Jaguar Land Rover and the Chinese automaker Chery Automobile Company — both properties of India-based Tata Motors — finalized paperwork Tuesday to enter into a joint venture producing cars and engines in China. Approval needed from Chinese regulators According to Reuters, the two companies are seeking approval from Chinese industry regulators for the $2.78 billion Read on! →


A lot of people will recite religiously that buying a new car is an investment. Some of them can be, but most cars are not very good investments at all in the traditional sense of the word. Investments are supposed to make money An investment, according to Investopedia, is an asset someone buys hoping said Read on! →


They say the wheel is one of man’s oldest inventions. Today, they are still round, and they still roll. It is the technology that stops them that keeps changing. Most automotive braking systems still use friction to stop a vehicle. But friction creates heat, which wastes a good deal of the energy generated. However, new Read on! →


A growing number of luxury and sports cars are going green, and Porsche is leading the charge with hybrid versions of its cars. A plug-in version is coming soon to complement the existing Panamera hybrid, among other models. Lean green and mean The onus from the public is for cars to be fuel efficient and Read on! →


Volvo has been under the ownership of Chinese automotive company Geely for the past 18 months, but it is considered a foreign company under Chinese law because Volvo is still registered and incorporated in Sweden. The non-local status has led nationalist Chinese officials to discourage the use of Volvo as a fleet vehicle. As a Read on! →


There is a condition sometimes called a “death wobble,” which means a vehicle shakes after hitting a bump at high speed. Various people are reporting it on late model Jeep Wranglers and Congress has asked the NHTSA about the phenomenon. Wobbling Jeeps gets attention of Congress Cynics may proclaim otherwise, but members of Congress do Read on! →


The West Coast Electric Highway initiative is a plan to set up charging stations for plug-in vehicles along the West Coast, from San Diego, Calif., to Vancouver, British Columbia. The hope is to encourage the sales of EVs by relieving driver’s “range anxiety.” Tuesday, the first AeroVironment EV charging stations opened along I-5 in Southern Read on! →


Toyota recently released the Prius C, a smaller version of Toyota’s uber-popular hybrid sedan that costs less than $20,000. Sales have been through the roof, so Toyota is increasing production of the Prius C to meet the demand. Cheaper version of wildly popular car The Toyota Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the Read on! →


Nissan’s electric Leaf was not available in all 50 states until recently. However, U.S. dealers manged to move 9,700 units in 2011. The 2013 U.S. model begins production at the Smyrna, Tenn., facility possibly as early as December. The coming model will feature a whole slew of new upgrades to tempt the buyer. Responsive to Read on! →