Reuters reports that Honda Motor Co. is preparing to launch a mass-recycling endeavor intended to extract rare earth metals from parts of used automobiles. The operation, which will be the first of its kind, will place global automakers in a better position to obtain the very expensive materials, which are controlled almost exclusively by China. Read on! →


Green automaker Fisker announced a “potential safety issue” last week concerning the batteries in some of its Karma models. Friday the company made it official. Fisker will be recalling about 239 cars. An assembly error in the battery system could potentially cause a fire, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall filing said. Alerted by Read on! →


Nissan has announced a second electric vehicle will join its lineup in the next few years. The company is going to manufacture an electric version of the NV200 compact cargo van at its factory in Spain beginning in 2014. Stand by your van Several years ago, Nissan released a new commercial vehicle, the NV200 van, 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! →


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! →


Car sharing programs such as Zipcar and others are becoming popular, as they pose a viable alternative for car ownership to many. Zipcar itself has expanded to 46 college campuses and more than a dozen cities worldwide. Not everyone needs to buy The usual car, according to Time Magazine, sits idle for 92 percent of Read on! →


The Texas Transportation Commission announced Thursday that the state will be upping its speed limit from 70 mph to 75 on more than 1,600 miles of nine interstate highways. Rural areas deemed safe Texas state transportation authorities agreed to faster speed limits on rural roads that are considered safe for the velocity. Before that, 75 Read on! →


Various auto manufacturers become known for a particular motor and no one does the small-block V-8 quite like General Motors. The company has been making them for more than 50 years and number 100 million just rolled off the assembly line. The engine that could Various auto manufacturers come to be identified with a motor Read on! →


LMC Automotive, formerly J.D. Power Automotive Forecasting, has revised its June prediction of 2012 U.S. light vehicle sales prediction downward. However, it is still predicting a record year for global auto sales, in spite of grim economic forecasters domestically and abroad. Auto sales strong,despite slowdown The forecasting firm original predicted that the U.S. auto rate 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! →