Chevrolet recently authorized dealerships to start selling the demo versions of the Volt, Chevrolet’s plug-in electric hybrid. Sales have been decent, but there is concern that models with the desired options aren’t available. Volt faces tough competition The Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in electric hybrid, was released last year at a higher cost than other hybrid Read on! →


JD Power and Associates has just released a consumer survey that ranks on-board satellite navigation systems in various cars. The top of the heap was the Garmin system in the Dodge Charger. Garmin makes two of three consumer favorites Auto loans allow¬† buyers to afford more features. According to USA Today, JD Power and Associates Read on! →


General Motors has announced plans for a $1 billion-plus expansion of its automotive production plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. The five-year project will reportedly boost production from 98,000 annually all the way up to 230,000. Ground on the project was reportedly broken today. ‘A new era in Russia’ As many as 4,000 additional jobs will Read on! →


While the surge of Memorial Day weekend traffic will be somewhat less than has been traditional, estimates the American Automobile Association, lowering gas prices will lure more American onto highways than were out last year. Travelers up 1.4 percent According to AAA, there will be nearly 35 million U.S. travelers going 50 miles or more Read on! →


A growing number of luxury and sports cars are going green, and Porsche is leading the charge with hybrid versions of its cars. A plug-in version is coming soon to complement the existing Panamera hybrid, among other models. Lean green and mean The onus from the public is for cars to be fuel efficient and Read on! →


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has named the 2013 Dodge Dart and three other models to its “Top Safety Pick” list. The current list now includes 131 vehicles. Coveted Top Safety Pick list The other models added to the list were the Lexus ES 350 midsize luxury sedan, the Hyundai crossover Santa Fe and Read on! →


BMW AG, the largest luxury automaker in the world, announced Monday that it will be recalling 1.3 million cars worldwide over a potentially faulty battery connector. The recall affects more than 367,000 cars in the U.S. BMW’s largest recall ever It is a large recall, even by industry standards, and the largest ever in BMW’s Read on! →


A Honda Civic recall has been announced for a number of the 2002 and 2003 model year Civics, as well as the 2004 to 2005 Honda Pilot, totaling more than 820,000 vehicles. The issue is with faulty headlight wiring, which can cause low-beam headlights to stop working. Bad switch results in Honda Pilot, Honda Civic Read on! →


The latest Saab bankruptcy filing makes the demise of the company all but certain. The company will not honor any warranties, but General Motors has agreed to honor Saab warranties in the U.S. Yet another Saab bankruptcy Every few years, Swedish auto firm Saab looks to be down for the count, but the latest bankruptcy Read on! →


For the last 12 years, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released a list of the cleanest vehicles. For the first time, an electric vehicle has topped the list. The ACEEE rankings The ACEEE rankings, listed each year on Greencars.org, take into account not only the car’s fuel efficiency and emissions, but Read on! →