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    Read This: How more EV sales in America is hurting China's environment
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    One of the bigger knocks against hybrid and electric vehicles is that while they don't directly produce much in the way of harmful emissions (if they make any at all), the process of building their electric motors and batteries can be very, very bad for the environment. Take graphite, for ...

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    Read This: Ram/Jeep Ecodiesel engine has Maserati roots
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    The 3.0L turbodiesel V6 in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earned a slot on Ward's Automotive 2014 10 Best Engines for its power, fuel economy and refinement. In a piece looking at how Fiat subsidiary VM Motor developed the engine, Ward's also makes note of the fact that the same lump goes in diesel ...

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    Read This: South Dakota dealer filled to brim with classic cars
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    Other than the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota isn't generally a hot topic, but that just means that cool stuff can hide in the open waiting to be discovered. Case in point: the classic car dealer Frankman Motor Company that operates three locations in Sioux Falls, ...

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    Read This: The latest thinking on 'Peak Car'
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    Peak Car is the theory that one day soon, the global auto industry will reach its sales maximum and numbers will only decrease from then on. Increase in the number of city dwellers, concerns over pollution and crippling gridlock (all of which are conveniently shown above, in Beijing) could all ...

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    Featured: Troubled traffic stops lead to anal probes, civil rights violations [w/videos]
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    Amid the battle against illegal drugs, sometimes the most mundane of stops go horribly awry. In the early afternoon hours of January 2, 2013, a police officer pulled over David Eckert for allegedly failing to yield at a stop sign in the parking lot of a Walmart in Deming, NM. This was no ...

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    Read This: CNN says these are America's best winter drives
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    Winter. That frigid, miserable time of the year where ice, snow and slush coat our roads and salt coats our cars. Why would you ever willingly go for a drive during the winter? Well, perhaps because no one else is going for drives. As CNN points out, winter means that some of the country's best ...

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    Read This: The physics of a high-powered FWD car will melt your brain
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    From experience, we know that stuffing a heaping helping of horsepower into a front-wheel-drive car isn't exactly a good idea. But why? We aren't talking about torque steer and lack of control - those are effects. We want to know the cause, and we imagine that you'd like to know that, too. As we ...

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    Read This: Road & Track to take Miata on million-mile march
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    Road & Track has taken on a Miata project. One hell of a project, if we're honest. You see, the Miata in question, a 1990 example in Mariner Blue, isn't a high-mileage Mazda that the publication intends to fix up, or make race-worthy, or try to flip or give away to a reader or something. No, ...

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    Read This: Having been there, Road & Track editor offers thoughts on Schumacher's recovery odds
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    Updates on the current condition of Michael Schumacher remain few and far between, but at last word, the seven-time Formula One World Champion is still in a medically induced coma due to an epidural hematoma he suffered as a result of his recent ski accident. Robin Warner (above), road test ...

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    Read This: The best car sharing apps for New Year's Eve
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    Happy New Year's Eve! As we're all gearing up to celebrate the dawn of 2014, the team at Autoblog has a very important message for our readers: Don't drink and drive. This is sound advice for the other 364 days of the year, but it's especially important tonight, when everyone and their brother is ...

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    Read This: How long do you have to wait to drive after a broken bone?
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    As car enthusiasts, there isn't much that's more devastating than being told you physically can't drive. Whether due to injury or illness, that loss of mobility can be a wildly frustrating experience. Fortunately, we humans are fairly good at healing, and in the case of some injuries are back in ...

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    Read This: Chris Harris condemns demonization of Porsche Carrera GT in wake of Walker death
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    When something bad happens, it's easy to resort to scapegoating. At least for some of us, that seems to be exactly what has happened following the tragic death of actor Paul Walker and racer Roger Rodas, who were killed on November 30 in a Porsche Carrera GT. Even though officials have not yet ...

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    Read This: Is Audi getting complacent and suffering from brain drain?
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    The argument is made in a Reuters article: Audi is falling behind other luxury brands, such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, due to a lack of research-and-development spending and "brain drain," or the migration of top executives and R&D chiefs to other parts of the Volkswagen Group. Reuters notes ...

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    Read This: How automakers stand to benefit from Iran
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    The big global news of late is a deal that sees a number of major powers easing some sanctions on Iran in return for the Middle Eastern nation scaling back its nuclear program. This thawing of relations between Iran and the West could have far-reaching impacts in both the near and long term, ...

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    Read This: Get to know the car-dwelling nomads that live in America's Walmart parking lots
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    If you embark on a spontaneous road trip without enough money for overnight lodging and consider sleeping in your car on the side of the road, you might be woken up by the police before the break of dawn and told to move along. What should you do with no place to sleep in sight? Well, if there's ...

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    Read This: The crazy backstory on the man that sold 15 cars on Craigslist for $25k
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    A man who lives in Miami recently posted a Craigslist ad containing 15 cars for $25,000, and he somehow managed to sell the whole collection to a Los Angeles-based buyer, according to Hooniverse. The sale list included vehicles by Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Lotus, Alfa Romeo and BMW, spanning 14 ...

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    Read This: Architect of GM's bankruptcy plan reveals how company was saved
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    Some things are never as they seem. That's especially true when talking about the bankruptcy of General Motors. From afar, it's easy to look at GM's issue being one of decades of mismanagement, poorly built cars, and a certain, too-big-to-fail mindset. But closer to the situation, as the ...

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    Read This: Man makes record-setting drive across the US in 28 hours, 50 minutes
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    Records, as the say, are made to be broken. Whether that's cramming the most hot dogs down your gullet, running a faster mile, or yes, driving across the United States, odds are that there's someone out there wants to eat more, run faster or drive harder. Speaking of that last example, the record ...

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    Read This: Silver lining of government shutdown? Empty park roads
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    You remember Zach Bowman, right? Formerly-of-Autoblog Zach? Project Ugly Horse Zach? Now-at-Road-and-Track Zach? That's the guy. Mr. Bowman is still terrifying the peoples of Tennessee with his machinations, and sent us a link to this report about how he's handling the government shutdown. Even ...

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    Read This: How Seinfeld hopes he'll help industry make better car commercials [w/video]
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    Bloomberg has a fascinating look into a web series that continues to be a favorite around the Autoblog offices - Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The series, which is in its second season, sees the affable comedian picking up fellow comedians in a range of interesting cars, and ...

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