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November 21, 2017
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<p><em>Photo by Vince Taroc.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Falls Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fell 2 cents to $2.54 per gallon to start the Thanksgiving holiday week that's expected to see the most travel in 12 years, according to AAA.


<p><em>Barna</em></p> Donlen Hires Sales VP, Global Business Manager

Donlen has hired Bob Barna as vice president of strategic sales and Ian Crapper as managing director of global business development.



<p><em>Photo courtesy of Subaru.</em></p> Subaru to Debut Three-Row SUV in L.A.

Subaru will debut its 2019 Ascent three-row SUV ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Ascent was shown as a concept vehicle in April at the New York International Auto Show.


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<p><em>Photo courtesy of Mercedes-Benz USA.</em></p> Mercedes-Benz to Unveil Next-Gen CLS

Mercedes-Benz will unveil its next-generation CLS ahead of the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 29, and has released two teaser images of the vehicle.


<p>Hyattsville Police unveiled its newest patrol car at local car shows during National Drive Electric Week in the Washington, D.C., area before being deployed in mid-September.<em>&nbsp;Photo courtesy of Hyattsville Police Department</em></p> Chevrolet Bolt EV Patrol Car Hits the Streets in Md.

Sgt. Richard Hartnett, technical services & electric vehicles project manager for the Hyattsville Police Department in Maryland, believes his agency has the first Chevrolet Bolt patrol vehicle in the country.


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