News Article | May 17, 2017
In the nearly 15 years since the Nissan Titan arrived on the full-size-truck scene, the image-conscious, ferociously brand-loyal buyers cultivated for decades by the domestic brands have almost completely shunned it. Without much wow factor to break through, the Nissan is a nice enough truck whose biggest flaw is being decades late to a segment the Big Three divvied up long ago. If that seems like a cold open for a review of the Titan, allow us to warm things up. The Single Cab model might just earn a positive reception, albeit largely among commercial users who prioritize value over badge loyalty. The regular-cab Titan comes standard with work-truck necessities such as a V-8 engine and an eight-foot-long bed, while American truckmakers ask buyers to pay extra to upgrade from entry-level V-6 engines and stubby beds. Nissan also throws in power windows and door locks, as well as Bluetooth and additional convenient features. With other brands, one must navigate dense order sheets and fork over extra cash for those items. Option a domestic-brand truck to match the base Titan, and the Nissan comes out cheaper than a similarly equipped Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ford F-150, and it’s just $5 pricier than an equivalent Ram 1500. We suspect Nissan’s price advantage will hold when a more affordable V-6 joins the lineup later this year. If there’s a downside to Nissan’s strategy here, it’s that there are few choices. Sold only in base S and mid-level SV specs (the ritzier SL and Platinum Reserve trim levels are limited to Titans with more doors, as is the off-road-oriented Pro-4X), the two-door Titans are nearly monospec. Only a single factory option package is offered on the S, while three are available to SV customers. Items such as bedliners and mud flaps are dealer-installed add-ons, and navigation isn’t available. Glass-half-full types might consider the Nissan’s streamlined lineup a boon to busy fleet operators; others might wonder if the Titan’s lack of configurability could hinder sales. The regular-cab Titan’s appeal extends beyond its window sticker, as it posts a strong showing in both comfort and driving dynamics. Tall-sidewall tires wrapped around 18-inch wheels help the Titan ride relatively smoothly, although we occasionally found the outer limits of the suspension’s rebound damping over larger bumps that would send the body bobbing up and down. More impressive is the steering, which, although heavy, is accurate and needs minimal corrections to keep the Titan tracking straight on the highway. Mix in the high-for-a-truck 0.76 g of skidpad grip and safe front-end washout at the handling limit, and the Titan is a friendly, wieldy full-size truck to maneuver. It’s also quite quick. The 390-hp 5.6-liter V-8 is outmuscled only by the Ram 1500’s optional 395-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 and the 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 available in Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Even without horsepower honors, the Titan rips to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 14.6 seconds at 96 mph. Oh, and the V-8 sounds great. We haven’t tested other current-generation, regular-cab, full-size trucks, so we can point out only that this Titan is 0.5 second quicker to 60 mph than a four-wheel-drive crew-cab Titan with the same engine, itself quick for the class. And this Titan trails the more torque-rich, twin-turbocharged, 10-speed-automatic-equipped 2017 Ford F-150 EcoBoost 4x4 crew cab by merely 0.2 second. If there’s a ding to be found in the Titan’s dynamic report, it is that the seven-speed automatic transmission occasionally stumbles over gear selection. Sometimes, it unnecessarily holds a low gear even during a steady cruise, relinquishing it for a higher ratio only when the driver lifts off the gas. The delayed upshift is accompanied by a mild lurch. In other instances, the transmission starts to select a higher gear before deciding against it and fumbling for a lower ratio. At least the transmission is responsive to quick stabs of the throttle, downshifting deftly and making the most of the V-8’s grunt during passing maneuvers. We didn’t tow anything during our time with the Titan, but our SV, equipped with the $470 Towing Convenience package, was rated to pull up to 9560 pounds. We did use the Titan for the “help a friend move” function familiar to all pickup owners. The long bed and Nissan’s nifty adjustable tie-down cleats (part of the $1120 Utility package, these can be positioned along tracks in the sides of the bed and the cargo floor) made securing furniture and smaller items a snap. When the move dragged into the evening, the Utility package’s LED bed lights created more than enough illumination to continue. One quibble: We wished for a better way of getting into and out of the pickup bed than via the Nissan’s high rear bumper. Where General Motors trucks have footholds notched into their bumpers and Ford offers a deployable step from the F-150’s tailgate, the Nissan has only the slivers of bumper extending wider than the dropped tailgate and no decent hand holds for hoisting oneself up into the bed. You might have noticed that we’ve listed two of the SV’s three available option packages as being installed on our test Titan. In fact, all three were fitted; the third was the SV Comfort & Convenience package, which is a steal at $820 as it adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, proximity keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, fog lights, a Class IV tow hitch, and running boards. Add $3030 for four-wheel drive, and our Titan Single Cab came to a reasonable (in today’s full-size-truck world) $39,505. Admittedly, the truck tested here might still be too rich for many commercial buyers. More realistically, they might stick to the S trim level with four-wheel drive ($33,805) or save even more money by opting for the rear-drive version. Either way, they’ll get a lot of truck for the money. Stripped of brand baggage and buyer preferences—essentially, shopped on price—this basic Titan achieves something that more consumer-facing, mainstream Titan variants haven’t: standing out from the competition. C/D TEST RESULTS: Zero to 60 mph: 5.9 sec Zero to 100 mph: 15.9 sec Zero to 110 mph: 20.5 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.2 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.2 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.7 sec Standing ¼-mile: 14.6 sec @ 96 mph Top speed (governor limited): 113 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: 172 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.76 g
