Large corporations do not take kindly to internal secrets being released without authorization. This is particularly true when the guilty party is legally bound via agreement to keep quiet. Such is the case with former Toyota in-house legal council Dimitrios Biller. According to Automotive News, an arbitrator awarded Toyota $2.6 million in damages to compensate Read on! →


Hauling cargo from point to point is an expensive proposition, when it comes to energy consumption. AT&T has just put in an order for 1,200 compressed natural gas vehicles from General Motors. The benefits of CNG Compressed natural gas is a fuel that can be used to run internal combustion engines, and it costs about Read on! →


United Auto Workers President Bob King is no fan of Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In a conference call with former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and members of the Obama re-election campaign, King reportedly called Romney “out of touch” with the issues working people face. Cavalier about plant closures King and Read on! →


The owner of a mysterious 1942 Mercedes 320 Cabriolet D believes the car may have been Hitler’s convertible. Others dispute the claim, but it may well have belonged to one of the German dictator’s generals. Hitler’s Mercedes Zenop Tuncer is the owner of Euro Tech Motors in Edgewater, N.J. He specializing in acquiring and repairing Read on! →


Hybrid car maker Fisker, builder of the troubled Karma, has already been plagued by alleged battery fires, federal investigations and a government loan freeze. Now, according to information leaked to InsideEvs.com, it will be delaying the launch of its second, more affordable model, the Atlantic. Launch delayed a year Fisker said at the New York Read on! →


Bob Lutz, author and former vice-chairman of General Motors, went toe-to-toe with comedian and faux-right-wing pundit Stephen Colbert Monday evening. While predicting record sales for Chevrolet’s Volt, which was started under his watch at GM, the 80-year-old former industry leader bested the host in a push-up competition. Maximum Bob Lutz appeared on the Comedy Central Read on! →


In the largest experiment of its kind ever, the U.S. government is backing a study on connected cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan. About 3,000 vehicles of all types will be equipped with technology to communicate with one another in the massive endeavor. Connected cars improve flow, reduce crashes Connected cars use wireless technology to communicate Read on! →


In January Car Deal Expert posted about BMW’s recall of exactly six 2012 X5 xDrive35i models over automatic transmissions issues. In discussing that recall, we examined some of the smallest auto recalls in history. That begged the question, what were the largest? Here, in descending order, are the top five. 5. February 1981, GM In Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. nearly collapsed when the bubble burst on the U.S. automotive industry, and the automaker carried the scar of a junk status credit rating to prove it. The Associated Press reports that Ford may have healed. Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s junk status Tuesday, replacing it with a designation of investment grade. Ford’s Read on! →