Transportation in the United States – A brief history

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For a while now automobile has been synonymous with freedom and independence. For most Americans it is no longer a luxury, it’s an integral part of their lives, a necessity. Because we have cars to drive we can choose where to live, where to work, our friendships are no longer limited by the geographic location of our homes, we are more able to avail ourselves of near and distant pleasures.

We praise our cars for the convenience, mobility, and comfort they ...

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Benefits and drawbacks of plugging-in your vehicle

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In March of 2012, at the Daimler Truck factory in North Carolina, President Obama launched EV-Everywhere, part of Energy Department “Clean Energy Grand Challenges”, whose goal is to make electric vehicles more affordable and convenient to own and drive than today’s gasoline-based automobiles within the next 10 years. Before that, Obama’s predecessor George W.Bush in his 2007 State of the Union Address urged scientists and engineers to “press on with battery research for plug-in and hybrid vehicles.”

 

Non-profit organizations and PHEV ...

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America’s strangest traffic laws

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Motorists and their co-pilots, most of you have probably heard of Ignorantia juris non excusat – a legal principle suggesting that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape responsibility for violating it merely because they were not aware of its existence. No doubt you’ve got a good grasp of the basics, thanks to your driver’s ed. However, every state has their own set of rules no driver’s ed ever reveals. Some of these laws seem quite ...

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