An auto parts theft ring has been discovered operating at General Motors’ Australian bran, Holden. Holden workers parts theft has resulted in more than $2.5 million in engines and transmissions being stolen from the Holden assembly plant in Elizabeth, Australia. Johnny Cash would likely be livid at Holden workers parts theft As AutoBlog diligently points Read on! →


Ford has taken the green vehicle lead among automakers with initiatives that go beyond the powertrain. Many of the materials used in Ford vehicles are recyclable and replace plastics that end up in landfills. Ford’s latest green vehicle innovation may be biodegradable parts made from mycelium, a mushroom fungus. Making car parts from mushrooms Ford Read on! →


Jaguar, one of Europe’s most iconic automakers, says it will be closing its long-standing Jaguar Heritage Museum on Browns Lane in Coventry, England. It has no immediate plans to re-open the museum at another location. Site of the original Jag factory The Jaguar Heritage Museum stands at the site of the automaker’s original factory. It Read on! →


While Cadillac may not be the first brand that springs to mind when it comes to extended-range electronic vehicles, the luxury automaker is looking to change that. The Cadillac ELR coupe, which is based on the body design of the Cadillac Converj concept, made its debut on the showroom floor of the 2009 Detroit Auto Read on! →


China, the world’s largest auto market, is a needed territory for automakers. And while sales were up in March, a drop in the quarterly numbers has some car makers concerned. Sales down for quarter 1 According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, auto sales in the Asian nation were down to 4.79 million units for Read on! →


One year after a $50 million partnership between Daimler and Tesla was announced, Toyota and Tesla announced their $50 million partnership. Tesla motors has been promising a mass-market, mass-produced, electric Model S by 2012. This Toyota and Tesla partnership, in addition to an initial public offering, should raise enough cash for Tesla to make good Read on! →


There’s a regulatory “doughnut hole” when it comes to cell phone use in the car, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chair David Strickland is concerned. We’re not talking calls or texts here, however, but for using hands-free streaming services like Internet radio. Strickland sees all of these as aspects of distracted driving. Vehicle equipment Read on! →


Esquire magazine has named its Car of the Year for 2012. This time around, the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan won the top honor. Esquire called it “perhaps the single most important thing Detroit has built in years.” 2013 Cadillac ATS has visceral appeal The Cadillac ATS is one of ten models that the GM luxury Read on! →


Either Japan’s auto industry has always had big problems and it is only now that people in America are paying close attention, or things like the recent Mazda recall and all of the trouble Toyota has been having are recent developments predicated by the need to find cheaper means of production to meet mounting production Read on! →


Many Americans are nostalgic about muscle cars, and there’s a rumor that the Barracuda may return. Domestic automakers have revived the retro style in certain cars, especially in high-performance models. There has been buzz about the return of classics for some time, and the Barracuda in particular. However, there are some challenges, especially because Plymouth Read on! →