Editorial Director Padgett Announces North American Car/Truck of the Year Winners at Detroit Auto Show

By jeff  |  January 12, 2015  |   blog

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this morning, the winners of the prestigious North American Car of the Year and North American Truck/Utility of the Year awards were announced. The 2015 winners are the 2015 Volkswagen Golf and 2015 Ford F-150.

The best part about this morning’s presentation?  Our own Editorial Director Marty Padgett did the honors, announcing the winners from the podium. Take a look at a video of the presentation below.

The awards are now in their 22nd

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The Car Connection Names Best Car To Buy 2015: Subaru Legacy

By jeff  |  November 10, 2014  |   blog

Car research brand and sister sites name ‘Best Cars to Buy’ for consumers, performance/luxury enthusiasts, and green-car fans

MENLO PARK, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Car Connection, the easiest place to research and shop for cars online, today named the Subaru Legacy as its “Best Car to Buy 2015.”  Related sites Motor Authority and Green Car Reports also named their Best Car to Buy Awards, selecting the Alfa Romeo 4C and the Volkswagen Golf respectively.

The Subaru Legacy was recognized

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Internet Brands Acquires High Gear Media

By jeff  |  September 3, 2014  |   blog

Combined automotive audience will number more than 35 million unique monthly visitors

LOS ANGELES (September 3, 2014) – Internet Brands announced today that it has acquired High Gear Media, a next-generation publisher of automotive news, information, and tools for in-market car buyers.

Founded in 2007, High Gear Media has grown to operate some of the fastest-growing online automotive brands, including The Car Connection (, Motor Authority (, and Green Car Reports ( High Gear Media websites feature reviews and content

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John Voelcker Discusses Green Cars on SiriusXM Radio

By jeff  |  June 2, 2014  |   blog

Green Car Reports‘ editor John Voelcker recently appeared on SiriusXM radio to discuss all things green cars — spending extra time breaking down the BMW i8.  The 12-minute conversation (on Sirius XM Radio Channel 153) with Autos 0-60 host Javier Mota covers quite a bit of ground, discussing the evolving era of green car interest we now live in, plus major questions green car buyers often have and much, much more. Give a listen in the YouTube player below and enjoy the

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John Voelcker Talks Green Cars on WNZF News Radio

By jeff  |  March 12, 2014  |   blog

This past weekend, Green Car Reports’ John Voelcker appeared on WNZF News to discuss all things green cars.  The conversation is about 30 minutes long, and John covers quite a bit of ground, discussing the growing markets for plug-in electric cars and what leads consumers to buy them.

Listen now.    


High Gear Media off and running in 2014 with strong growth

By jeff  |  February 11, 2014  |   blog

High Gear Media’s three automotive brands reached a new traffic record in January, with over 6.5 million unique visitors — nearly 30% higher than a year ago.  The growth underscores the value of high-quality automotive content and tools plus users’ increasing mobile-first usage patterns.

Each of High Gear Media’s automotive brands–The Car Connection (car reviews and car shopping), Motor Authority (enthusiast news and first drives), and Green Car Reports (clean car news and analysis) continues to grow unique visitors,

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Green Car Reports’ John Voelcker Discusses Tesla On CNBC

By jeff  |  May 8, 2013  |   blog

Green Car Reports‘ own John Voelcker appeared on CNBC today to discuss Tesla Motors before the company’s earnings call at 5 p.m. John was interviewed about the challenges Tesla faces and what the company accomplished to date. Take a look at the clip — and then read John’s full article on Tesla’s Q1 Earnings.

Businessweek Lauds Motor Authority and Green Car Reports’ Coverage

By jeff  |  April 4, 2013  |   blog

Business Week reporter Tom Keene called out the clear analysis  of Tesla’s recent leasing announcement at Motor Authority and Green Car Reports– and we wanted to share his take with you.

Our favorite quote:

“I urge any and all of old and new media to read the entirety of Nelson Ireson’s “No. Just No.” His show-don’t-tell math was devastating. His complete authority written, edited, and linked, destroyed the Mystery.”

That’s  what we try and do — destroy the mystery for users interested in

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PandoDaily: High Gear Media Answers Surging Mobile Audience With Free Automotive Content App

By jeff  |  November 29, 2012  |   blog

PandoDaily recently covered the launch of Motor Authority’s iOS app launch and in the process delved into a pretty detailed look at the traction all of High Gear Media has created in terms of traffic, social media footprint, and mobile.  Our favorite quote is this one:

“…the new iOS mobile app that has the potential to dramatically disrupt the automotive media industry.”

Read the full article at Pando Daily here and download the Motor Authority app for iOS here.

Green Car Reports Interview with Tony Posawatz Covered by The New York Times

By eric  |  July 2, 2012  |   blog

High Gear Media Senior Editor John Voelcker’s coverage of Chevy Volt Product Line Director Tony Posawatz’ departure from General Motors was linked to by The New York Times’ Wheels blog recently.

From The New York Times:

Though G.M. has not released any official communication, the engineer sent a note to colleagues last week and confirmed his plans in an interview with Green Car Reports.

As Voelcker notes in his Green Car Reports piece:

After the departure of lead engineer Frank Weber

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