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2011-05-25 04:55:00

ROLLE, Switzerland, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - First 100% Electric Vehicle Ever Awarded Five Stars The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) has awarded the 100% electric Nissan LEAF the highest level of car safety following its performance in the independent organization's stringent crash tests. The zero-emission vehicle received a five-star rating, the first electric vehicle ever to earn this distinction. The reigning European and World Car of...

2011-04-26 06:54:00

DETROIT, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2011 Chevrolet Volt electric car with extended-range capability has been named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, achieving "good" scores in four types of crash tests and offering crash-avoiding electronic stability control. The IIHS tests vehicles to determine how well they protect occupants in front and side crash tests, a rollover test, and simulated rear impacts to evaluate seat and head restraints for protection...

2011-03-23 09:33:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- An industry trade group at the March meeting of the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) unveiled a presentation based on the results of independent studies that demonstrated the quality and safety delivered by competitively produced aftermarket body parts. (Logo: https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101209/FL14540LOGO) The Automotive Body Parts Association (ABPA) www.autobpa.com presented the results of various data obtained through low- and...

2011-03-09 00:00:29

IMED Mobility has today announced transparent FMVSS safety crash test ratings for wheelchair vans with VMI conversions. Roseville, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) March 08, 2011 IMED Mobility has today announced that Vantage Mobility International conversion vans scored high in all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards testing. Transparency in safety scoring is a vital consideration for those purchasing wheelchair vans, and VMI is a leader in providing quality, reliable, durable vehicles for individuals...

2011-03-07 14:13:00

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent testing, the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) designation as a "Top Safety Pick" for achieving "Good" ratings for front, side, rollover, and rear impact protection. "Safety is a top priority for MINI, and we are very pleased that the Countryman performed so well in the Institute's safety tests," said Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA. "These results reinforce the...

2011-03-03 05:45:00

NEW YORK, March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Kia Motors Corporation at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=5d31df0d-a39c-4b27-bb9c-374b75621e81 The all-new 2011 Kia Optima midsize sedan has achieved an overall five-star crash safety rating - the highest possible score - after attaining five stars in each of the overall ratings categories in the latest crash tests conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA. Already a recipient of a...

2011-03-01 03:41:00

ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=89c6ccf6-6e27-40a5-9937-38f325439a49 New crash tests and analysis by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety demonstrate that underride guards on tractor-trailers can fail in relatively low-speed crashes -- with deadly consequences. The Institute is petitioning the federal government to require stronger...

2011-02-23 06:48:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get videos and stills from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=7f3c708c-293a-4525-9345-daf70b3a6245# Euro NCAP announces the outcome of its first assessment of an electric plug-in vehicle, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. The car's creditable four star rating shows that safety does not need to be compromised in zero-emissions vehicles. The i-MiEV shares its rating with its twin models, the Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot...

2011-02-02 07:07:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=807ae4e3-ba29-4edb-a28d-878e9cb728cb Euro NCAP announces the five best performing cars of 2010. Last year, Euro NCAP crash tested twenty nine vehicles, 65 % of which reached the five star rating, compared to 90 % in 2009. This decrease of 25% clearly shows that Euro NCAP's criteria to reach a five stars are now tougher. While Euro NCAP's poorest results of...

2011-01-28 04:46:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from Euro NCAP at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=807ae4e3-ba29-4edb-a28d-878e9cb728cb&lr=ls# Euro NCAP announces the five best performing cars of 2010. Last year, Euro NCAP crash tested twenty nine vehicles, 65 % of which reached the five star rating, compared to 90 % in 2009. This decrease of 25% clearly shows that Euro NCAP's criteria to reach a five stars are now tougher. While Euro NCAP's poorest...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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