Georgia

Fiat Chrysler Hit With Nearly $150 Million Fine For Jeep Grand Cherokee Death
Fiat Chrysler Hit With Nearly $150 Million Fine For Jeep Grand Cherokee Death

Late last week, a jury in Decatur, Georgia found Chrysler Group LLC (now, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) guilty for the 2012 death of four-year-old Remington Walden. Walden died when a pickup rear-ended the Jeep Grand Cherokee he was riding in, which caused the Grand Cherokee to catch fire. According...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S
Tesla Wins In Georgia, Loses In West Virginia

For Tesla fans below the Mason-Dixon line, we have good news and bad news, courtesy of Auto News. Since it's Friday, we'll start with the good news: Georgia has passed a bill that (a) increases the number of outlets that Tesla can operate in the state and (b) allows the automaker to sell an...Read More»

Georgia state capitol (pic by Andre M. via Wikimedia)
Georgia Isn't Content With Mercedes-Benz; Now It Wants Jaguar Land Rover Factory, Too

Early last month, Mercedes-Benz fessed-up to one of the worst-kept secrets in the automotive world: after decades of doing business out of Montvale, New Jersey, the company admitted that it was moving its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia. You might think, "Wow, that's a big win for the the...Read More»

Homer Simpson, distracted driver
Is Driving While Eating The New Driving While Texting?

Cheeseburgers and steering wheels are a dangerous combination -- at least that's what one resident of Cobb County, Georgia was told when he was ticketed for eating while driving. Madison Turner was doing what many folks do every week: juggling the demands of two all-beef patties, special sauce...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
Mercedes-Benz Confirms: It's Moving U.S. HQ To Atlanta, Georgia

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to move its U.S. headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia, surprising absolutely no one. The German automaker had been considering the move for some time, quietly shopping a number of sites for potential HQs. Back in December, rumors began swirling that the company had...Read More»

2014 Tesla Model S
Tesla Fights Back In Georgia: Do Traditional Dealerships Stand A Chance?

Elon Musk didn't take the easy route when he launched Tesla Motors. It's not just that he wanted to create game-changing electric cars that could compete with their gas-powered cousins (though he did). It's not just that he eschewed traditional advertising (which he did, although fans have picked...Read More»

Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)
Atlanta, Georgia's 'Top End' Gets Variable Speed Limits This September

Computers have brought us many great things. Online shopping. Streaming movies. Minecraft. And, lest we forget, variable speed limits. If you're not familiar with variable speed limits, they're exactly what you'd think: traffic systems designed to change speed limits in a given area, based on...Read More»

Polar Charging Post and Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf Owner Spends Day In Jail For Stealing 5 Cents Of Electricity: UPDATED

UPDATE: See below The owner of an all-electric Nissan Leaf got quite a shock last month when he was hauled to jail for stealing electricity to charge his car. According to ABC News, police in Chamblee, Georgia received a complaint on Saturday, November 2 about an electric car that was plugged into...Read More»

Vending machines
Would You Buy A Car From A Vending Machine?

Consider the poor auto saleperson: the source of much mistrust, the butt of countless jokes. Most of us tend to keep anyone who works on commission at arm's length, but car salespeople are flat-out loathed. In fact, a recent study showed that car salespeople are the least trusted professionals in...Read More»

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Georgia Is The Most Expensive State For Car Owners: How Does Your State Stack Up?

It's no secret: buying a car is a major investment. Sadly, shoppers often become fixated on the purchase price of a vehicle, forgetting that the cost of ownership includes many other things, like insurance, maintenance, and fuel. Thankfully, the folks at Bankrate.com have gathered all those figures...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Seatbelts Newly Required For Georgia Pickup Drivers

No, this isn't a headline dredged from Google News Archives. Just today, the Georgia House passed a measure that ends an odd loophole allowing adults in pickup trucks—such as the Indian Mahindra pickup that's soon expected from Georgia-based Global Vehicles—to legally eschew seatbelts. The...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
First U.S.-Built Kia Rolls Off The Line In Georgia

Kia’s first US-built vehicle, a 2011 Sorento SUV, has rolled off the production line at the automaker’s newly built plant in Georgia. The all-white SUV is the first of an expected 300,000 vehicles to be built at the plant annually, and is set to go on sale in January. As for the actual...Read More»

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