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Port of Charleston misses cargo mark as storms, BMW shutdown disrupt shipments – Charleston Post Courier

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

The annual one-week shutdown at BMW‘s manufacturing campus in Greer and a series of storms that battered the Caribbean and East Coast led to a smaller-than-expected increase in containerized cargo at the Port of Charleston in July and August. The State Ports Authority reported 203,746 cargo boxes moved through its terminals during the two-month period. That is a 1.1 percent increase from the same period a…

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Paris bans all cars from the whole city for a day – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

Parisians and tourists were encouraged to stroll through the City of Light on Sunday as officials banned cars from its streets for a day. Paris has experimented with car-free days in the past, but Sunday marked the first time the entire city was handed over to ramblers, cyclists and roller-bladers. Only emergency vehicles, buses and taxis were allowed on the streets from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Paris time. “It’s…

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Show turns classic cars into stars – Stockton Record

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

Donald W. Blount Record Staff Writer @donblount For many, a motorized vehicle is a tool used solely for transportation. For others, it is seen as a piece of art, used as a canvas to show the various permutations of someone’s creative automotive side. And for a car enthusiast, it is a practical showpiece that can be used day to day as well. All three categories and…

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Barcelona Blancpain GT: Frijns on pole, points leader Bentley 28th – autosport.com

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

Robin Frijns takes pole as the championship-leading Bentley could only qualify 28th for the final Endurance Cup round of the Blancpain GT Series in Barcelona. Andy Soucek failed to get a clear lap in the final 15-minute qualifying session and ended 1.8 seconds off the pace in the #8 Bentley Continental GT3 he shares with Maxime Soulet and Vincent Abril. The Spanish driver’s 1m47.889s left the Bentley trio, who have…

Dealers Auto Auction is the beating heart of Chattanooga’s wholesale market [photos] – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

If you compare the Chattanooga-area automobile market to the human circulatory system, the Dealers Auto Auction of Chattanooga is its beating heart — drawing in vehicles from the extremities of the market, reconditioning them and then pushing them back out to used car dealerships of every variety. Cars in, cars out. Repeat. Every Thursday morning, hundreds of vehicles pass through a five-lane auction garage…

Dyson’s Bid to Build an Electric Car Just Might Work – WIRED

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an ‘appliance.’ In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing a car to the equivalent of a toaster or microwave—utilitarian, mundane—feels like failure. But the auto industry might need a new insult, if the man who made a fortune building some of the world’s coolest appliances pulls of his plan to create an electric car. British…

Dealers Auto Auction is the beating heart of Chattanooga’s wholesale market [photos] – Chattanooga Times Free Press

Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017

If you compare the Chattanooga-area automobile market to the human circulatory system, the Dealers Auto Auction of Chattanooga is its beating heart — drawing in vehicles from the extremities of the market, reconditioning them and then pushing them back out to used car dealerships of every variety. Cars in, cars out. Repeat. Every Thursday morning, hundreds of vehicles pass through a five-lane auction garage…

Aston Martin making $4 million submarines – KTRK-TV

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

If you’re a James Bond fan, then you probably remember his sports car that transformed into a personal submarine. Now, fans will get a chance to ride like him. Aston Martin is building an ultra-exclusive submarine. However, unlike the movie, it won’t transform into a car. Only a handful of submarines will be built but it’s going to set you back $4 million. Report a typo to the ABC13 staff

David Spade My Badass Buick’s Gotta Go … Up for Sale for $33k – TMZ.com

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

David Spade‘s parting ways with one of his tricked out rides … and it can be yours for a pretty reasonable price. Spade’s selling his recently revamped 1987 Buick Grand National — aka his “troublemaker car” — which was once featured on “Jay Leno’s Garage.” We’re told he’s unloading the car, which he’s had for 12 years, because he doesn’t have room for it anymore. The ‘Joe Dirt’ star’s dropped…

Buick blinkers: Why so loud, and can they be hushed? – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Q: Do all Buicks have loud blinkers because they think only people with hearing loss buy a Buick? When I test-drove my 2016 Buick Envision, I fell in love with it, but I heard the blinker and thought, “It’s too loud, maybe I shouldn’t buy it.” Then I figured I’d get used to it. Found out that it does indeed aggravate me so much that I use it only half…

A brief history of Aston Martin and F1 – ESPN

Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Andy Palmer was born several years after Aston Martin’s first entry into F1 — which is probably just as well. The British motor company’s CEO and President will not recall first hand how dithering by Aston Martin led to a disastrous association with grand prix racing in 1959 and 1960. But the fact that Palmer is not in a hurry to become…

Aston Martin is making an ultra-exclusive $4 million submarine – CNNMoney

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

James Bond famously captained a Lotus car-turned-submarine in the 1977 movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.” Not to be outdone, Aston Martin — the British luxury automaker with close ties to the fictional spy — is now planning to build a real submarine. The “luxury submarine” will be built in collaboration with Triton Submarines, a company that produces multi-million dollar submersibles for wealthy clients. Aston Martin is taking a lead…

Why Volkswagen Can’t Make Cheap Cars, And Why It Wants To Fix That – Forbes

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

A sign for the future for Volkswagen’s Chinese operation? The automaker is working on a budget brand for the world’s largest car market, planning to launch it in 2019. Photo: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images The battered Volkswagen is proving to be a tough cookie. It withstood the worst of Dieselgate, recovered its crown as the world’s biggest-selling carmaker and rolled out a relatively convincing preview of its battery-electric range, and the…

After The Cleanup, Hurricane Damage Creates Demand For Cars – Forbes

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017

From a cold-blooded business perspective, hurricane damage in Texas and Florida cuts both ways for publicly traded auto retailers. On the one hand, even before the damage is completely set to rights, it’s generating a lot of replacement demand. On the other, the storms disrupted operations for days, and damaged unsold inventory and dealership facilities. Meanwhile just from Hurricane Harvey alone, Cox Automotive estimated total vehicles damaged at 300,000 to…