Electric Vehicle Sales in U.S. in 2018

Electric Vehicle Sales in U.S. in 2018

Electric Vehicle Sales in the U.S. in 2018 – Electric Cars Newsroom. GM hit 200K total electric vehicles sold in the United States by the end of 2018, reaching a threshold that triggers a phase-out of a $7,500 federal tax credit over the next 15 months, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday.

The largest U.S. automaker reached the figure in the fourth quarter of 2018, which means the credit will fall to $3,750 in April, and then drop to $1,875 in October for six months. The credit will completely disappear by April 2020. The 200,000 figure covers GM’s cumulative EV sales since 2010.

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Pedestrian-Detection and Automated-Emergency-Braking System

Pedestrian-Detection and Automated-Emergency-Braking System

IIHS to Begin Testing Pedestrian-Detection and Automated-Emergency-Braking Systems The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety will add the tests to its roster of vehicle-safety evaluations.

Three separate tests will be conducted. In the first, a dummy representing an adult-sized pedestrian enters the lane from the right side as the test vehicle approaches at 12 mph and again at 25 mph. The pedestrian is midway between the right side and the center of the vehicle.

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Better Auto Finance in 2019

Better Auto Finance in 2019

Better Auto Finance in 2019, Auto lending technology will take several leaps forward in 2019. One of the biggest involves the usage of cloud-based platforms for payments, applications, and document management. Read more and share your thoughts with us!

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Auto Loan Delinquencies In This year

Auto Loan Delinquencies In This year

Auto Loan Delinquencies In This year, Delinquencies should stay flat in 2019 despite a cautious increase in subprime loans, according to a TransUnion forecast. click here to learn more about Auto Analyst Forecasts Industry Trends for 2019!

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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned

Toyota C-HR R-Tuned

The C-HR R-Tuned features a 2.4-liter Toyota 2AZ-FE with Dezod-supplied forged internals, a titanium and Inconel valve-train, and a custom DG-Spec Garrett turbo system that pushes power output beyond 600 horsepower at approximately 23 psi of boost. Welcome to the TRD Pro Newsroom.

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Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition

Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition

This 2019 86 TRD Special Edition turns heads as quickly as it carves corners. Finished in “Raven” black and heritage-inspired TRD tricolor graphics, the limited-run model wears a new TRD body kit including a unique front bumper, side sills, rear bumper/diffuser and spoiler. Welcome to the TRD Pro Newsroom.

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New Toyota Prius TRD

New Toyota Prius TRD

Welcome to the TRD Family with the New Toyota Prius TRD. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has come up with a wide array of visual upgrades compatible with the facelifted Prius TRD. take a look and share your thoughts on that!

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The Difference Between Toyota Prius Models

The Difference Between Toyota Prius Models

The 2019 Toyota Prius c, ranked a score of 7.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 52 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2018 Toyota Prius Prime, ranked a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 19 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2018 Toyota Prius, ranked a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 31 pieces of research and data elements using various sources. Call me for a Test Drive today!

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Toyota Avalon Hybrid ranked Number 2

The 2019 Toyota Avalon Hybrid the best choice in Large Hybrid Cars, it has received a score of 8.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources. Call me for a Test Drive today!

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Toyota Camry Hybrid ranked Number 1

Toyota Camry Hybrid ranked Number 1

The 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid ranked #1 in Midsize Cars and Hybrid Cars. It has received a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 19 pieces of research and data elements using various sources. Let’s Test Drive it before you buy!

