A Look At Hybrid CarsAre hybrid cars, the cars of the future? Only time will tell. I am sure most of you have by now heard about the new hybrid cars in the marketplace today. I'm also sure many of you are saying, "What the heck is a hybrid car anyway?" Well let us see if we as laymen people from the old school of gasoline automobiles can understand these new high tech automobiles. [Read more]
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Brave New World: Why (and When) We'll Go From Drivers to Passengers
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:42:00 GMT
Self-driving vehicles will do more than make commuting easier, it will transform the nation as radically as the arrival of the original automobile did.
Elon Musk Warns of 'Manufacturing Hell' for Model 3
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 18:24:00 GMT
Outspoken CEO Elon Musk warned that Tesla could face "manufacturing hell" trying to ramp up production of the new Model 3 battery-electric sedan.
Audi Facing Backlash for Ad That Compares Cars to Brides
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:59:00 GMT
Audi is facing a global backlash over a television spot that suggested husbands-to-be give their prospective brides the same scrutiny they would a used car.
These Countries Want to Ban All Gas-Powered Cars
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:46:00 GMT
If France's Environment Minister has his way, the country could join a growing list of countries planning to ban vehicles running on gas or other fossil fuels.
Could This Honda Accord Help Wean America Off Its SUVs?
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:05:00 GMT
America loves its SUVs — but can the high-tech, speedy, aggressively styled new Honda Accord start to wean this gas-guzzling nation off that habit?
Toyota, Mazda Announce $1.6B U.S. Plant and 4,000 Jobs
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:15:23 GMT
While Toyota already has factories in the U.S., Mazda hasn't operated a plant here since exiting a long-running joint venture with Ford several years ago.
Takata May Need to Recall Millions of Vehicles It Already Recalled
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:12:00 GMT
Last week's announcement of more air bag inflator recalls suggests automakers could face fresh liabilities.
Ouch, Tesla: Stocks Down, Crash-Test Woes — and Don't Mention Volvo
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:20:00 GMT
Silicon Valley auto darling Tesla took some hits this week after its stock took a dive and the Model S received a safety rating downgrade.
Did Volkswagen Kill the Diesel Market? Or Was It Already Dead?
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:27:00 GMT
Consumers have become more skeptical about diesels, leading manufacturers to rethink their plans for the high-mileage technology.
Automakers Aren't Done With Combustion Engine Just Yet
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 17:24:00 GMT
Mazda just announced a breakthrough engine that could give battery power a real challenge in the coming years.
The Electric Car Revolution May Come Sooner Than We Thought
Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:12:00 GMT
All around the world, electric cars are edging out gasoline-powered vehicles.
Is a Chinese Automaker Buying Detroit's Fiat Chrysler?
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 18:03:00 GMT
There could be strong opposition to a Chinese acquisition of a U.S. company that famously received a multi-billion-dollar federal bailout.
Ford Rushes to Repair Police SUVs
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 02:35:00 GMT
Ford Motor Co. has dispatched several teams of investigators to police departments across the country as the automaker tries to contain the fallout over concerns about carbon monoxide seeping into law enforcement vehicles.
What's Better Than a Porsche? Apparently This Hyundai.
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:07:00 GMT
In a recent quality survey, Hyundai's Genesis leapfrogged perennial luxury leaders like Porsche and BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Acura, Audi and Cadillac.
New York to D.C. in 29 Minutes? Elon Musk Says He Just Got Approval.
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:09:14 GMT
Not so fast, Elon Musk.
Guess Who Got the Very First Tesla Model 3?
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:27:00 GMT
Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a photo of the first Model 3 sedan, a critical step in Tesla's push to become a truly mainstream manufacturer.
Who's Winning the Fight for the Slickest In-Car Technology?
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 14:47:00 GMT
The new battleground in the automotive world is in-car technology.
Honda Recalls 1.15 Million Accords Due to Possible Engine Fires
Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:37:00 GMT
Honda is recalling more than 1 million Accords because a faulty battery sensor may cause a fire in the vehicle's engine compartment.
Why the Auto Industry Could Be Hardest Hit by Trump Dissolving His Councils
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:24:00 GMT
Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors, could arguably have the most to lose in walking away from her seat at President Trump's table.
China's Great Wall Motors May Not Be Buying Jeep After All
Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:18:55 GMT
Just one day after reports that a leading Chinese carmaker was considering taking over the Jeep brand, it may not be ready to make a bid after all.
What's It Like to Drive the 840hp Dodge Demon?
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 19:09:00 GMT
How fast is the Dodge Demon? You'll hit 60 in 2.3 seconds.
We're Less Likely to Buckle Up in Back Seat, Survey Shows
Thu, 03 Aug 2017 21:11:00 GMT
Adults are less likely to buckle up in the back seat, especially when they're in a taxi or other ride-hailing service, a new survey finds.
2.7 Million Takata Airbags Recalled for New Defect
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:10:00 GMT
Evidence has mounted to indicate that Takata's airbags are not only faulty in high-humidity climates but also in cooler, drier climes.
From Factory Floor to Corner Office, GM's Mary Barra Is a Rule-Breaker
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:38:33 GMT
GM Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, a former company intern, has shown a willingness to break with more than a century of tradition at GM.
This Tesla Rival Just Ditched Plans for a $1B Plant — and 4,500 Jobs
Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:36:00 GMT
Electric automaker Faraday Future canceled plans to build a $1 billion assembly complex in the Nevada desert near Las Vegas.
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