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September 20, 2016
 
 

Yesterday marked a grim anniversary in the automotive world: one year earlier, on September 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency publicly accused Volkswagen of equipping 482,000 Audi and VW diesels with defeat devices that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests.

Remember the gig economy and its glorious promise to free us from the tyranny of the 9-to-5 workplace? Well, unfortunately, one of the poster children of that economy, Lyft, is leaving gig-ers in the dust.

If you want a pickup that’s more manageable and maneuverable—and perhaps more fuel-efficient—than a full-size truck, the market is gradually coming back to life. And the recently redesigned Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma are both examples of this trend.

 
2019 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2019 Toyota Supra spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

 
 
 
 

Feast your eyes on a prototype for the new Toyota Supra.

When it was dropped at the end of the 2014 model year, Subaru’s Tribeca was both the oldest and least popular model in the automaker’s lineup.

 
General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has stuck to its word of bringing the 200-plus-mile Chevrolet Bolt EV to market for about $37,500.

2009 Honda Civic GX, carpool lane

2009 Honda Civic GX, carpool lane

 

From Green Car Reports:

California removes limit on carpool access for plug-in hybrids

Of California's many incentives for green cars, one of the most popular is solo access to the state's carpool lanes for drivers of electric cars, plug-in hybrids, and certain other vehicles.

When it debuted late in 2014 as a 2015 model, the Kia Soul EV boasted an impressive range for an electric car with a mainstream price.

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car will carry a price of $37,495 for the base LT trim level, including the mandatory destination charge, before incentives.

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