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Hogan Announces $461M, Suburbia-Geared Traffic Congestion Plan

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I-695, via Wikimedia Commons user Mlaurenti

Maryland’s governor is banking on the Beltway and outer interstates as the keys to improving commuter transportation in Maryland.

Greenlaurel: Your Top 7 Electric Vehicle (EV) Questions

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There are over 700 public electric vehicle chargers in Baltimore, like this one at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Even better, EVs often get preferred parking spaces.

They’re cool. They’re supposedly green. And yes, electric vehicles (EV) can be confusing. Check out the real-world answers below to seven classic EV questions.  We’ve even discovered some crazy sweet (like $10,000 sweet) EV coupons that expire Sept. 30. Maybe it’s time to go electric?

Now, If the City Tows Your Car Away, They’ll Help You Find It

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In just about any case, getting your car towed will ruin your day. However, Baltimore City’s government now wants to meet those unlucky drivers halfway by helping them to locate their vehicles with a new online registry.

Baltimore Has the Worst Drivers (Outside Massachusetts)

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Everyone agrees that the nation’s worst drivers are in Boston–so it should come as no surprise that the second-worst drivers, according to Allstate Insurance’s annual Best Drivers Report, are from just outside of Boston in Worcester. But the city with the third-worst drivers in the entire United States of America? Baltimore.

Family-Owned Valley Motors Sold to National Auto Dealer

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valleymoOne Baltimore-area auto dealer is to shed the local, family-owned label in its list of commercial credentials. Valley Motors Auto Group dealerships will be acquired by a national retailer that has been buying up local dealerships on the East Coast.

From “Wire” Extra to “Mad Scientist of Baltimore”

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A rendering of one of the ultra-green cars that Simeto hopes to build, via Rolling Stone
A rendering of one of the ultra-green cars that Simeto hopes to build, via Rolling Stone

In Rolling Stone this week, Matt Taibbi profiles Kato Simeto, a man he calls “the mad scientist of Baltimore.” Simeto, a former extra on The Wire, has dreams of becoming the first African-American automaker and has devoted years of his life to designing a car that is both ultra-fuel efficient and cool looking.

Maryland Allows Tesla Dealers to Sell Teslas

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Beach scene not included.
Beach scene not included.

Tesla already has four dealerships in Maryland. But the dealers could only show off the electric cars. According to law, Tesla dealers couldn’t actually sell Teslas.

Baltimore Drivers Barely Better Than Crazy Boston Drivers

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The good news is that Baltimore drivers are apparently not as bad as those kooks in DC and Boston. The bad news is that we’re worse than pretty much everyone else.

Baltimore Police Cars Get a New Look

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Photo via Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun
Photo via Baltimore Police Department/Baltimore Sun

If you’ve grown used to looking out for the classic white Baltimore police car, you’re going to have to re-train your eyes–the Baltimore Police Department is slowly replacing its current white cruisers with black Chevy Caprices.

Swap, Rock, and Roll at Mobtown Greaseball

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catch of the day fish (2)Looking for a chance to step back into the 50’s for a bit? Well grab your comb, slick back your hair, and hop into your Chevy (or whatever) and head down to Mobtown Greaseball for a rockin’ good time. That means bands and food, of course, but there will also be plenty of kats and kittens showing off their awesome vintage rides, car show style. Not only that, there is an entire swap meet component for those looking to pick up impossible-t0-find-otherwise parts and accessories for classic cars. Sure, that doesn’t include most of us, but it’s still fun to browse and fantasize, right?

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