News Article | May 15, 2017
Another week brings more moves and shifts at the upper levels of the renewable energy industry. [Correction] Francesco Venturini, the CEO of Enel Green Power is now heading the new Global E-Solution division of the Enel Group. After three years of running EGP, Venturini has been requested by Enel Group CEO Francesco Starace to head this new unit with a focus on e-mobility, V2G, recharging infrastructure, energy efficiencies and batteries. Venturini is not leaving the group as we incorrectly reported. We apologize for the error. Olivier Jacques was promoted to executive VP of USA and EMEA at microinverter builder APsystems. Prior to joining APsystems in 2015, he served as managing director, EMEA at Enphase Energy. Ultracapacitor vendor Maxwell Technologies named Thibault Kassir, formerly with Knowles Corp., as VP and general manager of energy storage products. Holy Cross Energy, an electric company cooperatively owned by its approximately 42,000 members (mostly in Colorado's Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin Counties) named Bryan Hannegan as its new CEO. Previously, Hannegan led R&D teams at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Electric Power Research Institute. Jeff Wolfe, founder of groSolar, is joining Royal Dutch Shell with a "focus on behind-the-meter energy efficiency, storage, distributed resources, and integrated operations (virtual power plants)." He writes: "Transformation from within the fossil industry starts on Monday. No one is more surprised than me that I'm going to work for Shell." Michael Atkinson joined Doosan GridTech as VP of business development, focused on the utility sector. Previously, Atkinson was the general manager of North America for GE Grid Solutions. Doosan also brought on Ranjan Gupta as its first director of ESS turnkey programs. Gupta previously worked as a director at First Solar's new ventures and product development group. Ballard Power Systems named Rob Campbell as VP and CCO. Campbell was most recently CEO of SoloPower, and prior to that, he was at another failed thin-film solar firm, Energy Conversion Devices. Eos Energy issued an update, noting that Ken Langone and Peter Fox-Penner have joined its advisory board. The update also claims, "Eos is taking orders today at a volume price of $160 per usable kWh for delivery in 2017 and $95 per usable kWh in 2022." Billionaire Home Depot founder Langone is an investor in Eos. Matt Mayberry was promoted to director of residential product management at SunPower. Dan Cohen was promoted to director of strategy transformation and China programs at SunPower. Enertech Search Partners, an executive search firm with a dedicated cleantech practice, is the sponsor of the GTM jobs column. Among its many active searches, Enertech is looking for a Director of Business Development -- Distributed Energy. This client is leading the market in deployments with innovative utility projects that deploy and manage distributed energy resources, ranging from DER management systems, grid supporting microgrids, smart communities and transactive energy platforms and partnering with leading energy players. Currently this client is looking for a Sales & BD Director to join its team in the East and engage utilities with solutions that will help to evolve the electricity distribution industry to a more intelligent, real-time grid of the future. The ideal candidate is a driven, results-oriented self-starter that understands utility challenges and opportunities at an operational level and able to convey the strategic value of deploying new distributed resource management solutions. Solar Roof Dynamics of Davis, California, a distributor of solar products, added Debbie Schrider as its new VP of sales. Schrider has held senior roles at SolarCity, SunEdison and One Block Off the Grid. Nick Lowrie was hired as director of operations. Lowrie spent eight years building the Northern California operations for SolarCity. Jeff Russell has joined Baker McKenzie's North America banking, finance and major projects practice as Counsel. Most recently, Jeff served as assistant General Counsel of global asset management at SunEdison. Prior to SunEdison, Russell was Counsel at Silverado Power, a California-based utility scale solar developer. Trump’s expected pick for top USDA scientist, Sam Clovis, has never taken a graduate course in science, as reported by Talking Points Memo. Before founding the just-unstealthed Voltus last year, CEO Gregg Dixon was a senior VP and a founding executive at EnerNOC. Voltus is a challenger to EnerNOC, as is long-standing competitor CPower. In March, EnerNOC CEO Tim Healy said the firm was exploring "potential alternatives to our current structure. This may include the sale or separation of one or more of our business units, a sale of the company, or other alternatives." (Jeff St. John reports on Voltus here.) Last week we reported that Jon Wellinghoff, the chief policy officer at SolarCity, had left the company now that it has merged with Tesla. The ex-FERC commissioner just told GTM: "My move in opening my own firm, Policy/DER Consulting, will allow me to better focus on my passions: energy policy and its intersection with distributed energy resources. I see a rapid movement now happening from the old way of siloing technologies like rooftop solar, efficiency, storage, and control technologies to an integration and optimization of systems behind the meter. In order to effectively enable this transition, significant policy initiatives will be necessary. Those initiatives include the creation of efficient transactional financial market platforms based on backend algorithms like blockchain. Having my own firm allows me to fully explore and engage these new paradigms."
