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Alex Vasile

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Alex’s childhood dream was to fight Bruce Lee and win. Being unable to throw a punch, he decided to go to college. After finding out a little too late that economics was not really his thing, Alex decided to write about cars for a living. It might not be as exciting as being an accountant, but it’s quite a thrilling job. When he’s not writing for autoevolution.com, Alex enjoys long walks on the beach, dynamite fishing and playing his banjo.



Favorite quote:  "Automobiles are free of egotism, passion, prejudice and stupid ideas about where to have dinner. They are, literally, selfless. A world designed for automobiles instead of people would have wider streets, larger dining rooms, fewer stairs to climb and no smelly, dangerous subway stations" - P. J. O'Rourke

Suzuki Wants Low Emissions Incentives in Australia
Suzuki Wants Low Emissions Incentives in Australia

Suzuki Australia has just announced that it supports the efforts made by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) to determine the government to offer incentives for low emission cars. Some of the incentives that could be applied by the ...

 
Saab Announced New Headquarters in North America
Saab Announced New Headquarters in North America

Now that it has a new owner, Saab is trying to regain its market share. As changes are being made, Saab Cars North America has just announced that its headquarters will reside in Royal Oak, Michigan. This will create about 2,000 jobs, as the compan...

 
Joe Bacal Wins San Felipe 250
Joe Bacal Wins San Felipe 250

Lexus has proudly announced that Joe Bacal and his Cancer Treatment Centers of America Lexus LX 570 took its second Stock Full class victory in as many races on Sunday at the 24th Annual MasterCraft Safety Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 in Mexico. Des...

 
Nissan-Renault Opens Indian Plant
Nissan-Renault Opens Indian Plant

The first dedicated Renault-Nissan Alliance vehicle manufacturing plant has just opened in Chennai, India. At the opening ceremony, Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn were present alongside more than 1,000 guests. After an inv...

 
Saab Dealers and Customers to be Financed by GMAC
Saab Dealers and Customers to be Financed by GMAC

After the sale of Saab has been completed, the Swedish manufacturer started to rearrange its business. Consequently, it has just announced that it has selected GMAC Financial Services as the preferred provider of wholesale and retail financial serv...

 
Nissan Launched Series 3 Tiida in Australia
Nissan Launched Series 3 Tiida in Australia

In an effort to boost the Tiida sales which aren’t going that well, NISSAN has launched a Series 3 upgrade for its small sedan and hatch in Australia. The automaker dropped prices by Au $1,000 across the range and added curtain airbags as sta...

 
Kia Venga Gets Design Award
Kia Venga Gets Design Award

The Korean car manufacturer Kia has received the red dot design award for its new MPV, the Venga. The car has been picked as the winner of the "product design" category for the compact MPV's departure from the conventional mini-van p...

 
Exxon to Start $15 Billion LNG Project
Exxon to Start $15 Billion LNG Project

As liquefied natural gas becomes more and more popular as fuel for cars, it is only natural that corporations are interested in exploiting LNG. Exxon Mobil Corporations has just announced that it will start its Papua New Guinea (PNG) LNG project, a...

 
LG Chem to Build Battery Cell Plant in the US
LG Chem to Build Battery Cell Plant in the US

LG Chem has just announced today that it intends to build a new $303 million lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Holland, Michigan. According to the officials, over 400 jobs could be created by 2013 and many of the people will be hired an...

 
JL Audio Launches Nissan 370Z Specific Subwoofer
JL Audio Launches Nissan 370Z Specific Subwoofer

If the sound system in your Nissan 370Z just isn’t enough, JL Audio now offers you a solution. The high-end audio features manufacturer has just launched its newest addition to the Stealthbox line of vehicle-specific subwoofer systems, engine...

 
World's First E85 Hybrid Seeks US Funding
World's First E85 Hybrid Seeks US Funding

As it has been shown before, the United States are willing to offer financial support to green car technology manufacturers. With this in mind, Douglas Pelmear, President of HP2g.com and Henry County Commissioner Richard Myers, met with officials o...

 
BBC1 Presents Coffee Powered Car
BBC1 Presents Coffee Powered Car

After the chocolate-powered car, it seemed that nothing would ever have the power to astound us again, but apparently some people’s imagination has no limits. Just today a car that runs on coffee has been unveiled, says dailymail.co.uk. Th...

 
Cuban Embargo Symbolically Broken by Amelia Island Concours
Cuban Embargo Symbolically Broken by Amelia Island Concours

It seems that the U.S.-Cuba relations have made some progress, as Director of Deposito del Automovil (the Cuban Automotive Museum) Ing. Eduardo Mesejo Maestre has been invited to North America to judge a major U.S. automotive Concours, the 15th ann...

 
Nissan Australia Kicks Off Nissan Technology Square
Nissan Australia Kicks Off Nissan Technology Square

Aussies who want to find out how a Nissan Leaf works are invited to the Nissan Technology Square. The exhibit is organized by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motor Co. (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. and starts today at Bondi Junction shopping mall in New Sout...

 
Prius Myths Busted by Toyota
Prius Myths Busted by Toyota

Recently, Toyota had to deal with a lot of recalls related to faults of the accelerator pedal and the breaking systems on most of its line-up. It became official that the Toyota Prius, Japan’s best selling hybrid car, had to be recalled due t...

 
Nissan to Open New Design Studio in Beijing
Nissan to Open New Design Studio in Beijing

China is a very important car market, so more and more automakers tend to open factories there. Nissan took things even further, as Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (NCIC), a Nissan subsidiary in China, has just announced the establishment of a ...

 
Russian Government to Downsize Help For Auto Industry
Russian Government to Downsize Help For Auto Industry

It seems that the Russian car market will not be relaunched as expected. According to just-auto.com, the Russian government may reduce its plans to invest 180 billion roubles ($6.12 billion) by 2020 in the development of the car industry. Busine...

 
Alfa Mito MultiAir Priced for UK
Alfa Mito MultiAir Priced for UK

The MINI has a lot of rivals. The idea of a premium small car worked like a charm for the British car manufacturer so, obviously, other automakers became interested in this segment. The Alfa Romeo MiTo, one of the most recent competitors of the MIN...

 
Chocolate-Powered Racecar Presented at MIT Conference
Chocolate-Powered Racecar Presented at MIT Conference

Everybody loves green technology. A lot of the new production models and concept cars use green technology, have reduced fuel consumption, low CO2 emissions and are meant to save the planet. As the future seems to be electric, car manufacturers nee...

 
BMW Shows Yachtsport Collection
BMW Shows Yachtsport Collection

After presenting its new Golfsport Collection, BMW has taken another step in meeting the requirements of its customers and presented its new BMW Yachtsport Collection. The producer says that all the items are made of ultramodern materials, created ...

 

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