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Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving? Don't Surf and Drive

If you’re driving over the holiday, put your smartphone down, as a new survey indicates that mobile web use is contributing to distracted driving more than ever. “Though texting while driving remains a concern on the nation’s highways, people are also webbing while driving with increasing frequency,” says State Farm in a press release. “These behaviors may pose equal or greater concerns in the effort to reduce distracted driving.” State Farm’s survey polled almost 4,000 drivers ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Stats and Studies, Distracted Driving, holiday travel

EV Owners are Smarter and Richer Than the Rest of Us

Want to look smarter and richer? Buy an electric vehicle. A new survey says that electric car owners tend to be wealthier and better-educated than the average American driver. A study by the Electric Vehicle Information Exchange surveyed 970 respondents, most of whom reported some interest in electric vehicles. According to the survey results, respondents who already lease or own electric vehicles tend to be "very well-educated, upper-middle class, white men in their early 50’s with ideal living situations ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Green Cars, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan LEAF, Hybrid Cars, Hybrids, electric cars

2013 Toyota RAV4 Teased Ahead of L.A. Auto Show

Toyota announced it will unveil the redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show next Wednesday. Only a teaser image has been released so far, but auto writers speculate that the RAV4 will see several changes for the 2013 model year. Automobile Magazine reports, “Our sources say the 2013 Toyota RAV4 will continue to be based on the Camry platform, but it will ditch its optional third row of seats and only accommodate five passengers. …” Auto journalists ... continue reading»

Tags: Toyota RAV4, Model News, LA Auto Show

Thanksgiving Car Deals

Thanksgiving is quickly becoming a prologue to the holiday shopping season. Stores start putting up greenery and Santas as soon as they take down bats and witches. With several retailers starting their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving itself, if you blink, you'll miss the turkey. Though most post-thanksgiving shopping is focused on electronics and gifts, car makers have some great deals over the holiday weekend. Save enough on a new- or new-to-you car, and affording the iWhatevers and Tickle-Me-Somethings ... continue reading»

Chevy Spark EV Amped for LA Debut

An all-electric version of the new Chevrolet Spark will debut later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Chevrolet announced the debut in a press release, and said the electric car will go on sale sometime in 2013. So far, little information has been given about the 2014 Spark EV. In a separate press release, Chevy says that the electric motor will make at least 100 kilowatts (130 horsepower) and 400 pound-feet of instantaneous torque. The automaker predicts the ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet, Model News, electric cars, Chevrolet Spark EV

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