Archive for November 20th, 2011

Changan PSA JV eyes premium mkts in China – Reuters

Changan PSA JV eyes premium mkts in China
Reuters
With an initial investment of 8.4 billion yuan ($1.3 billion), the 50-50 Changan PSA Automobiles Co Ltd venture said it will set up a research and development centre to develop its own brand, as well as the Peugeot and Changan brands.
Changan PSA JV eyes premium markets in China, overseasReuters UK

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Hybrid Cars Safer in Crashes, Insurer’s Study Finds – Fox News


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Hybrid Cars Safer in Crashes, Insurer's Study Finds
Fox News
Hybrid vehicles are 25 percent safer for their occupants than conventional fuel models but are more hazardous for pedestrians, according to a study from an insurance institute released on Thursday. Hybrids, which rely on electric and internal
Hybrid Cars Protect Passengers Better, But Cause More Pedestrian CrashesInsurance Journal
Hybrid Cars Are Safer For Drivers, Hazardous For PedestriansNews Box
Hybrids safer than conventional cars: reportCBS News
ThirdAge –MarketWatch (press release) –Los Angeles Times
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BMW debuts i8 plug-in hybrid and i3 all-electric cars – Los Angeles Times


Los Angeles Times
BMW debuts i8 plug-in hybrid and i3 all-electric cars
Los Angeles Times
The new direction BMW showcased Wednesday with the North American debut of its i8 plug-in hybrid and i3 all-electric concept cars combines the efficiency of a ho-hum commuter with the exhilaration of a sports car. Both concepts will be going into
Noteworthy cars debuting at the LA Auto ShowThe Associated Press
Latest hybrid and electric cars featured at Los Angeles Auto Show (slideshow)Examiner.com
BMWi concept to debut at LA Auto ShowSlashGear

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Tri-Rail ridership surging, as rail cars are aging – Palm Beach Post

Tri-Rail ridership surging, as rail cars are aging
Palm Beach Post
While the ridership numbers were higher when gas was $4 a gallon, the current surge in passengers comes as the rail line's aging cars are increasingly breaking down. Fewer working cars and more passengers mean it's tougher to find a seat at rush hour.

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Eight injured as three cars collide in Birmingham. – BBC News

Eight injured as three cars collide in Birmingham.
BBC News
Eight people have been injured, two of them seriously, in a collision between three cars in the centre of Birmingham. The two most seriously injured are women who had to be freed from their vehicle following the collision at 18:45 GMT on Saturday.

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Two cars, one BlackBerry & new home: that’s “near poor”? – San Francisco Chronicle (blog)


San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Two cars, one BlackBerry & new home: that's “near poor”?
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
She has one BlackBerry and two cars (both Buicks from the 1990s), and a $230000 house that she, her husband and two daughters will move into next week. Now I do not wish to make light of the decisions families have to make to stay afloat or get ahead.
Sometimes overlooked, 'near poor' are barely scraping byBend Bulletin

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How to find Your Favorite Cars at 2011 LA Auto Show and Navigate – Torque News


Torque News
How to find Your Favorite Cars at 2011 LA Auto Show and Navigate
Torque News
LA Auto Show is one of the largest car shows in the world and the 2011 show is not an exception. Yet, finding cars and favorite brands at the Los Angeles Convention Center is a big challenge if one does not know how to navigate.
Bianco on Cars: LA Auto ShowWeHo News
2011 Los Angeles Auto Show Explodes With Luxury And Performance CarsForbes
Cars.com Offers Free Wi-Fi at this Year's Los Angeles Auto ShowSacramento Bee
MarketWatch (press release) –Contra Costa Times
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Florida city plans condo with car elevator – UPI.com


MiamiHerald.com
Florida city plans condo with car elevator
UPI.com
19 (UPI) — Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., has approved plans to build a condominium complex with elevators that take residents, and their cars, right to their doors. The $560 million building, dubbed Porsche Design Tower, will likely be the first
At planned Sunny Isles Beach condo, cars and drivers ride elevator homeMiamiHerald.com
Porsche Design Collaborates On Luxury Miami Car-Elevator CondoMotor Authority
My New Lottery FantasyWHTC (blog)

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