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 Daniel Susco

GM Reportedly Working On Super-Fast Car Charger

GM Reportedly Working On Super-Fast Car Charger

Almost unfailingly, when I get to write about some crazy new battery technology, it’s a study that a group of researchers published, where they have one or two working prototypes. While these are cool and fascinating, they are also several years away from even possibly showing up in your local car dealership. So, when I […]

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Dom Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger Is Up for Auction

Dom Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger Is Up for Auction

The customized Charger is just one of many pieces of automotive movie memorabilia up for sale at a Hollywood auction this weekend

The Fast & Furious film franchise is filled with iconic automobiles. Still, none are quite as recognizable as Dominic Toretto’s 1970 Dodge Charger. This weekend, Fast & Furious fanatics will finally have a chance to own Dom’s Charger, as one of the Chargers used for the films is set to be auctioned off by GWS Auctions in […]

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Officer Protection Package Now Offered in 10,000 Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Vehicles

Officer Protection Package Now Offered in 10,000 Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Vehicles

The Officer Protection Package is set to be a standard feature for the 2019 Dodge Charger Pursuit model

The Dodge Charger Pursuit police sedan is currently the most popular police vehicle in the country. One reason for the model’s popularity is the wide assortment of advanced technologies that it comes equipped with. The best of those technologies are included in the Officer Protection Package offered by Dodge. The automaker is now proud to […]

 Daniel Susco

Researchers Build Robot Electric Car Charger That Doesn’t Look Like a Giant Metal Centipede

Researchers Build Robot Electric Car Charger That Doesn’t Look Like a Giant Metal Centipede

In recent “Hey, neat!” news, a team at Graz University of Technology has actually built a robot electric car charger. This is the second such system we have heard of — the other being Tesla’s weirdly tentacle-like segmented snake thing. Electric, You Say? Meet the long-range affordable Chevy Bolt EV This new project trumps Tesla’s […]

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UPDATE: Next Generation of Dodge Charger and Challenger Models Will Not Be Switching Vehicle Platforms

UPDATE: Next Generation of Dodge Charger and Challenger Models Will Not Be Switching Vehicle Platforms

Despite rumors of the two cars utilizing a platform developed for Alfa Romeo or Maserati models, both the Dodge Charger and Challenger will continue utilizing a modified version of their current platform

During Fiat Chrysler’s Capital Markets presentation, current FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne not only shared an outline for the automaker’s goals moving forward; he also dismissed a number of popular rumors. First, Marchionne stated that FCA had no plans to bring back the Dodge Viper any time soon. Marchionne also announced that the Dodge Challenger and […]

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2018 Dodge Charger R/T Makes List of Fastest Cars for the Money

2018 Dodge Charger R/T Makes List of Fastest Cars for the Money

A large sedan isn’t usually known for its balance of value and speed, but the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T is making it work. Securing a spot on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of Fastest Cars for the Money, the 2018 Dodge Charger R/T earned a score of 7.9 out of 10 from the […]

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Colorado To Boost Electric Vehicle Sales With More Chargers

Colorado To Boost Electric Vehicle Sales With More Chargers

It seems that 2018 is the year for states to decide to get serious about getting on the electric vehicle bandwagon, after all. California is mulling over a highly ambitious plan from its governor, Georgia is considering bringing back its electric car tax credit incentive (albeit in a reduced capacity), and now Colorado is setting […]

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Dodge Charger and Jeep Wrangler Both Earn 2018 ALG Residual Value Awards

Dodge Charger and Jeep Wrangler Both Earn 2018 ALG Residual Value Awards

Maintaining a desired level of residual value is no easy task for any vehicle to achieve, which is why it’s so impressive that the Dodge Charger has earned an ALG Residual Value Award for the fourth year in a row. This year, the Charger is joined by its Jeep-branded relative, the Wrangler, which also earned a […]

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Car Charger Network CEO: Enough on Cities, We Need to Focus on Highway Chargers Now

Car Charger Network CEO: Enough on Cities, We Need to Focus on Highway Chargers Now

Electric vehicle infrastructure is such a well-known issue that it is almost too tiresome even for the commenters going “but there isn’t enough charging infrastructure” on most every article on electric vehicle trends. So, when someone of authority says, “I think we may have enough car chargers in this area,” it kind of rings out […]

