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It's Baaaaaaack

The DOE has revived the ATVMP loan program and will hand out the first $259 million loan agreement to Alcoa to make aluminum for lighter, cleaner cars.

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The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC.

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Agency Announces Automakers Are Ahead In GHG Emissions Game

For the 2013 model year (and the second year in a row), the auto industry is making cars that are 1.4 mpg cleaner than the regulations say they need to be right now.

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For reasons we can't begin to comprehend, a Chinese automaker has decided to copy the lowly Kia Picanto.

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Ars Technica Shows How LPR Data Can Be Used To Discern Daily Habits

In response to a public-records request, the Oakland Police Department released 4.6 million records from its license-plate readers. Here's what they show.

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The transport policy of the UK's Green Party wants to discourage motorcycle, car, and SUV use through fees and strict legislation, such as by putting speed limiters on high-powered motorcycles.

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Central Valley Politico Also Proposes Boosting Rebate To $3,500

California state senator proposes $40,000 price cap on rebate-eligible electric vehicles.

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One Illinois man probably wishes he had listened to his fellow restaurant patrons before he got behind the wheel while drunk and collided head on with another car. Watch the incident unfold on video.

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The US government says drivers traveled 3.02 trillion miles last year, the second-highest tally since it started keeping track in 1939, behind only 2007. Drivers' ages are also setting records, with 44.1 percent of US drivers over the age of 50.

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In Rhode Island, critics of the ridesharing services Uber and Lyft say the companies are not paying state sales tax like they're supposed to.

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BMW Acknowledges i3 Sales Boost From Incentive Programs

Renault ZOE dominates the 2015 Zenn Monte-Carlo Rally. British Columbia is funding new EV and fuel cell car incentives. BMW says government EV incentive programs are boosting i3 sales.

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A man in Oklahoma wanted to show his support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community with a vanity license plate, but the state deem the plate offensive and rejected it.

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In the latest tally released by the General Motors Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility, the number of cases offered compensation for fatalities has risen to 74 people. There have also been 126 injuries linked to the automaker's faulty part.

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In an executive order, President Obama is increasing the federal fleet to 50 percent plug-ins and EVs by 2025. All of the changes should reduce government greenhouse emissions by 40 percent from 2008 levels.

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Porsche, always keen to protect what it views as its own, has lawyered up, leading Aston Martin to drop the "GT3" moniker from its most recent sports car, even though that's also the name of a racing class.

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CAFE Standards Get Harder To Reach As Gas Prices Fall

The US federal government might think about loosening the CAFE fuel-efficiency requirements for 2025.

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A battle is brewing in the state of Texas over license plates bearing the Confederate Battle Flag.

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The digital tar pit will eventually consume us all, but for now, we're still able to watch it swallow our analog lives. One of the next items to succumb could be your driver's license, at least as soon as Iowa straightens out the kinks. The Hawkeye State is working with MorphoTrust USA on an driver's license app for Android and iOS phones that can be used as a state-approved ID. Notably, the app wouldn't replace a laminated paper version, but either could be used to conduct business. Iowa is alr

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The Department of Transportation is fining Graco $10 million for delaying its recall of 6.1 million car seats last year. The safety campaign began because latches on some of the company's products could be very difficult to unfasten, which could put children in danger.

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Plus: Notes On The Jeep Chief, Scion's New York Plans And The Cadillac CT6's Powerful New Engines

We curate the week's events with a focus on General Motors' dramatic scale back in Russia. Plus, other news and notes from around the car world.

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Senators Want NHTSA to Put Autonomous Driving On Fast Track

In many circles, the prospect of autonomous and self-driving cars taking over American roads is greeted with enthusiasm. Among car enthusiasts, however, the idea of removing the driver from the driving often sounds like a soulless and grim transportation future.

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