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Feinberg to offer attractive compensation deals for VW owners

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Volkswagen, Emissions, Diesel Kenneth Feinberg has to wait for VW to have a diesel engine emissions fix before he can begin accepting compensation claims from owners. Once that process begins, he expects most people to accept his offer. Continue reading Feinberg to offer attractive compensation deals for VW owners Feinberg to […]

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Obama preparing ‘larger speech’ on $10 per barrel oil tax

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, AutoblogGreen Exclusive, United States President Obama says he will likely give a longer speech on his proposal to impose a $10-per-barrel tax on oil. He first proposed the idea this week. Continue reading Obama preparing ‘larger speech’ on $10 per barrel oil tax Obama preparing ‘larger speech’ on $10 per barrel […]

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Science flunks experimental font used on interstate signs

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal After an experiment with a new font on interstate road signs, the Federal Highway Administration says its going back to its old look. Continue reading Science flunks experimental font used on interstate signs Science flunks experimental font used on interstate signs originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:45:00 […]

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Tesla fights Gov. Rick Snyder with help from conservatives

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, Electric Tesla Motors aligns with conservative political groups in Michigan to try to sway state to allow for direct-to-consumer sales. Continue reading Tesla fights Gov. Rick Snyder with help from conservatives Tesla fights Gov. Rick Snyder with help from conservatives originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:15:00 […]

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White House proposes $10 per barrel oil tax

Filed under: Government/Legal, Emissions The White House has proposed a $10 per barrel gas tax that would pay for a broad range of transportation initiatives. Continue reading White House proposes $10 per barrel oil tax White House proposes $10 per barrel oil tax originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:15:00 EST. Please […]

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Teens die from drinking mixture of racing fuel and soda

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Weird Car News, Safety, Autoblog Minute Two Tennessee teenagers are dead and two more are in the hospital after allegedly consuming methanol-based racing fuel mixed with Mountain Dew. Continue reading Teens die from drinking mixture of racing fuel and soda Teens die from drinking mixture of racing fuel and soda originally […]

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Dutch police are training eagles to murder illegal drones

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Safety, Emerging Technologies, Gadgets, Technology A Dutch firm is working with the Dutch National Police using trained raptors to target consumer-sized drones and knock them out of the sky. Continue reading Dutch police are training eagles to murder illegal drones Dutch police are training eagles to murder illegal drones originally appeared […]

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Can an abandoned factory transform into a high-tech hotbed?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, Autonomous A national connected and autonomous vehicle testing facility is planned at the abandoned Willow Run powertrain factory. An independent trust has been tasked with cleaning the polluted old GM grounds. The 335-acre facility would be the largest of its kind. Continue reading Can an abandoned factory transform into a high-tech […]

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Trump says Cruz will destroy Iowa’s ethanol industry

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Ethanol, United States Republican frontrunner Donald Trump attacks second-place Ted Cruz over ethanol in a state that makes 30% of all the biofuel in the US. Continue reading Trump says Cruz will destroy Iowa’s ethanol industry Trump says Cruz will destroy Iowa’s ethanol industry originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 01 […]

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Tesla applies for Michigan dealership license in unusual move

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Tesla, Electric Tesla Motors has requested a ‘Class A’ dealership license in Michigan, a state where it is not allowed to sell its EVs directly to customers. Continue reading Tesla applies for Michigan dealership license in unusual move Tesla applies for Michigan dealership license in unusual move originally appeared on Autoblog […]

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Uber fined $1.3M for ambiguous driver training videos in France

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Europe Uber gets in trouble in France for ‘ambiguous’ rules that its drivers use to pick up passengers. Continue reading Uber fined $1.3M for ambiguous driver training videos in France Uber fined $1.3M for ambiguous driver training videos in France originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:02:00 EST. Please see […]

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Top Gun in Iran? Don’t be scared of the Islamic Republic’s F-14s

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos, Middle East, Military You may have seen videos of Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force F-14 Tomcat fighters escorting Russian aircraft across Iranian airspace to Syria. Here’s why you shouldn’t be alarmed. Continue reading Top Gun in Iran? Don’t be scared of the Islamic Republic’s F-14s Top Gun in Iran? Don’t […]

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Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle drivers’ lawsuit in CA

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Transportation Alternatives A class-action lawsuit against Lyft in California has ended with a $12.5 million settlement, but app-using drivers won’t be classified as employees. Continue reading Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle drivers’ lawsuit in CA Lyft will pay $12.25 million to settle drivers’ lawsuit in CA originally appeared on […]

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Study finds more accidents after red-light cameras installed

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Police/Emergency In the same week a federal jury convicted a Chicago transportation official of taking bribes from a leading red-light camera company, city council members in another American city said they felt duped by promises of improved safety. Continue reading Study finds more accidents after red-light cameras installed Study finds more […]

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Police department uses hybrids to sneak up on criminals, save cash

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Videos, Toyota, Green Driving, Maintenance, North America, Hybrid, Police/Emergency The Arkadelphia Police Department in Arkansas traded in ten of their aging Crown Victoria police cruisers for brand-new Toyota Camry Hybrids. Continue reading Police department uses hybrids to sneak up on criminals, save cash Police department uses hybrids to sneak up on […]

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California’s methane leak has wiped out most EV benefits

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Green Culture The methane leak at Porter Ranch, CA is spewing so many greenhouse gases into the air that it’s making the state’s EV efforts seem pointless. Continue reading California’s methane leak has wiped out most EV benefits California’s methane leak has wiped out most EV benefits originally […]

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