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The 10 millionth mid-size car was a Misano Red 2012 Audi S4

Audi Celebrates Building 10 Million A4 And 80 Mid-Size Cars

Coinciding with the reveal of its facelifted 2013 Audi A4 range, the automaker from Ingolstadt has announced that it’s reached a new milestone concerning its popular mid-size model. Factoring in the original four generations of […]

10/27/2011

First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee

Why Offer Electric Cars? Because They Sell More Gasoline Cars

Amidst supposedly slow sales–actually limited mostly by low production–one benefit to automakers of offering electric cars has nothing to do with cars that plug in. Not only do electric cars attract radically different buyers to […]

10/14/2011

2011 RAC Green Grand Prix Winner Scott Penny

Green Grand Prix Winner Proves Anyone Can Get Great Gas Mileage

Silverstone, the home of the British Grand Prix, normally rings to the sound of heavily tuned race-cars and squealing tires in almost continual gluttonous praise of gasoline, but yesterday it hosted a different type of […]

10/14/2011

Texting while driving

Distracted Driving: AAA Says Drivers Don’t Practice What They Preach

Over the summer, AAA conducted its fourth annual Traffic Safety Culture Index, and while the study’s findings are alarming, they shouldn’t surprise anyone. That’s because while many of us talk the talk about distracted driving, […]

10/07/2011

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Teens On Teen Driving Safety: Tips For Parents

Back in June, we covered the Project Ignition top 10 teen driver safety campaigns. Now we’ve got an important message to parents from teens of Project Ignition on the important issue of teen driver safety. […]

10/07/2011

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Tesla Now Trading Higher Than Ford, GM, VW

It may not be delivering its much-anticipated 2012 Model S Sedan to the its first customer until the middle of next year, but Californian electric automaker Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA] is now trading higher than many […]

10/07/2011

Senator Charles Schumer

OnStar Committing ‘Brazen’ Invasion Of Privacy, Says Senator

OnStar’s new terms of service, which go live this December. Among the more controversial features in the company’s new customer agreement, OnStar now reserves the right to share details about owners’ location, speed, and other […]

09/29/2011

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By The Numbers: Women Are Worse At Parking Than Men

We’re not big on perpetuating stereotypes, and we’d dare anyone to tell Michele Mouton, Sabine Schmitz or Simona de Silvestro that women are less capable than men behind the wheel. Still, sometimes studies produce hard […]

09/29/2011

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Auto Dealers Lobby Against Obama’s Higher Gas-Mileage Rules

Yesterday, auto dealers met with their members of Congress to try to delay new rules that would stiffen the gas-mileage requirements for cars sold in model years 2017 to 2025. The National Auto Dealers Association […]

09/29/2011

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Dixon Wins Wild Motegi IndyCar Series Race

Scott Dixon (R) and Will Power celebratePhoto courtesy INDYCAR Scott Dixon won his second IZOD IndyCar Series race of the 2011 season in the 63-lap Indy Japan: The Final race on the Twin Ring Motegi […]

09/20/2011

Prince Albert of Monaco and Henrik Fisker drive Fisker Karma on Monaco Grand Prix circuit, May 2011

Fisker Karma Customer Deliveries: Maybe October, Or November?

Startup carmaker Fisker Automotive has probably learned a lot of lessons about the timing of auto launches. Although the car went into production in March, it still hasn’t been approved for sale by various U.S. […]

09/20/2011

Breathalyzer

The Noble Breathalyzer: Coming Soon To Your Doctor’s Office

The breathalyzer — technically a brand name that, like Jello, Xerox, and Dumpster has gradually become genericized — was invented in the early 20th century for police purposes. But scientists have recently discovered a new […]

09/20/2011

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