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Colorado becomes 11th state to adopt zero-emissions vehicle standards

Colorado license platesLast week, Colorado became the 11th state to require automakers to sell electric cars in the state to meet a specific quota tied to overall sales. Colorado is the first non-coastal state to adopt the policy. The 10 other states that mandate zero-emission vehicle regulations include California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New...

Google Maps adds speed limit info to Android Auto

Google Maps logoGoogle Maps has finally begun to roll out speed limit information for drivers using the application across the U.S. The additional feature is an unusual example of Google playing catch up since rival apps have shown drivers local speed limits for years. Engadget reported last Friday that speed limit info is now rolling out to users after an update...

Ram 1500 crash test, Next-gen Challenger, Tesla's latest layoffs: What's New @ The Car Connection

 2019 Ram 1500 North EditionIIHS: 2019 Ram 1500 aces crash tests but has subpar headlights The 2019 Ram 1500 aced the IIHS' slew of crash tests but missed out on its top award due to headlights that don't provide good coverage at night. Michigan puts digital license plates on the road Following their high-tech debut in California last year, Michigan's Secretary of State on...

2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive review: The hybrid pickup truck you can (and should) drive

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie LonghornLate on a weekend night in the 1970s, Woodward Avenue in Detroit thrummed with the roar of V-8 engines and bias-ply rubber wailed as it roasted on the pavement. Today’s Detroit is not 1975’s Detroit, especially on a cold January morning. Mopar now speaks with an Italian accent. Traffic flows alongside a brightly colored commuter train...

2019 BMW M4

2019 BMW M4Egos: Check yourselves before stepping foot in the 2019 BMW M4. The two-door coupe or convertible is humbling in its speed and price. The M4 carries the banner on from the two-door M3 coupes that helped make BMW legendary, but the M4 is the most savage version of the breed. It’s quick and precise, with potential for speed that leaves little...