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Traffic fatalities up nine percent with no decrease in sight

Technology may be improving, but motor vehicle fatalities are increasing.

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Americans drove 1.58 trillion miles through June, or 250 roundtrips from Earth to Pluto

US drivers broke the all-time driving mileage record in the first half of 2016.

Naturally, more miles driven also means more roadwork is needed.

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Low gas prices encourage more driving

Just The Latest In A String Of Reports Trying To Understand The American Mind

The US Department of Transportation reported that in February 2015 Americans drove 221.1 billion miles, the second-highest February total ever and the biggest jump in 11 years.

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Tesla Model S drivers put way more miles on their cars than Nissan Leaf owners do (we think)

California EV Company Hits One Billion Kilometer Milestone 1.5 Years Earlier

Just a few weeks ago, Nissan announced that its customers have driven over a billion electric kilometers in the four years that the world's best-selling EV has been on the road. That heady milestone means, Nissan says, that the Leaf has saved 180 million kilograms of CO2 emissions around the world.

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Peak Car is so 2004, now get on your bike and ride

So, the US metropolitan areas with the largest percentage jump in commuters that bike to work are Portland, Madison, San Francisco and Denver. Now that we've gotten the "no duh" portion of the US Public Interest Research Group's (PIRG) recent study on urban driving habits out of the way, we can dig further into a report that argues that we're about nine years past the year when "peak car" happened.

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The mystery of the Chevy Volts that go more electric miles than Nissan Leafs

When it comes to the country's two most popular plug-in vehicles, a premium-gas-powered security blanket can make the difference of about four all-electric miles a day. That's the crux of the US Department of Energy's EV Project Vehicle Summary Report for the second quarter of 2013 on how drivers use the Danny King

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Two-thirds of Chevy Volt's 100-million miles have been battery-powered

According to those old Trident commercials, four out of five dentists recommended sugarless gum for patients who chewed gum. Well, here's something a bit greener to chew on, General Motors says this: almost two out of every three miles driven in a Chevrolet Volt are battery-powered.

A study of developed nations suggests they have hit 'peak travel'

While the debate over peak oil rages on, a new yardstick has emerged: "peak travel."