Archive for February 20th, 2014

Hard Times Leave Some Greek Car Owners With Nothing but Rust – New York Times

Hard Times Leave Some Greek Car Owners With Nothing but Rust
New York Times
In the last few days of 2013, so many people lined up to turn in their license plates in advance of a new tax on luxury cars that the government allowed the deadline to stretch into the new year, though officials have been unable to provide figures on

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The Best Used Cars And Trucks For The Money – Forbes

The Best Used Cars And Trucks For The Money
Forbes
The used-car market is finally beginning to stabilize after an extended period of abnormally high resale values, which is great news for bargain-hunting consumers. The analysts at Edmunds.com predict pre-owned vehicle prices will drop by as much as two 

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Metra looks to lease rail cars from other states – Chicago Tribune

Metra looks to lease rail cars from other states
Chicago Tribune
With standing-room-only a common sight on Metra trains this winter because many cars were out of service for weather-related maintenance, the rail agency wants to lease extra coaches from other cities. The blasts of arctic air exacerbated a long
To ease crowding during storms, Metra may lease old train carsChicago Sun-Times

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BMW’s Toughest Task: Training Its Dealers On i3 Electric Car – Green Car Reports

BMW's Toughest Task: Training Its Dealers On i3 Electric Car
Green Car Reports
New Jersey restaurant owner Tom Moloughney has now been driving electric cars for several years, starting with a MINI E in 2009 and graduating to a BMW ActiveE in January 2012. He's installed two charging stations at his Montclair restaurant, speaks

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Too-hot cars make BART riders steamed; updates under way – San Francisco Chronicle


San Francisco Chronicle
Too-hot cars make BART riders steamed; updates under way
San Francisco Chronicle
Getting up and going to work is difficult enough. Add to that a commute in a sweltering hot BART car and it can feel like hell. Every so often, people who regularly ride BART find themselves in a warmer-than-usual car. Much warmer than usual – 10 or 15 

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Tesla Bets “Gigafactory” Will Enable Affordable Electric Cars – MIT Technology Review


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Tesla Bets “Gigafactory” Will Enable Affordable Electric Cars
MIT Technology Review
Even at 35,000 cars, Tesla sales are a drop in the bucket of world auto sales. We're following the company because of its goal of bringing down costs and making electric vehicles mainstream. In the letter, CEO Elon Musk says the company will soon
Tesla revs its engines with a record 22477 cars sold in 2013 & big expansion VentureBeat
Apple exploring cars, medical devices to reignite growthSan Francisco Chronicle
Tesla confirms huge battery factory plan, will ship 35K Model S cars this yearGigaOM
Investor’s Business Daily –Jalopnik –The Verge
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French Cars Might Work In The US Now, If They Ever Make A Return – Jalopnik

French Cars Might Work In The US Now, If They Ever Make A Return
Jalopnik
A return to the U.S. market is probably the last thing on the minds of Peugeot-Citroen and Renault. There have been no new French cars for sale here in almost 25 years. The companies are still on shaky financial ground. But the cars being pressed with 

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