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March 20, 2015
From The Car Connection:

2016 Chevrolet Malibu To Get Teen Driver Mode

Most of us were at one point teen drivers, and we’re all too familiar with the more risk-riddled mentality of youth. Compound that with less actual driving skill and experience, and it’s a deadly combination.

Tesla Reveals Trip Tools: Do They Quash Electric-Car Range Anxiety?

Tesla Motors and its CEO Elon Musk already have what might be the best solution for so-called “range anxiety.” The all-electric Tesla Model S already has the longest range of any all-electric model on the market—of 270 miles, in its high-performance P85D form.

Honda Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, 2008 Pilot

The long list of Honda vehicles being recalled to fix explosive Takata airbags just got a lot longer. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker has added 104,871 Accord, Civic, and Pilot models to the repair roster.

Lewis Hamilton and his 1967 Ford Shelby GT500CR

Lewis Hamilton and his 1967 Ford Shelby GT500CR

From Motor Authority:

Lewis Hamilton Expands Car Collection With LaFerrari, Shelby GT500

He may drive for Mercedes, but reigning Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton has just bought the flagship model of rival team Ferrari. Yes, we’re talking about the limited edition LaFerrari.

2016 McLaren Sports Series Spy Shots (With Spider Convertible)

These are the latest spy shots of some prototypes for McLaren’s new supercar destined to sit in the automaker's entry-level Sports Series range. Yes, like the Super Series and Ultimate Series it will sit under, the Sports Series will be a range of vehicles where different members are distinguished by performance and styling attributes.

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed First Drive

Whipping three tons of steel, wood, and glass through the corner, I settle the wheel, straighten the car, and press the brakes—hard. Coming to a stop, I press and hold the traction control button. It’s time for a $406,000 burnout.

2015 Tesla Model S

2015 Tesla Model S

From Green Car Reports:

Where Can Tesla Legally Sell Cars Directly To You? State-By-State Map

Every month, and often more frequently, a new story appears about the state-by-state battle between Tesla Motors and auto-dealer lobbyists. In some states, Tesla is permitted to sell its electric cars online, deliver them to customers, and open as many Tesla Store showrooms as it wants.

Green 'Alternative Power' Vehicles No Longer A Top 10 Segment In 2014: Report

With gas prices at their lowest in years, there's no shortage of analysis available regarding their potential effect on sales of fuel-efficient cars. Looking at sales for calendar year 2014, a new bit of research indicates that sales of green cars did decline somewhat--possibly as a result of not only low gas prices, but other factors as well.

Tesla Wins One In Jersey: Gov Christie Signs Bill To OK Four Stores

A new bill signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will once again allow Tesla Motors to sell its electric cars in the state. Tesla operated its direct-sale retail stores in New Jersey until almost exactly a year ago, when the Christie administration quietly enacted a rule change that essentially mandated that all new cars be sold through traditional franchised dealerships.

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