Good cars never die, even if they’re barely large enough to qualify as more than your child’s Hot Wheels. Jalopnik reports that the Peel P50 and Peel Trident mid-engine microcars from the Isle of Man have returned from the automotive grave. Neither has been built since 1966, but a new company has taken up the Read on! →


The U.S. Department of Energy today disputed a new report by the oil industry’s Coordinating Research Council, which concludes that E15 fuel — a gasoline, ethanol mix — can damage some engines. Contains 15 percent ethanol E15 contains 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It is the highest ratio of ethanol to gas recommended Read on! →


As nations up their fuel efficiency standards and the car-buying public comes closer to accepting alternative-fuel vehicles, it seems only natural that an automaker would take the plunge and build a vehicle that runs on the cheapest, most plentiful resource available — air. India’s largest automaker, Tata Motors, says it is doing just that. Air-driven Read on! →


Every driver should take the time to regularly check the oil in his or her vehicle. However, not only do too few car owners take it upon themselves to do this, even fewer understand how the oil circuit works. Here are some basics as to why the oil gauge may light up and why it Read on! →


The Detroit News reports that a large North American automotive parts supplier plans to invest $60 million and add 450 jobs as it acquires the New Boston Chrysler Mopar site in Wayne County, Mich. The jobs will be new, full-time engineering and manufacturing positions that the challenged Michigan economy badly needs. Improving the supply chain Read on! →


Honda¬†has created a¬†curious little item called the Uni-Cub, a personal transport vehicle designed to carry one person at slow speeds inside and out. The Segway may consider itself warned. Too close for the car and too far to walk Many of the trips in a car’s lifetime are for a few miles or less. However, Read on! →


Carroll Shelby, a man’s man if there ever was one, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital at the age of 89. A one-time chicken farmer, Shelby pulled himself up by his bootstraps to become a champion race car driver, an automotive entrepreneur and the creator of the muscle car. From farm to track A native Read on! →


The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The investigation is looking into allegations, stemming from one incident, that the vehicle’s air bag, when deployed, can lead to severe lacerations. Air bag deployment blamed for injuries The federal safety regulator said on its website Monday that Read on! →


Since 2009, the Chinese auto market has been the global industry’s greatest frontier, which means that a great deal of research goes into which brands will fare well in the Middle Kingdom. Frequently, selling cars in China means changing the designs of popular models. A recent article in The Detroit Free Press notes that it’s Read on! →