Archives for July 2nd, 2013

December Caps Strong 2012 Sales Year; Will Any Brands Go Out of Business in 2013? [With Chart]

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Fiscal cliff, schmishcal schmiff. There was a late sense of fear felt in the U.S. economy that capped what has been the best sales year in the auto industry since 2007. As cars and houses are the U.S.’s primary movers and shakers, there was an underlying sense that if credit markets were to tighten up again, so would car sales. There’s a ...

Fleet of Ford Fusion Energi plug-ins take over charging stations, ruffle feathers

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Conjuring up the always entertaining image of a couple of Bay Area treehuggers going medieval on each other, the debate about whether battery-electric vehicles have priority over plug-in hybrids at publicly accessible charging stations went wide this week. The incident was kicked off when a group of ChargePoint stations in San Francisco were recently commandeered by a fleet of Ford Fusion Energi PHEVs. The incident was relayed via a Reddit post by a rather annoyed ...

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid Video Walkaround

Ford has their sights set on the Toyota Prius and Prius V with the introduction of the new 2013 C-Max Hybrid. We caught up with John Davis, chief engineer for the C-Max to give us a walkaround of the new model. Davis goes into detail about how the Kinetic design provides efficiency and space for cargo and passengers, technologies that help the driver improve their driving habits, and features that make it a great value. By ...