A new market for exports is always welcome among car makers, and a new place to ship cars might be opening up after decades without access. It is rumored that new cars might be getting shipped to be sold in Cuba, as reforms will allow for it next year. Reforms lead to new cars and Read on! →


Driving can be an inherently dangerous activity, even more so when drivers are distracted. According to the latest Consumer Reports survey, the activities that distract drivers rank among the most annoying things people do on the road. The 2012 survey Consumer Reports’ National Research Center conducted a survey in January that asked 895 Americans about Read on! →


In a few large U.S. cities, seeing a parking lot full of Zipcars is becoming more and more common. Soon, drivers in the United Kingdom will have a chance to wave their membership cards to use Zipcars, too. The Cambridge-based company has acquired Streetcar. The combined car-sharing network of Streetcar and Zipcar has about 400,000 Read on! →


In addition to fuel economy, more car makers are starting to focus on the full life cycle of a vehicle. Chevrolet has announced eco-labels that will include environmental data on the construction of some vehicles. The 2013 Ford Escape will include door panels made of a renewable plant material. The Ecologic Label Starting with the Read on! →


A potentially faulty drive shaft is triggering a recall of some 2012 Honda Civic coupes and sedans. The automaker is voluntarily asking owners to return their vehicles to the dealer for a free fix. More than 50,000 Civics According to a bulletin published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its website, more than Read on! →


According to a new report from the Center for Disease Control, the numbers of teens drinking and driving has fallen by more than half in the last 20 years. Fewer teens drinking and driving The study was posted in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on Oct. 3. It found that the number of Read on! →


Natural gas is an attractive alternative for both energy production and also for transportation, as it offers some benefits over gasoline. For starters, it’s cleaner, and is also much cheaper, as natural gas savings for motorists could really add up. Economic natural gas savings can really add up Like it or not, the gasoline engine Read on! →


Goodyear announced in a press release Monday that it will be developing a tire that not only detects when its pressure is low, it will inflate itself for peak performance and safety. The company has not mentioned a time frame when the technology will become available to consumers. Goodyear is calling the new system Air Read on! →


Fiat announced some time ago that the company was working on a four-door version of the 500. The car, which is called the 500L, is about to debut at the Geneva Auto Show. Pint size four-door ready for debut The Fiat 500 is a very successful minicar abroad and hasn’t been a total dud in Read on! →


The new 2013 hybrid Ford Fusion has earned the bragging rights to call itself the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the land. It’s EPA score approaches the Prius liftback for miles per gallon. Hybrid Ford Fusion earns all 47s The hybrid version of the popular Ford Fusion has earned 47 mpg across the board; on Read on! →