Porsche Cars North America promotes two women to key posts – Automotive News

Margareta Mahlstedt, who previously led marketing for Porsche Cars Great Britain, joined the German marque’s North America business in October to lead customer experience.

Mahlstedt, 43, is responsible for customer relationship management practices, customer satisfaction, market research and vehicle initial quality as well as overseeing Porsche Contact Center operations.

With the two appointments, a third of Porsche’s North American leadership team is now female. The leadership changes come at a good time for the brand.

Porsche Cars North America had its best year ever in 2021, powered by robust demand for the battery-powered Taycan. The brand delivered 70,025 vehicl…….

Cars Designed To Drive On The Ocean Floor Exist And Are Way Older Than You Think – Jalopnik

Image: Lake Estate, US Patent Office

When is a submarine a car? This isn’t a riddle, it’s an honest question. I think if something has wheels and drives on the ground, it qualifies as a car. If that ground happens to be under a lot of water because it’s the bottom of the ocean, I’m not so sure that really changes things. It’s still a car. Just an underwater car. And, incredibly, these appear to have existed since 1894! Let’s dive in.

The story of wheeled, underwater vehicles is pretty limited; I think there’s some deep-sea submersibles that employed some wheels or rollers, and there’s some uncrewed underwate…….

Is Norway the Future of Cars? – The New York Times

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Last year, Norway reached a milestone. Only about 8 percent of new cars sold in the country ran purely on conventional gasoline or diesel fuel. Two-thirds of new cars sold were electric, and most of the rest were electric-and-gasoline hybrids.

For years, Norway has been the world leader in shifting away from traditional cars, thanks to government benefits that made electric vehicles far more affordable and offered extras like letting electric car owners skip some fees for parking and toll roads.

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Everything you need to detail your car’s exterior like a pro (without breaking the bank) – SFGate

Remember the day you first picked up your car from the dealership? How shiny it was? Chances are that unless you’ve had it detailed since then, it just doesn’t have that same sparkle anymore. And if you’ve ever considered getting your car detailed, it can be downright expensive even for just the exterior. 

So instead of paying for an expensive, professional exterior detail, just do it yourself! Here’s everything you’ll need. To make it even better, all of your subsequent details will be even cheaper since you’ll have everything handy!

Car Detailing Kit (Brushes, Applicators, etc.)

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Woman’s wedding photos inspire 84-pound weight loss – Fox News

A new bride was so upset by how she looked in her wedding photos that she decided to lose weight. 

When Verity Trueman, 30, from Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K., got married in 2018, she weighed 240 pounds, according to SWNS. 

“My weight had become such an issue that something as simple as putting on a seatbelt was a nightmare as the clip would painfully dig into my leg,” she said. “I was always tired, everything hurt and I couldn’t even do a basic 10-minute workout without being in pain.”

WOMAN LOSES 130 POUNDS BY ‘HABIT STACKING’: ‘FOCUS ON PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION’

Trueman decided it was time to change her lifestyle a fe…….

Toyota Wants To Make Its Cars Last Longer By ‘Refurbishing’ Them – Jalopnik

Image: Toyota

What’s old is new in the world of Toyota. The company has a new plan for extending the lifecycle of the cars it makes. It wants to “refurbish” its cars to make them as close to new as possible, the same way you can refurbish your cell phones. Or, at least, Toyota wants to do that in The United Kingdom.

Toyota’s president and marketing director of Great Britain told Autocar that the new process will form the backbone of a new mobility sub-brand called Kinto.

“We need to stretch the way we look at life for both the vehicle and the customer,” Agustín Martín told the …….

Woman’s wedding photos inspire 84-pound weight loss – Fox News

A new bride was so upset by how she looked in her wedding photos that she decided to lose weight. 

When Verity Trueman, 30, from Stratford-upon-Avon, U.K., got married in 2018, she weighed 240 pounds, according to SWNS. 

“My weight had become such an issue that something as simple as putting on a seatbelt was a nightmare as the clip would painfully dig into my leg,” she said. “I was always tired, everything hurt and I couldn’t even do a basic 10-minute workout without being in pain.”

WOMAN LOSES 130 POUNDS BY ‘HABIT STACKING’: ‘FOCUS ON PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION’

Trueman decided it was time to change her lifestyle a fe…….

WATCH NOW: Car dealerships dealing with inventory shortages, increased costs as industry prices rise – Kenosha News

Local used auto dealerships are facing a dearth of inventory and increased costs as demand for pre-owned vehicles rises.

Local used auto dealerships are facing a dearth of inventory and increased costs as demand for pre-owned vehicles rises.

Tim Anastopoulos, owner of Anastos Motors, said scarcity and demand are driving prices higher, which makes it far more difficult for folks on a tight budget to attain a quality used vehicle.

“The prices are kind of high right now for used vehicles — demand is driving the prices higher — because th…….