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The auto industry is dominated by traditional, entrenched players. But, now that cars are as much about software, tech and connectivity as they are about powertrains and sheet metal, startups are poised to have a bigger impact on the industry than ever before.

Exploring VW's Surprising Diesel Problem In Depth

After the EPA says VW used software to get around federal tests, we see how it looks from a green car event in California and try to understand what happened.


US Government Automotive Policy, Autonomous Cars, Cadillac CT6

Episode #419 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth talks with Juan Barnett (@dccargeek) and former Autoblog editor Sam Abuelsamid about the US government's automotive policies and the future of autonomous cars.


With Plug-In Cars, 40+ MPG Non-Hybrids Available, Why Care About The Aging Icon?

Toyota says the iconic gas-electric hybrid is still important because it provides a preview of how the Mirai fuel cell vehicle will land, in a culture that may not yet be ready for it.

The name Sam Abuelsamid should be familiar to long-time Autoblog and AutoblogGreen readers, and it will hopefully soon reach a wider audience now that our former fellow scribe has written a book all about the Chevy Volt called "Recharging the Car: Chronicling the Development of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt."

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AutoblogGreen's Sam Abuelsamid recently had a chance to drive one of Ford's new test fleet cars. And it wasn't just any new car. It was one of the new fuel cell powered Focuses (Foci?). The test drive was held as part of the opening of a new hydrogen filling station in Taylor, MI. Ford rolled out 6 of these sedans for attendees to try. As Sam explains, the ride was short, but the impression was positive.