July 2017

Chevy brings all-electric vehicle technology from moon to earth

(July 21, 2017) DETROIT — In July 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts explored the moon in the first electric-powered Lunar Rover, thanks to help from General Motors engineers. Fast-forward to the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, and it’s clear once again that GM remains at the forefront of EV engineering.

With an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on a single charge and costing a fraction of the Lunar Rover’s $38 million price tag, the Bolt EV has made driving electric attainable for the Earth-bound.

More than 1,000 cars will go under hammer at Mecum Harrisburg auction

(July 21, 2017) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to Harrisburg, Pa., on Aug. 3-5 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex with an estimated 1,000 classic and collector cars on offer. This year’s lineup will be highlighted by an unprecedented selection of high-quality American muscle cars among the vast array of offerings including Corvettes, Hot Rods, Resto Mods, classics and more.

Legal street racing registration open for 'Roadkill Nights'

(July 21, 2017) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Participant registration is officially open for drag racing on Woodward Avenue — one of the most famous muscle car corridors in the country. Racing takes place Aug. 12 at "Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge.
Once again, Roadkill Nights legal street drag racing is bigger and better than ever, with a total cash purse of $29,000. As part of the overall money up for grabs, $10,000 will be awarded to the quickest Dodge car (must be powered by a Dodge engine).

Honda Civic Tour with OneRepublic hits the road for 2017

(July 20, 2017) Fans and foodies rejoice!  One of summer's most anticipated concert tours, the Honda Civic Tour, is in full swing with multi-platinum-band OneRepublic — featuring special guests Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur — and is all set to add the new Civic Tour City Flavor pop-up food & music experience at select Civic Tour concert venues.

New Nissan Leaf to come with 'e-Pedal' technology

(July 20, 2017) NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan announced today that the widely anticipated new Nissan Leaf will come with e-Pedal, a revolutionary technology that transforms the way we drive.

With the flip of a switch, the technology turns your accelerator into an e-Pedal, allowing drivers to accelerate, decelerate and stop using just the e-Pedal. e-Pedal technology is the world's first one-pedal operation that allows drivers to bring the car to a complete stop even on hills, stay in position, and resume driving instantly.

2018 Audi A5 Coupe moves into second generation with redesign

By Paul Borden

(July 19, 2017) I like coupes. They’re not my favorite automotive style — that would be convertibles — but there’s just an air about a coupe that appeals to me. Especially when it’s as stunning as the Audi A5.

With 310-horsepower V-6, 2018 Buick Regal GS makes world debut

(July 20, 2017) DETROIT — Where spirited driving meets attainable luxury and sleek, sporty design meets modern usefulness, you’ll find the 2018 Buick Regal GS — a car for commutes that are anything but common. As the brand’s most dramatic expression of design and dynamics, this all-new model balances these key characteristics to provide customers excellent driving performance every day and in every season.

Cenntro METRO urban electric truck now available in U.S.

(July 19, 2017) SAN JOSE, Calif. — Popular in Europe and Asia, the first modular compact electric utility vehicle (CUV) from Cenntro Automotive Corporation is now available to the U.S. market through distributor Tropos Technologies and their dealer network.

Called the METRO, the all-electric vehicle is a highly flexible, and modular CUV ideally suited for local delivery, maintenance crew transportation, parking enforcement, and people transport on campuses or in communities.

Inventor and blacksmith August Fruehauf enters Automotive Hall of Fame

(July 19, 2017) DETROIT — More than 100 years after Michigan native August Fruehauf invented the "motorized" semi-trailer in Detroit, he and his more than 2,000 engineering innovations will be recognized for founding an industry that would have a major impact on world commerce to this day.  Fruehauf joins the nearly 800 men and women from around the world that have been honored for their outstanding automotive achievements since 1939, during this year’s 2017 Automotive Hall of Fame induction ceremony July 20 at Cobo Hall in Detroit.