News Article | May 22, 2017
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MOOG®, the industry-leading steering and suspension brand from Federal-Mogul Motorparts, recently launched a new Control Arm Bump Stop (K201426) for GM trucks, in addition to expanding its coverage throughout the month of April. MOOG increased its number of potential repair opportunities in the market by introducing 48 new parts. The new General Motors Truck MOOG Control Arm Bump Stop features design enhancements to provide improved durability and performance, while also extending the life of the product due to its revised geometric shape, helping to reduce the chance of part failure. MOOG K201426 is made from an enhanced microcellular urethane material with optimized spring rate to provide improved ride and excellent load handling ability. Now available from your local MOOG distributor, the Control Arm Bump Stop is fitted for over 3 million GM trucks, including the 1999-2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, the 2001-2010 Silverado 2500 HD, and the 2000-2013 Suburban 2500; and the 2001-2003 and 2005-2006 GM Sierra 1500 HD, the 2001-2006 Sierra 3500, and 2000-2013 Yukon XL 2500. Also in the month of April, MOOG continued its product expansion by introducing 30 new Chassis products, including first-to-market parts for over 2.4 million Ford Motor Company vehicles. These new parts are Steering Knuckle Inserts (K150348, front rear) for the 2006-2012 Ford Fusion, 2007-2012 Lincoln MKZ and 2006 Zephyr, and the 2006-2011 Mercury Milan; Steering Idler Arms (K400026, K400027) for the 2011-2016 Ford F250 Super Duty and F350 Super Duty; and a Suspension Ball Joint (K500313, front lower) for 2010-2014 Ford Mustang. Additionally, MOOG has expanded its Control Arm offerings with 17 new products, including Suspension Control Arms and Ball Joint Assemblies (RK100168, front left upper; RK100169, front right upper) for over 1.4 million 2011-2017 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees; and Suspension Control Arms (RK642743, rear lower front) for over 1.4 million 2010 Buick Allures, 2010-2015 LaCrosses, and 2011-2015 Regals; 2014-2017 Chevrolet Impalas, 2013-2015 Malibus and Malibu Limiteds (2016); and the 2010-2011 Saab 9-5. “The addition of all these products, along with the introduction of the MOOG Control Arm Bump Stop, demonstrates our commitment to expanding our product line to offer technicians comprehensive coverage for their customers,” said Kevin Kolath, Director, Product and Business Development, Steering and Suspension, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “The MOOG team is dedicated to adding coverage and innovative products in order to maintain its position as the industry leader of premium steering and suspension parts and providing technicians even more repair opportunities every month.” To learn more about these and all the other new MOOG products, please visit www.MOOGParts.com or contact your MOOG supplier. Additional product updates can be found by searching for MOOG Steering and Suspension on Facebook, and following MOOG on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MOOGparts and Instagram at www.Instagram.com/MOOGparts. About Federal-Mogul Federal-Mogul LLC is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety. Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wipers; Beck/Arnley® premium OE quality parts and fluids; BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting. Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 53,000 in 24 countries. For more information, please visit www.FMMotorparts.com. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/e775b8a6-20c8-421a-b5e8-82831f9c37fd
News Article | May 17, 2017
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global fuel filter market is projected to grow to 106.93 million units by 2021, at a CAGR of more than 4% over the forecast period. This research report titled ‘Global Fuel Filter Market 2017-2021’ provides an in-depth analysis of the market in terms of revenue and emerging market trends. This market research report also includes up to date analysis and forecasts for various market segments and all geographical regions. This report is available at a USD 1,000 discount for a limited time only: View market snapshot before purchasing Buy 1 Technavio report and get the second for 50% off. Buy 2 Technavio reports and get the third for free. Based on the applications, the report categorizes the global fuel filter market into the following segments: “The passenger cars segment held a majority share of nearly 75% in 2016, and is expected to hold its dominance through the forecast period driven by the rising ownership of vehicles in APAC,” says Praveen Kumar, a lead analyst at Technavio for automotive components research. APAC accounts for the largest market share in terms of volume of passenger cars. In India, compact cars with a good fuel economy are witnessing swift adoption rates. The Chinese and Japanese demographics have also witnessed a rise in procurement of new vehicles post the implementation of stringent carbon emission norms. The global fuel filter market by light commercial vehicles are expected to grow faster than all other segments, showcasing a CAGR of more than 5% through the forecast period. The growth of the market segment can be attributed to the increase in sales of LCVs across all demographics due to their wide array of applications. Some of the widely-adopted LCVs include RAM1500, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, Ford Transit Connect, Ford F-150, and Chevy Silverado. LCVs are mainly popular in the Americas due to their multipurpose applications and powerful engines. “The market for medium and heavy commercial vehicles is growing, driven by the need to curb carbon emissions and increase fuel economy. Emerging economies such as India, China, and Brazil are creating the highest demand for these vehicles,” says Praveen. Factors such as supportive government regulations, fuel prices, and market conditions are the most important factors affecting the sales of M&HCVs. Also, the improving aftersales experience of consumers through better logistics management is boosting the sales of M&HCVs. The top vendors highlighted by Technavio’s research analysts in this report are: Become a Technavio Insights member and access all three of these reports for a fraction of their original cost. As a Technavio Insights member, you will have immediate access to new reports as they’re published in addition to all 6,000+ existing reports covering segments like wheels and tires, powertrain, and automotive electronics. This subscription nets you thousands in savings, while staying connected to Technavio’s constant transforming research library, helping you make informed business decisions more efficiently. Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. The company develops over 2000 pieces of research every year, covering more than 500 technologies across 80 countries. Technavio has about 300 analysts globally who specialize in customized consulting and business research assignments across the latest leading edge technologies. Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research techniques to ascertain the size and vendor landscape in a range of markets. Analysts obtain information using a combination of bottom-up and top-down approaches, besides using in-house market modeling tools and proprietary databases. They corroborate this data with the data obtained from various market participants and stakeholders across the value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors, resellers, and end-users. If you are interested in more information, please contact our media team at email@example.com.
