Whatta Deal! Toyota's Prius Prime is a Green Bargain

01.20.2017

Toyota's new plug-in hybrid comes loaded, and with rebates it's actually cheaper than less capable, more bare-bones Priuses. Is that the right plural for Prius? Priuses?

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Appearances Are Deceiving at Michigan's Self-Driving Car Test Tracks

01.18.2017

Remember the Truman Show? Michigan's fake towns serve a purpose--testing autonomous and connected vehicles, without having to be on public roads. Global automakers are paying attention. 

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Detroit 2017: SUVs Dominate, Mostly Made in the U.S.A.

01.10.2017

The auto industry is riding high on 4X4 sales, and the Detroit show makes clear that--as long as the cheap gas holds out--it's not messing with the formula.

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Ford to Build Mustang and F-150 Hybrids, Plus 300-Mile Electric Car

01.07.2017

Ford is making a big commitment to electrics, including electrifying its iconic sports cars and trucks. And, oh yes, it's cancelling that hated Mexican small car plant.

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Fast Company: In Philadelphia, the Ultimate Collection of Sports Racing Cars

01.04.2017

While working as a leading neurosurgeon, Dr. Fred Simeone assembled a world-class collection of sports racers, including a Cobra Daytona that belonged to Phil Spector, and a mouth-wattering assemblage of Ferraris, Jaguars, Aston Martins, Corvettes (including a Grand Sport) and Alfa Romeos.

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The Cars We Keep the Longest? They're All Japanese

12.29.2016

Want a car you'll still love after a decade? Toyota is most likely to make it, says a new survey.

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Solar Panels? You're Driving on Them

12.21.2016

Imagine a road made of interlocked photovoltaics, capable of charging vast fleets of electric cars--or whole communities. It's possible, but very, very challenging.

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The New 1,000-Horsepower Lucid Air Is Chasing Tesla's Electric Tail

12.15.2016

Lucid Motors unveils a battery sedan with 2.5-second zero-to-60 times, 400 miles of range and over-the-air updates. Yes, Elon Musk is paying attention.

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Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Trust Auto Repair Shops

12.07.2016

AAA reports that Americans don't trust mechanics, thinking they're being overcharged or being sold unnecessary parts. Frankly, they'd rather go to the dentist than to their local garage. 

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Thinking Machines: A Ride in Delphi's Self-Driving Cars, Targeted for 2019

12.04.2016

Autonomous from Delphi and Uber cars hit the road in Pittsburgh, where once the steel trucks ruled.

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Dependable Fun: Three Bargain Japanese Roadsters

11.30.2016

The Mazda Miata, Toyota MR-2 Spyder and Nissan 350Z Roadster all offer reliable rides--driving fun without the headaches of the MGs, Triumphs and Lotuses of old.

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After Many Failures to Launch, Here Come the Flying Cars

11.30.2016

Inventor Dezso Molnar may build contraptions out of Mad Max movies, but they're legal flying cars. And he's not alone.

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Don't Leave Your Keys: Five (Obvious) Ways to Deter Car Theft

11.19.2016

There's no excuse for leaving the keys in the car, but people do it all the time. Thefts involving this particular idiocy are up 31 percent in the last three years. Only Hawaii is key theft free.

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Vanishing Rite of Passage: Getting Your License at 16

11.18.2016

In the dark days before smartphones, getting road legal was everything for teenagers who wanted a social life.

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At the L.A. Show, an Electric Jaguar with a Big Roar

11.15.2016

The 400-horsepower Jaguar I-Pace boasts twin electric motors, a 90-kilowatt-hour battery, and zero to 60 in four seconds. It's ready to take on Tesla at its own game. 

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