Lobbying efforts from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler paid off last Wednesday as Congress approved $25 billion in government loans designed to refuel growth in the declining auto industry. According to a report from foxnews.com, the House approved the loans as part of a larger spending bill intended to help the industry refurbish plants for the production of fuel-efficient vehicles and to develop advanced batteries and gas-electric hybrids.
Mercedes-Benz will make its debut as an official OEM exhibitor at the 2008 SEMA Show.
SEMA Show exhibitors: Get some extra company exposure at the 2008 SEMA Show by offering your products to builders through the SEMA Products for Project-Vehicle Builders list. Included each week in SEMA eNews, the list is accessed by hundreds of builders seeking the pieces that add extra flair to their project vehicles. Product placement opportunities such as this are so beneficial that many exhibitors offer products for free or at a greatly reduced rate.
A small but growing slice of wealthy Chinese citizens are seeking enjoyment in off-roading much as other enthusiasts around the world have. These well-to-do off-roaders usually own two or more cars and use their 4WD vehicles on the weekend for leisure.
Chinese government statistics suggest that the number of passenger cars on the road at the end of 2007 numbered about 32 million, and according to industry data experts, about 6 million new domestically produced passenger vehicles will be sold in China in 2008.
If you're skeptical about the possibility that we will see large quantities of diesel-powered light vehicles in the United States, here's some information you should be aware of.
Drivers taking a ride in Tesla's Roadsters.
With international motorsports organizations charging toward the dreams of “green” credibility, strategic partnerships between vehicle builders and component suppliers continue to reshape the racing environment. The gap between visionary racing technology and production reality continues to close.
SEMA’s annual Automotive Lifestyle Survey reveals that enthusiasts are still purchasing or planning to purchase performance products in great numbers, with air intakes topping the list of the most popular performance items.
"Despite the cost of gas across the United States and concerns over the economy, enthusiasts continue to purchase performance products for their vehicles,” said Megan McKernan, SEMA market research special projects manager.
According to CNW Research, the first 15 days of September have shown a continuing decline in the days’ supply of used trucks on franchised and independent used-car lots. Used-truck inventories on car lots reached a high of 88.64 days in July. In the first two weeks of September, that period has dropped to 75.34 days.