News Article | May 5, 2017
Though it still has an internal combustion engine under the hood, Workhorse has done away with the large, breezy grille common on pickup trucks Tesla may be working on an electric pickup truck, but it won't be the first to inject a little electric-guided design into the pickup market. At this week's Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Ohio-based OEM Workhorse revealed what it's calling the first electric pickup truck designed for the fleet market. A range-extended electric, the W-15 puts a new face on the classic pickup truck while combining Panasonic and BMW tech for a range close to 400 miles (644 km). Amp Electric Vehicles once thought the future was all about electrifying SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, but it eventually shifted its focus to commercial vehicles. It acquired the Workhorse brand in 2015 and moved forward as Workhorse Group Incorporated, busying itself with range-extended, medium-duty electric trucks and delivery drones. Now, Workhorse has gone a bit smaller in presenting its vision of the range-extended electric truck of the near-future. With the W-15 pickup, it's followed the Tesla model of creating a ground-up build bringing together fresh style, clean driving and tech-focused construction. This ground-up strategy distinguishes the pickup from range-extended electric trucks like VIA Motors' converted Silverado. The W-15 definitely looks different from other pickups in its facial construction, wearing a more modern, electric-driven design in place of a big, shiny grille. A thin mesh grille and prominent "Workhorse" logo provide a little contrast color within the heavily body-matching front-end design. Beyond that, the W-15 looks like a rugged pickup, following the usual formula of straight lines, sharp corners and flared fenders. The W-15's drive power comes from front and rear traction motors spreading up to 460 hp (343 kW) around all four wheels. Utilizing Panasonic lithium-ion cells, the onboard battery keeps those motors spinning for up to 80 miles (129 km), and the BMW gas range-extender engine mounted up front tacks on an extra 310 miles (500 km) per fill-up. Workhorse estimates fuel economy at 75 mpg-e (3.1 l/100km) when driving on pure battery power, 32 highway/28 city mpg (7.4/8.4 l/100km) when the ICE range-extender is in action. We're not sure fleet customers will be putting the estimated 5.5-second 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) to the test with much regularity, but they'll certainly want to know all about the 2,200-lb (1,000-kg) payload, 7,200-lb (3,266-kg) gross vehicle weight rating, 5,000-lb (2,268-kg) towing and five-person seating layout. The 7.2-kW power outlet that taps directly into the battery pack for powering up tools without having to run the truck is also sure to find use at job sites. "Our team designed the W-15 not only for exceptional performance, but also the lowest total cost of ownership, the lowest emissions profile, and with state of the art autonomous controls and telematics," Workhorse CEO Steve Burns explains. "We have listened to fleet engineers, managers and drivers in order to deliver the best pickup truck for commercial use, from cost of ownership, to functionality, to performance and, above all else, safety and dependability for the driver." The W-15 features technologies like lane departure warning, collision avoidance/auto braking, and interior touchscreen controls with the Workhorse Metron telematics system streamlining fleet tracking and management. The truck measures 234 x 80 x 73.9 in (5,944 x 2,032 x 1,877 mm, L x W x H), rides on a 143-in (3,632-mm) wheelbase and has 12 in (305 mm) of ground clearance. Workhorse is showing the first drivable prototype at the ACT Expo and plans to begin production in late 2018. It says that it's already received more than 4,500 pre-order letters of intent, from more than 18 commercial vehicle fleets.
