Cars http://www.kplu.org en AAA's roadside service goes electric http://www.kplu.org/post/aaas-roadside-service-goes-electric <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Driving an all-electric vehicle just got a bit more mainstream.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.aaawa.com/automotive/">AAA Auto Club of Washington</a> has launched a new emergency roadside service for electric cars. It now has a truck with a generator on board that can rescue drivers in the greater Seattle area if they’ve run out of charge.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 00:50:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8083 at http://www.kplu.org AAA's roadside service goes electric Study Of Used Cars Recommends Buying Newly Launched Models http://www.kplu.org/post/study-used-cars-recommends-buying-newly-launched-models In the 2010 model year, the most dependable cars and trucks were either new to the market or had been through a major redesign, according to a study by <a href="http://autos.jdpower.com/ratings/dependability.htm">J.D. Power and Associates</a>. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:07:47 +0000 Bill Chappell 7791 at http://www.kplu.org Study Of Used Cars Recommends Buying Newly Launched Models Could you eat your car? http://www.kplu.org/post/could-you-eat-your-car <p></p><p>Seattleites care about the climate. So much, in fact, that the Ford Motor Company chose to target consumers in the Pacific Northwest with an event celebrating the sustainable elements of its latest car designs.</p><p>And it’s not just about the tailpipe emissions. It’s about the interface of food and car parts.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:07:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7242 at http://www.kplu.org Could you eat your car? Person-to-person car rental company expands to northwest http://www.kplu.org/post/person-person-car-rental-company-expands-northwest <p>The first of a new breed of car rental companies is expanding into the Northwest. Next month, San Francisco-based Getaround officially launches its web-based rental service in the greater Portland area.</p><p>The concept is sometimes called <a href="http://api.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=136902355">peer-to-peer car rental</a> or personal car sharing. The idea is to let you rent your car to someone else when you&#39;re not using it. Several companies have sprung up in California to provide the online marketplaces to link up car owners with pre-screened renters.</p><p> Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:13:12 +0000 Tom Banse 3433 at http://www.kplu.org