Chrysler Group reported that its net profits have quadrupled in the first quarter of 2012, compared with the first quarter of 2011, for a total of $473 million. It was the company’s largest quarterly profit in 13 years. It is another strong indication that the post-bailout automotive industry is heartily rebounding. Steepest gain of any Read on! →


Two reports of battery packs catching fire in Chevrolet Volts last year highlighted the need for the standardization of safety procedures for electric and hybrid vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has called for the development of EV safety standards to alert first-responders to possible dangers in post-crash situations. Standards Institute steps up Monday Read on! →


Some doctors in the Los Angeles area are blaming last year’s “Carmageddon” scare for a rise in births nine months later. Carmageddon strikes Last year, from July 16-18, Los Angeles motorists were told to stay off of a ten-mile stretch of Interstate 405 to allow for construction work. I-405 is a major thoroughfare running from Read on! →


Chevrolet is known to be working on a new performance sedan, as the car maker currently lacks a model with muscle and four doors. However, a slip by OnStar has revealed the name of the car might be the Chevrolet SS Performance. Old badge returns At the height of the muscle car era, performance models Read on! →


The first generation of Chevrolet’s EN-V debuted at the Shanghai World Expo two years ago. The electric, self-driving transport vehicle is back this year, with some improved capabilities. Pilot studies in China The second generation of the vehicle, currently showing at the China Auto Show, is the EN-V 2.0. The automaker wants to use it Read on! →


Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey recently passed a bill making acts of “road rage” a punishable offense. Anyone in New Jersey who acts out on the motorway can get up to five years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Bill inspired by tragedy The state of New Jersey, according to AutoBlog, has passed a Read on! →


The 2012 Beijing International Auto Show is all dressed up in chrome, reports the Wall Street Journal. Chinese automotive enthusiasts like chrome grilles, “the more garish and Gothic the better,” notes WSJ. The vehicles that will be on display until May 2 have grille “bling” in spades. Putting on the fancy face David Goggins, an Read on! →


TrueCar, the popular new car pricing site, just released its 2011 study of the gender differences among new car buyers. The study found that, as always, men go for faster and flashier cars, whereas women prefer imports, economy and practicality. However, it also found some relaxing of gender biases. Narrowing gaps between sexes While the Read on! →


Don’t put bad or superfluous parts into or on your automotive. Not only is it vehicular abuse, it wastes your money. Here are some auto parts to avoid at your local auto parts store. Don’t get stuck with badges and decals If you aren’t driving a hot sports car or luxury sedan, don’t waste your Read on! →


A recent media statement issued by Nissan Vice President Andy Palmer has exposed a cyber crime ring that could have led to the theft of customer and employee data. Technicians have determined that no sensitive data was accessed, but Nissan’s system security was compromised. Malware was discovered April 13 on Nissan’s master network. Hacking employees’ Read on! →