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Long Island Woman Ran Over Cousin Following Facebook Friend Denial

Long Island Woman Ran Over Cousin Following Facebook Friend Denial

Melanie Spanopoulos, a twenty one year old Long Island, NY, woman is behind bars after she ran over her cousin following a Facebook friend request denial. Authorities report that Melanie ran down her cousin, Giselle Penagos, twice with a minivan following a Facebook family feud revolving around...

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First Chevy Volt Auctioned Off

Chevrolet recently auctioned off the first commercially available Volt extended range electric vehicle, with the proceeds going to benefit the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The vehicle, serial number 002 (since serial number 001 went to GM's own collection), was as loaded as you can get a...

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Czech Police Discover: Women in Miniskirts Distract Drivers

When police in Czechoslovakia wanted to slow down speeding motorists, they came up with two solutions. The first was to install a series of traffic signals, which would have been expensive and time consuming. The lowest cost and easiest to implement measure was to deploy cardboard cutouts of...

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Nissan Leaf Rated at 99 MPG Equivalent

Here's a challenge for the Environmental Protection Agency: how do you rate the fuel economy of cars that don't burn gasoline, like the battery powered Nissan Leaf? You start by making the assumption that a gallon of gas has the same equivalent energy to 33.7 kW-hrs worth of batteries, then you...

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Secretary of Transportation: Let's Disable Cell Phones in Cars

Sometimes it seems that truth is stranger than fiction. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, was recently quoted on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as favoring technology that would block cell phone calls from within automobiles. Specifically, LaHood was quoted as saying, “There’s a lot of technology...

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GE to Buy 25,000 Electric Vehicles

General Electric buys a lot of vehicles. They provide company cars to technicians and management, and GE Capital manages auto fleets for a host of other companies. It makes good sense for GE to push for the incorporation of electric vehicles (EVs)in their fleet, and the company recently announced...

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Panasonic Invests $30 Million in Tesla Motors

Not too long ago, it looked like electric automaker Tesla's days were numbered. They were about to lose the chassis supplier for their only production automobile, the Tesla Roadster, and they were burning through cash faster than a drunken sailor on shore leave. Last summer, Toyota stepped up to...

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Rabbits Ate My Car

If you park at Denver International Airport, chances are good you've seen rabbits in the fields around the Pike's Peak long term parking lot. If you regularly use this lot, heads up: rabbits have developed a taste for wiring in 2002 and newer cars. In some cases, this has left returning travelers...

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Enterprise to Rent Coda Electric Cars

Are you thinking about buying an electric car, but want to test drive one for a weekend first? Are you traveling on business, and trying to live an eco-friendly lifestyle? Good news, then: Enterprise Car Rental will soon begin renting Coda electric cars at selected locations. The plan is to have...

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VW Passat BlueMotion Diesel Sets Fuel Economy Record

A production 2010 VW Passat BlueMotion diesel recently drove 1,531 miles on a single 20.4 gallon tank of fuel.