So how much of your tax money actually subsidizes plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles? Edmunds’ Inside Line totaled the numbers. It isn’t cheap. $135 million in fed tax credits According to the report, based on 2011 sales and lease numbers, American motorists leased or bought more than 18,000 plug-in electric and hybrid cars. That means Read on! →


For aficionados of classic auto designs of yesteryear, nothing beats a perfectly restored classic or antique car. Elegant line, solid construction, dazzling chrome and even genteel carriage evoke pleasant memories of the past, transporting us into personal fantasy where “They don’t make them like they used to” never rings false. But how can vehicle owners Read on! →


Some time ago, an Indian industrial equipment company announced it was bringing a small pickup truck to market in the U.S. The Mahindra pickup has been delayed again and release is not certain. Manufacturing agreement yet to emerge For some time, there has been some anticipation for the release of a light pickup truck by Read on! →


After an unexplained delay, the Obama Administration announced its finalized Corporate Average Fuel Economy — or CAFE rules — for all U.S.-sold cars from the model years 2017-2025. It’s own deadline for the announcement had been August 15. CAFE rules kick in 2017 That CAFE rules require all new vehicles sold in the U.S. between 2017 Read on! →


On average, Americans spend an hour and a half of each day in their vehicle. According to a new study, spending that time in a new vehicle could be toxic. What makes up a new car smell The “new car smell” is a smell that most of us are familiar with, and a big part Read on! →


Porsche announced this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto show that it is planning to construct a 53-acre Experience Center in the city of Carson in the Los Angeles Basin. Sort of a theme park for speed-loving gear-heads with disposable income, the Experience Center will feature a test track, a customer delivery center, a Read on! →


Two Nissan Leafs have been bought back from their owners by the automaker, under the Arizona Lemon Law. The move follows claims of accelerated battery capacity degradation in the hot state. Still, Nissan claims no failing. Owners test battery loss in Nissan Leafs The two Leafs were among seven tested by owners in the Phoenix Read on! →


Just a few years ago, most car-industry estimates were that a hydrogen-powered vehicle would cost $1 million or more. However, Toyota motors has said that they will be able to offer a $50,000 MSRP hydrogen vehicle as early as 2015. How is Toyota slashing the price of hydrogen vehicles to 5% of the original estimate? Read on! →


Toyota Motor Co. has reached a milestone, having sold the 1 millionth Prius in the U.S. The Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the U.S., having never been outsold by any other model of hybrid car in the American market. The car continues to be the best seller among hybrids and is off Read on! →


Washington state has introduced legislation proposing a $100 annual fee for owners of electric vehicles. The surtax is being proposed to compensate the state for lost gas tax revenue. However, General Motors has asked the state to shelve the bill. State bill passed this week Washington state Senate Bill 6455 passed earlier this week. The Read on! →