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2018 Dodge Charger Overview

2018 Dodge Charger Overview

While the Dodge Challenger might be the brand’s most often-discussed model, it is routinely outsold by its smaller cousin: the Dodge Charger. The Charger offers a similar drive and performance, only for a significantly smaller pricetag. Although the Charger has consistently been regarded as a strong performance model, it hasn’t exactly earned that same reputation […]

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Roush and Ford Performance Supercharger Kit Boosts Mustang GT Output to 700 Horsepower

Roush and Ford Performance Supercharger Kit Boosts Mustang GT Output to 700 Horsepower

The new 2018 Ford Mustang is already shaping up to be an even more evolved performance beast with its improved powertrains and features like electronic line-lock and Drag Strip Mode. But since the evolution of this particular beast is ever continuing, there is always room to make it more powerful. Ford Performance and Roush Performance […]

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Rumor: Dodge Challenger and Charger Redesigns Delayed Until 2021 Due to New Platform

Rumor: Dodge Challenger and Charger Redesigns Delayed Until 2021 Due to New Platform

Reports suggest that Dodge is switching out the initial Giorgio platform planned for the Challenger and Charger redesigns with the Maserati Ghibli platform, potentially delaying the development of these future performance models

Two of the most highly-anticipated vehicle redesigns in the automotive industry are that of the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger. The current iteration of the Charger has been around since 2011, albeit with a facelift in 2015, while the current Challenger design has been in use since 2008. However, according to Automotive News, Hellcat fanatics will have […]

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Tesla’s Supercharger Network Expands to Boston and Chicago to Make EV Technology More Accessible

Tesla’s Supercharger Network Expands to Boston and Chicago to Make EV Technology More Accessible

While electric vehicles provide an eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuel, there are still some barriers that make owning one impractical. While homeowners with garages have the capacity to charge the vehicle overnight, urban residents who live in apartments typically don’t have access to a personal garage. No wonder that around 70% of millennials have no […]

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Story About a 180 MPH Dodge Charger Hellcat Test Drive Turns Out to Be Fake News

Story About a 180 MPH  Dodge Charger Hellcat Test Drive Turns Out to Be Fake News

Last week, a story was making the rounds on the internet starring everybody’s favorite Sunshine State-based superhero: Florida Man! This time, a Dodge dealership salesperson donned the role of Florida Man after taking a customer out on a test drive behind the wheel of a Dodge Charger Hellcat. Eager to show what the vehicle could really […]

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UPDATE: California Highway Patrol Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Sedans Begin to Arrive

UPDATE: California Highway Patrol Dodge Charger Pursuit Police Sedans Begin to Arrive

122 of the 588 Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans that have been ordered by the California Highway Patrol are already out on the road

Last July, The News Wheel ran a story about the California Highway Patrol exchanging its older patrol vehicles with Dodge Charger Pursuit sedans. As 2017 progresses, it would seem that some of those Dodge Chargers are beginning to arrive at Highway Patrol stations across the Golden State. As the transition takes full swing, the California […]

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Great Idea: Two Oil Companies Decide to Build Electric Chargers in Gas Stations

Great Idea: Two Oil Companies Decide to Build Electric Chargers in Gas Stations

Want to hear a really good idea? Royal Dutch Shell, the petroleum company, has started installing electric car chargers at its gas stations. That is a great idea. What better place to install new vehicle refueling/charging infrastructure than in places where people are already used to refueling their vehicles? Fuel, Fuel Everywhere: Chevy is offering […]

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2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit to Come Standard with Motion-Detection Technology

2017 Dodge Charger Pursuit to Come Standard with Motion-Detection Technology

A new security system developed by Dodge is set to keep law enforcement officers safe from ambush attacks

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 135 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty last year, the highest number of officer fatalities in the past five years. Of those 135 law enforcement officers, 21 were killed as a result of ambush-style attacks, the highest rate for that specific cause of death in […]

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50 Special Edition Black and Gold Dodge Chargers Join the Michigan State Police Patrol Fleet

50 Special Edition Black and Gold Dodge Chargers Join the Michigan State Police Patrol Fleet

Patrol cars in Michigan are easily recognizable due to their bright blue coloration. However, Michigan residents may need to take a second look at the Michigan State Police patrol fleet beginning this year. According to a Michigan State Police news release, 50 special edition black and gold Dodge Chargers will join the Michigan State Police […]

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