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Trump speaks in Ypsilanti, announces review of mileage goals

He promises nation 'will once again shine with industrial might.'

Following today's events in the Detroit area.

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President Trump might get to start his administration in a new Cadillac limo [UPDATE]

This ain't your daddy's Caddy.

A new version of The Beast is on the way, and it might make it in time for inauguration day.

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Drone flights will be banned during Obama's visit to London

No drone flights will be permitted below 2,500 feet while President Obama is visiting.

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White House proposes $10 per barrel oil tax [UPDATE]

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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Meet the next president's new Beast, a giant bomb-proof limo

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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Obama visits Detroit Auto Show to focus on industry recovery

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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Watch President Obama drive a Corvette around the White House

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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President Obama will be on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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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Tesla wants level playing field with Chinese automakers

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.

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Malia Obama taught to drive by Secret Service

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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Indian motorcycle daredevils put on quite a show for Obama vist

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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Obama's budget calls for EV incentive increase to $10,000

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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Obama to herald auto industry turnaround from idled Ford plant

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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White House bizarrely teams up with NASCAR to promote efficient motoring

"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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Obama touts car-to-car communications, pushes for highway funding

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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Watch Obama kick the ball around with Honda's latest ASIMO

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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Architect of GM's bankruptcy plan reveals how company was saved

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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Autoweek divulges details on Presidential limo

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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Cadillac to vie for Secret Service armored car contract, new Beast?

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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