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Germany will offer 4,000 euro incentives for plug-in vehicles

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Germany, Electric, Hybrid German plan will fund as much as $4,500 in perks for those who buy electric vehicles. Continue reading Germany will offer 4,000 euro incentives for plug-in vehicles Germany will offer 4,000 euro incentives for plug-in vehicles originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:30:00 EST. Please […]

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City installs traffic lights on sidewalks for texting pedestrians

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News, Driving, Safety The German city of Augsburg installed pedestrian signals in the ground at busy crossings so texting walkers know when it is safe to cross. Continue reading City installs traffic lights on sidewalks for texting pedestrians City installs traffic lights on sidewalks for texting pedestrians originally appeared […]

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Russian lawyer eats breathalyzer report to save client

Filed under: Government/Legal,Humor,Videos,Weird Car News,Driving,Russia A lawyer in Central Russia recently went above and beyond the call of duty for his client when he destroyed evidence in a DUI case by eating it. Continue reading Russian lawyer eats breathalyzer report to save client Russian lawyer eats breathalyzer report to save client originally appeared on Autoblog […]

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EPA, CARB want Mitsubishi to retest US fuel economy figures

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Mitsubishi, Fuel Efficiency The EPA and CARB are requesting fuel economy info from Mitsubishi and want the company to do additional testing on some US models. Continue reading EPA, CARB want Mitsubishi to retest US fuel economy figures EPA, CARB want Mitsubishi to retest US fuel economy figures originally appeared on […]

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VW diesel cheat linked to 2006 PowerPoint presentation

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Volkswagen, United States, Diesel Slides laying out the cheating scheme have reportedly been uncovered in the investigation into VW. Continue reading VW diesel cheat linked to 2006 PowerPoint presentation VW diesel cheat linked to 2006 PowerPoint presentation originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:15:00 EST. Please see our […]

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Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber and Lyft form self-driving alliance

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Ford, Volvo, Autonomous Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo form an organization to better prepare America’s roads for self-driving technology. Continue reading Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber and Lyft form self-driving alliance Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber and Lyft form self-driving alliance originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:00 EST. […]

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Michigan police officer buys car seat for struggling father

Filed under: Government/Legal,Driving,Safety,Police/Emergency A police officer in Westland, Michigan helped out a struggling young father when, instead of writing him a ticket, the officer bought a car seat for the man’s daughter. Continue reading Michigan police officer buys car seat for struggling father Michigan police officer buys car seat for struggling father originally appeared on […]

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Mitsubishi cheated on Japanese fuel economy test since 1991

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Mitsubishi, Fuel Efficiency, Japan Mitsubishi admits that it didn’t use a portion of Japan’s mandated fuel economy test since 1991, which allowed the company to inflate vehicle fuel economy. Continue reading Mitsubishi cheated on Japanese fuel economy test since 1991 Mitsubishi cheated on Japanese fuel economy test since 1991 originally appeared […]

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VW won’t release diesel scandal investigation report

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Volkswagen, Emissions Volkswagen believes that it’s too risky to release Jones Day’s interim diesel scandal report and no longer plans to publish the documents in April. The company thinks the information could negatively affect negotiations with the Department of Justice. Continue reading VW won’t release diesel scandal investigation report VW won’t […]

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Fiat diesels might also cheat emissions tests

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Fiat, Germany, Diesel Fiat may be running its emissions control devices for only the first 22 minutes a car is on. An emissions test takes 20 minutes. Continue reading Fiat diesels might also cheat emissions tests Fiat diesels might also cheat emissions tests originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 25 Apr […]

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Car salesman becomes amateur ISIS investigator, goes to jail

Filed under: Government/Legal, Read This, Toyota The New York Times shows how obsession caused a Toyota salesman to investigate ISIS and eventually go to jail for allegedly threatening an FBI agent. Continue reading Car salesman becomes amateur ISIS investigator, goes to jail Car salesman becomes amateur ISIS investigator, goes to jail originally appeared on Autoblog […]

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The government is shaming people for texting and driving

Filed under: Government/Legal, Driving, Safety, Smartphone, Technology Apparently, some people use social media to brag about their texting-and-driving habits. NHTSA isn’t amused. Continue reading The government is shaming people for texting and driving The government is shaming people for texting and driving originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:06:00 EST. Please see […]

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Uber settles suit with 385k drivers for $100 million

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, UAW/Unions, Transportation Alternatives, United States The 385,000 Uber drivers are from California and Massachusetts, and those driven more than 25,000 miles might get $8,000. Continue reading Uber settles suit with 385k drivers for $100 million Uber settles suit with 385k drivers for $100 million originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 […]

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Quebec contemplates home EV charging station mandate

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Canada, Electric The Quebec government announced on Friday that it is currently considering a new mandate that would require new homes built within the province be outfitted with a 240V charging station for electric vehicles. Continue reading Quebec contemplates home EV charging station mandate Quebec contemplates home EV charging station mandate […]

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German carmakers recall 630,000 diesel vehicles in Europe

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Recalls, Emissions, Diesel Recalls are coming and a government investigation is just beginning. Continue reading German carmakers recall 630,000 diesel vehicles in Europe German carmakers recall 630,000 diesel vehicles in Europe originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email […]

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NHTSA begins inquiry into Mitsubishi fuel economy

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Mitsubishi, Japan The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requesting details from Mitsubishi to check whether the fuel economy issue affects US models. Japanese media claim more models there might have false fuel economy ratings than just the current micro cars. Continue reading NHTSA begins inquiry into Mitsubishi fuel economy NHTSA […]

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Daimler investigates ‘possible irregularities’ in emissions testing

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Mercedes-Benz, Emissions One investigation into emissions testing irregularities is winding down. Another is just getting underway. German automaker Daimler AG is conducting an internal investigation into possible anomalies in its emissions certification process, the company confirmed Thursday. The development comes at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice, which contacted […]

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