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Minnesota considers new tax based on mileage driven

Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyMinnesota will mull a different way to tax drivers in the state over a potential increase to the gas tax: a mileage tax. According to a report from Alpha News last week, Democratic Rep. Raymond Dehn has proposed a tax based on the miles an individual drives. His new piece of legislation would authorize a study that the Minnesota Department of...

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade is a minivan in a tuxedo

2020 Toyota Sienna Nightshade special editionThe 2020 Toyota Sienna SE Nightshade is all dressed up for a night out on the town... with the kids. The special-edition minivan will reportedly start production this month, according CarsDirect reported Tuesday, and it adds typical splashes of black as we've seen from other Toyota Nightshade editions. Toyota has previously offered 4Runner, Camry...

Waymo to build its self-driving cars in Detroit

Waymo self-driving car depot in Chandler, ArizonaGoogle's self-driving car subsidiary Waymo said Tuesday that it will build its self-driving cars in the Motor City. The autonomous car firm said in a new blog post it chose Detroit for its "strong talent base," called the area the "heart of the American automotive industry," and said that it would provide jobs in an area affected by recent...

Ford-Rivian tie-up, Tesla range increase, Electric car smartphone tech: What's New @ The Car Connection

R.J. Scaringe (left) and Bill Ford Jr.Ford pumps $500M into electric-car startup Rivian Ford Motor Company will invest $500 million into Rivian in exchange for use of the startup's electric-car underpinnings, the two companies said Wednesday. Waymo to build its self-driving cars in Detroit Google's Waymo subsidiary said Tuesday that it will build its so-called "self-driving cars" in...

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2019 Honda Passport: Compare Cars

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe first driveMore crossovers on the street mean that some can take a more direct road to consumers. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe now aims straighter for comfort, while the 2019 Honda Passport heads straight to the mountains. We’ll call it addition by subtraction. In the case of the Passport, never burdened with a third row thanks to the bigger Pilot...