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June 21, 2016

From The Car Connection:

Are LED street lights making drivers sleepy and fat? The AMA thinks they might

If you've been to a hardware store lately, you know that the big thing in lighting is no longer compact fluorescents, but LEDs. America's cities have noticed, too, and they're in the process of converting millions of streetlights to the technology.

2016 Ford Taurus Review

The Ford Taurus is the brand's flagship sedan, offering comfort and technology in a full-size sedan. When it was new, it was the car that saved Ford from ruin in the 1980s—and back then, the Taurus was rather lean, and radical in design.

Volkswagen to axe 40 models in an effort to recover, refocus

As we reported on Friday, Volkswagen is crafting a new game plan dubbed “Together: Strategy 2025” to deal with the fines, repair fees, and sales slump associated with the ongoing Dieselgate scandal. Details of the plan began to leak out over the weekend and it'll involve 86ing quite a few models--around 40, in fact.

2017 Bentley Mulsanne, Bavarian press drive 2016

2017 Bentley Mulsanne, Bavarian press drive 2016

From Motor Authority:

Ultimate luxury with refined performance: 2017 Bentley Mulsanne first drive review

Bentley says every car it builds is a blend of luxury and performance, with the Mulsanne taking the luxury ideal to the company's furthest extreme. Well, if you're going to go to extremes, you might as well go big, and for the 2017 model year Bentley is adding more luxury to its biggest, cushiest, most expensive car.

Saab cars officially dead as new owner rolls out NEVS brand

The long battle to restore Saab as an automaker is over, with the owner of the assets of the former Swedish automaker, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, confirming today that its future cars will be sold under the new brand NEVS.

2018 Ford Fiesta ST spy shots

Ford is currently developing its next-generation Fiesta hatchback and today we have spy shots of a prototype for the sporty ST model. The engineers have tried to make the tester look like one of the prototypes for the regular Fiesta but a few clues give away its identity.

2017 BMW i3

2017 BMW i3

From Green Car Reports:

2017 BMW i3 electric car: longer-range battery, but current 81-mile model to stay

The 2017 BMW i3 will go on sale this fall with significant updates, most notably a higher-capacity battery pack. Its capacity rises a full 50 percent, from 22 to 33 kilowatt-hours, and the EPA-rated range of the battery-electric model will be 114 miles, BMW announced last month.

Porsche product manager trash-talks Tesla over Ludicrous mode performance

After several years of dismissing the Silicon Valley carmaker, established German luxury carmakers now seem to be taking Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche are each planning long-range electric cars aimed at combating the American upstart.

Nissan Leaf electric vs Toyota Prius hybrid: which is lower on cost, emissions?

Sometimes, when tucking in for the evening, you can't help but wonder: did I really make the right choice? Could I have done better? Even now, could I still do better?

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