After the end of the brand was announced last year, Pontiac has officially ceased to exist. The brand was jettisoned along with other under-performing brands under the GM banner. Other casualties included Hummer and Saturn, among others. Pontiac had more than 70 years of history.  The brand was especially well known for delivering classic muscle Read on! →


A lawsuit has been lodged in California against Hyundai by a man who claims the company misled him, through advertising, about the mileage the car can attain. The Hyundai lawsuit is at least the second over mileage claims. Hyundai lawsuit does not include Jeff Bridges People all over the country can turn on their television Read on! →


The United States government has suspended loans to Fisker Automotive, the startup company building the Karma luxury sedan. Employees are being laid off as the company restructures. Department of Energy turns lights off on Fisker funding Fisker Automotive had previously been green-lit for a $529 million in loans from the Department of Energy, according to Read on! →


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! →