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December 15, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2016 Kia Sorento: First Drive

Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento.

Shift Is Like A Zipcar That Delivers Bikes & Tesla Model S Sedans

Have you ever thought to yourself, "You know, I'd consider joining Zipcar, but sometimes, all I need is a bike"? Or maybe, "I love the idea of car-sharing, but I only dig electric cars"?

Coming Soon: A Breathalyzer For Pot

We're having something of a marijuana moment in the U.S. right now. Four states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing pot for recreational use, and 18 others allow the drug to be used medicinally.

Self-parking BMW i3 ActiveAssist prototype, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Self-parking BMW i3 ActiveAssist prototype, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

From Motor Authority:

BMW To Present Self-Parking Technology At 2015 CES

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, BMW gave us our first taste of its new ActiveAssist autonomous technology in the form of a 2-Series prototype that could handle itself while driving at the limit. At next year’s show, which runs from January 6 to 9 in Las Vegas, BMW will show an i3 prototype equipped with a more advanced version of its ActiveAssist technology.

Jaguar Land Rover Shows Off Transparent Pillar Technology: Video

Remember Land Rover’s unique transparent hood technology that allows you to see the position of a vehicle’s wheels from behind the wheel for easier off-roading? Well, sister brand Jaguar has come out with its own version of the technology, this time making the pillars of a car transparent so that driving is made easier in urban environments.

Classic Mini Crushed By U.S. Customs As Part Of Operation Atlantic: Video

A little over a year ago, a Land Rover Defender privately imported from the U.K. was crushed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection because it wasn’t old enough to be legally imported under classic car rules (i.e. 25 years or older). Now a classic Mini has suffered the same fate.

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wind farm

From Green Car Reports:

Lexus Keeping An Eye On Tesla, Calls Mall Stores 'Clever'

Lexus operates with the firm belief that hybrids are better than battery-electric cars, but there's at least one thing about electric-car maker Tesla Motors it wants to emulate. Even as Toyota's luxury division has lashed out at electric cars in recent ads, its executives are intrigued by Tesla's direct-sales model.

How A Small German Town Became A Renewable Energy Miracle

Renewable energy is attractive to many not just for its environmental benefits, but because it means independence from electrical utilities. Now, one small town in Germany has achieved that dream--and then some.

Cheap Gas Will Cause Electric-Car Sales To Plummet: True Or False?

There's been a lot of conventional wisdom floating around lately. In this case, it's the notion that electric car sales will plummet with the arrival of vastly lower gasoline prices. We'd suggest that perhaps this is not quite as much of a foregone conclusion as many pundits think.

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