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By Dee-Ann Durbin The Associated Press

For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge

DETROIT — Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. China has set aggressive targets for electric vehicle sales to curb pollution; some European countries aim to be all-electric by 2040 or sooner.

Most drivers, not just young, are taking risks

DETROIT — Young drivers aren’t alone in behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths.

Well over half of drivers in every age group have texted behind the wheel, run a red light or driven faster than the speed limit in the last 30 days, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Ford F-150 gets highest rating in new insurance crash tests

DETROIT — The 2016 Ford F-150 is the only full-size pickup truck to score the top rating in new front crash tests performed by the insurance industry.

Rival pickups from Chevrolet, GMC, Ram and Toyota didn’t fare as well, according to results released Tuesday by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Lightweight Gorilla Glass appearing on cars as automakers try to improve fuel efficiency

DETROIT The thin, lightweight glass on your smartphone could soon be found on your car.

Corning Inc.’s Gorilla Glass is used for the screens on billions of mobile phones. Now, car makers are using an automotive version to help shave weight off their vehicles and improve fuel economy.

Japanese brands dominate insurance industry’s auto safety rankings for 2016 model year

DETROIT Japanese brands dominate the insurance industry’s rankings of the safest vehicles for the 2016 model year.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said Thursday that 48 vehicles earned its highest rating of “Top Safety Pick Plus.” That’s up from 33 a year ago.