Author: David Montague

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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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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Park&Pedal Aims to Transform Multi-Modal Commuting

Car commuters the world over have experienced the dreaded “last mile”. After a relatively hassle free drive for the majority of your commute, entering the city means sudden gridlock traffic. That last leg of the journey can often take the longest while you sit bumper to bumper with fellow commuters at light after light. A new multi-modal commuting option aimed at car commuters has been introduced in Boston, Massachusetts, with the aim of getting drivers out of their vehicles for the last few miles. The program encourages bike commuting by providing a network of parking hubs conveniently located within cycling...

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No Denying Electric Cars are the Future

With Tesla establishing itself as a power house in the auto market, development of electric vehicles by every major auto maker, and even Wall Street turning their attention to the segment, there is little doubt that electric vehicles are the future. While internal combustion engine vehicles remain less expensive to build than electric vehicles for the time being, battery prices continue to decrease rapidly. In the three years from 2014 to 2016, battery costs fell over 50% from process improvements and scale effects. Along with decreased battery cost has come increased battery capacity and range. With all the advantages that electric...

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Geneva Auto Show 2018

The 88th annual Geneva Auto Show takes place from March 8th to the 18th in Palexpo, Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland. As one of the premiere auto shows in the world, Geneva offers an opportunity to see the latest concepts, supercars, and cutting edge electric vehicles before they’re shown to the public. If you’re in Europe this spring, or care to travel, this is one event you should not miss. Opening times: Monday – Friday 10 am to 8 pm Saturday – Sunday 9 am to 7 pm Entry Rates Adults CHF 16.- Children from 6 to 16, pensioners: CHF 9.-...

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