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Are Flying Cars Closer To Reality? This Prototype May Help

Flying cars — a long-envisioned but elusive concept — are closer to taking flight. But the launch of a prototype at CES was unexpectedly delayed.

 | Matt Simon

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Traffic Deaths Are At Record Numbers. What's To Blame?

Experts blame rising traffic deaths on dangerous driving behaviors as well as inadequate infrastructure.

 | Scripps News Staff

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10 Cars That Last The Longest (And 6 Are Toyotas)

A recent study analyzed more than 2 million cars to find out which may last the longest. Six Toyotas, two Chevys, a GMC and one Honda made the list.

 | Tricia Goss

Used cars sit outside a BMW dealership.

How Long You Should Expect A Used Car To Last

If you're planning to buy a used car, looking for certain brands and features can help ensure that your vehicle will last for years to come.

 | Tricia Goss

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Ford Recalls Over 634K SUVs Due To Fuel Leaks And Fire Risk

Ford said it has received 20 reports of fires, including three that ignited nearby structures.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

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How Are New Plug-in Hybrid Cars Different From Traditional Hybrids?

There are several choices when it comes to fuel-efficient vehicles. Here’s the difference between traditional hybrids and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

 | Emily O'Brien

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Stellantis: Stop Driving Older Models Due To 3 Takata Air Bag Deaths

The company, formerly Fiat Chrysler, is telling people to stop driving certain 2005 through 2010 model years after three more air bag deaths.

 | AP

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Renters Face Charging Dilemma As U.S. Cities Move Toward EVs

Electric vehicles are soaring in popularity, but how and where to charge up remains a dilemma that's a barrier for most renters.

 | AP

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Postal Worker Holdup Leads To Muscle Car Theft Ring Arrests

Thieves have targeted Dodge vehicles with a locksmith's tool that can clone keys by plugging into interior ports in the cars.

 | AP

sign of electric car charging space is seen at a beachside car park in Sydney, Australia

Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

Getting more electric vehicles on the roads is a key part of President Joe Biden’s plan to fight off the worst effects of climate change.

 | James Packard and Emily Grossberg

President Joe Biden drives a Cadillac Lyriq through the show room during a tour at the Detroit Auto Show

Detroit Auto Show Returns After 3 Years, Focus On Electric Vehicles

President Biden announced $900 million to install EV chargers along 53,000 miles of U.S. highways, as the show returned after a COVID-19 hiatus.

 | Scott Withers

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Car Buyers Left With Few Options As Difficult Auto Market Persists

Stubborn inflation coupled with supply chain issues have made the auto market feel impossible for consumers.

 | Bianca Facchinei

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President Biden Touts Electric Vehicles At Detroit Auto Show

The president is expected to promote the new climate, tax and health care law that offers tax incentives for buying electric vehicles.

 | AP

An electric vehicle is plugged into a charger in Los Angeles.

New Gas-Powered Cars Will Be A Thing Of The Past By 2035 In California

California's Air Resources Board approved a sales ban of all new, gas-powered vehicles by 2035, which could slash the state's emissions.

 | James Packard

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There's A Rise In Catalytic Converter Thefts Across The U.S.

Rhodium is used in car converters, but as the rarest metal in the world, it's also valued for jewelry, high-end mirrors, and electrical devices.

 | Cat Sandoval

Motorists charge their vehicles at a Tesla charging station in Emeryville

Why Aren’t There More Electric Vehicles On The Road?

Electric vehicles are on the rise, as many consumers are considering an electric car over gasoline cars to save money.

 | Jason Bellini

CEO of Volkswagen Herbert Diess

Volkswagen CEO To Step Down By Sept. 1

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess will be succeeded by Oliver Blume, who is now CEO of Porsche.

 | AP

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KTNV: Las Vegas Car Shops See Rise In Customers Amid Hot Temps

Local car repair shops in the Las Vegas Valley say the increase in customers have been over 70%.

 | Kay McCabe and KTNV

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Gas Prices Are Finally Decreasing Across The U.S.

Gas prices are finally starting to decrease. The average cost of unleaded gas has dropped one or two cents every few days.

 | Briana Koeneman

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Consumers Are Paying More Than Ever For Cars

Recent data show the average price of a car payment hit an all-time high last month: over $700 a month.

 | Isbella Diaz

A man on a bicycle stops at a railroad crossing as a train passes.

Newsy Investigates: Increasing Incidents At Rail Crossings

After an Amtrak train collided with a dump truck in Missouri, Newsy found incidents at similar highway-rail crossings are happening more often.

 | Patrick Terpstra

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Cars Are Costing Americans More Money

It's not just at the pump. You may be spending more money in getting your car repaired, as Newsy's national correspondent Cat Sandoval reports.

 | Cat Sandoval and Scripps News Staff

A potential car buyer looks at a car.

Experts Share How To Buy A Car After Federal Interest Rate Hike

Car buyers are dealing with high interest rates as car makers continue to face supply chain issues.

 | Clayton Sandell

A Tesla owner charges his vehicle at a charging station

Almost 400 Self-Driver, Driver-Assisted Accidents In Less Than 1 Year

Six people died in those crashes over a 10-month period. That's a teeny, tiny fraction of the 38,824 killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2020.

 | James Packard and AP

Two cars sit at a charging station.

Are High Gas Prices Pushing People To Electric Vehicles?

Automakers are making more electric vehicles, and Americans are buying them. But they're not that accessible to everyone in the U.S.

 | Scripps News Staff

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Boom Nationwide

With high gas prices, the appeal for electric vehicles is rising.

 | Axel Turcios

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Ford Begins Production Of F-150 Electric Pickup Truck

According to Ford, the F-150 Lightning will have an estimated range of about 320 miles and the vehicle's pricing starts at $39,947.

 | AP

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GM To Offer Electrified Corvette In 2023

An electrified vehicle generally means a gas-electric hybrid or a plug-in rechargeable hybrid.

 | AP

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What Makes The U.S. So Invested In Cars?

U.S. expansion and development has historically favored the automobile.

 | Meg Hilling and Scripps News Staff and Emily Grossberg

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Volkswagen Recalls Over 246,000 SUVs Due To Unexpected Braking

The recall covers certain Atlas SUVs from the 2019 through 2023 model years, as well as the 2020 through 2023 Atlas Cross Sport.

 | AP