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New Idea to Control Drunk Drivers

On: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 11:26AM | By: Karen Cook

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Did you know that between 2006 and 2011 the number of traffic fatalities involving alcohol declined consistently? Were we more responsible? Were we not driving drunk? Or were we just lucky? We may never know but the trend is over. Intoxicated drivers killed more 4.6% more people in 2012 than in 2011. And it appears the numbers will continue to rise.

New Diesel Rivals Electric

On: Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 1:32PM | By: Karen Cook

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There is a global awareness of the need to reduce pollution. One issue is automobile emissions. It has been in the news for decades and the United States has taken the electric path in answer. Overseas the response has leaned more toward diesel cars. The US government has put emission standards in place that run through the year 2025 which make diesel cars almost impossible to produce here. Also, diesels are not popular due to the price of fuel.

Tesla Working on a Pickup Truck?

On: Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 10:53AM | By: Chris Weiss

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We've heard that Tesla has a number of cars in the pipeline, including the Model X crossover, a sub-Model S sedan and a new roadster. This is by far the strangest item on the docket, however: Tesla said this week that it's planning a pickup truck. 

Tesla's Curse Continues

On: Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 3:48PM | By: Karen Cook

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Automakers want to be in the public eye. That’s why they spend so much money on advertising and product placement in television shows. There’s a saying that all publicity is good publicity but I think Tesla would disagree. They are in the news once again, this time for an industrial accident that occurred at their plant in Palo Alto, California.


Kia Details the 120-Mile Electric Soul

On: Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 1:04PM | By: Chris Weiss

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When it first announced plans to develop a Soul EV, Kia provided little information about the model's build or performance. It's rectified that dearth of information this week, providing some key specs on its first all-electric US model. 

Toyota Ending FJ Cruiser Production With Ultimate Edition

On: Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:06AM | By: Chris Weiss

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As so often happens, some good news has surfaced with some bad news. Bad News: Toyota announced last week that it plans to end production of the FJ Cruiser, one of the few remaining hardcore off-roaders on the market and a natural alternative to a Jeep Wrangler, at the end of the 2014 model year. Good News: Prior to towing it out into the sunset, Toyota is offering the extra-rugged Trail Teams Ultimate Edition, which it calls " toughest and most capable FJ ever." It introduced the special edition at the SEMA Show. 

I'll Be There As Soon As My Car Is Done Printing

On: Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 9:28AM | By: Karen Cook

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Do you remember sitting in class and working on “ditto” worksheets? If you’re somewhere in the neighborhood of 40, I’m sure you remember those purple printed pages with the distinctive chemical aroma. It took the teacher about 10 minutes to copy enough pages for a typical class of students. My, how technology has progressed! Faxing, making copies or printing from your computer is commonplace and can be done in seconds. The next big thing in printing and copying is done in 3D. From clothing to body parts, the possibilities are limitless.

Confusion at the Car Show: A Lime Green Lemon?

On: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 12:50PM | By: Karen Cook

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Chrysler unveiled its latest 300 at SEMA in Las Vegas recently. The response was underwhelming, to say the least, but I’m a bit confused by the reports. I’ve been all over the internet looking for information and it seems to be conflicting to a disturbing degree.

The version shown in Las Vegas was lime green with chrome detailing. Maybe this choice was just to attract attention. The Chrysler website doesn’t offer this particular shade, sticking to more dignified colors like red, black, white, and silver.

Jaguar Putting a Lid on the F-TYPE

On: Fri, Nov 8, 2013 at 10:58AM | By: Chris Weiss

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Following last year's introduction of the F-TYPE convertible, Jaguar plans to put a roof over prospective buyers' heads with the F-TYPE Coupe. It announced this week that it will reveal the car for the first time at the 2013 LA Auto Show later this month. 

November promises to be a super-busy, ADD-inducing time for car fanatics. This week, it's all about wild tunes and bling as impressive customs make their debut at the SEMA Show and equally flashy supercars and exotics make their debut at the Dubai Motor Show. Later in the month, another pair of major auto shows will also take place simultaneously, as the Tokyo Motor Show and LA Auto Show fall on the same dates.

Subaru LEVORG Concept Previews New Model

On: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 5:00PM | By: Chris Weiss

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Subaru has released a teaser of the all-new LEVORG concept, which will debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. This concept car is no flashy one-and-done, but a preview of a new production model that the company will launch next year on the Japanese market. Subaru hasn't mentioned whether the car will come to other markets, but from the first look, we're hoping it does.

Peugeot Making Progress On Production Hybrid Air Concept

On: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 1:36PM | By: Chris Weiss

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Modern battery technology is both the reason that EVs and plug-in hybrids exist and the reason we don't see more of them. While batteries a're the life blood of EVs, allowing them to store the energy necessary to power their electric motors, they're also the downfall, possessing insufficient storage capacity to deliver anywhere near gas-vehicle range, slowing down the refueling (charging) process, and adding lots of weight and expense. 

Earlier this year, Peugeot revealed a concept that could replace batteries with an innovative alternative energy-storage system. Its Hybrid Air technology uses compressed air as a means of energy storage, replacing costly, insufficient batteries. It had the makings of a fanciful concept, but the company is reportedly progressing with the design. Auto Express reports that the Hybrid Air technology is on track for production and could debut as early as 2015. That confirms that the technology is still being prepped for production, and ups the possible launch from the 2016 date Peugeot gave when it first announced Hybrid Air in January.