Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation that Tesla Motors and others see as extremely restrictive for the California electric car maker to do business in the state. Snyder noted as he signed HB 5606 into law that Tesla’s unique, non-dealership, direct-to-consumer sales structure was already illegal in Michigan before the legislation cruised through Lansing.
Automotive shopping and research resource Mojo Motors recently conducted a study to seek out what cars still made good buys with the highest mileage in their respective classes.
“We analyzed almost 300,000 vehicles on Mojo Motors from the model years 2002 to 2012 to find the highest mileage used vehicles,” the site said. [keep reading]
Article by Bill Griffith for boston.com
Snowbirds and parents driving college students along the East Coast on a regular basis quickly realize that gas prices are lower in New Jersey, Virginia, and South Carolina. Conversely, it’s best to avoid filling up in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. The reason? State taxes on gasoline vary considerably around the country. A tip of the cap goes to Sam Jackson and New York-based car-shopping website MojoMotors.com for compiling the countrywide data. One of the reasons for doing the study, notes Jackson, is the pending global warming tax that California is scheduled to implement on January 1, adding a predicted 15 cents per gallon. [keep reading]
For many states, taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel are an important source of revenue for supporting road and infrastructure programs. Most road work and bridge repair is largely funded by money raised from taxes on gasoline, both at the federal and state level. The federal government imposes a tax that amounts to about $0.18 per gallon. The money raised through this specific tax is used to finance major repairs to interstate highways and bridges, as well as roads through national parks and other public infrastructure. Recently, the issues surrounding the desperate state of the nation’s road and bridge network have led many to believe that a tax hike might be in order to address the crumbling roads, freeways, and bridges unless another solution is proposed. [keep reading]
This Fascinating Infographic Categorises The Meaning Behind The Name Of Every Major Car (CarThrottle)
Our friends at Mojo Motors came up with this intriguing infographic, which shows that the subjects of locations and adventure are popular when it comes to naming cars. [keep reading]
The next time an Audi passes you on the road, look to see if there is a driver behind the wheel. That is, if you’re driving in California. Last week, Audi became the first automaker in California with a permit from the state to test self-driving vehicles on public roads, putting itself at the forefront of a technology that has the potential to change society. [keep reading]
Article by Judith Aquino for 1to1 Media
Spending time in the car typically means abandoning the Internet and apps for older technologies like satellite radio, CD players, and navigational screens attached to the windshield. But auto makers have been rolling out new features to bring the automobile up to speed with consumers used to touchscreens and on-demand entertainment. [keep reading]
For consumers who prize range above all else, Tesla has the car that continues to reign as the vehicle capable of the longest distance on a single charge. But what about the cost per mile of electric range? Mojomotors.com addressed that very conundrum in a recent article. [keep reading]
How do you determine the value of an EV? A big factor for drivers is range, and the folks at MojoMotors have looked at the numbers to determine how much you get for your dollar. [keep reading]
The folks at Mojo Motors came up with another interesting infographic which deals with car model names. Specifically, they grouped many car model names in groups of: Location, Adventure, Nature, Cultural, Transportation, Power, Futuristic, Versatility, Speed, Musical, Human Names, and Technology. [keep reading]