Archive for December 26th, 2013

DNR says lake ice not strong enough for automobiles – Albert Lea Tribune

DNR says lake ice not strong enough for automobiles
Albert Lea Tribune
With recent reports of vehicles breaking through the ice from Douglas to Beltrami counties, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is cautioning everyone about driving on the ice. “Ice is never 100 percent safe,” said Capt. Greg Salo, DNR 

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Five most fun cars of 2013 – Fox News

Five most fun cars of 2013
Fox News
The automobile industry was firing on all cylinders in 2013, with a bumper crop of great vehicles luring customers into showrooms, where trucks and crossovers led the way in sales and even electric cars finally started getting a foothold in the market

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Volvo Trades on Swedish Heritage to Sell Cars – Wall Street Journal

Volvo Trades on Swedish Heritage to Sell Cars
Wall Street Journal
Earlier this year, Volvo Car Corp. decided to rip a page from its history book and began touting in China a technology it designed a decade ago to keep birch-tree pollen out of the interior of its cars. The move, a response to Chinese customers

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Spending on new cars may break record in December – CNBC.com


CNBC.com
Spending on new cars may break record in December
CNBC.com
While new car sales started the month slowly, they are expected to finish strong, according to a monthly sales forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. That would be a welcome development for industry planners concerned about a 
If You've Been Thinking of Buying a Car, Now's the Right TimeTIME

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Pakistan’s government deflates dream of gas-powered cars – The Guardian


The Guardian
Pakistan's government deflates dream of gas-powered cars
The Guardian
Getting motorists to convert their cars to run on cleaner, cheaper gas would cure urban pollution and lower demand for the imported oil that was gobbling the country's foreign currency reserves. Car owners loved it and today 80% of all cars in Pakistan

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The Best Cars We Drove in 2013 (And a Few We Wish We Hadn’t) – Wired

The Best Cars We Drove in 2013 (And a Few We Wish We Hadn't)
Wired
Europe always gets the coolest cars, and the list of rad rides we want imported starts with Volkswagen Scirocco R. VW handed us the keys to the only current-generation 'Rocco in North America, and it was enough to have us seriously consider renouncing 

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How Uber could reinforce car culture – Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)
How Uber could reinforce car culture
Washington Post (blog)
Americans are undeniably driving less. After decades of steady growth, the number of miles traveled by our cars and trucks every year fell sharply in 2008 with the recession — and never really recovered. Young people are increasingly putting off

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