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10Recharge Wrap-up: VW Golf TDI wins green car award, DC buses might go electric

BMW i8's Laser Headlight Supplier Revealed; Renault Delivers Kangoo ZE Fleet To Uruguay

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI has won the award for 2014 Northwest Green Car or the Year. The distinction comes from the Northwest Automotive Press Association during its Drive Revolution event in Portland. Co-chairman of the event, Jeff Zurschmeide, says, "Volkswagen has led the diesel passenger car market for years, and the Golf TDI proves that they're likely to stay on top for a while." The 2015 Golf TDI has 10 more horsepower than the outgoing model, while improving fuel economy thanks to a n

4Mr. Millen goes to Washington

Ever driven around DC? We have. And let us tell you, people drive like jerks in the nation's capital. Mostly because they think they're more important than you, and they're probably right. But Rhys Millen is out to put them all to shame.

6Nissan e-NV200 electric van will start FedEx testing in DC

The electric van test program that Nissan and FedEx announced today at the Washington Auto Show isn't really all that new. After all, FedEx is already testing the all-electric e-NV200 in Singapore, Japan and Germany. The news today is that FedEx will be one of the first companies to test the EV in the US, and Nissan brought a prototype to the show to gin up interest.

46Truckers Plans To Slow Washington Traffic A Hoax

3,000 tractor-trailer drivers have RSVP'd to block lanes on the Beltway

A protest involving more than 3,000 truckers blocking traffic in the heart of Washington D.C. has been revealed by one of the organizers as a hoax.

26DC ambulance fleet under scrutiny for engine fires, shoddy repairs [w/video]

The International Association of Firefighters, Local No. 36, Washington, D.C.'s firefighter union chapter, is concerned about the alarming number of breakdowns in the District's ambulance fleet and recommends investigations into its state of disrepair, implying that D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe should be held responsible.

217Emissions equipment causes DC ambulance to shut down, patient dies

Every minute matters when life is on the line. That's why ambulances exist and why we all (well, most of us, anyway) pull over when we see their flashing lights and hear sirens coming our way. And it's also why ambulances need to be as reliable as possible, with maintenance kept up so that they are in perfect working order at all times.

16Nissan will triple number of DC fast chargers in US

As it has done in Europe, Nissan is forging ahead with putting in DC fast charging stations so people can get many miles into their Leaf electric vehicles in short order. At the Washington Auto Show today, Nissan announced it will work with eVgo to bring 40 Freedom Stations to the DC area, and 500 more quick charge stations in the US in the next 18 months.

112Obama's limo to carry tax-protest license plate [w/video]

The United States of America was created in part behind the belief that we should not have taxation without representation, so it is rather ironic that Washington, D.C. must deal with this same problem that helped spark the American Revolution.

42DC cop battles city to return $1.8M in unlawful tickets

Like many thousands before him, Sergeant Mark Robinson of the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department was cited for speeding while driving through the District's Third Street Tunnel last fall. But unlike most of the other motorists, Sgt. Robinson contested the ticket and won a refund.

57Tesla Expands Supercharger Network To East Coast

As promised, Tesla has expanded its Supercharger network beyond California. As you might recall, Tesla's Supercharger stations can supply 150 miles of range to a Model S in only 30 minutes. After 30 minutes are up, the Supercharger continues as a high-speed charger, finishing up to full in about an hour.

25Why Hurricane Sandy fallout will hit luxury carmakers particularly hard

When we say the worst of Hurricane Sandy has passed, we're only talking about the weather phenomena; the depth of the storm's other impacts will take time to measure. Many of the estimated 4,751 car dealers in the states affected by Sandy spent the run-up to the storm moving their inventory to high ground if possible and bracing their dealerships for the storm. Many had already been through Hurricane Irene had some practice, but, as one dealer said, the water levels before Sandy hit were already

94In D.C. suburb, even the speed cameras have cameras

Say this about the residents of Prince George's County, Maryland: they really don't like speed cameras. According to the Washington Post, disgruntled citizens have shot at a camera with a gun, set one on fire and even, allegedly, fired glass marbles in a speed camera's direction.

174Rush Limbaugh picks on electric cars in wake of D.C. storm. Again.

Here we go again, folks. Rush Limbaugh, one of the loudest opponents of electric cars in America, has once again spoken out against EVs on his radio show, this time in connection with power outages in Washington, D.C., after a hard-hitting storm swept through the nation's capitol. According to various reports, millions of homes and businesses across the States have yet to have their power restored.

94D.C. police jailing motorists for expired tags, AAA up in arms

We don't typically like to stray into messy conversations like the one about our country's penal system, especially when we don't necessarily have the answers to make the situation any better. There's a lot wrong when a nation has an incarcerated population larger than some small countries, and situations like the one in Washington, D.C. aren't making the situation any better. According to Fox News, police in our nation's capital are treating drivers with expired vehicle registration tags to a o

AddHertz adds Washington D.C. to plug-in vehicle rental program

Hertz recently announced that its Connect by Hertz plug-in vehicle rental program will soon be offered in Washington, D.C. Hertz will launch the program in the nation's capital by adding the Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf to its fleet at Union Station.

63Report: D.C. council's Kwame Brown embroiled in Lincoln Navigator scandal

Washington D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown finds himself in hot water over his choice of a work vehicle. According to The Washington Post, Brown ordered up a fully-loaded Lincoln Navigator L on the district's dime ahead of his January 2 inauguration, and more than a few eyebrows have been raised at the luxury SUV's $1,900 per month lease payment. Like most localities, our nation's capital is facing a sizeable budget shortfall this year – currently hovering at around $400 million.

AddReport: 1,000 UAW members to lobby on Capitol Hill this week

The United Auto Workers union is heading to Washington, D.C. to lobby lawmakers this week. According to The Detroit News, over 1,000 active and retired auto workers are headed to the nation's capitol to participate in the annual National Community Action Program Legislative Conference. The four-day event is being led by UAW President Bob King who is expected to speak on the UAW's on-going campaign to unionize plants owned by foreign manufacturers. The Detroit News article reports that King has t

138Video: Bumblebee accidentally T-bones a real cop car on TF3 set

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5SEMA lists pro-auto hobby lawmakers in your state

Look at any legislation related to cars, and it seems pretty obvious that lawmakers hate automobiles. While it seems odd that people who get driven around Washington D.C. gridlock in full-size SUVs are railing against the same kind of vehicles, there's also a contingent of legislators on the state level who understand that "suck, squeeze, bang, blow" has nothing to do with Clinton-era interns.

AddDC 2010: NAS' li-ion battery cost predictions are too high, battery makers say

During one of the sessions at the Electric Drive Transportation Association meeting here alongside the Washington Auto Show, our friend Felix Kramer from CalCars got an answer to a question that's been on his mind for a while: just how much will large-format lithium-ion batteries cost in five or ten years?

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