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Electric Vehicle Production to Ramp Up This Year Electric Vehicle Production to Ramp Up This Year

Millions of electric vehicles are set to hit U.S. and European roads in the coming decade. This trend is already beginning as government mandates and consumer demand catch up to electric car technology. Market research firm IHS today released a …

Kia K900 Super Bowl Commercial Is a Winner

Who knew that Kia was in the luxury car business? Last night’s Super Bowl may have been a complete blowout as the Seattle Seahawks absolutely crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8, but as usual many Super Bowl ads created the buzz …

VW Beetle Celebrates 65 Years in America

January 2014 marks 65 years since Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle first appeared in America, putting both the recognizable car and Volkswagen as an automaker on the map. A Dutch race car driver named Ben Pon Sr. became the world’s first VW …

Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl Uber Sued Over ‘Wrongful Death’ of 6-Year-Old Girl

On-demand car service Uber is facing a new wrongful death lawsuit following the tragic death of a 6-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. According to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Uber is guilty of negligence in the wrongful death of …

Images Of iOS For Cars Leak On Twitter Images Of iOS For Cars Leak On Twitter

It’s no secret that Apple wants to get in your car. Back in June of last year, Apple announced that it would be bringing iOS 7 to cars with voice controls provided by Siri. While iOS 7 is already out, …

Commercial Electric Trucks to Gain Traction, But Slowly Commercial Electric Trucks to Gain Traction, But Slowly

Consumers are finally coming around on electric vehicle technology, and the auto industry in the coming decades will look increasingly to battery technology for its future. Many predictions in the past few years have held that commercial applications for electric …

U.S. Electric Car Sales to Top 2.6 Million by 2022 U.S. Electric Car Sales to Top 2.6 Million by 2022

As consumers begin to view electric cars more favorably, the market for such vehicles has now opened up for manufacturers. As the cost benefits for electric vehicles continues to improve, consumers in North America are now set propel significant growth …

Chevy Camaro ZL1 Wrecked At Dealership, Owner Livid
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Speaking as someone with a soft spot for these types of cars, a wrecked Chevy Camaro ZL1 is a tragedy indeed. But one owner isn’t just grieving over the loss of a lovely vehicle: Car enthusiast John Hooper is beside …

Chevy Camaro ZL1 Wrecked By Dealership Employee- How Mad Would You Be?
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How mad would you be if an employee at a car dealership took your beloved Chevy Camaro ZL1 on a joyride without your knowledge and totaled it? That is exactly what happened to Camaro enthusiast John Hooper’s car and the …

Half of Consumers Believe They Need Phones While Driving Half of Consumers Believe They Need Phones While Driving

Many states throughout the U.S. now have laws prohibiting phone use while driving, but drivers continue to distract themselves behind the wheel. Market research firm IDC today released a report showing that 50% of American consumers consider phone access in …

Automakers, Carriers to Push Vehicle Wi-Fi in Coming Years Automakers, Carriers to Push Vehicle Wi-Fi in Coming Years

AT&T this week at CES made two vehicle-related announcements, revealing that it would be providing wireless data access for both Tesla and Audi vehicles in the near future. The plan is to provide data to drivers that can be used …

AT&T To Provide Wireless Data For Tesla and Audi Vehicles AT&T To Provide Wireless Data For Tesla and Audi Vehicles
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AT&T this week announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Tesla to provide wireless data for Tesla vehicles. The deal covers current Tesla vehicles such as the Model S as well as future Tesla vehicles. Tesla is a …

Google Confirms That Android Is Coming To Cars Google Confirms That Android Is Coming To Cars
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Last week, a report came out of the WSJ claiming that Google was teaming up with automakers to get Android into cars. The report said that an official announcement would come during CES, and Google didn’t disappoint. Google announced today …

Stop-Start Vehicles to Sell More in Coming Years Stop-Start Vehicles to Sell More in Coming Years
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Though hybrids and fully-electric vehicles are now gaining buzz and being predicted as up-and-coming growth markets for the automobile industry, another energy-saving technology will be rolling out to the market along with them. Stop-start vehicles have systems implemented that cut …

Your Car Might Soon Be Controlled By Google Your Car Might Soon Be Controlled By Google

It’s not uncommon to see cars these days integrating smartphone connectivity into their dashboards. While that’s certainly futuristic to an extent, auto manufacturers are now wanting to take it one step further by integrating mobile operating systems into the cars …

Toyota Prius Chosen As Best Overall Value
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Consumer Reports magazine has just selected Toyota Prius as the best overall value. The hybrid car has the best economic value for mileage with the average cost registering at 47 cents per mile. Considering the price is $29,230, this vehicle …

BMW i8 Spyder Release Delayed By Engineering Issues BMW i8 Spyder Release Delayed By Engineering Issues

In 2011′s newest installment of the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Tom Cruise cruises along the streets of Mumbai in a super futuristic looking vehicle. Well, folks, the future is not so distant. The car featured in …

Toyota Prius Tops Best-Value List For Second Year Toyota Prius Tops Best-Value List For Second Year

Motorists in the U.S. may have noticed the trend in the past few years of more Toyota Prius vehicles on the road. There’s good reason for this trend above the environmental concerns that so often surround conversations about hybrid vehicles: …

Winter Tire Alternatives: Green, but Effective?
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As earlier reported by us, it is catching on that winter tires damage our lungs and heart more than they protect us from slipping on the highway. While this may be true, it is still pretty obvious that we need …

Over 40% of U.S. Households Could Use Electric Vehicles Without Changing Habits Over 40% of U.S. Households Could Use Electric Vehicles Without Changing Habits

Though consumers in the U.S. are finally viewing electric vehicles as an option at an expanding rate, less that 1% of Americans are currently driving such vehicles. It will take until Though the range and size of electric vehicles are …

Self-Driving Vehicles to Make Up 75% of Sales by 2035 Self-Driving Vehicles to Make Up 75% of Sales by 2035
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With congress now debating driverless car technology legislation and more automakers beginning to test their own driverless technology, it appears that autonomous vehicles are finally on their way to consumers. Unfortunately, legal barriers will stall the wide adoption of driverless …