1949 Jeep Willys

The Jeep brand continues to capture market share. One of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the world is Jeep, an all-SUV marque that is now available in most countries. From its humble Post World War II thrust into the passenger vehicle segment to today, Jeep has emerged as one of … Read more

What is Hercules Electric Vehicles?

Hercules Electric Vehicles

So many electric vehicle startups, so little time. Aptera, Baker, Coda, Detroit Electric, Dyson, and Fisker, are among the names that sought to challenge Tesla and failed. Or, in the case of Dyson, some never got beyond the conceptual phase. More recently, we have seen a host of new players … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Using Electric Vehicles in Your Fleet

Daimler electric trucks

Fleet management and planning for electric vehicle deployment. The time has finally arrived – with the continual shift toward electrification picking up serious traction, the transition to electric vehicle (EV) fleets is underway. With the right implementation strategy, electric vehicles have the power to optimize your fleet’s productivity and take … Read more

NIO: A New Player Has Entered the EV Game

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The European electric car market is becoming all the more diverse as one of the world’s newest automotive startups enters the fray. Chinese multinational automobile manufacturer, NIO, is getting ready to start shipping units to Norway, which will be the first market the EV startup explores outside of China. But … Read more

Debunked: 4 Misconceptions Surrounding EV Fast Charging Stations

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Every industry is guaranteed to experience a technological revolution at some point, and currently, we are witnessing a major shift in the automotive industry away from traditional combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles, or EVs. As with any widespread adoption of new tools and technologies, misconceptions abound, particularly around fast-charging … Read more

Buying a Used Car: What Questions Should You Ask?

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Buying a used car is often a fun and exciting process, but it’s important to realize that this excitement can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s easy (if you’re like me) to find yourself giddy at the prospect of picking up a new car, but on the other … Read more

Going Electric: Manufacturer Investment in EV Technology

The race is on! Automotive manufacturers the world over are transitioning to electric vehicles. Or at least that is the current plan. Mark “2021” as the year when automakers saw the light, by committing billions to support their electrification efforts. Almost daily, we are hearing new commitments from manufacturers that … Read more

Top-Down Fun With a 2021 Ford Mustang Convertible (Review)

2021 Ford Mustang convertible

America’s original pony car continues to turn heads and stir hearts. We drove the delicious Mustang Convertible. The Ford Mustang is the very definition of iconic and is essentially an automotive brand unto itself. More than a half-century after it was first launched, America’s pony car still turns heads and … Read more