After all the conflict over trouble with its lithium-ion batteries, the Chevrolet Volt has finally begun shipping to California dealerships, Automotive News reports. The state’s 140 Chevrolet dealerships will begin selling the low-emission hybrid vehicle again by next week. Not only that, but the low-emissions plug-in hybrid has been approved for use in carpool lanes Read on! →


Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →


Known as In Car Entertainment or Car Infotainment systems, the electronics in vehicles intended to provide information and entertainment are gaining in popularity. New numbers put out by market research company IHS iSuppli estimate that automotive infotainment will be a market worth more than $33 billion in 2012. Defining automotive infotainment Automotive infotainment systems are Read on! →


Honda has announced a recall for the Pilot crossover SUV and the MDX, Acura’s SUV based on the Pilot. An issue has been discovered in a valve in the fuel system, which can cause a fuel leak. The issue Honda is issuing a recall for 2012 model year Pilot crossover SUVs, according to AutoWeek, as Read on! →


Honda has announced a recall of the Odyssey minivan, comprising 46,000 units in the U.S., from the 2008 and 2009 model years. The issue is with the lift struts on models equipped with the power-assisted rear doors, which can fail and possibly cause injuries. Gas leak from pneumatic arms A recall has been announced by Read on! →


Financial Times reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are currently in “advanced talks” regarding a major alliance. According to reports, if the French and U.S. automakers are able to finalize an agreement, they will band together to produce both cars and automotive components in Europe. Peugeot would align with Opel/Vauxhall Should an agreement Read on! →


On average, Americans spend an hour and a half of each day in their vehicle. According to a new study, spending that time in a new vehicle could be toxic. What makes up a new car smell The “new car smell” is a smell that most of us are familiar with, and a big part Read on! →


With but a single 2012 Oscar nomination for sound editing, the Ryan Gosling existential action film “Drive” has some film critics up in arms over the lack of attention. However, automotive buffs who have seen the film know that Gosling’s character Driver is driving no faceless post-muscle era car, but a 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle. In Read on! →


Keeping a car in good running order can be a labor intensive and expensive task, but it’s usually cheaper than buying a new one. More people are electing to keep their cars for longer, as a recently released survey found length of vehicle ownership is increasing. Polk survey In the past, conventional wisdom was that Read on! →


In the past, biodiesel users were a small fringe group. Biodiesel, however, is now big business, with the challenges that many big businesses face. Tyson foods getting into biodiesel The U.S. meat market creates hundreds of millions of pounds per year of waste product. These products, however, are proving a very effective source of raw Read on! →