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Uber offices raided in Holland over UberPOP

Uber offices raided in Holland over UberPOP

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives, EuropeUber offices in Holland are raided twice in a week when the ridesharing company ignores a Dutch judge's order to shut down its UberPOP service.Continue reading Uber offices raided in Holland over UberPOPUber offices raided in H [more]
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Illinois bill would make 'rolling coal' illegal

Illinois bill would make 'rolling coal' illegal

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, DieselAn Illinois state representative proposes a $5,000 fine for any drivers who tamper with the EPA-mandated emissions equipment on their diesel-engined vehicles so they can do what's called "Rolling Coal."Continue reading Illinois bill would make ' [more]
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Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design

Aston Martin sues Henrik Fisker over Thunderbolt design

Filed under: Design/Style, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, United States, Coupe, Luxury, PerformanceAston Martin is suing Henrik Fisker in US District Court for allegedly violating its intellectual property. The automaker claims that the design of the Thunderbolt uses too many of the company's own d [more]
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Top Gear producer breaks silence, won't file charges against Clarkson

Top Gear producer breaks silence, won't file charges against Clarkson

Filed under: Celebrities, Government/Legal, TV/MoviesJeremy Clarkson will not face charges for assaulting producer Oisin Tymon, after he decided not to file charges with North Yorkshire police.Continue reading Top Gear producer breaks silence, won't file charges against ClarksonTop Gear producer bre [more]
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Alcoa awarded $259 million in DOE's first revived ATVMP loan program

Alcoa awarded $259 million in DOE's first revived ATVMP loan program

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Fuel Efficiency, Green Automakers, United StatesThe DOE has revived the ATVMP loan program and will hand out the first $259 million loan agreement to Alcoa to make aluminum for lighter, cleaner cars.Continue reading Alcoa awarded $259 million in DOE's first revi [more]
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Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

Filed under: Government/Legal, Car Buying, Car Dealers, United StatesThe Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC.Con [more]
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EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they need to be *UPDATE

EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than they need to be *UPDATE

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Fuel Efficiency, United StatesFor the 2013 model year (and the second year in a row), the auto industry is making cars that are 1.4 mpg cleaner than the regulations say they need to be right now.Continue reading EPA: 2013 MY Vehicles are 1.4 MPG cleaner than the [more]
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WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?

WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Kia, Asia, ChinaFor reasons we can't begin to comprehend, a Chinese automaker has decided to copy the lowly Kia Picanto.Continue reading WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything?WTF China? Why copy the Kia Picanto for anything? originally appeared on Aut [more]
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Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader records

Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader records

Filed under: Government/Legal, Police/EmergencyIn response to a public-records request, the Oakland Police Department released 4.6 million records from its license-plate readers. Here's what they show.Continue reading Oakland Police Department releases license-plate reader recordsOakland Police Depa [more]
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UK green party wants to limit speed, noise of motorcycles

UK green party wants to limit speed, noise of motorcycles

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, UK, Motorcycle, SUVThe transport policy of the UK's Green Party wants to discourage motorcycle, car, and SUV use through fees and strict legislation, such as by putting speed limiters on high-powered motorcycles.Continue reading UK green party wants to limit spe [more]
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California's ongoing fight to limit EV rebates to lower-income buyers

California's ongoing fight to limit EV rebates to lower-income buyers

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, ElectricCalifornia state senator proposes $40,000 price cap on rebate-eligible electric vehicles.Continue reading California's ongoing fight to limit EV rebates to lower-income buyersCalifornia's ongoing fight to limit EV rebates to lower-income buyers originall [more]
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'I'm drunk bro': video shows driver crash into woman's car

'I'm drunk bro': video shows driver crash into woman's car

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car NewsOne Illinois man probably wishes he had listened to his fellow restaurant patrons before he got behind the wheel while drunk and collided head on with another car. Watch the incident unfold on video.Continue reading 'I'm drunk bro': video shows dr [more]
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US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old

US drivers cover 3 trillion miles in 2014, almost half of drivers are 50+ years old

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, DrivingThe US government says drivers traveled 3.02 trillion miles last year, the second-highest tally since it started keeping track in 1939, behind only 2007. Drivers' ages are also setting records, with 44.1 percent of US drivers over the age of 50.Continue re [more]
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Critics: Uber, Lyft not paying sales tax in Rhode Island

Critics: Uber, Lyft not paying sales tax in Rhode Island

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation AlternativesIn Rhode Island, critics of the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft say the companies are not paying state sales tax like they're supposed to.Continue reading Critics: Uber, Lyft not paying sales tax in Rhode IslandCritics: Uber, Lyft n [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Renault ZOE wins Zenn Monte-Carlo Rally, BC revives EV rebates

Recharge Wrap-up: Renault ZOE wins Zenn Monte-Carlo Rally, BC revives EV rebates

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Motorsports, Videos, BMW, Renault, ElectricRenault ZOE dominates the 2015 Zenn Monte-Carlo Rally. British Columbia is funding new EV and fuel cell car incentives. BMW says government EV incentive programs are boosting i3 sales.Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: [more]
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Oklahoma rejects pro-LGBT vanity license plate

Oklahoma rejects pro-LGBT vanity license plate

Filed under: Government/Legal, Weird Car News, DrivingA man in Oklahoma wanted to show his support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community with a vanity license plate, but the state deem the plate offensive and rejected it.Continue reading Oklahoma rejects pro-LGBT vanity license p [more]
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GM ignition switch death toll continues to rise

GM ignition switch death toll continues to rise

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety, United StatesIn the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker's fau [more]
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Obama says federal agencies must buy more EVs, PHEVs

Obama says federal agencies must buy more EVs, PHEVs

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, United States, Electric, HybridIn an executive order, President Obama is increasing the federal fleet to 50 percent plug-ins and EVs by 2025. All of the changes should reduce government greenhouse emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels.Continue read [more]
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Aston Martin renames Vantage GT3 after Porsche throws hissy fit

Aston Martin renames Vantage GT3 after Porsche throws hissy fit

Filed under: Government/Legal, Aston Martin, PorschePorsche, always keen to protect what it views as its own, has lawyered up, leading Aston Martin to drop the "GT3" moniker from its most recent sports car, even though that's also the name of a racing class.Continue reading Aston Martin renames Vant [more]
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US car buying habits could change upcoming CAFE rethink

US car buying habits could change upcoming CAFE rethink

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Fuel Efficiency, United StatesThe US federal government might think about loosening the CAFE fuel-efficiency requirements for 2025.Continue reading US car buying habits could change upcoming CAFE rethinkUS car buying habits could change upcoming CAFE rethink ori [more]
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