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Enemies To Team Up In New Auto Era

Enemies To Team Up In New Auto Era

BMW, Mercedes Pivot From Enemies to Partners in New Auto Era BMW AG dodged a takeover attempt by Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG six decades ago, and ever since the two luxury-car icons have been bitter rivals — until recently. Reflecting the historic challenges gripping the auto industry, BMW and Daimler are reaching across the aisle to team up in what’s become an emerging trend in the sector. The latest rapprochement between the German manufacturers involves talks to join forces on key components including vehicle platforms, electric-car batteries and autonomous-driving technology, according to people familiar with the matter. That could mean models like the BMW 2-Series coupe and Mercedes A-Class sedan could one day share similar underpinnings, a prospect that would have been anathema to both sides just a few years ago. That’s changing as crushing development expenses for next-generation vehicles, a looming slowdown in conventional models and agile new competitors prod unprecedented cooperation. “The pressure on […]

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Recession in Global Auto Industry

Recession in Global Auto Industry

The Global Auto Industry Is Likely in First Recession Since 2009 The global auto industry is poised for its first sustained production drop since the financial crisis, according to RBC Capital Markets. Worldwide light-vehicle output fell 2.9 percent in the third quarter and probably will decline about 4 percent in the fourth quarter, analyst Joe Spak wrote in a report Wednesday. This will be the first back-to-back industrywide drop since 2009, he said. Automakers probably will produce about 94.6 million vehicles this year, down 0.6 percent from 2017, according to RBC’s estimates. The analysts are projecting output will drop again by 0.4 percent in 2019, with tempered growth resuming in the following years. The World’s Biggest Auto Markets Are Flashing Yellow and Red. Some of the world’s biggest auto markets may be reaching the end of the road for growth. After almost every major carmaker posted declining U.S. deliveries in […]

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New Toyota Supra Engine and Exhaust Sound

New Toyota Supra Engine and Exhaust Sound

Hear What the 2020 Toyota Supra Sounds Like Before It Finally Debuts in January The long wait for Toyota’s revived sports car is almost over. Toyota says the first production 2020 Supra will be auctioned off January 19, 2019, at the Barrett-Jackson auctions in Arizona to benefit the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation. Its VIN will be #20201 and it will feature a special paint scheme (teased below) including matte gray exterior paint, matte black wheels, red mirror caps, and a red leather interior featuring a carbon-fiber plaque denoting it as the first 2020 Supra. The new Toyota Supra sports car is almost here—and we mean it this time. Toyota has finally given an official release date for the highly anticipated return of the Supra nameplate: It will make its debut in January 2019 at the Detroit auto show. After that, production for the 2020 Toyota Supra will begin […]

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luxury Car Santa's Gift

Luxury Car Santa’s Gift

When Santa Brings a Car, They’ll Need a Bigger Tree Every December, the holiday classics return to television, mainstay tales like “Frosty the Snowman” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” And don’t forget those commercials where someone wakes up to a luxury car in the driveway on Christmas morning. Except those ads aren’t just Yuletide fantasies. Yes, there are people who give a car worth $60,000, $80,000 or more to someone special during the holidays, even rushing into a dealership on Christmas Eve. So many people give costly cars as presents that gift sales can make up 10 percent or more of December sales for luxury auto dealers, brand representatives and dealers say. Also, yes: Those gigantic car bows are real (picture below), and they’re a crucial factor in making the sale. “Gift cars are about 15 percent of our December business,” Chris Brunner, general manager of Park Place Lexus […]

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Sagent Manheim Market Report Pricing Tool

Sagent Manheim Market Report Pricing Tool

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Sagent Lending Technologies has announced the integration of Manheim Market Report into its suite of Business Process Outsourcing solutions for its remarketing operations. With this integration, Sagent can now leverage MMR as a key input into its proprietary pricing algorithms, enabling it to more accurately and competitively price vehicles, executives said. “While our resale values were already above industry averages, this integration to MMR allows us to further improve our performance, ensuring that lenders are getting increasingly greater resale results from their inventory,” said Stephen Bissett, Sagent’s vice president of client services. “Continual and meaningful data integrations are something that our clients have come to expect from Sagent over the years, and those integrations are something that we’re more than happy to deliver upon.” The Manheim Market Report is a pricing tool designed to utilize recent, actual sales transactions to allows users to find the […]

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