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Will Georgia EV Tax Hurt Tesla Model S Sales?

Last week, Georgia eliminated the state's $5,000 electric car (EV) tax credit---the biggest state-based tax credit in the nation---and replaced it with a $200 annual EV tax (more than drivers of gasoline-powered cars pay). The law, which goes into effect July 1, does so amidst the protests of environmentalists and electric car advocates.

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When an average guy tries to buy catalytic converters for his Ford Mustang in CA

Now, I know this is an old argument "the Hot-rodder vs. pollution." but there is a specific point I'd like to make. Why is it that you can't buy a used set of catalytic converters? I mean if they work, why not? Why is it that 49 states say you can buy aftermarket catalytic converters but CA says no? Yes, there are some aftermarket catalytic converters that you can get IF they have an "E&O" number on them which is an "Executive Order number." What is an "Executive Order Number?" I'm glad you asked! It is the number the state of California stamps on a "smog part" if it isn't an OEM part.

Hang in there - affordable electric cars are on the way

Electric vehicle supporters probably sound like broken records by now: “Just wait until battery prices come down, then internal combustion cars had better watch out!” Sure, we have been saying something along these lines since electric cars first re-entered the scene with the Tesla Roadster in 2009 and Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt in 2010. But it really is true.

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The New Ramcharger is Just Another Stupid April Fool's Joke

Over the past few weeks, word has spread around the internet that the Chrysler Group’s Ram Truck brand was working on a new large truck-based sport utility vehicle that will be named the Ramcharger, but Im sorry to inform everyone who didn’t realize this at first that the Ramcharger is yet another stupid April Fool’s joke pulled by a publication looking to score traffic with fake news.

Shelby Baja 700 Raptor F150 Packs Supercar Power

The 2017 Ford SVT Raptor F150 will derive its power from a specially tuned 3.5L EcoBoost V6, but the 2014 Raptor was powered by a 6.2L V8 and that older V8 pickup is the one that Shelby American has used to design their new Baja 700 package – with 700 horsepower and an off road suspension setup that make it the baddest truck on the road and off.

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