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2015 Volvo S60L is Made in China, Coming to America

Long known for their emphasis on safety, use of high-end materials, and impeccable build quality, cars wearing Volvo’s “ironmark” badge are expected to be a step above cars like Subarus and Hyundais. Later this year, Volvo will begin building a long wheelbase version of its popular S60 sedan called the S60L, which will show up […]

June 24th

Porsche Recognized For Green Tech

Stuttgart’s new Green Party mayor, Fritz Kuhn, recently paid a visit to Porsche’s manufacturing facility in Germany, where he praised the company’s recent efforts to bring clean diesels and innovative hybrids to market. Porsche proudly noted that Mayor Kuhn came by to visit Porsche within days of his inauguration. According to the Truth About Cars’ […]

January 19th

Bosch / Mercedes Name Their Electric Love Child

Mercedes-Benz’ parent company, Daimler, and electronics supplier Bosch announced their joint-venture to build electric vehicle “engines” earlier this year, but now it’s official – and officially has a name:  EM Motive. Mercedes-focused blog BenzInsider is reporting that the newly-formed EM Motive has plans to build electric of a modular design that – in theory – […]

July 16th

Prius' Dirty Little Secrets

Automotive News recently published their analysis of Toyota’s “sustainability report”, which looked at the Prius’ total environmental impact, “from factory to junkyard“. As expected, the Prius compared favorably in terms of lifetime emissions of carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and sulfur oxide (according to Toyota), but unexpectedly poorly when compared to a “class average” in the […]

October 20th

Guest Post: Driving Innovation – How Plastics are Making Vehicles More Fuel Efficient

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution by Mary Fraser, BASF, American Chemistry Council – Plastics Division Automotive Team Despite all of the challenges facing the automotive industry today, this is a time of great innovation. Electric vehicles are just months away from entering the U.S. market and evolving engine technology is consistently improving fuel […]

October 1st