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October 21, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest vehicle offered as a GL-branded sport-utility vehicle by the German luxury maker. Small crossovers may be the hottest part of the car market globally, and luxury offerings are flooding into the market fast.

Advocacy Group Says That Fuel Economy Is America's #1 Criteria When Shopping For A New Car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders.

Chicago Tweaks Red-Light Camera Rules, Issues $7.7 Million In New Fines

No one likes red-light cameras. It's not just that they're automated, soulless hall monitors. It's not just that they're operated by semi-sleazy third parties that keep a big chunk of ticket revenue. It's also the fact that they seem like desperate ploys for cash.

Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari LaFerrari

From Motor Authority:

Ferrari, Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Fan Page Dispute

Social media allows car fans to easily connect and share their passion, but it also exposes them to the bizarre world of copyright law. A Swiss father and son who created popular Ferrari fan pages are suing both the carmaker and Facebook.

2018 Volkswagen Touareg Spy Shots

It may look like an Audi Q7 but pictured here is actually a very early test mule for the third-generation Volkswagen Touareg, which we expect on market in the second half of 2017, as a 2018 model.

Porsche 918 Spyder Almost Sold Out

With 918 examples destined to be built, Porsche was always going to have a tougher task of selling all build slots for its 918 Spyder than McLaren and Ferrari have had with their respective flagship supercars.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Says Franchised Dealers Might Come, Sometime, One Day

Tesla Motors' company-owned stores have provoked a bitter response from state auto-dealer associations, who view them as a threat to traditional franchised dealerships. Yet Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to think the two business models can coexist.

Will Biofuels Be Better For Plastics Than For Vehicle Fuel?

Turn the clock back to 2007--when Congress passed the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act--and biofuels like ethanol were apparently poised to solve the country's energy problems.

MetLife: Free Charging At Work For Electric Car-Driving Employees

Even Snoopy and the Peanuts gang are getting into electric cars these days. The long-time mascot of insurance company MetLife adorns dozens of plug-in electric vehicle charging stations the company has installed at every one of its 14 company-owned and operated sites in the U.S.

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