News Article | April 22, 2017
Receive press releases from Klinger Group of Nevada Desert Realty: By Email Just Sold New Construction Home in Silverado Ranch Nevada Desert Realty helped their clients purchase a new construction home in Silverado Ranch. Las Vegas real estate agents at Nevada Desert Realty were thrilled to be able to help these clients find their dream home. Las Vegas, NV, April 22, 2017 --( This just sold new construction home is located in the master planned community of Silverado Ranch. Living in the Silverado Ranch area has numerous benefits. One of these benefits include being located near the Silverado Ranch park. This park is best known for its walking paths and dog park, but here are also baseball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, water play areas, basketball courts, and open areas for people of all ages to have fun. Silverado Ranch is also located close to the South Point Casino which has several amazing restaurants, hosts many concerts, shows, conventions, and more. This casino is one of the perfect spots to go to experience the fun Las Vegas is known for without having to deal with the crowds at the Strip. The just sold new construction home in Silverado Ranch is located in the Las Vegas zip code of 89183. Las Vegas 89183 borders the southwestern edge of Henderson. The 15 freeway is this zip code region’s west border, giving residents quick access to the rest of Las Vegas. The homes, condos and townhouses in this zip code region have a median sold price of $214,000. The active real estate listings median price is $326,445. Homes for sale in Las Vegas 89183 have a median listing period of 41 days before the home sells. Currently there are 90 active real estate listings in Las Vegas 89183 and 64 just sold listings. This just sold new construction home is zoned for Silverado High School. Silverado High School has over 2,300 9th grade through 12th grade students enrolled. This school is located at 1650 Silver Hawk Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89123 and the office phone number is 702-799-5790. Test scores at this school have beat the Clark County and Nevada State average in Math, Science, Writing and Reading. This school offers Band, Ceramic Sculpture, Chorus, Computer Arts, Dance, Drawing and Painting, Orchestra, Theater, Video film production, and Photography. The languages taught include Spanish, Japanese, German, and French. The sports offered at Silverado High School include Baseball, Cross Country, Cheer, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Golf, Wrestling, Volleyball, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming, Softball, Martial Arts, and Soccer. This school has a 4 out of 5 rating from parents, children, and the community. Las Vegas real estate agents at Nevada Desert Realty were thrilled to close escrow on this home. These agents, Michael and Anna Klinger, own the brokerage and have been in real estate a combined total of over 25 years. These agents help their clients with short sales, purchases, listings, commercial property and residential property. Within the last several years they have also started up their own property management branch and help many clients purchase investment property and then manage the investment for them. Michael and Anna Klinger love meeting new people and helping them make one of the most meaningful purchases in their life. They are great at negotiating for the best possible situation for their clients in every purchase and many of their clients become lifelong friends. Nevada Desert Realty is located at 40 E Horizon Ridge Parkway #101 in Henderson 89002 and their office phone number is 702-509-1446. Las Vegas, NV, April 22, 2017 --( PR.com )-- This just sold new construction home in Silverado Ranch was purchased for $372,875. This home is a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home with 2 family rooms and a 2 car garage. The home is measured at 2,989 square feet and has a lot size of 5,663 square feet. This is a 2 story home in the Silverado Court subdivision. This subdivision is located in the Las Vegas zip code region of 89183.This just sold new construction home is located in the master planned community of Silverado Ranch. Living in the Silverado Ranch area has numerous benefits. One of these benefits include being located near the Silverado Ranch park. This park is best known for its walking paths and dog park, but here are also baseball fields, picnic areas, playgrounds, water play areas, basketball courts, and open areas for people of all ages to have fun. Silverado Ranch is also located close to the South Point Casino which has several amazing restaurants, hosts many concerts, shows, conventions, and more. This casino is one of the perfect spots to go to experience the fun Las Vegas is known for without having to deal with the crowds at the Strip.The just sold new construction home in Silverado Ranch is located in the Las Vegas zip code of 89183. Las Vegas 89183 borders the southwestern edge of Henderson. The 15 freeway is this zip code region’s west border, giving residents quick access to the rest of Las Vegas. The homes, condos and townhouses in this zip code region have a median sold price of $214,000. The active real estate listings median price is $326,445. Homes for sale in Las Vegas 89183 have a median listing period of 41 days before the home sells. Currently there are 90 active real estate listings in Las Vegas 89183 and 64 just sold listings.This just sold new construction home is zoned for Silverado High School. Silverado High School has over 2,300 9th grade through 12th grade students enrolled. This school is located at 1650 Silver Hawk Avenue, Las Vegas NV 89123 and the office phone number is 702-799-5790. Test scores at this school have beat the Clark County and Nevada State average in Math, Science, Writing and Reading. This school offers Band, Ceramic Sculpture, Chorus, Computer Arts, Dance, Drawing and Painting, Orchestra, Theater, Video film production, and Photography. The languages taught include Spanish, Japanese, German, and French. The sports offered at Silverado High School include Baseball, Cross Country, Cheer, Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Golf, Wrestling, Volleyball, Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming, Softball, Martial Arts, and Soccer. This school has a 4 out of 5 rating from parents, children, and the community.Las Vegas real estate agents at Nevada Desert Realty were thrilled to close escrow on this home. These agents, Michael and Anna Klinger, own the brokerage and have been in real estate a combined total of over 25 years. These agents help their clients with short sales, purchases, listings, commercial property and residential property. Within the last several years they have also started up their own property management branch and help many clients purchase investment property and then manage the investment for them. Michael and Anna Klinger love meeting new people and helping them make one of the most meaningful purchases in their life. They are great at negotiating for the best possible situation for their clients in every purchase and many of their clients become lifelong friends. Nevada Desert Realty is located at 40 E Horizon Ridge Parkway #101 in Henderson 89002 and their office phone number is 702-509-1446. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Klinger Group of Nevada Desert Realty
