Yokohama factory reaches quarter century, 80 million tyre mark

Yokohama Rubber’s Salem factory in the USA recently reached two milestones – its 25th anniversary and the production of 80 million tyres. Tetsuro (Tex) Murakami, president of Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia, LLC, described these as “two very significant achievements for Yokohama, particularly in the US.

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Recharge that electric car quicker

Hybrid and electric vehicles have made their way into mainstream auto circles. You can see them just about anywhere. With that, some businesses are stepping up to provide 240-volt charging stations for clients and employees. But electric-car owners can’t expect that service at a friend’s house. The TurboCord offers a solution. Other power charging systems need costly power stations to be installed.

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VW Gets More Time To Figure Out TDI Diesel Emission Update

It's been just over three months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first revealed that Volkswagen diesel cars were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat emissions tests. But U.S. owners of the 482,000 2009 through 2015 models equipped with EA189 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines will have to continue…

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Green Car Reports 2016 Best Car To Buy Nominee: 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid And Plug-In Hybrid

Hyundai is widely viewed as one of the most aggressive car companies in the world. In global industry terms, it's relatively young, having designed and sold its first car only in 1975. But the South Korean company has ambitious plans, including many on the green-car front; it wants to have the industry's second-widest array of green cars…

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U.S. auto technician killed by exploding tire

It is unknown whether the explosion of the tire was caused by a problem with the equipment being used or was the result of human error

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2017 Ford GT will use the same glass as your smartphone’s screen

That thin, lightweight glass on your smartphone could soon be found on your car.

Corning’s Gorilla Glass is used for the screens on billions of mobile phones. Now, car makers are using an automotive version to help shave weight off their vehicles and improve fuel economy.

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Hyundai Ioniq teased in new design sketches

Hyundai has dropped two new teasers of its upcoming Ioniq hybrid.

Although there’s a long way to go until it’s fully revealed, the new sketches reveal a bit more of what we can expect inside and out. Styling isn’t a significant departure from what we’ve come to expect from Hyundai, sporting the company’s trademark hexagonal grille, along with gloss black trim and LED accent lighting.

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Facebook partners with Uber for ride-hailing service via Messenger

Transportation on Messenger service will be available to select users in locations where Uber operates in the U.S.

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