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An automobile is a vehicle that moves on four wheels and is one of our primary methods of transportation. Automobiles are also known as cars or vehicles. Trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUV), and minivans are different types of automobiles, and are sometimes referred to as cars, vehicles, or motor vehicles.

Automobiles are usually powered by an internal combustion engine using gasoline or diesel fuel, or by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in one or more rechargeable batteries.

In Texas, automobiles, which include cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans, are primarily regulated by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV). These vehicles must be registered with the state, and owners are required to have a title in their name. Texas law mandates that all drivers must carry a minimum amount of liability insurance to cover damages or injuries in the event of an accident. The state also has emissions testing requirements for vehicles in certain counties to ensure they meet environmental standards. Additionally, Texas has specific regulations for electric vehicles, including requirements for registration and potential incentives for ownership. Safety inspections are also required annually for all automobiles to ensure they are safe for operation on public roads.

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