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Hyundai And Kia Thefts Soared Last Year, Rise Being Blame On Lack Of Immobilizers In Older Vehicles

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Inflated U.S. Vehicle Prices Have Led To Some Popular Cars Selling For More Used Than New

Certain high-profile vehicles (often well north of $100k) tend to hold their value very well, and some even become appreciating assets. But what if we told you that this was happening to the humble Toyota RAV4 as well? According to a recent study from insurance savings company Jerry, certain everyday vehicles have become so popular […]

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What’s A Renter To Do? At-Home Chargers Still Just Out Of Reach For A Third Of Americans

As electric vehicles slowly become more and more accepted by the mainstream, a significant portion of the population will continue to face difficulties when it comes to charging. Renters and condo-dwellers may be denied one of EV ownership’s greatest advantages: at-home charging. Home equipment accounts for 84 percent of all EV charging across the U.S., […]

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Toyota Ranked Last Among Top Carmakers For Its Electrification Efforts, GM First

Toyota, Honda, and Nissan ranked lowest in Greenpeace’s Auto Environmental Guide 2022, but all automakers will have to do more to decarbonize the industry if we are to stay within the 1.5°C goal agreed to in the Paris Climate Agreement to save ourselves from worse impacts of climate change. The advocacy group said it looked […]

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Car Buyers Really Want An Apple Car, Even Though It Hasn’t Officially Been Announced Yet

A surprising 26 percent of new vehicles owners would seriously consider buying an Apple vehicle if it was available, according to Strategic Vision. The international consulting agency this week released the results of its New Vehicle Experience Study, in which it asked new vehicles owners how they feel about the quality of over 45 automotive […]

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Performance Of Pedestrian Emergency Braking Systems Drops Significantly At Night

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that the performance of the automatic emergency braking systems aimed at saving pedestrians’ lives suffers significantly when the sun goes down. The institute looked at the performance of 23 vehicles, among them midsize cars, SUVs, and small pickups. Just four earned its highest “Superior” rating, while […]

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Electric Vehicles Cause More Expensive Collisions, Do More Damage

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These Are The Internet’s Most Searched Performance Cars

The Audi R8 is the most searched supercar, a new study from a British insurance comparison site has revealed. Eager to discover what were the most popular performance cars on the planet, Confused.com analyzed Google search data over the last 12 months. What it discovered was that the Audi R8 has been searched 22.53 million […]

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The First Quarter Of 2022 Was The Deadliest In 20 Years On America’s Roads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this week released early estimates for traffic fatalities in the first three months of 2022, and the report makes for grim reading. So far, 2022 is the deadliest year for America’s roads since 2002. A statistical projection of traffic fatalities shows that an estimated 9,560 people died in […]

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There Are More Public Charging Stations Than Ever, But That’s Still Not Enough, Study Finds

Despite the fact that there are more public charging stations than ever around the U.S., a recent boom in electric vehicle sales means that’s still not enough. That’s according to J.D. Power’s newly released U.S. Electric Vehicle Experience Public Charging Study. Electric vehicle owners in high volume markets like California, Texas, and Washington are finding […]

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Chevrolet Silverado Dethrones F-150 As Most Stolen Vehicle In America

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has found that the Chevrolet full-size pickup truck – that is to say, the Silverado 1500, 2500, etc. – was the most stolen vehicle in America in 2021. The bureau found 48,206 reports of the truck being stolen last year, with the 2004 model year being the most commonly […]

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Majority Of U.S. EV Buyers Made The Switch For The Tech, Not The Planet

According to a new study commissioned by Polestar, 55 percent of U.S. EV owners bought their vehicles for reasons other than the environmental benefits. Respondents, instead, pointed to in-vehicle technology, seamless connectivity, and infotainment systems as more important in their decision to buy an electric vehicle than the powertrain and the consequent lack of local […]

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BMW Remains The Most Popular Automaker On TikTok, But Ford Maverick Gets The Most Views

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Study Shows That Despite High Prices, New And Used Cars Are Selling Fast

A number of factors, from greedy dealer markups to super-low inventory numbers to increased demand, have sent automotive prices into the stratosphere. Despite those high prices and a used-car price increase of 10.5 percent on average, buyers are still snatching up vehicles left and right. You might be surprised by some of the top selling […]

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Cadillac Leads Luxury Industry In Shopping Helpfulness Study, EV And Exotic Brands Lag Behind

Cadillac topped a recent study of helpfulness in both online and in-person shopping experiences. It led its premium competitors, as well as new-school EV and old-school exotic manufacturers in the study conducted by Pied Piper. The Prospect Satisfaction Index sought to measure how well automakers help customers through the shopping experience. The study started by […]

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Pickup Trucks Struggle To Meet New IIHS Seat Belt Reminder Warnings

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has found that just one of the 10 popular pickup trucks it recently tested satisfy its new requirements for seatbelt reminder warnings. That’s of particular importance in pickup trucks, whose occupants are less likely to buckle up. Of the 10 mainstream, crew cab pickup trucks tested by the […]

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