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

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, China, Electric Chinese 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 marketplace. Continue reading China’s answer [...]

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

Filed under: Earnings/Financials, Government/Legal, Audi, GM, Jaguar, Car Buying, Russia With 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 halt Russian sales amidst ruble’s collapse GM, Audi, Jaguar halt Russian [...]

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

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM, Safety The 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 latest statistics have brought to light quite a grisly [...]

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

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Car Buying Two 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, regardless of the amount; customers [...]

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Report: How Nissan’s NYC Taxi of Tomorrow has turned into a nightmare

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Government/Legal, Commercial Vehicles, Nissan, Specialty “Why can’t we have competition? Why did the city think there had to be exclusivity?” – Taxi Association Nissan’s takeover of the lucrative New York City taxi market hasn’t exactly gone according to script. An agreement that should have seen the company become the exclusive supplier of [...]

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

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Performance, Auctions, Government/Legal, Chevrolet, Ownership Pop 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 some of them and auction the models off sometime soon. Up [...]

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

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Safety, Police/Emergency An 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 missing, police found calls to the boy and the taxi [...]

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Report: South Dakota yanks double-entendre ‘Don’t Jerk and Drive’ campaign [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Videos The 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 to handle hitting snowy or icy patches of [...]

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Read This: Here’s the story with the Chicken Tax

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Read This Quiz 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 pickup truck. That won’t happen, though, [...]

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Report: Oil trains create ‘virtual’ pipeline with sometimes undisclosed routes [w/video]

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Safety, Autoblog Black The Wall Street Journal has a story on issues surrounding the “virtual pipeline,” and it’s hard to know where to begin sorting out what’s what. The easy part is defining our terms: a virtual pipeline is the mile-long, or longer, hookup of railroad tanker cars that carry oil [...]

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Report: Delhi government ‘blacklists’ Uber after driver is accused of rape

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, India, Smartphone The Indian capital of Delhi has banned the ride-sharing service Uber from operating within the city after a female passenger alleges a driver raped her, sparking protests in the city. “The transport department has banned all activities related to providing of any transport service by www.uber.com with immediate effect. [...]

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ETC: TN bans big rigs on Tail of the Dragon [w/videos]

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Videos Drivers and riders in Tennessee have one of America’s greatest driving roads at their disposal, but soon truckers won’t as the state’s Department of Transportation is closing the roadway known as the Tail of the Dragon to tractor-trailers. The highway officially known as US 129 (SR 115), or more commonly [...]

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