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The argument can now be made that Tesla Motors has come up with a sleeker alternative to the Amtrak lines that run along the Eastern Seaboard. The California-based electric vehicle company has installed the first East Coast fast-charging stations, allowing Model S owners to make the 450-mile trek between Boston and Washington DC without worrying about having sufficient juice.

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Testing a new car is always a grueling process. General Motors decided to ratchet things up a notch for the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, putting the car through an even more demanding test schedule than normal. Out on the Milford proving grounds, engineers pushed the Camaro ZL1 around the track for four hours per day over the course of six days.

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Autoblog Podcast #78 is here! Our lead item is the UAW's strike during GM labor contract talks. It was a nice little picket. Two days, bing, bang, boom, we're back at the table and a deal is now pending. GM out of the way, now it's Ford and Chrysler's turn. That oughta be fun. Speaking of fun and GM, John, Sam, and Chris Shunk all went up to the "GM Collection" event and went round and round at the Milford Proving Grounds in all manner of 2008 GM vehicles. Some were great, some were not so great

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Click the photo for a gallery of high-res shots from the GM Truck Challenge

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