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Ford Putting Vegetables Into Vehicles… Again

Have you noticed the tomatoes in the back end of a Ford Mustang? What about the feeling of corn husks on your back as you drive your F-150? Ford is putting vegetables into its vehicles to improve sustainability and yielding surprising results you may never have noticed. The company’s priority of innovating of sustainable vehicle materials was first lead by brand

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2016 Buick Enclave Adds OnStar 4G LTE Connectivity

Continuing the General Motors aim to have more vehicles come equipped with 4G LTE technology, Buick has announced the 2016 Enclave will be enabled. Granting Wi-Fi access for up to seven devices, the Enclave’s new connectivity technology means the entire 2016 Buick model range is more connected than ever. “Customers’ daily lives are so entwined with personal devices, so the addition of

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Toyota Combines Solar Power, Camry Hybrid Batteries to Power Yellowstone National Park

Toyota‘s given them a home where the buffalo roam. Instead of just tossing used Camry battery packs into landfills across the United States, Toyota is reusing them, combining them with solar power generation to create a reliable, sustainable, zero emission powered ranger station and education center. The initiative, which is a result of the partnership between Toyota, Indy Power Systems, Sharp USA, SolarWorld, Patriot

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Review: 2016 Mazda6 I Grand Touring

The all-new Mazda6 joins the Lexus IS 250 and 350 as vehicles designed to look fast standing still. The sporty exterior gives way to an interior filled with technology that is uniquely Mazda. Sure, it looks sporty but does it drive? Does it comfortably seat four?   Under the Hood The Mazda6 comes standard with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The engine

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What is SKYACTIV Technology?

We’ve all seen the Mazda commercials touting their SKYACTIV Technology. We’ve seen the SKYACTIV badging on the back of vehicles. But, what is it really? Mazda’s stated goal when SKYACTIV was initiated was “ultimate efficiency” across their entire line of vehicles. To do so, they started from scratch and engineered each major component of a vehicle to work harmoniously to

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20% of Vehicles Remain Unrepaired After Recall

2014 marked a record year for recalls with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) issuing 803 vehicle recalls involving 63.9 million vehicles, including two of the ten largest vehicle recalls in history. “Recalls are only successful and can only save lives if they end up getting the cars fixed, but we know that 20 percent of vehicles that are recalled

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