News Article | May 5, 2017
Chevrolet hosted dealers, salespeople and the media at an event called the Find New Roads Experience at Texas Motor Speedway. I mainly focused on the technology, and I saw a few cool features in the new Chevrolets that I'd like to highlight. I love hybrid vehicles. They combine an electric motor with a traditional gasoline engine to increase fuel mileage. The cars switch between the motors as needed and even use both at the same time, but I always wondered exactly when each motor was being used. The Chevy Malibu Hybrid's center screen can show an outline of the car with both engines, and as you drive, the screen shows when the car is on battery power, using the gasoline engine, using both engines or when it's sending power back to the battery (regenerating) through coasting or braking. I've not driven a hybrid before, so this might not be a new or unique feature, but it was exactly the kind of information I wanted to see while driving the Malibu. It's a simple graphic, but it really helped me understand how to adjust my driving habits to save gas. I saw a cool demo of an optional camera system for the Silverado pickup designed for keeping an eye on payload or a trailer and making it a bit easier when it's time to back that trailer into a tight spot. Fixed video cameras are mounted in the left and right side-view mirrors, and a third camera is mounted on the top of the cab, pointed into the bed, which is great for connecting a fifth-wheel trailer. Finally, an optional fourth camera can be mounted in several places, including on the tailgate, on the back of a trailer or even inside the trailer for keeping an eye on cargo or livestock that you are hauling. Perhaps the best feature I saw was on several vehicles, including the Malibu and the Suburban: It's an automatic reminder to check the back seat when you get out of the vehicle. The car realizes when you've opened the rear doors, and the next time you turn off the motor, a dialogue box pops up on the dashboard's info screen telling you to check the rear seat. It doesn't come out and say, "Hey, make sure you're not leaving a small child in the car" but it's clear that's the gist. You only see the dialogue when the rear doors have been opened. I'm not sure how many vehicles from any manufacturer have this feature, but of all things I saw during the event, it made the biggest impression on me. Explore further: 2017 Kia Niro is most affordable hybrid SUV
News Article | May 4, 2017
The editors of Autotrader release their list of their picks of the best CPO deals and incentives for the month of May to assist buyers on finding their perfect car match to start the summer season. Autotrader Editors' Top Picks for Certified Pre-Owned Deals for May 2017 BMW's certified pre-owned program offers models that are available with an excellent warranty that offers coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date. Through the end of May, qualified shoppers interested in a certified pre-owned 3 or 4 Series can get 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months -- a new-car deal on a used model. Chevrolet's certified pre-owned program is offering qualified shoppers interested in a certified pre-owned Chevrolet Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado, or Traverse can get 1.9 percent interest for up to 36 months -- a good rate for a used vehicle. Ford's certified pre-owned program offers excellent coverage, boasting up to 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection from the original sale date, along with an extra year or 12,000 miles of bumper to bumper coverage. Through the end of the month, Ford is offering qualified buyers 2.9 percent interest for up to 66 months on all certified pre-owned models. Nissan's certified pre-owned program offers some impressive incentives to qualified buyers, including 1.95 percent interest for up to 36 months or 3.95 percent interest for up to 72 months -- deals that are available on any model among Nissan's certified pre-owned fleet. The automaker is even taking things a step further, offering up to $500 cash back on certified pre-owned examples of the Altima, Maxima, Rogue, and Sentra. Land Rover's excellent CPO warranty which offers bumper-to-bumper coverage for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles, but a certified pre-owned Evoque is also offered with some excellent deals. The best deal is on certified pre-owned 2013-2015 Evoque models, as Land Rover is offering qualified shoppers 0.9 percent interest for up to 60 months -- but even a certified pre-owned 2016 Evoque can be had with an alluring 2.9 percent for up to 60 months. Toyota's certified pre-owned program is among our favorites: it offers 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection, and boasts an additional year of bumper-to-bumper coverage. Through the end of the month, the Prius is offered with 1.9 percent interest for up to 60 months to qualified shoppers-- a deal that also extends to the smaller Prius c and larger Prius v. Volkswagen's certified pre-owned program is even more enticing than usual in May thanks to a special offer aimed at qualified shoppers interested in financing a used Volkswagen. That deal touts 1.99 percent interest on all certified pre-owned Volkswagen models for up to 60 months -- a great rate and a long term that you'll typically only find in the world of new vehicles. Volvo's certified pre-owned program touts bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage for 7 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date -- among the longest warranties in the industry. In May, qualified shoppers interested in financing a certified pre-owned Volvo can get 0.9 percent interest for up to 24 months -- not a very long term, but a great rate that you seldom see on used models. For additional details on the CPO programs mentioned, please visit http://www.autotrader.com/car-deals/cpo-deals-may-2017-265072. Learn more about the advantages of CPO at Autotrader.com's "What are the Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned?" About Autotrader Autotrader is the most visited third-party car shopping site, with the most engaged audience of in-market shoppers. As the foremost authority on automotive consumer insights and expert in online and mobile marketing, Autotrader makes the car shopping experience easy and fun for today's empowered consumer looking to find or sell the perfect new, used or certified pre-owned car. Using technology, shopper insights and local market guidance, Autotrader's comprehensive marketing solutions guide dealers to personalized digital marketing strategies that grow brand, drive traffic and connect the online and in-store shopping experience. Autotrader is a Cox Automotive™ brand. