By Bill Griffith Electric vehicles are steadily proliferating —at least 27 now are listed at mor-ev.org, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts list of vehicles eligible for EV rebates. The future of the EV movement—including all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, fuel cells and zero-emission motorcycles—was the topic of the 5th annual NEMPA MIT Technology Conference held at the […]
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JOHN BOZZELLA, president and CEO of Global Automakers, briefs the New England Motor Press Association on the status of ZEVs (zero emissions vehicles). By Bill Griffith John Bozzella, president and CEO of Global Automakers, drove his own brand new (picked up at dealer’s en route) Acura TSX to Automation Headquarters on Oct. 16 to brief […]
On September 30, the day before the ambitiously refreshed King of the Compact SUVs hit dealer showrooms, Honda brought a 2015 CR-V to Automotion HQ to introduce it to NEMPA. Neither the weather nor the traffic, both of which had turned nasty on Boston’s ring roads, discouraged members, who came to see the new Honda […]
By Bill Griffith; photos by Bill Griffith, Kamil Kaluski, Josh Merva, Rich Taber Jeep has been so active with NEMPA this year that Lisa (“Wheels”) Barrow—Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ East Coast communications czarina—joked that she might have to find an apartment up here. Maybe it’s paying off. Jeep’s July sales in New England were up 51 […]
Story & photos by Bill Griffith, NEMPA. December is reserved for Santa Claus at NEMPA’s annual Christmas party, but July is when we and our guests get to enjoy New England’s famous lobster claws. The occasion is always NEMPA’s time-honored summer driving and eating gala known as the Ragtop Ramble & Crustacean Crawl. (more…)
You’d have thought Ford was unveiling an array of Shelby Mustangs, the way NEMPA members converged on the Automotion garage on June 17. Instead, Ford PR rep Vanessa Cook had brought a five-pack of Ford’s new 1.0-liter, three-cylinder Fiestas.