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May 17, 2017

IIHS tests side underride guards on semis (and the results are worth watching)

One year ago, in May 2016, Joshua Brown's Tesla Model S collided with the side of a big rig in Florida. The sedan's top was sheared off by the semi, killing Brown instantly. The car rolled 100 feet further before coming to a stop.

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback vs. 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door video compare

It's hip to be frugal these days, but that doesn't mean that a compact hatchback has to be merely an appliance.

Nissan Quest bows out of minivan market

The Nissan Quest won't be renewed for the 2018 model year, ending a tumultuous, nearly 25 year run for the brand's most family-oriented model.

BMW M5 with m xDrive all-wheel-drive system

BMW M5 with m xDrive all-wheel-drive system

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From Motor Authority:

 

BMW details M xDrive all-wheel-drive system debuting on M5

BMW M is putting the final touches on its new M5, a car that will be unlike any of its predecessors.

Actor Michael Fassbender races in Ferrari Challenge one-make series

Actor Michael Fassbender, star of movies such as "Steve Jobs" and the new "Alien: Covenant," recently traded the film set for the race track to complete his first race in the one-make Ferrari Challenge series.

Jay Leno samples rare Volkswagen Type 34 Ghia

A fresh engine and some updated styling are the big bits of news that flowed out when Volkswagen launched its Type 34 Ghia.

First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car [photo: Patrick Reid]

First 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car [photo: Patrick Reid]

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From Green Car Reports:

GM goal: profitable, affordable electric cars built in big numbers

Automotive innovation rolls out over many years, usually decades, and usually only a few companies lead.

New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car.

Chargie app connects electric-car drivers, UK homeowners; 'AirBnB' for charging?

The internet has transformed how many perceive property, allowing the rental of other peoples' personal vehicles, apartments, and other spaces when owners are not using them.

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