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    Happy Independence Day from Autoblog
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    America turns 237 years young today, and the entire staff at Autoblog would like to take a moment to wish all of you a very Happy 4th of July. Like many of you, we plan to surround ourselves with good friends, good food and good vibes today, but we still plan to chime in with stories ...

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    Featured: Oddities from the greatest car show you've never heard of
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    The Techno Classica show that takes place in Essen, Germany every spring may well be the greatest car show on Earth. It's 1.3 million square feet of dealer, manufacturer, restorer and auction displays combined with a massive car corral and swap meet. While German makes predominate the floor ...

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    Video: Watch this story of a father, a son and a classic Plymouth on Father's Day
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    They met in high school. Bev was a cheerleader, Joe played sports. The pair got married, and the first car they shared, driving off into their mutual futures together on their wedding day, was a 1948 Plymouth convertible. As is often the case with first cars – and especially cars as ...

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    Featured: I sold my Viper, but the memories I'll keep
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    The following is written by auto industry veteran Tom Kowaleski. The words are his own, but the memories now belong to everyone thanks to his willingness to share. If you're an industry veteran with a story to share, contact us at tipsATautoblogDOTcom. It became the flame that started the ...

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    In observance of Memorial Day
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    It's Memorial Day, folks. And while, for many of us, that means a day off from the daily grind, we respectfully tip our hats to all of the women and men who have served or regrettably fallen to keep the Unites States the land of the free. Like many of you, we at Autoblog are taking the day off ...

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    Featured: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2013 Shanghai Motor Show Debuts
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    Want proof that the Shanghai Motor Show is gradually becoming more and more important with each passing year? Up until now, our coverage of the Chinese expo has never been as in-depth as it was for 2013, and this post marks our first round of Editors' Choice picks for the show. Sure, a lot of ...

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    New York: Editors' Choice: Top Five 2013 New York Auto Show Debuts [UPDATE]
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    We hope you appreciate the time, thought and care that goes into an Editors' Choice list like this. If you think the debate that will follow in Comments is contentious, you should see us arguing over the merits of each car. We take these picks anything but lightly, as we know you do the ...

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    Report: Tesla's Elon Musk calls Fisker Karma 'a mediocre product at a high price'
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    It is official: the gloves are off in the war of words between Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Fisker Automotive chief Henrik Fisker. Most of the verbal barbs came from Musk, who sat down to gossip with Automobile Magazine about archrival Fisker. The bad blood goes back a few years to when Tesla ...

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    Report: Fisker Flambé: Second Karma spontaneously combusts [w/video]
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    By all accounts, the Fisker Karma is one hot car. For a couple of owners though, perhaps it's too hot. Similar to a situation in May, when a Karma caught fire for no apparent reason in a Texas garage, another has burst into flames in a Woodside, CA parking lot. Rudy Burger was returning to his ...

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    Two Wheels: Senate committee approves $2,500 federal tax credit for electric two-wheelers
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    Last week, the Senate Finance Committee approved a federal tax credit worth 10 percent of the price of electric bikes and motorcycles, up to a maximum of $2,500. If the bill passes, it would end an existing electric vehicle tax credit for golf carts that can't be taken on public highways, unlike ...

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    Report: Developer sues Tesla over aborted New Mexico Model S plant
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    New Mexico may be The Land of Enchantment, but at least one developer from the state is less than charmed with Tesla Motors. The electric-vehicle maker has been sued by Rio Real Estate Investment Opportunities for what the developer says was an agreed-upon deal for Tesla to produce its Model S ...

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    Video: Angry merging motorist gets clever revenge
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    And in today's episode of Road Ragin' Russians we have this, one big Toyota and one little Toyota trying to occupy the same space in line. Since we know that isn't possible without the word "quantum" being involved, one of them has to give, and surprisingly, it's the big Toyota. Yet when the ...

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    Official: OnStar vehicles now ready for car-sharing through RelayRides
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    Nothing like a little rental income to help make the monthly payment on the Caddy, huh? General Motors, which said last fall that it reached an agreement with RelayRides to make people's personal vehicles available for car sharing, is doing just that. Tuesday, GM said that owners of cars ...

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    Two-thirds of Chevy Volt's 100-million miles have been battery-powered
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    According to those old Trident commercials, four out of five dentists recommended sugarless gum for patients who chewed gum. Well, here's something a bit greener to chew on, General Motors says this: almost two out of every three miles driven in a Chevrolet Volt are battery-powered. That's what ...

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    Mini all that remains of deal that almost sunk BMW
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    When BMW acquired Mg Rover in 1994, the focus of the deal was the Rover and Land Rover brands. Eighteen years later, and ten years in the U.S., Mini, for now, is the only piece left from that deal and the only piece some key executives at BMW wanted in the first place. The idea was for the ...

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    AOL Autos giving away a Mini Countryman to readers
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    AOL Autos, sister site to Autoblog, is giving away a Mini Countryman to readers who "Like" the AOL Autos Facebook page. AOL Autos and Autoblog have been sharing a Mini Countryman as a long-term tester for about a year. And what with Mini celebrating its tenth anniversary in the U.S., AOL Autos ...

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    In observance of Memorial Day
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    For the majority of us, Memorial Day is synonymous with things like swimming pools, barbecues, road trips and, most of all, a day off from the nine-to-five grind. It's the unofficial start of summer. But we mustn't forget about the real reason why we celebrate Memorial Day – to pay tribute ...

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    Official: Nissan announces production of funky e-NV200 electric van
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    There are two directions automakers can go to produce a vehicle with electric propulsion – be it a hybrid or an outright EV: make it look the same as any other car, or make it stand out. Like Toyota (for example) did with the Prius, Nissan made the Leaf look (for better or worse) unlike a ...

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    Report: Shanghai GMC dealer offering five tons of free gas with truck purchase
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    Big trucks just aren't appealing enough on their own, at least in some places. For proof, look to a Shanghai GMC dealer who is offering about three years worth of free gas to anyone who buys a new Sierra Denali. Too bad it'll take about 20 years to pay off the big truck. The dealer is giving ...

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    Report: Leaked Fisker Atlantic documents reveal big production delay, specs
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    The Fisker Atlantic extended-range plug-in vehicle will start production about a year after its previously estimated mid-2013 date, Inside EVs blog reports, citing leaked company documents that were dated "a few weeks ago." The Atlantic, formerly known as Project Nina, will compete pricewise ...

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