4 Examples of Truck Driver Negligence That Can Easily Lead to an Accident

The average automobile likely weighs close to a ton and a half, or approximately 3,500 pounds. A car accident occurs when two such moving collections of metal and human flesh collide on the highway. Automobiles are not the only heavy vehicles moving rapidly down the highway, however. Contrast the average car to the immense commercial trucks that share the highway, some of which weigh up to 80,000 pounds, and you begin to sense the vulnerability of the people riding in the car. You also gain a Continue reading “4 Examples of Truck Driver Negligence That Can Easily Lead to an Accident”

Don’t Miss The Car Audio Championship 2018

Come and experience the loudest AND best sounding car stereo systems on the planet as they rock the Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Expo Center on October 13-14, 2018.

The Car Audio Championship is a competition where enthusiasts compete against one another with their car stereo systems. The event will include competition ranging from Sound Quality to Sound Pressure Level. Over 200 vehicles will be on display and competing with their systems in over 50 different formats of competition. Continue reading “Don’t Miss The Car Audio Championship 2018”

UK boosts funding for green vehicles

September 11, 2018 14:16 CET

LONDON — The UK government announced an extra 106 million pounds ($138 million) in funding to help boost the research and development of environmentally-friendly vehicles, batteries and low-carbon technology.

Executives and politicians will gather in Birmingham on Tuesday for a zero-emission vehicle summit as the government hopes to make Britain a world-leading country in low-emissions technology.

A series of investments totaling more than 500 million Continue reading “UK boosts funding for green vehicles”

EU lawmakers back tougher CO2 emissions reductions

September 11, 2018 11:00 CET

Automakers selling cars in the EU who are already grappling with the next round of emissions standards may have to meet even more ambitious targets in 2025 and 2030, following an advisory vote in the European Parliament this week.

The parliament’s environment committee endorsed rules that would lower carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent in 2025 and 45 percent by 2030, compared to a fleet average of 95 g/km by 2021. This is tougher than the European Continue reading “EU lawmakers back tougher CO2 emissions reductions”

Renault’s revived Alpine races to keep pace with demand

September 11, 2018 09:37 CET

The positive reaction to the first car produced by Alpine, Renault’s revived sports-car brand, was “humbling,” the company’s interim managing director, Sebastien Erphelin, told journalists this summer. Since the Alpine A110 was first revealed in 2017, the brand has taken 5,000 cash-secured reservations, resulting in a 14-month waiting time.

Alpine’s factory in Dieppe, northwest France, will increase production to 20 cars a day from 15 to reduce wait times to Continue reading “Renault’s revived Alpine races to keep pace with demand”

Volvo idles S.C. plant as Hurricane Florence approaches

September 11, 2018 01:25 CET

Volvo Cars is temporarily idling its new U.S. factory after Hurricane Florence spurred orders to evacuate areas in the path of a Category 4 storm.

The automaker is shutting the plant Tuesday in light of the evacuation order that is in place for Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties, Stephanie Mangini, a Volvo spokeswoman, said in an email.

The factory in Ridgeville outside of Charleston, South Carolina, opened in June. It is Volvo’s first in the Continue reading “Volvo idles S.C. plant as Hurricane Florence approaches”

New Hyundai i30 N Line review

The new sporty Hyundai i30 N Line has arrived to rival Ford's ST-Line and VW's R-Line alternatives…Verdict3.5The Hyundai i30 N Line is a car aimed at buyers on a budget – whether that’s with regards list price or running costs. The thing is, it isn’t that much cheaper to buy than the immensely capable i30 N. So unless lower insurance premiums are the be-all and end-all, we’d try and stretch to the more powerful car.

The fast and furious Hyundai i30 N has transformed Continue reading “New Hyundai i30 N Line review”

St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E

Site of Aston Martin plant in St Athan, Wales

Aston Martin is in the final phase of converting a former military hanger in St Athan, Wales into a second plant to join the existing plant in Gaydon, England.

Gaydon will remain the home of Aston Martin sports cars while St Athan will be where Aston Martin builds its SUV and planned Lagonda cars.

St Athan will also be an electric car hub for the Brit automaker, which makes sense as the Lagonda brand was revived earlier this year as an Continue reading “St Athan will be Aston Martin EV hub, production site for Rapide E”

Aston Martin’s St Athan factory to be EV base

Electrification of future Aston Martin models to be based at St Athan factory alongside DBX SUV and Rapide E production

Aston Martin’s new manufacturing site in St Athan, Wales will become the firm’s centre for electrification, the company has confirmed.

Aston Martin has announced that along with the production version of the DBX SUV concept and the Rapide E, the reborn Lagonda brand (comprising zero-emissions vehicles only) will be based at the ex-Ministry of Defence site, which is Continue reading “Aston Martin’s St Athan factory to be EV base”

UK aims to lead the world in low emissions transport, says Theresa May

PM earmarks £106 million for battery tech and green vehicles, says she wants Britain “leading from the front” with zero-emissions cars

The Prime Minister is to set out plans for the UK to be a world leader in green transport and battery technology, reiterating plans for all cars and vans to be “effectively” zero emission by 2040.

Theresa May is using the Zero Emission Vehicle Summit to announce her intention for the country to become a world leader in future transport, with a Continue reading “UK aims to lead the world in low emissions transport, says Theresa May”