Filed under: Government/Legal , Ferrari , Ford , Nissan , Porsche , Toyota , Performance We curate the week’s events with a focus on the Ferrari, Ford and Porsche sports cars set to roll out at the Geneva Motor Show. Plus, other news and notes from around the automotive world. Continue reading Weekly Recap: Ferrari, Ford and Porsche power up for Geneva Weekly Recap: Ferrari, Ford and Porsche power up for Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
Filed under: Hybrid , Performance , Truck , Technology , Aston Martin , BMW , Chevrolet , Toyota , Electric , Luxury , Emissions “We believe that for the United States, this is going to be very important.” – Julian Arguelles Let there be no doubt, BMW is serious about electric vehicles. The German automaker said this week it will make plug-in hybrid versions of all of its core models, an aggressive move that demonstrates its commitment to electric propulsion systems. BMW did not specify which vehicles will get the plug-in systems or provide a timeline for when they will arrive. But the announcement is clearly more than blustering, and the company revealed a 3 Series plug-in prototype this week at an event in France. BMW said the 3 Series uses a version of its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine (240 horsepower, 300 pound feet of torque) with an electric motor sandwiched between the engine and transmission in place of the torque converter. It has an all-electric range of 22 miles. A plug-in X5 with the same powertrain was also displayed alongside the 3 Series, though the X5 has been on the auto-show circuit for more than a year, including a recent stop in Los Angeles . Continue reading Weekly Recap: BMW rolls out ambitious plug-in hybrid electric plan Weekly Recap: BMW rolls out ambitious plug-in hybrid electric plan originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink
ASPEN, Colo., June 27, 2014 – Driving helps make lives safer, greener and more convenient at Toyota’s “Experience the Future of Mobility” exhibit, open now at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. Toyota is staging the North American debut of its “Car of the Future” at the annual conference. Unveiled earlier this week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2013)
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2013)
ANN ARBOR, Mich., (Oct. 24, 2012) – Toyota Technical Center (TTC), a division of Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc., will celebrate its 35th Anniversary with team members and executives this week at locations in Michigan, Arizona and California.
TORRANCE, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2012) – Lexus just added a new layer to its compelling 2013 ES marketing campaign with an advertisement that, like the entirely new ES, merges next-generation technologies with stunning visuals. The result is a never-before-seen convergence of print and digital advertising. Starting today, readers can bring an ES print ad (found in the Oct. 15 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine) to life by simply placing the ad over the screen of an iPad
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2011 – The bold new Lexus GS 350, GS 450h and GS 350 F SPORT make their first North American auto show appearance this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.