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Volvo done developing gasoline engines

Here's how Volvo's near future is expected to roll out

From 2019, Volvo won't develop new internal combustion engines.

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U.S. immigration agency contracts license-plate tracking firm

Every ICE office can search five years of data for a particular plate or put one on a "hot list"

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency signs a deal with Vigilant Solutions for access to a massive license plate tracking database.

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Couple's shortcut across ice ends at the bottom of Lake Winnipeg

First sign of trouble, 2 hours into journey: They spotted a huge crack.

Wanna go out fer a rip there bud?

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It ain't easy keeping a Hellcat steady at 170 mph on ice

It takes more than a lead foot and some steel studs to keep a 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat pointed the right way on the ice at 170 mph.

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Researchers develop ice-repellent coating for windshields and more

This spray-on ice repellant developed at the University of Michigan could banish the scraper from your windshield.

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Lexus NX rolls on wheels made of ice

This chilled Lexus NX is actually riding on wheels and tires sculpted out of solid ice. Watch it drive on them.

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Ariel Atom on studded tires takes on snowmobile in drag race on ice

An Ariel Atom and a snowmobile line up side-by-side with a long, straight strip of roadway ahead. In an elemental move that would seemingly bend the contest's favor in the direction of the snowmobile, these machines are racing on a strip of ice.

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Huge ice chunks destroy car after falling from snowy roof

Huge chunks of ice fell on a man's car in Portland, Maine on Sunday, smashing windows, caving in his bumpers and thoroughly trashing his only form of transportation.

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Guess when this Saturn will fall through the ice, win $1,000

The Rotary Club in Iron Mountain, MI, is reviving a fundraiser of betting on when a Saturn falls into a frozen lake. The person with the nearest time wins $1,000.

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Canadian city wants to install ice skating lanes

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, might consider a proposal to create 6.8 miles of ice skating lanes through the city on what is being called the Freezeway. During the summer, it could turn into a bike route or artificial ice could handle skaters all year long.

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Aston Martin brings ice driving program to America [w/video]

With between four and six hundred horsepower channeled to the rear wheels from a V8 or V12 engine mounted up front, an Aston Martin – any Aston Martin, really – might not seem like the smartest choice for driving on ice and snow. But that can also make it the most fun, and the most enlightening to experience.

Update: Homeland Security Scuttles License-Plate Data Collection Project

Spokesperson says solicitation was published without knowledge of top officials

One day after its plans to create a massive database of information collected from license-plate scanners became widely known, the Department of Homeland Security scuttled the project.

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Wisconsin employs cheese to thaw streets [w/video]

Deicing wintry roads is not an inexpensive venture, with The New York Times projecting that the city of Milwaukee spent nearly $6.5 million just on snow removal and salt for deicing. So it's no surprise that some municipalities are looking for cheaper alternatives to the traditional gritters. What the state of Wisconsin has come up with, though, might just take the ca

Ice Slides From Roof, Crushes Cars In Texas

Ice several inches thick rained down on cars and trees

This scary video was taken in Plano, Texas, where warming weather caused thick ice sheets deposited by a winter storm to slide from the roof of an apartment complex Sunday.

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Washington State may impose $124 fine on EV spot stealers

Park your gas-powered car in an electric-vehicle-designated spot in the Emerald State and you could find yourself Cashless in Seattle. The Washington State legislature has approved a bill that would impose a $124 fine on conventional-vehicle drivers busted for parking in spots slated for plug-in vehicles, the Associated Press reports. Legislators approved the bill by a seven-to-one margin. The bill now needs approval from Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

"ICE shaming" publicly embarrasses gas car drivers who illegally park in charge spots

It looks like electric vehicle owners living in Dallas need Eric Cartman to yell "Respect my authoritah!" while having their non-plug-in vehicles towed from designated parking spots.

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Nissan Juke-R goes ice fishing in Norway

There's something about the boffins over at Nissan – particularly those working at its racing headquarters in the UK. We're not quite sure what it is. Oh, right: they're bonkers. Absolutely off their rockers, in the best way possible. How else would you explain the decision to take an entry-level crossover and swap out its powertrain for that of a supercar?

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Finland-built electric car reaches 156 miles per hour on ice

If a car screams across a sheet of ice at such a high speed that the ice is being melted to water, is the car really driving on ice?

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Who said the KTM X-Bow isn't good in snow?

As we head towards the second half of February without having had a real winter here in the Midwest, we'll admit to being ticked off. Those Blizzaks we bought for our long-term Mini Countryman? We haven't had much chance to put them to use. Nor have we had any occasion to enjoy the singular pleasure of driving a massively overpowered sports car on an icy road, enjoying Jeff Sabatini

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