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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: The Drivetime Daily – More From Los Angeles

Some more notes from the Los Angeles Auto Show… Technology and ecology are carrying the day in L.A. as several manufacturers are stepping up the tech game.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/30/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: The Drivetime Daily

Some news and notes from the second day of the Los Angeles Auto Show press preview.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/29/2012

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Survey: 21% Access The Web While Driving

A new study indicates that a growing number of drivers aren’t paying attention to the road.

11/20/2012

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GM To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

With GM’s new target, electric cars will soon make up five percent of the company’s output.

11/20/2012

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As Cars Get Stronger, Jaws Of Life Have To Be Tougher

Stronger steel makes it much more difficult for rescue personnel to remove victims from vehicles.

11/20/2012

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Scientists Convert Algae To Crude Oil In 60 Seconds

By putting green microalgae under intense pressure and heat, researchers can now create biocrude oil.

11/20/2012

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Thanksgiving Traffic: Better Than Last Year (Thank Gas Prices)

Roadways will likely be slightly less congested than they were last year.

11/19/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: Road Test 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye SXT

The marriage of Chrysler and Italian automaker FIAT has been nothing but good so far with new engines, new Vipers, new auto industry jobs and a new attitude for the automaker.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/17/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi — Road Test: 2013 Dodge Charger SRT/8

American muscle is alive and well in the 2013 Dodge Charger SRT-8.

11/10/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi: Talking Cars With Consumer Reports

The new Consumer Reports automotive reliability rankings are out for 2012.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/10/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test: 2012 Dodge Avenger SXT Plus

PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — The Dodge Avenger has been around awhile. You may not have noticed it but it has been there! You say you don’t know the Avenger?  Have you rented a car […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/17/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test:2013 Volkswagen CC Sport

The 2013 Volkswagen CC may be the German automakers best bigger car effort yet. The CC brings the smart design of the Passat to the table but then adds a sports coupe look and feel to it. The result is an attractive, unique looking car that while may not for everyone, is sure a car that will get a second look when it is driving down the street.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/17/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-Road Test: 2012 Mazda 3i 4 Door Sedan With Skyactiv Technology

Look through the glut of compact cars that are on showroom floors today. There’s a lot to like and a lot alike.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/13/2012

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Drivetime With Vinnie Richichi-First Impression: 2013 Chevrolet Equinox AWD LTZ

Chevy’s 2013 Equinox is another step towards eradicating the mini-van as a sociological symbol of modern society!

10/13/2012

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Tesla Accused Of Operating Illegal Showrooms In Four States

Tesla says that the majority of its showrooms don’t sell. They simply share information. Not everyone is buying it.

10/12/2012