Ford has joined the ranks of companies making electric cars by releasing the Ford Focus Electric, which is being slowly rolled out across the country. The electric Focus is not taking the world by storm; only a few people have purchased one. Slow-burning debut Like many other green vehicles, the electric Ford Focus is being Read on! →


Following an upswing in thefts from unlocked cars, police in Beverly, Mass., began locking unlocked parked cars — even those with the keys still in them. The police say it is a well-intentioned reminder, but some car owners are crying interference. Program began mid-October The policy began in mid-October when the Beverly police recognized that Read on! →


The Detroit Free Press reports that Ford is dissatisfied with its access to the South Korean market, thanks to the 2007 U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiated by then-President George W. Bush and South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak. Ford argues that Congress – which never approved the agreement in the first place – isn’t doing enough Read on! →


If you are thinking of filing a car insurance claim, you must check your policy first and verify what is covered. If you have a comprehensive or collision coverage, your insurer will likely pay for the claim, even if you are at fault. But you should also keep in mind that since you are at Read on! →


Aptera, the well-publicized electric vehicle startup, has decided to call it quits. A letter from the company’s president marked the official end of the tear-drop shaped, three-wheeled electric vehicle. According to the letter, the company was not able to raise sufficient capital to keep its doors open. Remorseful announcement The letter from president Paul Wilbur, Read on! →


Under threat of U.S. imports of hybrids being blocked, Toyota has settled a long-running patent infringement suit. A patent filed in 1994 that covered a “high voltage method to power gas-electric hybrid cars” was at issue. Toyota has agreed to license the technology from the Paice company. The patent at issue The patent that Toyota Read on! →


The Supreme Court of New Jersey Monday unanimously upheld a controversial law that requires young drivers to affix a red sticker to their license plates, identifying their restricted driving status to law enforcement at a glance. Red sticker and ‘Kyleigh’s Law’ It is commonly called “Kyleigh’s Law” in the Garden State, and it requires drivers Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a caution that a number of people who get replacement airbags after a crash are at risk. The bags in question are counterfeit air bags, installed due to being incredibly cheap and have been found to not work, partially work or explode if activated. Fake replacement airbags Read on! →


All cars these days typically come with a jack and a spare, but the jack is usually one of the screw-wound, plate metal things. It’s better to buy a hydraulic jack and a full size spare instead of the insipid donut that comes standard. Flat chance A flat tire is stressful, can be embarrassing and Read on! →


A few car insurance companies are trying a new program that trades privacy for discounts. Pay-as-you-drive insurance, otherwise known as usage-based insurance, can save customers up to 30 percent. These savings, however, require minute-by-minute tracking of the customer’s driving practices. The basics of pay as you drive Pay-as-you-drive insurance is being tested or offered by Read on! →