Electric cars have been around since the beginning of automobile history, but their lower speed, high battery cost, limited range between chargings, charging time and overall battery lifespan have limited their commercial appeal. However, as Ford Motor Company’s Executive Chairman Bill Ford suggested to the 2010 SAE World Congress, the market is changing fast. Mainstream Read on! →


A small recall has been announced for a handful of Honda Ridgeline pickups that left the factory with a misinforming placard. A placard on 206 new Ridgelines says the truck has a compact spare, but it has a full-size spare. Wheel mistake Honda, according to USA Today, has been made aware of a problem by Read on! →


Gas prices traditionally go up in the spring time, but it is only March and the nation’s pump numbers are at near-record highs. It sure makes it hard for a driving enthusiast to enjoy feeling the asphalt rushing underneath the tires. Still, it is clear that adjustments need to be made in favor of fuel Read on! →


In 2003 and 2005, Honda recalled more than 1.4 million vehicles over a problem with the shift interlock system. Today, a new Honda recall was announced for the same problem. This Honda recall covers 2003 Accords, 2003 Civics and some 2003 and 2004 Elements. The Honda recall shift interlock problem The impetus for the new Read on! →


There are only so many ways to get out of a traffic ticket, but a physics professor at the University of California San Diego used science. Dmitri Krioukov published a four-page paper demonstrating his innocence with physics. Fighting The Man with science According to the Daily Mail, a San Diego physics professor recently used his Read on! →


Despite most flying cars being the realm of science fiction, there have been occasional attempts at making what are termed “roadable aircraft.” A modern example, the Terrafugia Transition, is heading to the New York Auto Show. A plane car Man has dreamed of a car that doubles as a plane for a long time. The Read on! →


Common tools used by automakers to boost sales of vehicles that aren’t selling well are cash rebates and related vehicle incentives. Rebate amounts are generally small, no more than a few thousand dollars for even the most expensive vehicles. Sometimes, however, an automaker like Maybach goes for broke. The ultra-luxury automaker is offering a massive Read on! →


Usually, when a mistake happens at an automaker’s factory, it means that a person’s car is liable to explode into flames. However, sometimes it’s to the customer’s benefit, as GMC and Chevy trucks are going to be offered at steep discounts as General Motors has made too many of them. Chevy trucks fall prey to Read on! →


When people buy electric cars, they get federal tax credits. There are also a growing number of third-party companies that convert regular cars to electric vehicles, and those cars are eligible for the EV tax credit too. Limited selection A selling point for electric vehicles, besides never paying for gas again, is that the federal Read on! →


When other automakers zig, Ferrari zags. Most believe that carbon fiber is the best material for making car components lighter, but the Italian supercar maker is standing behind its use of aluminum. Ferrari insists aluminum is superior for most cars, a stance that goes against the grain in the automotive industry. Enzo preferred aluminum Dating Read on! →