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The used car market in Jacksonville continued its upward spike in June with prices up 39.8%, according to iSeeCars, which said that translates into an average increase of $8,473 over the same period last year.

Caffeine & Octane - Jacksonville is pictured July 10, 2021 at The Avenues mall.
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Following up on its biggest event ever, Jacksonville Car Culture announced Friday a new automotive event is coming Saturday, September 4. Called 904 Octane, it will be held at WJCT Public Media in Downtown Jacksonville.

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The hunt for fast chargers will soon be getting easier for non-Tesla electric vehicle drivers.

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As automakers look for creative ways to deal with the worldwide microchip shortage, expanded choice for radio listeners is starting to be affected.

A 2014 Cadillac ELR is pictured charging in a Jacksonville homeowner's garage.
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Next month JEA will be launching an incentive program aimed at electric vehicle drivers that could cover the cost of electricity needed to drive up to 2,000 or more miles per year.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has refused to enact the state Legislature's proposed changes to car insurance.

Rendering of CarParts.com Jacksonville distribution center.
CarParts.com

CarParts.com will be opening a 180-square-feet distribution center in Northwest Jacksonville next year that will result in 150 new full-time jobs.

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Hagerty announced Wednesday it has acquired the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the country’s premiere automotive events.

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With social distancing largely in the rearview mirror, one of Jacksonville’s biggest monthly events for automotive enthusiasts is returning and teaming up with North America’s largest monthly car show.

File photo of a used car lot.
Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

The worldwide microchip shortage is being blamed for a sharp rise in Jacksonville's used car prices.

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One of the nation’s top automotive events returns to Amelia Island this weekend, after being pushed back from March to allow more time for vaccinations.

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E EV will be among the vehicles on display at this weekend's Jacksonville International Auto Show.
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The Jacksonville International Auto Show is returning to the Prime Osborn Convention Center this weekend after a pandemic-induced one-year hiatus.

The Brumos Collection
The Brumos Collection

The Brumos Collection classic car museum announced Tuesday it's planning to reopen to the public on Thursday, Jan. 21, after being closed to the public since back in March of 2020 as a pandemic safety measure.

2019 Fiat 500e
Fiat USA

Here’s one of those strange quirks of the automotive business.

Electrify America fast-charge pump and VW ID.4
Electrify America

Being an early adopter has its perks.

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The Amelia Concours has become renowned as one of the nation’s top automotive events and is widely considered to be among the top three Concours in the U.S. It starts Thursday, March 7, and discounted online ticket sales run through this Sunday, Feb.  24.

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It’s the beginning of the end for Volkswagen’s storied Beetle.


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It’s well known the vast majority of new cars start depreciating as soon as they’re driven off the lot. But some can drop more than 50 percent in value in the first three years.

Herschel street.
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A petition that asks the Florida Department of Transportation to add a crosswalk, signage and lighting to the 4100 block of Herschel Street has been circulating in Avondale.

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Jacksonville’s International Auto Show is underway at the Prime Osborn Convention Center downtown.

new driver's license front
Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Colorful high-tech driver's licenses and state identification cards, designed for added security and to cut down on fake IDs, will start rolling out across Florida this month.

But unless it's time to update a card because of an expiration date or a name or address change, there's no need to rush out for a new ID.

In the works since 2014, the new design will become available Aug. 21 at a driver's license office in Volusia County's Orange City.

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Ridesharing is gaining in popularity in major cities across the United States, including Jacksonville.

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Florida ranks second behind Texas in the number of children who have died of heat stroke from being left in a hot car. 

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Neptune Beach Assistant Police Chief Tony Carillo has confirmed that Jacksonville Beach Police have taken possession of a black Mercedes thought to have been involved in a fatal hit and run over the Fourth of July weekend.

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The recent spate of young kids being forgotten and left for hours in hot cars is alarming, especially since, in many of the cases, the children were discovered too late to save their lives.

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A state legislator is looking into changing the laws that allowed 67-year-old Michael Fortunato get off with a fine and license suspension for killing a woman and seriously injuring her teenage daughter after striking them in his car at a Jacksonville intersection last September.

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After some questions regarding permitting, this month’s Historic Main Street cruise in Springfield is back on thanks to the efforts of Mayor Alvin Brown's office.

Semoran Boulevard in Orlando, lined with gas stations, strip malls and bus stops, is a good example of what's wrong with the roads in this busy Florida city.

It's the most dangerous street in a city that ranks No. 1 in the nation for pedestrian accidents, according to a recent national study. There have been 28 crashes involving pedestrians — and six deaths — on this stretch of road over the past seven years.

Drivers for a new ride-sharing service, Lyft, are now facing significant fines and penalties from Miami-Dade County. The service has been around for about two weeks now, but it's operating illegally.

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