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information, please visit http://press.autotrader.com. About Cox Automotive Cox Automotive Inc. is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. Committed to open choice and dedicated to strong partnerships, the Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, Xtime® and a host of other brands. The global company has 33,000 team members in more than 200 locations and is partner to more than 40,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers, while engaging U.S. consumer car buyers with the most recognized media brands in the industry. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., an Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees. Cox Enterprises' other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/top-certified-pre-owned-deals-for-may-according-to-autotrader-300451832.html
News Article | April 17, 2017
ECO Vehicle Systems, Inc., a comprehensive one-stop-shop specialty vehicle modifier/upfitter announces the addition of an additional 75,000 sq. ft. of state of the art manufacturing space to their Progress Industrial Park campus in Union City, Indiana. This additional facility, only a couple of hundred yards from their existing 55,000 sq. ft. facility, not only more than doubles available shop floor space for modifying and upfitting vehicles but also adds state of the art alternative fuels conversion equipment including three high volume assembly lines, an advanced computerized chassis dynamometer and a high capacity, fast-fill CNG fueling station. Rob Lykins, Founder and President of ECO Vehicle Systems built this impressive 75,000 sq. ft. facility in 2004. It had been utilized for general vehicle upfitting by Productive Concepts, Inc. until it was leased to IMPCO Automotive from 2010 to late 2016. During that time the facility was under contract with General Motors, producing high-volume bi-fuel CNG Silverado and Sierra Pickups as well as dedicated CNG Express/Savana Cargo Vans as part of a GM factory option CNG package. In addition, a wide variety of Ford trucks, vans and buses were also converted to CNG and LPG at the facility under a Ford Motor Company QVM program. ECO Vehicle Systems’ combined 130,000 sq. ft. foot print is now engaged in custom upfitting of Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Isuzu vehicles for fleet customers throughout the USA and Canada. ECO Vehicle Systems installs utility bodies, van bodies, interior shelving packages, ladder racks, tool boxes, snow removal equipment, exterior graphics, bed liners, telematics systems, radios, lighting packages, generators, air compressors and any other equipment that fleets need to customize their vehicles to meet the needs. Of course, ECO Vehicle Systems continues to offer a complete line of alternative fuels options including CNG, LPG and Hybrid Electric conversions. A complete line up of upfitting packages are also offered for law enforcement vehicles including all emergency lights and sirens, communication systems, computer stands, exterior graphics, prisoner restraint systems, and firearm security systems. Mr. Lykins recently stated that ECO Vehicles Systems, with its highly skilled, experienced and stable work force, is an ideal solution to fleets needing high quality workmanship, short lead times and quick turnaround. ECO Vehicle System’s rural Indiana location equates to low overhead and operational costs, resulting in very competitive pricing when compared to some of the larger, more traditional upfitters, convertors and vehicle modifiers in the commercial vehicle and law enforcement marketplace today. ECO Vehicle Systems also has drop ship and ship through relationships with all major vehicle manufacturers as well as a strategic alliance with a major vehicle logistics company, also located in Union City, IN, making it quick, easy and economical to move fleet vehicles from OEM factories to ECO Vehicle Systems and on to the end user or dealer locations. For more information, visit the ECO Vehicle website at http://www.ecovehiclesystems.com
News Article | April 19, 2017
Heavy-duty pickups will always be inherently compromised by their ability to move small mountains. But this is 2017 and, like their light-duty brethren, these mega work trucks have evolved from covered-wagon roots to embody impressive refinement—and surprising straight-line acceleration when not weighed down by a load. Our first road test of Chevrolet’s updated 2017 Silverado 2500HD reveals that General Motors was ready with a counter punch to the huge blow Ford landed last year with an all-new, aluminum-bodied F-series Super Duty. We’ve already sampled the mechanically identical 2017 GMC Sierra HD. And after having experienced how confidently GM’s new HD trucks can tow 10,000 pounds up a mountain in Colorado, as well as how the greater engine braking from their diesel mill’s integrated exhaust brake can effectively manage that load coming back down a grade, we spent much of this test with the big Silverado unloaded. In four-wheel-drive, double-cab form—the smaller of the two available four-door configurations—our Siren Red Tintcoat Silverado 2500HD test truck carried an as-tested sticker of $64,473 and burdened our scales with 7780 pounds, or about 200 less than a similar crew-cab model. Responsible for moving all that weight—along with the 3093 pounds the truck is rated to haul in its 6.5-foot cargo bed or the 14,400 it can tow—was GM’s new optional L5P Duramax 6.6-liter diesel engine (a 360-hp gas 6.0-liter V-8 remains standard). Its cast-iron V-8 block and its valvetrain layout carry over from the previous LML Duramax, but the aluminum cylinder heads, the variable-geometry BorgWarner turbocharger, and pretty much everything else is all new. The diesel comes only with an updated Allison six-speed automatic transmission, with the pair commanding a $9340 upcharge on our test truck. The new Duramax’s immense torque rating of 910 lb-ft comes up just shy of the Ford Power Stroke’s 925, yet it tops the Super Duty by five ponies for a class-leading total of 445 