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President Obama Unveils Transportation Plan That Promotes Cleaner Technology

The White House has proposed a $10 per barrel gas tax that would pay for a broad range of transportation initiatives.

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This country has a tough time agreeing on a president, but we've stuck with Cadillac limos for a while now. Have a look at what the 45th president will be riding in.

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President Obama will visit the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Wednesday. He will also speak to residents of a local neighborhood.

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The commander in chief gets the rare opportunity to drive a car thanks to Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee web series.

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Season Seven Debuts Dec. 30 At 11:30 P.M.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back next week, and not only has it signed up Will Ferrell and Steve Martin, it's also got some guy named Barack Obama.

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China Automakers Don't Face Same Challenges US Companies Do, Alleges Tesla

The electric-vehicle maker wants a more equal import and partnership policy between the US and China.

Hillary Clinton's Van, LBJ's Amphicar, Reagan's Subaru Brat And More

The President of the United States doesn't drive anywhere these days. But that doesn't mean presidents or presidential hopefuls don't have interesting cars.

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The Secret Service taught Malia Obama how to drive, and the agency wouldn't even let Michelle Obama in the car with her.

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The Border Security Force of India are masters of stacking many people on top of a motorcycle and driving them at moderate speeds. They recently showed off their skills to President Obama and the First Lady during India's Republic Day Parade.

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Natural Gas Vehicles Would Also Get More Benefits

President Obama's budget proposal includes a plan to increase the federal tax incentive on EVs and plug-in hybrids to $10,000 and immediately slash the money off the price of green vehicles at purchase. It would also broaden the credit to be applicable to compressed-natural-gas-fueled models.

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President Barack Obama will be making a speech celebrating the auto industry's progress from the idled factory responsible for the slow-selling Ford Focus and C-Max.

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"Tires is what wins a race." That was the lesson Harry tried to teach Cole in the stock-car classic Days of Thunder. "If we can't figure a way to run so you don't melt the damn tires, we can't finish a race." How right he was: every NASCAR driver knows that having the right tires can mean the difference between a checkered flag and a DNF, but now the White House is embracing the same message to educate the public about safety and fuel efficiency.

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Transportation was on President Obama's mind as he toured the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA Tuesday. In a brief, 14-minute speech, the president touched on both car-to-car communications and safety technology, as well as the need to maintain funding for the rapidly depleting Highway Trust Fund. Aside from his speech, the president also sampled one of HRC's driving simulators (shown above), which he likened to "something like Knight Rider."

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Bend it like Obama. The Commander-In-Chief was just in Japan for a state visit, and his trip took him to a science expo, where he played a bit of soccer with Honda's latest ASIMO robot. The entire scene was captured on video, and showed the innovative robot as it ran, hopped and kicked a soccer ball to a bemused President Obama.

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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 Detroit-based company was well and truly spiraling out of control in 2009, there was much more that the public wasn't able to notice.

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Ever since the latest presidential limousine, also known as The Beast, debuted in 2009, we've wondered what's underneath that black Cadillac body. We already know a few details, like the fact it isn't a Cadillac at all, but a very heavy duty truck chassis from General Motors with a body that resembles a super-sized Caddy. Autoweek, however, has managed to extract new details from veteran Secret Service agents about the closely guarded presidential limo. Their methods, of course, are classified.

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President Obama has used the same armored limo since his inauguration in 2008. Known by many as The Beast, the Presidential Limo was provided by Cadillac and earned its nickname in large part because of its massive size, which isn't surprising considering that its Caddy-shaped bodywork is said to sit atop a heavy-duty truck chassis.

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To show their plug-in passion, some people spend upwards of $30,000 on an electric car. Others – well, one, that we know of – will spend that much just to tell the leader of the free world how cool EVs are, in 180 seconds or less.

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Reports are coming in from Israel that President Obama's limousine, often called "The Beast," has broken down. You might be wondering how the most protected vehicle in the world could break down on an overseas visit, and the answer would surprise you. There's a bit of discrepancy over what exactly happened (and the Secret Service is living up to its name with the details, but apparently somebody filled The Beast with diesel fuel instead of gasoline gasoline instead of diesel, according to The Ti

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President Obama wants to know how many clean cars $2 billion can buy. In an announcement expected later today, the President is expected to ask Congress to use $2 billion that the government has raised from allowing oil and gas exploration in the Outer Continental Shelf to fund clean energy transportation. That means plug-in vehicles, better batteries, biofuels and compressed natural gas vehicles.

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President Barack Obama announced his nominees to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy today. After speaking out about global warming in both his Inaugural Address and State of the Union speech this year, the President hopes that the new appointees will help lead the administration toward meaningful climate change policy-making.

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