Tuesday Fisker unveiled its new Surf hybrid wagon, the latest addition to the Karma line, at the Frankfurt auto show. The car appeals to environmentally conscious drivers with families. It offers a stylish yet family-friendly design. The company’s new flying brake The Surf is the new “flying brake” incarnation of Fisker’s 2010 range-extended electric vehicle, Read on! →


Don’t put bad or superfluous parts into or on your automotive. Not only is it vehicular abuse, it wastes your money. Here are some auto parts to avoid at your local auto parts store. Don’t get stuck with badges and decals If you aren’t driving a hot sports car or luxury sedan, don’t waste your Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put its foot down and blocked the Pagani Huayra from being imported to the United States for not having airbags. The NHTSA has refused to grant an exemption to the company to make a car without airbags. Boutique supercar maker sells five cars per year in America The Read on! →


As America shifts increasingly toward electric vehicles and efficiency standards that require that all vehicles to achieve 35 mpg or better, there may be a hidden peril lurking for the Interstate Highway System. As Keith Crain points out in a recent op-ed piece for Automotive News, the funding mechanism for building and maintaining the IHS Read on! →


When New York Senator Charles Schumer introduced legislation that would effectively ban texting while driving, it seemed like an obvious choice. Yet recent developments in other states to enact similar laws have experienced some difficulty. How can this be if, as CNN reports, 80 percent of all car crashes involve distracted drivers who are texting, Read on! →


Ford Explorer: the beginning of a love story The mom-mobile, the beloved suburban conveyor, the best-selling passenger vehicle in America for years on end: In its very success, the Ford Explorer unleashed a pestilence of vehicular obesity.  How did it get so fat?  Love had a hand in it.  People fell in love with the Read on! →


Depending upon your point of view, a Toyota launch in Japan could be all about the car or all about the sizzle. Automotive News sides with the former, although the publication’s description of the recent launch party for the Lexus CT 200h suggests that the experience has left the car behind – not exactly at Read on! →


Sometimes, a vehicle featured in a major motion picture or iconic television series becomes almost as famous as the star of the film or TV series itself. Cars can hold value for decades if the vehicle becomes famous that way. Granted, sometimes it can be due to “product placement,” when a film company deliberately puts Read on! →


Controversial political talk show host Rush Limbaugh has taken it upon himself to pass judgment on the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ new electric car. According to Politico, Limbaugh claims that the $41,000 price tag is “a steep price to pay for showing you care about the environment.” While auto industry executives call the Volt a Read on! →