horsepower. What’s more, our not-quite-as-massive Chevy weighed 520 pounds less than the last crew-cab 2017 F-250 diesel 4x4 we tested, despite the Silverado’s steel bodywork. Unlike the Ford Super Duty, which can tug up to an incredible 16 tons in its current form, GM took a more calculated approach, improving the refinement of its new HD rigs when empty and under the moderate use that most owners end up saddling them with (towing between 10,000 and 20,000 pounds, for example). To that end, the Chevy pinged our sound meter with a modest 45 decibels at idle and just 67 decibels at a 70-mph cruise, making it as hushed on the highway as a 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4MATIC. A 6.2-second dash to 60 mph and a quarter-mile pass of 14.8 at 93 mph is tame stuff in the greater automotive universe, but those numbers are downright remarkable for a truck weighing nearly four tons. And that performance makes our test truck by far the quickest such rig we’ve ever had on the track, besting the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4x4 diesel crew cab—which produced 397 horses and 765 lb-ft—by 1.2 seconds to 60 mph and by 1.0 second and 7 mph in the quarter-mile. This one was also 0.7 and 0.5 second quicker than the new crew-cab F-250 with the Power Stroke—not to mention speedier than the aforementioned Mercedes luxury sedan. (Our Silverado HD’s 3.73:1 axle ratio may have assisted the acceleration a bit.) While heavy-duty pickups remain exempt from EPA fuel-economy ratings, the bigger 2017 Ford Super Duty eked out 1 mpg more than the Silverado HD did in our hands (15 mpg versus 14) yet managed only 17 mpg on our 75-mph highway test to this Chevy’s 19 mpg. The mighty Silverado’s largely carryover chassis is surprisingly wieldy and accommodating as a daily commuter. For starters, it’s considerably easier to climb aboard than the Ford, with our Chevy’s seating height of 38.4 inches being about four inches closer to the ground than a comparable F-250’s. And GM’s independent front suspension—still unique among four-wheel-drive heavy-duty trucks—brings not only pleasantly tactile and precise steering for a truck, if a bit on the hefty side, but also contributes to a composed ride that is nearly as sorted as the 1500-series Silverado’s. Compared with the latest Ford F-250, the Silverado HD almost feels plush, exhibiting little of the harsh bucking and bouncing we associate with extra-strength pickups, especially when unladen. The six-speed Allison transmission is another boon to the Silverado HD’s drivability, offering quick, firm shifts and rarely stumbling in its search for the optimal ratio. Combined with the meaty torque of the Duramax, which serves up its full complement at just 1600 rpm, the setup produces a relentless shove to the backside and can click off 50-to-70-mph passing maneuvers 1.3 seconds quicker than before. Although our test truck was about as responsive as we could expect of something this big and heavy, this much mass is difficult to stop: Our example needed 208 feet to reach a standstill from 70 mph—and with awkwardly long brake-pedal travel. Our truck also sported GM’s new range of dealer-installed cameras that can be added to all of its new mid- and full-size pickups. The primary system ($999) includes a pair of rear-facing units under each exterior mirror and a remote camera that can be fitted to the back of a trailer ($999). Also included was a high-mounted unit by the center brake light that looks down into the bed ($499), which would make hooking up a trailer to our truck’s optional gooseneck receiver ($370) a snap. Similar to Honda’s LaneWatch system, the view from the side-mounted cameras automatically displays on the Silverado’s 8.0-inch central touchscreen when the turn signals are activated. Holding down the Back button for the infotainment system brings up a rudimentary menu that allows the driver to switch among the various viewpoints for maximum visibility when reversing, although we did notice some lag in its response to inputs. Little changes inside the Silverado HD for 2017. Our test truck’s double-cab arrangement provides 123 cubic feet of interior space versus the larger crew cab’s 135, with the 9.5-inch difference in overall length largely going to a more capacious back seat (stepping up to the crew would add about $1400 to our truck’s base price of $54,530 with the diesel). Whereas even six-footers can stretch out in the big four-door, the double cab is rather tight for any adult of stature, and the seatback feels too upright. We also weren’t fans of the chrome overload on the Chevy’s nose and on the functional hood scoop for the new Duramax, which looks more cohesive with the upscale vibe of its GMC cousin. Both models, however, share the unsightly black-plastic tank for the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), which is strapped to the outside of the trucks’ frame rail beneath the front-passenger door. GM stresses that its location is secure and out of harm’s way and that the capacity of this emissions-control component has grown by roughly two gallons, to 7.0, for 2017. But it’s an annoying design misstep and necessitates opening the hood to fill up, whereas other pickups, such as the Super Duty and our long-term 2016 Nissan Titan XD, mount their DEF tanks out of sight and hide the fillers behind their fuel doors. The heavy-duty trucks that grace our garage typically are fairly hedonistic, with many topping $70,000 and being as big and heavily optioned as possible, and our Silverado HD was still fairly pricey at close to $65K. Along with the Duramax/Allison combo, the gooseneck hitch, the trailer cameras, and the $495 paint job, our mid-level LT truck also featured the $1425 LT Convenience package (dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a tilt and telescoping steering column, and more). Various other extras padded our example’s bottom line, highlighted by $1295 for chrome 18-inch aluminum wheels, $980 for powered and heated front cloth bucket seats, the $815 LT Plus package (rear park assist and power-operated sliding rear window and pedal adjustment), $750 for chrome side steps, the $575 towing package, and $495 for Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system with navigation. As equipped, this is exactly the truck we’d expect a job-site foreman to use for everyday chores and the occasional vacation with a load of toys in tow. These diesel trucks are expensive but essential tools for some customers. And while GM’s focus on performance and refinement means its new HD rigs give up some maximum capability to its fiercest competitor, it also makes the Silverado 2500HD (and its GMC sibling) the most satisfying to operate in the 2017 heavy-duty class. And definitely the quickest.