Month: January 2019

Detroit Auto Show 2019 – NAIAS Recap

The 2019 North American International Auto Show opened to the press yesterday and was met with considerable buzz throughout the halls. This marks the final time the Detroit auto show will take place in January, as it moves to June next year and will incorporate a new outdoor festival element. There is something to be said about visiting Detroit in the winter for an auto show; after years of braving the cold to see the industry’s latest, we couldn’t help but feel a tinge sentimental as we entered the Cobo Center and struggled to warm our hands. This year’s...

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Toyota Kenworth Partnership Brings Fuel Cells to Big Rigs

Toyota announced at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that they will partner with Kenworth, the American maker of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, in order to develop a fleet of 10 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The new big rigs based on Kenworth’s T680 will be zero emission and will initially be deployed in greater Los Angeles. “This is not just a science experiment; the goal is to make a difference in society, and to remove pollution and improve the air quality in and around the Port of Los Angeles,” said Toyota executive VP Bob Carter in a...

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Audi Ends European Delivery for US Customers

Audi has confirmed they will no longer offer European Delivery for US customers. The program was initially established in 2006 and allowed buyers of new Audi vehicles the opportunity to visit Germany when accepting their vehicle. According to an Audi spokesperson, “Due to recent changes in the distribution process and the manufacturing of key Audi models outside Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Audi AG has decided to end its European Delivery program for U.S. customers at the conclusion of 2018.” The program offered a 5 percent discount on most models, a one-night hotel stay, ground transportation, meals on delivery day and...

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