In the United States, California often ends up setting de-facto emissions standards. This means new standards being debated by California, if passed, could have an effect on nationwide fuel efficiency standards. The Advanced Clean Car program California’s new Advanced Clean Car Program would set  regulations for ramping up clean emission standards. The new standards would Read on! →


There is a modern obsession with horsepower, as more powerful cars are considered more desirable. It’s great to have a fun car to drive, but that doesn’t mean one should go broke getting one. Get pace at right price For drivers looking at upgrading to a premium performance model car, there are some that cost Read on! →


A set of congressional hearings about the Chevrolet Volt battery fire has turned into bedlam. The CEO of General Motors was grilled over the issue, and the incident has been turned into a partisan dustup. Isolated incident Last year, a Chevrolet Volt used in crash-testing caught fire in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration garage. Read on! →


In a unanimous decision Monday, the Supreme Court effectively limited law enforcement’s use of GPS devices in tracking vehicles. But don’t feel too safe just yet. Because of a split in reasoning, the issue may not be fully resolved. US v Jones The U.S. v Jones case hinges on federal law enforcement agents attaching a Read on! →


A driver’s license used to be the ultimate symbol of freedom for teenagers. Studies, however, have started to show that teenagers are waiting longer to start driving. New driving statistics According to new research from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute shows that more and more teens are waiting to get their driver’s licenses. Read on! →


The 2012 Houston Auto Show opens its doors today, Jan. 25, at Reliant Center, reports the Houston Chronicle. More than 500 shiny new vehicles will be on display, including the Texas debut of models by Ford, Chrysler, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, Honda and BMW. It will amount to a true resurgence for the show, after a Read on! →


Mazda has confirmed long-standing rumors that it will be making a diesel car for the U.S. market. Although the company has not announced which model will be the first to receive an oil-burning engine in The U.S., many say the CX-5 is the most likely candidate. U.S. more receptive to diesel than hybrids A survey Read on! →


Consumers in the market for a pre-owned vehicle from participating Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Truck dealerships have yet another reason to take the plunge, reports Automotive News. Used vehicle buyers at participating dealers have the option of signing up for a free, three-month trial subscription to Sirius XM satellite radio and its wide selection Read on! →