Category: Special

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
30
Jan
2023
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Are Electric Vehicles Becoming More Affordable?

It’s been 15 years since the Tesla Roadster came out, a nascent model in an emerging segment. Since then, the Tesla brand has established itself as the global leader in all matters of fully electric vehicles, with new competitors emerging…

bolt
20
Jan
2023
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What Are the Advantages of Solid-State Batteries?

Solid-state batteries are a type of lithium-ion battery that use a solid electrolyte instead of a liquid one. Currently, the technology is emerging and may someday become the standard for powering electric vehicles. The Benefits of Solid-State Batteries There are…

2022
22
Dec
2022
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The Best-Selling Cars of 2022

Manufacturers may sell far more utility vehicles and trucks than they do cars, but that does not mean that there isn’t a market for coupes, hatchbacks, convertibles, and sedans. Most manufacturers have cut back on car models with the Buick…

Alfa Romeo Stelvio
21
Nov
2022
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Dragon Tale: Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo remains a niche player in the US market, with just two models offered – the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio utility vehicle. Soon, though, a second SUV will join the fleet when the compact Tonale PHEV arrives in…

Ford Mustang 2.3T
17
Nov
2022
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Dragon Tale: Ford Mustang 2.3T

It was quite a day on the second Monday of November 2022 as drive time on the “Tail of the Dragon” came into focus. Representing a slice of US 129 starting in Graham County, NC, and ending in Blount County,…

Harley-Davidson Dragon
16
Nov
2022
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Tales From the Tail of the Dragon

We did it! We navigated the famous “Tail of the Dragon” and have the tales to go with it. The “we” part of this story is the Southeast Regional Automotive Media Association (SERAMA), an Atlanta-based media group. Formerly known as…

California Beach
15
Aug
2022
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The Best Cars for the Beach

Surf’s up! And with that pronouncement comes many trips to the ocean, gulf or lake all summer long. Small numbers of beaches around the country still allow people to drive right along the shoreline, typically in a 4×4 or some…

Toyota Mirai
28
Jul
2022
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What is the Toyota Mirai?

The Toyota Mirai is an electric vehicle that doesn’t store electricity in a battery pack. Instead, it houses it in the chemical form of gaseous hydrogen. This works by combining hydrogen with oxygen from the air to create electricity using…

AMTRAK Train No. 79
19
Jul
2022
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Dread Driving? Take AMTRAK Instead

Let’s face it: long road trips are not always what they are cut out to be. Sure, you have the flexibility to leave as you please, navigate backroads, or simply change direction on a whim. On the other hand, if…

Fourth of July
04
Jul
2022
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Autorama Soliloquy: Independence Day

I’ve always enjoyed the 4th of July, also known as America’s Independence Day. Growing up in New Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s gave me a special perspective of the holiday and the freedoms we Americans enjoy. I graduated high…

steering wheel
27
Jun
2022
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Hands-Free OK? Consumers Indicate Otherwise

Hands-free driving is on its way. Will consumers embrace the technology? The push for electric vehicles includes a parallel movement to fully autonomous cars. Together, they comprise the chief elements of mobility for the decades ahead. Hands-Free or Hands-On Driving…

09
Jun
2022
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Nothing is As it Seems: The FTC and Car Ads

When Ford Motor Company was struggling to make ends meet in the 1970s due to the rise of imports and dropping quality in American manufacturing, then CEO Lee Iaccoca had the business savvy idea to sell the Ford Pinto with…

drive-in theater sign
06
Jun
2022
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Happy National Drive-In Movie Day!

Remember drive-in movies? If you’re under 30, the answer may be a resounding no. Even for older folk, the concept may be more of an idea than an experience. Indeed, beginning in the 1960s, improvements in-home television and expanded screen…

2022 Toyota Avalon
31
May
2022
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Swan Song for the Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is a large sedan, the apex model in this brand’s car portfolio. Introduced for the 1995 model year, the Avalon originally targeted the big Buick and Mercury sedans of that day. Today, the Avalon soldiers on for…

19
Apr
2022
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4 Top Third-Party Automotive Suppliers

While most car parts are produced in-house, other manufacturers also develop and supply a myriad of components. These producers vary wildly in scope, from third parties with a singular specialization, to another car manufacturer entirely. Four Noteworthy Automotive Suppliers Without…

tractor trailer
22
Feb
2022
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How to Share the Road with Tractor-Trailers

Making room for tractor-trailers. With “The People’s Convoy” launching this week, bands of 18-wheelers will take to the road. Likely, there will be miles of rigs lined up with perhaps some passenger vehicles interspersed. Therefore, this is an appropriate time…

The People's Convoy
21
Feb
2022
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The People’s Convoy: What Is It?

If you have been following the news, then the “Canadian Trucker Convoy” is one story that has received ample coverage. From demonstrations in Ottawa, Canada’s capital, to other events scattered across the nation, Canadians are calling for an end to…

auto transport truck loaded with cars
19
Mar
2015
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Car Shipping Quotes Made Easy: Free Auto Transport Calculator

As an independent trucker, who delivers cars and trucks, I often find myself moving my car to some remote places. I have put my car on a flatbed trailer many times, and even on a 53-foot van trailer a couple…