Fisker, the Delaware-based luxury EV startup, has had a string of bad luck of late, from federal loan setbacks to criticism from campaigning politicians. Fisker has made another round of layoffs, but the company is not rolling over without a fight. Fisker in Delaware When Fisker set up shop in Delaware in 2009, it was Read on! →


Fisker Automotive has seen its share of setbacks in its short existence. The startup hybrid automaker was backed by federal and state loans. Now, the company’s Newport, Del., production plant is, in the words of one former employee, “absolutely empty.” Another round of layoffs sent a dozen engineers and technicians home last week. Fisker is Read on! →


Lamborghini has been working on an SUV for some time, scheduled to debut at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The name Lamborghini is giving the crossover is “Urus,” a primitive European cow. Running with the bulls Sometimes millionaires need to make a school run and a 500 horsepower-plus two-seater simply will not do. In that Read on! →


When it comes to automotive repairs, if you have the tools and the knowledge, you can make things happen. For the weekend mechanic, however, there are some auto repair jobs to leave for professionals. Here are the jobs your trusted mechanic should do. Changing out the clutch While Jalopnik argues that this may not be Read on! →


Ford has joined the ranks of companies making electric cars by releasing the Ford Focus Electric, which is being slowly rolled out across the country. The electric Focus is not taking the world by storm; only a few people have purchased one. Slow-burning debut Like many other green vehicles, the electric Ford Focus is being Read on! →


Automakers know where their bread is buttered. That’s why Ford Motor Co. is making a move to close the distance on General Motors and Volkswagen AG by committing to build a new $760 million assembly plant in Hangzhou, China. China is the world’s largest automotive market. Ford expects to double production By building the Hangzhou Read on! →


Despite being more fuel efficient than their gasoline counterparts, American buyers haven’t traditionally opted for diesel-fueled vehicles. However, a growing number of people are starting to buy them, as clean diesel cars sales are up 35 percent so far this year. Oil burners catching on Diesel cars haven’t really caught on in the United States Read on! →


“Yo-yo financing” means a car dealership agrees to finance a car for a buyer, then calls him or her back to say financing didn’t work out and asks for more money. Consumer advocates want this outlawed. Stringing the customer along Many car dealerships are perfectly honest and engage in fair dealings, but like any business Read on! →


The move toward smaller engines across the automotive industry has hit high gear, reports the Detroit Free Press. Yet these 2.0-liter marvels don’t necessarily sacrifice power. These four-cylinder engines have broken through the economy car barrier and found a place in high-powered sport sedans, roadsters and even crossover SUVs. Tuning up for 2.0 Tom Murphy, Read on! →