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Here's how much ride-sharing is keeping drunk drivers off the road

Partiers using Uber or Lyft — and with far fewer DUIs, it's saving lives

For better or worse, transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft have transformed how people get around in urban areas in the U.S. The worse portion comes mostly from Uber's near-constant controversy and the way TNCs have decimated the livelihood of taxi and limo drivers — and even driven some to suic

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Falcon hitches ride on man's windshield in SoCal desert

A couple in southern California picked up a surprising hitch hiker on New Years Day when a friendly peregrine falcon landed on their car during a desert road trip.

Car2go San Diego's latest 'update' is to shut the whole thing down

Point-to-point car sharing service lasted five years.

The fun ends on New Year's Eve, 2016.

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Chinese tourists experience traditional American police chase

A family of three on vacation in San Diego led police on a high-speed chase over the weekend when they failed to stop for lights and sirens.

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Hot Wheels X-wing Fighter Carship hits San Diego Comic-Con

Perfect for an attack on the Death Star.

You're all clear, kid. Now let's blow this thing and go home!

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San Diego man allegedly passes out drunk at wheel

A San Diego-area motorist is in serious trouble after California Highway Patrol officers found him passed out behind the wheel of his car.

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Car2go kills all-EV fleet in San Diego, replaces it with gas cars

Car sharing group blames the lack of charging infrastructure for the change.

Car2go says it can't provide its electric car sharing fleet with enough energy, so it's switching over to gas vehicles.

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Buggy driver who terrorized San Diego facing 26 misdemeanors

Charges include nine counts of reckless driving.

The dune buggy driver that ran wild across San Diego as part of a viral video has been hit with 26 misdemeanors. He calls it a "small bump in the road."

Motorcyclist lucky to escape with life after 100-mph crash

The rider was running from police at the time of the accident.

A motorcycle rider in San Diego is lucky to be alive after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when the bike collided with a car at over 100 mph.

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Driver barely escapes creeping flash flood on San Diego freeway

This terrifying dashcam footage comes to us from San Diego, CA, where the state's short-term water woes have been solved this week with intense rain storms.

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First batch of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miatas lands in US [w/video]

Mazda North American Operations has received its first shipment of 2016 MX-5 Miatas, arriving by the hundreds from Hiroshima at the port of San Diego.

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San Diego Car2go fleet replaced with 400 2014 Smart Fortwo EVs

400 2014 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Vehicles Will Replace Carsharing Fleet

Car2go is replacing all of its EVs in San Diego with new 2014 Smart Fortwo EDs, ahead of the refreshed model's arrival in the US in 2016 or 2017.

Smart offers $75 lease deal to Car2go users in San Diego

That's For The Pure Model; The Passion Is A Whopping $99 A Month

If you've been saving money by sharing a car instead of buying your own, then maybe you have enough left over to go lease one. Because if there's anything that sharing a car should teach you, it's to want your own, right? We're confused, too.

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Car2go brings incentives to charging in San Diego

Park Your EV Downtown, Get Free Minutes

Plugging in a vehicle to get power makes sense when that vehicle is owned by one person or family and – like most of the cars on the planet – sits still for most of the day. But when you're trying to share an EV, or a few h

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When your Tesla Model S gets stolen, fire up the app [w/video]

It's a nightmare for anyone who loves their car: you return to your parking spot, only to find it empty. You flash the lights or honk the horn with your key fob just to make sure you didn't forget where you parked, but nothing happens. What do you do? If you're a Tesla Model S owner, you get out your phone, open your Tesla ap

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San Diego cops spike-strip speeding father-to-be

A San Diego man was arrested by police at gunpoint for allegedly leading them on a high-speed chase involving multiple police cars and a helicopter. The chase only ended when the man ran over a spike strip, puncturing one or more of his tires, according to a report from U-T San Diego.

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Kroger will add 225 ECOtality stations in western US

Kroger, whose supermarket chains include Ralph's and Food 4 Less, will add more than 225 Ecotality charging stations at stores throughout the western US to bring its total to almost 300. Ecotality makes plug-in vehicle charging stations under the Blink brand name, which some EV drivers have had proble

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San Diego company adding 19 E85 pumps at California stations

Count Pearson Fuels, and the state of California for that matter, is among proponents of boosting ethanol content in light-duty vehicle fuel. San Diego-based Person received a $1.35-million grant to add pumps that distribute fuel with an 85-percent ethanol mix – i.e. E85 – at 19 new gas stations throughout the Golden State.

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MT attempts no-recharge LA-to-Las Vegas drive in Tesla Model S

Some would say these Motor Trend editors hit the jackpot before and after they hit Vegas.

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