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Which states have the most electric vehicles, and how does yours compare?

While the number of electric vehicles on the road is still small, the amount  continues to rise. Read more


GM’s Reuss on Bolt EUV, Advancing EV Adoption, Chip Shortage

Feb.15 -- General Motors President Mark Reuss discusses the new Bolt EUV, where it might advance EV adoption and why the chip shortage is n… Read more


How Insurance Fraud Costs You Money

Which seems like a better use of money — more than a decade of federally funded cancer research or one year’s worth of fraudulent insurance claims? The price tags, it… Read more


High Car Insurance Rates? Bad Credit May Be to Blame

If you can’t afford to pay all your bills right now, the last thing you need is overpriced car insurance. But that’s exactly what can happen if your credit dips… Read more


Pandemic affected sales, but less than expected

The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on light vehicle sales was neither as deep nor as protracted as the Great Recession of 2009, although demand plunged 14% worldwide and 16% in the United States. Read more


General Motors' new EV initiative

In a wide-ranging keynote presentation that addressed everything from the practical to the fantastical — a single-seat drone aircraft was shown in a concept video — General Motors outlined its plans to accelerate the production of electric vehicles across a full spectrum of brands. Read more


Mercedes-Benz, MBUX Hyperscreen

Automakers have been racing to catch up with Tesla when it comes to large, splashy infotainment touchscreens. With the CES launch of its new MBUX Hyperscreen, a 56-inch digital display stretched across the entire dashboard without any dials or buttons, Mercedes has firmly set a new standard. Read more

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What to look for when deciding on a used car

Next time you shop for a used car, pay attention to these 10 key factors, compiled by CoPilot from trusted auto sources.  Read more


50 car companies that no longer exist

Stacker compiled a list of 50 car companies that no longer exist from various historical sources, including car club websites and Hemmings … Read more


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City and vehicle infrastructure are not yet in place

Expecting individual autonomous vehicles to operate independently is a recipe for disaster. Read more

It is unclear on who is liable when a crash happens

As long as self-driving features require the driver to be ready to take control, the driver will remain liable for any crashes. Car manufacturers are liable only if there’s a fault in their vehicle. But what happens if an autonomous passenger car causes a crash? Is the manufacturer liable because it designed the system that’s at fault? Read more

Number of miles driven has the biggest effect on a vehicle’s trade-in value

False. The truth is there is no magic number. Mileage does play a role in a vehicle’s value, but not as much as you might think. As a general rule, the value of your vehicle will drop slightly with every 10,000 miles you add. But according to Edmunds data, there is no major drop-off at any certain milestone. Even the infamous 100,000-mile mark is not a value-killer as long as the vehicle is in good shape. Read more