Today in Car News: X3, Alt Fuel Day, and Drinking Songs

October 15, 2010
2011 BMW X3

2011 BMW X3

We've told you how texting and driving will explode in the coming years. By how much? CNN says the average teen texts more than 3000 times a month. Shudder. [CNN]

The economy may have stifled some new-vehicle sales, but luxury car brands are doing quite well, thanks. [TrueCar]

On topic, our first drive of the 2011 BMW X3 is coming later today; the pricing story is "lower." [Inside Line]

Did you forget to put it on your calendar? Today is Alt-Fuel Vehicle Day. We expect a greeting card. [Autopia]

GM plans on stocking its Detroit headquarters--the Renaissance Center, for those in the know--with electric-car chargers. [Autoblog]

Everybody's favorite Atlanta-based, U.S.-made, Smart-like electric car with the cutesy name will be at the Los Angeles auto show. [AutoblogGreen]

Tech and autos collide in a meaningful way: Epson bolted a printer into an Ariel Atom to print out the course before it could be driven. [Jalopnik]

Finally today, when it comes time to rally the troops, you do what you have to do. At Opel, they sing drinking songs. [Bloomberg]

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