In June, Tesla’s Supercharger network passed a charging milestone, delivering more than 1 GWh of energy to Model S vehicles in a single month. That energy accounts for a collective 3.7 million miles driven, 168,000 gallons of gas saved, and 4.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide offset. That’s like driving to the moon and back seven and a half times, and nixing a day’s worth of CO2 from 73,684 Americans. Tesla’s Supercharger network is now the largest fast-charging network on the planet. It’s also the world’s fastest-growing...

The six-millionth Audi with quattro drive rolls off the production line at the Ingolstadt plant today – only about one and a half years after the five-millionth quattro. Audi will deliver the jubilee car, an Audi SQ5 3.0 TDI quattro* in monsoon gray metallic, to a family in the United States. This new production record demonstrates the global success of Audi quattro. Since the original quattro, the first Audi with permanent all-wheel drive in the year 1980, this technology has conquered the roads of the world. With approximately 170...

The Royal Automobile Association (RAA) 2014 Cost of Vehicle Ownership survey has named the Mitsubishi Outlander ES as the cheapest medium SUV to run. The Outlander ES features the low running costs customers expect from Mitsubishi including a five-year/130,000km new car warranty and four-year Capped Price Servicing. With a five-star safety rating, family-friendly design and outstanding technology, the Outlander continues to be one of the best value SUVs in Australia. ...

Volvo Cars’ all-new XC90 will offer an unrivalled combination of power and clean operation when it is launched later this year. The all-wheel drive seven seater offers drivers up to 400 horsepower but with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of around 60 g/km (NEDC driving cycle). There has never been an SUV offering this level of power this cleanly. “There are no compromises when you drive an all-new XC90,” said Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President Research and Development of Volvo Car Group. “In the past you could either have power...

What do you get when you combine the world’s best-selling zero emission vehicle with innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt? Answer: a very special Nissan LEAF electric vehicle that might just be the “world’s cleanest car.” Created to demonstrate its potential use in future production vehicles, this Nissan LEAF’s exterior was treated with a specially engineered superhydrophobic and oleophobic paint that is designed to repel water and oils. The “self-cleaning” paint, called Ultra-Ever Dry®, creates...

Kia Motors has announced its newest sensory branding initiative aimed at enhancing customer interaction with the brand – a sonic signature titled ‘The Rise of Surprise’. This tune is the auto industry’s first ever fully integrated brand signature sound applied to vehicles as well as numerous customer touch-points with the Kia brand. The signature sound combines an elegant tone, cheerful rhythm and restful melody that express Kia’s core brand identities – Vibrant (symbolizing Kia’s outstanding growth), Distinctive (expressing...

Dedicated to offering customers the most cutting-edge equipment and jobsite solutions on the market, John Deere upgrades three models on the successful G-Series excavator line. The models – 250G LC, 350G LC and 380G LC – are equipped with a powerful Final Tier 4 engine and meet the strictest emissions standards, providing customers with higher productivity, increased uptime, and lower daily operating costs. “When developing the new G-Series Final Tier 4 models, we wanted to maintain the excellent features that John Deere excavators...

The myDriveAssist app recently developed by Bosch engineers is able to read traffic signs as well as to record and process other information for new vehicle functions. The data is collected by smartphones on the road, then analyzed by a central server and made available once again to the vehicle applications. Bosch app warns drivers not to speed The Bosch app available free of charge in the App Store and Google Play Store uses the camera integrated in the smartphone to read traffic signs. With its help, the program recognizes traffic...

Cushman is pleased to introduce the Cushman 1600XD4 4X4 utility vehicle. Designed to move more people around a jobsite without compromising performance, the Cushman 1600XD4 can seat four crew members comfortably and offers all of the features and options available on the popular Cushman 1600XD. Cushman is a brand of the E-Z-GO Division of Textron Inc. “The Cushman 1600XD4 is designed to maximize all facets of productivity on a work site,” said Darryl Heffline, vice president of commercial business at Cushman. “With seating for four...