Hybrid car maker Fisker, builder of the troubled Karma, has already been plagued by alleged battery fires, federal investigations and a government loan freeze. Now, according to information leaked to InsideEvs.com, it will be delaying the launch of its second, more affordable model, the Atlantic. Launch delayed a year Fisker said at the New York Read on! →


Last year, BMW showed off the i8, a gorgeous concept car heading for production as one of the first plug-in hybrids from BMW. A convertible version, the i8 Spyder, was recently shown off at the Beijing Auto Show. A possible mission BMW announced late last year that it was working on two “green” vehicles to Read on! →


A down economy has forced many consumers to abandon ideas of driving a new car. As a result, the average age of cars on the road is older than it has ever been. The average age of 11 years means that used car maintenance and repair should be prevalent. However, as a summer survey by Read on! →


There has been talk for some time of an “entry level” Porsche sports car, smaller and less costly than the Boxster. However, Porsche has decided to put the everyman’s Porsche project on hold for the time being. Baby Boxster shelved According to AutoCar, an entry-level Porsche roadster, based on the Audi R4 and the Volkswagen Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, the main source for car purchasing and pricing information in the United States, has released its quarterly survey of new car buyers. The study is non-scientific but considered authoritative. The top five list shows both a shakeup in the popularity of vehicles and the effects of negative press. Shoppers ranked durability and Read on! →


Acura, Honda’s luxury brand, is out to refine its image and start attracting buyers. The brand wants to become known for luxury that is fuel efficient and economic, so the company is making a supercar. Nothing says economy like mid-engined racer Acura has had flagging sales this year, partially due to decreased production. According to Read on! →


A new car has been announced by Aston Martin – the DB10 – for the new James Bond film, “Spectre,” though Aston says it won’t go on sale. It joins an automotive pantheon of sorts, as the list of vehicles Bond drives is illustrious. You can buy other Bond cars The newest of the Bond Read on! →


The Lexus ES line of sedans is among the automaker’s top sellers, with its luxurious appointments and comfortable styling. However, the critical push has been modest. With the 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h hybrid – the latter being Lexus’ first gas/electric ES – the critics are taking notice. The 2013 Lexus ES350 and ES300h’s new Read on! →


Audi has announced a recall for the 2012 model Q5 SUV for an issue with the sunroof on models that include a sunroof. The Audi Q5 sunroof recall is due to the possibility of the sunroof shattering in very cold temperatures. VW announces Audi Q5 recall Volkswagen, according to Inside Line, has informed the National Read on! →


A group of scientists at the Eindhoven University of Technology, in the Netherlands, have concocted a special paint using nanocapsules, small molecules engineered to behave in a certain way. The nanocapsule paint they’ve concocted is self-sealing, which means a possible end to paint nicks. Emerging field of nanocapsule paint has promise There is a coating Read on! →