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Personal wealth aside, it's not always easy to be T. Boone Pickens--especially when your push for compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel meets continual accusations of self-aggrandizement. It's no secret his hedge fund, BP Capital, is heavily invested in the sector, and he is the majority stockholder of Clean Energy, the largest supplier of natural gas for vehicles in the U.S.

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But how much can its history bump up the price tag?

Joining a slew of other vehicles formerly owned by American presidents that have come to market of late, Lyndon B. Johnson's convertible 1964 Lincoln Continental will be sold at auction on March 3.

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The future of urban mobility?

Land Rover is making a daunting wager that might just be crazy enough to work: for the Evoque, its new urban mobility cross-over, Land Rover is looking to draw 90% of its customers from motorists who are new to the brand.

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People have their "Larry David" moments

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes encourage carpooling by requiring a minimum number of car occupants but also inspire a healthy number of detractors who try to game the system: a man who was caught this month with a skeleton in his passenger seat represents a growing epidemic of motorists concocting schemes to avoid the increasing traffic in metropolitan areas.

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This week's episode of TRANSLOGIC features the Rolls-Royce 102EX Phantom EE (experimental electric), a one-off concept car that showcases how an EV might survive--even thrive--in a segment where "compromise" is considered a 4-letter word. During the world tour the vehicle has made in the past year, Rolls-Royce has sought to convince potential buyers that an EV doesn't require a trade-off in style or performance. In fact, within the ultra-luxury segment, the high-tech innovations can enhance the

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Is an app that steers drivers clear of notorious neighborhoods racist?

Microsoft's new "avoid ghetto" app for GPS devices aims to help motorists steer clear of unsafe neighborhoods, but the concept's controversial nature has garnered ire from critics.

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The numbers are in...what do they mean?

In the annual sales horserace, BMW beat out Mercedes-Benz with the top 2011 U.S. sales numbers in the luxury auto market--with both German automakers ousting Lexus from the number one slot it had held for 11 straight years.

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But before you do, make sure you have the right insurance policy

Though car sharing may seem like a nice way to make some extra money while renting out your wheels, the insurance risks can well overshoot any extra cash you earn.

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Floormat and throttle recalls still dogging Japanese automaker

Toyota in 2011 topped the recall list among automakers for the third year in a row.

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The cleansers are sold in auto parts shops, finding real men where they shop

For men who like to incorporate their cars into every aspect of life, facial cleansing product FaceLube offers the opportunity for an automotive experience as they wash up.

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Sleep and the future of car safety

That snoring from your spouse may not just be annoying: Sleep apnea, a nighttime breathing disorder often indicated by snoring, is a growing epidemic that has proven to increase fatal accidents two-fold.

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Surprise! The police have a gift for you

Drivers in Prosper, TX may not need to suffer that sinking feeling when a cop approaches their car: the North Texas police department has been doling out $10 gift cards this week to recognize good driving, NBC-DFW reports.

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And why the heck not?

Paul Stender outfitted his 1967 Chevy Impala with a cruise-missile engine, because why the hell not?

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The unexpected findings of a new study

The test results of the comparative emissions from two leaf blower models, a Fiat 500, and a Ford Raptor might make you want to make you start using a rake: Edmunds's InsideLine.com found the Ford pick-up to be cleaner than the Cinquecento and both vehicles to be cleaner than the motorized tools.

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Older drivers make up a larger percentage of licensed drivers, but that may not be a bad thing

There are more older drivers on the road now than young ones, says a new University of Michigan study, prompting researchers to ponder: Who's safer behind the wheel? New drivers or old drivers?

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Though a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash test involving a Chevy Volt has recently raised concerns over the safety of battery-powered vehicles during a collision, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) released data that passengers in green cars actually sustain fewer injuries during wrecks, Consumer Reports reported.

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Higher fuel eonomy standards spell death of the thirsty family car, though some niche cars will survive

This week the Obama Administration delineated its plan for the new 54.5 mpg fleet fuel economy standard by 2025, and though automotive industry professionals widely rejoiced, those who claim highway deaths will increase as a result spoke out against the measure.

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In the wake of the Chevy Volt fire at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) test facility earlier this year, the governmental organization has been pushing to require EV battery drainage after car accidents, The Detroit Free Press reported.

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The curious case of the boat to The Netherlands and the 930 Turbo

It sounded like great news at the time: A 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo that had been stolen 25 years ago was found on a container bound for the Netherlands just a few weeks ago. But, curiously, no one ever told the guy who owned the car when it was stolen. Until yesterday, when AOL Autos found him.

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These bags of surprises were stuffed inside the door panels

Every car owner aspires to own the top-of-the-line model, one that comes with options the neighbors don't have.

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Move over Nigerian princes; new scammers are hooking folks with tickets from N.Y. state

A scam that could've been developed by a kid on his bedroom computer is conning drivers into believing they owe money on an old New York State speeding ticket.

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