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China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

China's answer to Elon Musk seeks license to build electric car

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, China, ElectricChinese tech billionaire Jia Yueting is trying to get a license to build electric cars in China, and he thinks that they could be a revolution there. Even if Jia doesn't make it, other companies are getting ready to jump into China's emerging EV m [more]
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GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian sales amidst ruble's collapse

GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian sales amidst ruble's collapse

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Audi, GM, Jaguar, Car Buying, RussiaWith the Russian ruble losing over 40 percent of its value since June, automakers are temporarily stopping sales in Russian until they can adjust prices, or see things stabilize.Continue reading GM, Audi, Jaguar [more]
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GM ignition switch recall fund reaches 100 approved claims for deaths, injuries

GM ignition switch recall fund reaches 100 approved claims for deaths, injuries

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, SafetyThe General Motors ignition switch compensation fund has the macabre task of determining whether to pay settlements to those hurt by the automaker's faulty parts. The group, led by attorney Kenneth Feinberg, has been accepting claims since August 1, and the l [more]
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FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that's too... fine [w/video]

FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that's too... fine [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Car BuyingTwo years ago the Federal Trade Commission served notice to five car dealers over what it considered breaches of the Truth in Lending Act regulations. One of the issues was that certain dealer ads promised to pay off the loan on a buyer's trade-in, re [more]
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20 stolen Red Bull Racing trophies recovered from lake

20 stolen Red Bull Racing trophies recovered from lake

Filed under: Government/Legal, Motorsports, UKWhen is someone happy? When he loses something and finds it again. If that old Yiddish proverb is anything to go by, the guys at Red Bull Racing must be at least a little happy right now, because they've recovered some of the trophies that were stolen fr [more]
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How Nissan's NYC Taxi of Tomorrow has turned into a nightmare

How Nissan's NYC Taxi of Tomorrow has turned into a nightmare

Filed under: Government/Legal, Nissan, Minivan/Van, Commercial Vehicles, Specialty"Why can't we have competition? Why did the city think there had to be exclusivity?" - Taxi AssociationContinue reading How Nissan's NYC Taxi of Tomorrow has turned into a nightmareHow Nissan's NYC Taxi of Tomorrow has [more]
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Peter Max staring down $1M lawsuit over Corvette collection sale

Peter Max staring down $1M lawsuit over Corvette collection sale

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ownership, Chevrolet, Auctions, Coupe, Classics, PerformancePop artist Peter Max recently sold off his collection of 36 vintage Chevrolet Corvettes - one each from 1953 to 1989 ­- for an undisclosed amount. The new owners have already announced plans to restore som [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Chicago and NY taxis consider their own hailing apps; Zipcar extends one-way service in Boston

Recharge Wrap-up: Chicago and NY taxis consider their own hailing apps; Zipcar extends one-way service in Boston

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Videos, Tesla, Transportation Alternatives, ElectricChicago and New York are considering creating hailing apps for taxis. In order to keep up with rivals like Uber and Lyft, Chicago has approved plans for an app (or perhaps multiple apps) that allow users to hai [more]
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11-year-old Arkansas girl pays cabbie $1,300 to drive her to Florida boy

11-year-old Arkansas girl pays cabbie $1,300 to drive her to Florida boy

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Safety, Police/EmergencyAn 11-year-old girl from Arkansas is back at home after stealing $1,300 from her grandmother and taking a long-distance cab ride to meet a boy in Florida. Catching her wasn't too difficult, though. After her parents reported the girl missi [more]
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Holiday cheer is just the ticket for Michigan motorists

Holiday cheer is just the ticket for Michigan motorists

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Police/EmergencyGetting pulled over by police is seldom a pleasant experience for a motorist. And when that traffic stop comes in the middle of the holiday season, it can really put a damper on a driver's spirit. But the police department in Lowell, MI, set abo [more]
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South Dakota yanks double-entendre 'Don't Jerk and Drive' campaign [w/video]

South Dakota yanks double-entendre 'Don't Jerk and Drive' campaign [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, SafetyThe South Dakota Office of Highway Safety just can't take its own suggestive joke. The government organization recently started a public service campaign with the far too easily mocked name Don't Jerk and Drive. It was supposed to educate drivers on how t [more]
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Iowa working on smartphone driver's licenses

Iowa working on smartphone driver's licenses

Filed under: Government/Legal, Smartphone, TechnologyThe digital tar pit will eventually consume us all, but for now, we're still able to watch it swallow our analog lives. One of the next items to succumb could be your driver's license, at least as soon as Iowa straightens out the kinks. The Hawkey [more]
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MI senator says 276% car loans are not 'predatory'

MI senator says 276% car loans are not 'predatory'

Filed under: Government/Legal, OwnershipA fight is brewing in the Michigan state legislature over whether to allow auto title loans (pictured above in California). This type of lending allows people to borrow against the value of their car while they keep driving it, but the money often comes with a [more]
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Watch feds crush classic Mini caught in importation dragnet

Watch feds crush classic Mini caught in importation dragnet

Filed under: Government/Legal, VideosFair warning for any classic car fans that suffer from high blood pressure: this story might not be good for your health. US Customs and Border Protection is teaming up with British law enforcement to keep unsafe, imported vehicles off the road here - like this M [more]
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9 customized cars for James Bond Spectre movie stolen

9 customized cars for James Bond Spectre movie stolen

Filed under: Government/Legal, TV/Movies, Land Rover, SUV, Luxury, PerformanceThere's already been a setback for the latest James Bond film, Spectre, as nine customized vehicles built for the new flick were stolen from a garage near Düsseldorf.9 customized cars for James Bond Spectre movie stol [more]
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Here's the story with the Chicken Tax

Here's the story with the Chicken Tax

Filed under: Government/Legal, Read This, TruckQuiz America's auto enthusiasts about the vehicles they most want to see in the US market, and for every one that doesn't respond with a French hot hatchback or some diesel-powered offering, there'd be at least three that ask for some small, imported pi [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts

Recharge Wrap-up: First EV to attempt Dakar Rally, Mazda makes bioplastic parts

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Videos, Mazda, Toyota, Green Automakers, Electric, RacingZap and Jonway Auto brought their Urbee EV and their new Falcon A-380 SUV to the Peru Motor Show in Lima. Jonway sells its SUV and minivan in Lima through Dai-Ichi Motors, which displayed the cars at the s [more]
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White House bizarrely teams up with NASCAR to promote efficient motoring

White House bizarrely teams up with NASCAR to promote efficient motoring

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Motorsports"Tires is what wins a race." That was the lesson Harry tried to teach Cole in the stock-car classic Days of Thunder. "If we can't figure a way to run so you don't melt the damn tires, we can't finish a race." How right he was: every NASCAR driver knows [more]
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Portland sues Uber in move to halt operations

Portland sues Uber in move to halt operations

Filed under: Government/Legal, SmartphoneRidesharing service Uber is having a rough time legally these days. The app is blacklisted in India because a driver is accused of raping a female passenger, and now Portland, OR, is putting up its own legal defense against the on-demand taxis to keep them of [more]
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Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Launches In Australia, Model S makes for a popular limo

Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Launches In Australia, Model S makes for a popular limo

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, ElectricA Chicago limousine company that uses the Tesla Model S in its fleet is finding demand overwhelming. E-Motion Chauffeurs and Hires introduced six Model S EVs to its lineup in October, which resulted in the company's website server crashing due to [more]
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