In the world of alternative fuel and low-emissions vehicles, there is a patchwork of regulations across the country. While national regulations on vehicle emissions do exist, some states have more strict standards. This patchwork has created a veritable storm of abbreviations about vehicle emissions. Here’s what the most popular of these abbreviations actually mean. LEV Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into claims of “exploding sunroof” in Hyundai Veloster subcompacts. There have been several complaints of the panoramic sunroof basically bursting apart, though thankfully there haven’t been injuries. Exploding sunroofs prompts involvement from federales A sunroof or moonroof is a nice addition to a car, as Read on! →


A lawsuit has been filed against Mini, for allegedly violating the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act of that state. The lawsuit alleges that corners were cut in making the MiniCooper CVT, the continuously-variable transmission, which some owners claim is hopelessly unreliable. Second such MiniCooper CVT lawsuit According to the Wall Street Journal, Mini has Read on! →


Lotus took the only model it will offer in the United States to the New York Auto Show, but without much fanfare. The storied but troubled car maker is only offering the Evora and Evora S because of safety requirements that demand compromises Lotus isn’t going to make. Only model coming here at all Sports Read on! →


The Scion xB and xD are curious little cars, in that they are box-shaped but also small, giving the practicality of an SUV but the size and economy of a sub-compact. However, Scion has decided to give these models the ax because sales have fallen off. Cubes kicked to the curb In the early 2000s, Read on! →


American automakers, in the midst of a muscle car renaissance, have started an arms race by producing modern pony cars with staggering amounts of power. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT Mustang will produce 650 horsepower and reach 200 miles per hour. Ford not horsing around with new Mustang America’s “Big Three” automakers, Ford, General Motors Read on! →


In addition to fuel economy, more car makers are starting to focus on the full life cycle of a vehicle. Chevrolet has announced eco-labels that will include environmental data on the construction of some vehicles. The 2013 Ford Escape will include door panels made of a renewable plant material. The Ecologic Label Starting with the Read on! →


Fiscal 2011 has come to a close across the global automotive industry, and that means financial reports are being released. Italian automaker Fiat released its regulatory filing Thursday, and the Detroit Free Press notes that CEO Sergio Marchionne was paid $18.9 million in salary and incentives for the year. The sum stands in stark contrast Read on! →


Before you hop into the car and drive to the corner store like a good little consumer, do you ever find yourself wanting to rankle the neighbors by dropping the clutch, smoking the tires and throwing down some big league burnout? Ah, the smell of napalmed tires in the morning – smells like victory for Read on! →


If your life or the life of someone you love has ever been touched by the horror of vehicular manslaughter, you may find this compilation disturbing. For fans of trivia and the macabre, you’re in the right place. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous vehicular homicide cases, in Read on! →