Italian automaker Fiat wants to put an espresso maker in its 2013 500L model. The idea is meeting resistance in the U.S., for fear of causing distracted driving. But it could save a bundle on morning Starbucks runs. Fiat espresso maker The in-board espresso coffee maker will appear as an option this fall in Fiat Read on! →


It seems like there is a day for everything anymore, and its the same with the plug-in electric vehicle. National Plug In Day is a day of awareness and appreciation for the rising segment of the automotive industry. It is being celebrated in more than twice as many cities as last year. And you might Read on! →


German automaker Volkswagen AG announced Tuesday that it will be issuing two separate recalls. The dual campaigns are among the smallest of the year. Less than 200 vehicles are affected in total. Passats and Routans return to dealerships According to a posting on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, Volkswagen will recall 153 of Read on! →


Mini John Cooper Works, a division of BMW AG, says it plans to debut the new hard-top John Cooper Works GP II in May. It is intended to be an improved sequel to the much-coveted 2006 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works GP, or the Mini Cooper GP, which had a very limited run. To Read on! →


According to Car Insurance Genie, men almost always pay more for car insurance than women do. Is this a gender-biased system, or do insurance companies have good reasons for the cost disparity? And what can male motorists do to lower those costs? Men get in more accidents Insurance companies, like good gamblers, play the odds. Read on! →


Going to a professional detailer can be a good way to help your vehicle look its best. If you get your car detailed on a regular basis, though, it can get expensive. While the initial cost of do it yourself detailing may be a bit higher than going to a professional, it can save you Read on! →


Whether one knows it or not, we all depend on a variety of people doing skilled trades to basically exist. Cars can’t run without mechanics, especially since few people do most of their own car repair and a mechanic shortage is soon to become reality. Cars to stop running, planes to fall out of sky Read on! →


German automotive giant Volkswagen AG has reached an agreement with the Chinese government to build a new production plant in the western province of Xinjiang. Reuters reports that some controversy has been attached to the move, as Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in China that is opposed to the government’s unofficial Read on! →


The insanely dangerous, wicked fast and ultimately short-lived Group B series of the World Rally Championship is the subject of a British short film. The Group B short film – with the clever title of “Group B” – wrapped production recently and will be released sometime in the near future. Group B short film trumps Read on! →


A highly fuel-efficient car at the local dealership will get 40 miles per gallon or more, but that is barely scratching the surface of what is possible. The winning car in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe got 8,002 miles per gallon. Hyper-hypermiling Shell, the gasoline company, sponsors and puts on a race series every year in Read on! →