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GM To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

With GM’s new target, electric cars will soon make up five percent of the company’s output.

11/20/2012

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As Cars Get Stronger, Jaws Of Life Have To Be Tougher

Stronger steel makes it much more difficult for rescue personnel to remove victims from vehicles.

11/20/2012

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Scientists Convert Algae To Crude Oil In 60 Seconds

By putting green microalgae under intense pressure and heat, researchers can now create biocrude oil.

11/20/2012

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Thanksgiving Traffic: Better Than Last Year (Thank Gas Prices)

Roadways will likely be slightly less congested than they were last year.

11/19/2012

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NTSB Wants Safety Technologies Standard On All Vehicles

The government should require automakers to make the latest collision prevention technologies standard equipment on all new cars and trucks, a move that could reduce fatal highway accidents by more than half.

11/14/2012

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Tesla Accused Of Operating Illegal Showrooms In Four States

Tesla says that the majority of its showrooms don’t sell. They simply share information. Not everyone is buying it.

10/12/2012

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Small Cars Haven’t Been This Big For Nearly 20 Years

Sales of compacts and subcompacts have surged by a whopping 49.9 percent over the past year.

10/12/2012

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Warning: Counterfeit Air Bags Called ‘Extreme Safety Risk’

Thousands of motorists may be driving cars and trucks installed with dangerous counterfeit air bags.

10/11/2012

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Massive Toyota Recall Due To Faulty Window Switch

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles in the U.S., Japan, Europe and elsewhere around the world for a faulty power-window switch — the latest, massive quality woes for Japan’s top automaker.

10/10/2012

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VIDEO: The Fiat 500C? Fantastico!

Car enthusiast Mike West test drives the Fiat 500C and says it makes people smile.

10/08/2012

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Teen Drunk Driving Down Due To High Gas Prices, Study Says

A new government study found that drunk driving among U.S. teens is declining due to gas prices.

10/08/2012

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How Old Is Too Old To Drive?

In politics, there are plenty of “third-rail” topics that candidates try to avoid. Seniors driving is one of them.

10/08/2012