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AAA 2016 Memorial Day Travel Forecast: 34 million Americans to hit the road this weekend

AAA released its 2016 Memorial Day Travel Forecast, estimating 38 million Americans will travel to (hopefully) sunnier, warmer destinations this holiday weekend. Of those 38 million, AAA estimates that 89 percent (or roughly 34 million) will be traveling via car more than 50 miles from home.
Mon, 05/02/2016 - 23:32

Bill Prosperi: From tweeter to Mazda brand ambassador

Over the past few years, I have gotten to know Bill Prosperi through Twitter and his blog. He is known in the online automotive community for two things – his grumpy Smurf profile image (see it here) and his passion for all-things-Mazda.
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:44

Cars of the future: Could fruit be the new plastic?

According to a report from, scientists in Brazil say they have discovered a way to incorporate fruit fibers into strong, lightweight plastics to be used for car parts.
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 20:56

Celebrate National Plug In Day DC

Did you know? The LEAF is now assembled in the United States at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn. assembly plant, with battery production taking place right next door in the country’s largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant.
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 08:35

Cheap gas fuels uptick in travel | AAA Thanksgiving Forecast

This Thanksgiving, more than 46 million Americans will traverse the country to spend time with their families and friends.
Sun, 11/23/2014 - 20:55

Chevrolet and MLB renew partnership, commitment to kids’ playing ball

Last week, Chevrolet and Major League Baseball (MLB) announced they are extending their partnership another five years, making this the eleventh year with Chevy as the official vehicle of America’s favorite game. We joined Chevrolet and MLB at the Orioles-vs-Tigers game held at Camden Yards in Balt
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 22:30

Flying car wanted | The future of autonomous driving

Delphi’s automated Audi made a 3,500-mile cross-country trip mostly without driver intervention.
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 16:56

Fuel efficiency is patriotic, or so Washington believes

Image by Paul-W via Flickr Like fireworks exploding in the night sky, the news spread on Independence Day that the federal government may soon require auto manufacturers to meet 56.2 miles per gallon fleet-wide by 2025.
Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:28