Many Americans looked at the loans that the federal government handed out to help usher in green vehicles using electricity rather than oil dubiously. The problem with many of the companies that received the loans was that the cars they were working on were well out of the price range most Americans can afford and the technology was unproven. One of the major disappointments came from Fisker.
Cadillac has announced a new trim package for its ATS called the Crimson Sport Edition. This special edition of the ATS will only be produced during the spring of 2014 and features a unique Crimson Red Metallic exterior. Cadillac will offer the Crimson Sport Edition with a number of options.
BMW and Toyota have teamed up to share hybrid vehicle technologies and announced their partnership for a sports car late last year. The first car to come of the partnership is tipped to be a replacement for the BMW Z4 sports car. Toyota also says that the car will be a spiritual successor to the Supra. Perhaps Toyota will get a version along the lines of the FT-1 concept from Detroit.
AAA is the organization that many drivers are members of that will provide roadside assistance among other things if you have an issue on a trip. AAA recently released the results of a study that looked into the driving range for EVs in areas with freezing temps. According to the study, the EV takes a major range hit in cold weather.
Honda has announced a very impressive milestone for its US vehicle manufacturing operations. Honda has now built the 20 millionth car in the US. Honda has built the 20 million cars in four plants that it operates in the US and the build number is cumulative from all those locations.
Anyone who has watched the Barrett-Jackson car auction on TV knows that the auction will see hoards of awesome cars cross the auction block. The next Barrett-Jackson auction is set to kick off on April 11 and end on April 13. The auction will have some very notable cars among the wares being sold under the gavel.