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16Elderly enthusiast still has sense of humor after car crashes into his bedroom

Given his neatly stacked pile of model cars on display, bed sheets and wall art, it seems pretty safe to guess that Terry Brouillette of Worcester, MA, is a NASCAR fan. But the 71-year-old man got a very rude awakening recently when an allegedly drunk driver plowed through his bedroom window. The vehicle came to rest right on the other side of the bed from where he was asleep.

53These 8 states helped sell quarter-million electric vehicles in US

Multi-State ZEV Action Plan Still Shooting For 3.3 Million By 2025

Counting the cars that go across the Brooklyn and Golden Gate Bridges every day doesn't exactly sound like fun. But when we're talking about the Multi-State ZEV Action Plan that eight US states are using to boost zero-emission vehicle adoption, though, we can think of it as a positive thing. That's because a quarter million vehicles cross those iconic bridges every day, and that's how many zero-emission vehicles have been sold in the US.

9Tesla wins in Massachusetts, tries for more in New Jersey

Another brick falls as Tesla fights to practice its direct-to-consumer business model. A Massachusetts high court has thrown out a lawsuit seeking to block the electric car company from selling vehicles the Tesla way in the state. The Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association, along with two dealers, claimed that Tesla was in violation of a law that protects affiliated dealerships from oppressive practices from automakers.

31PowerHydrant makes robots charge your EV

A Massachusetts company is taking a futuristic approach to hands-free plug-in vehicle charging: robot appendages. A product called PowerHydrant uses a robotic arm to connect a charging station to the vehicle, allowing for an easy kind of customer charging experience that is also offered by wireless charging systems. PowerHydrant, which is in its testing phase, will be shown off at the EV Tech Expo in Michigan this week.

38MA drivers named nation's most accident prone

If you're hoping to avoid a car accident, even a minor fender bender, it might be best to avoid Massachusetts at all costs. In the tenth annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report, cities in the Bay State took three of the four worst spots in the study. In two areas, drivers are more than twice as likely to be in a collision than the national average.

27This Decepticon-themed Maserati ticketed for imitating a police car

Watch out now, Decepticons are patrolling Quincy Shore Drive! #quincytweets #quincyma pic.twitter.com/gXMerDS0FS

48Ax Crashes Through Car Windshield On Highway

Ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck

It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.

AddMarijuana Smell Won't Get You In Trouble On Massachusetts Roads

Court ruling prohibits police from using smell of marijuana as reason for car search

In recent months, a number of states across America have made it easier for law-enforcement officers to meet the standards necessary to search a motorist's car without a warrant during a traffic stop. Massachusetts is headed in the opposite direction.

31California, 7 other states ready for 3.3 million EVs by 2025

Spinal Tap waxed poetic about the value of turning things up to 11. So it's a good thing that that's the number of steps a coterie of eight states (led by California) will take to reach a goal of having 3.3 million zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) on their roads by 2025. Now let's rock.

26Vectrix electric scooter company goes bankrupt, again

Let's just say Vectrix has filed for bankruptcy one time for each wheel on its battery-electric scooters. This time, though, it's Chapter 7, Boston Business Journal reports, citing bankruptcy court filings. Since that usually involves liquidation, it's safe to say that the company's number is finally up.

8Massachusetts introduces $2,500 state incentive for EVs

Now that the deuces are wild for Massachusetts, its governor is placing a bigger bet on electric-vehicle adoption in the Bay State. With exactly 222 publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging stations currently available, the famously liberal Massachusetts is finally joining the ranks of those states that are piling rebates on top of the incentives the federal government provides for those who buy electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. With that gesture, Gov. Deval Patrick is putting a charge

22Honda Fit EV comes to the East Coast

After about seven months of limited leasing of its Fit electric vehicles on the West Coast, Honda is taking the EV east.

40Massachusetts dealers appeal ruling in Tesla store case

Massachusetts auto dealers are not taking "no" for an answer when it comes to Tesla Motors. On Tuesday, the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and other dealer plaintiffs filed an appeal after a court dismissed their lawsuit against Tesla's factory-owned stores on December 31, 2012.

83Mass. turnpike authority removes violent video games from rest stops [w/poll]

The Boston Globe reports the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has removed violent video games from state-owned travel centers following last month's mass shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

100Judge says Tesla mall store can go forward, for now

We'll let Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk write the lede on this one: "Mass. judge denies auto dealers' demand to kill our little Tesla store," Musk said in a tweet on Tuesday. "Yay, justice prevails."

276Top Highway Safety Official Has Terrible Driving Record

Massachusetts director will be reassigned to different job

In order to run an organization dedicated to highway safety, it should probably be a foregone conclusion that a prospective candidate should have a good driving record.

82NADA asking to meet with Tesla over retail store legal questions

In this case, NADA certainly doesn't mean "nothing."

73Transportation Dept. gives $550k to study texting-ban enforcement

So far, 39 states have some form of law against texting while driving, but it is a hard thing to enforce. Many drivers continue to text on the road, confident that the local smokies won't spot their sins.

490Lawsuit Involving Cancer Patient And Nissan Dealership Takes Unexpected Turn

Judge rules employee's brothers defamed Massachusetts dealership

On the surface, it seemed like Jill Colter had a slam-dunk case against a Nissan dealership she had accused of firing her because she had stage 4 cancer.

99The Most Expensive State For Car Insurance Is ...

Study compared annual car insurance premiums to average household income

The state that America's auto industry calls home is also the state that boasts the nation's highest car insurance rates.

87Texting Mass teen found guilty of vehicular homicide [w/video]

If for some reason you still don't think that texting while driving is a bad idea, here's a story for you. Aaron Deveau, age 17, was allegedly composing a text message when his car crossed the center line of a Massachusetts street, hitting a car head-on. In that car was Daniel Bowley, Jr. and his girlfriend, Luz Roman. Bowley Jr. suffered massive injuries in the crash, and after spending 18 days in a Boston hospital, died as a result of the injuries.

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