There is such a thing as an “efficiency premium,” where cars cost more for a more fuel-efficient version. However, the fuel savings won’t always recoup that premium, with even diesel cars taking a long time to achieve the efficiency premium payoff. Fuel efficiency premium pay off known to take years Car makers are continuing to Read on! →

Business rental vehicles are a vital part of everyday commerce in the U.S., and General Motors believes that this is more than enough reason to simplify the rental process. The Detroit News reports that 6 million GM OnStar subscribers will soon be able to rent GM vehicles through the San Francisco-based car sharing business RelayRides. Read on! →

As the United State struggles to remain ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to the energy revolution, the Economist notes that there’s one area of the automotive world where the U.S. is far behind: consumer natural gas vehicles. Companies like Iran Khodro has made Iran the number one country in the Read on! →

A recently released study by business analysis company McKinsey and Company suggests electric car  battery prices are going to plummet in coming years. The firm believes that the cost of batteries for an electric car could drop 70 percent in the next 13 years. Plummeting price of electric car battery packs to come According to Read on! →

A veritable onslaught of diesel cars is primed to arrive in the U.S., where gasoline is king. Among other oil burners slated to hit dealerships in the near future is the BMW 320d, a slightly economical entry from the 3 series range in Europe. Old diesel out, BMW 320d is in Not long ago, according Read on! →

Lawmakers and law enforcement personnel have been stepping up efforts to curtail distracted driving in recent years, especially since the rise of personal cellular devices. However, some say such legislative crackdowns are nothing new, and may do more harm than good. Distracted driving studies A recent Canadian study by the The Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Read on! →

Welcome back to this selected glance at important women in automotive history. Let’s continue our look at female innovators, inventors and activists. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Florence Lawrence: Silent film star, auto innovator Silent film actress Florence Lawrence came up with the idea for two of the most indispensable Read on! →

America’s love of the automobile has been equal opportunity for both sexes since the dawn of the industry. This was in spite of sexist Victorian ideas that prevailed in the U.S. during the early 20th century, when the automobile got its start. Here are some highlights of women in U.S. automotive history (with a few Read on! →

Tesla Motors appears to have saved its bacon, as it recently started delivering the Model S, the company’s electric full-size sedan. Though the Model X SUV is next on the agenda, it’s been announced that a Tesla compact sedan is in the works, as Tesla wants to take on the 3 series. Tesla electric sedan Read on! →

Common sense dictates that the rules of the road apply equally to all drivers. Special accommodations for such common elements of city driving like parallel parking simply are not made. Unless you’re in the German Black Forest town of Triberg, that is. Sources report that tricky parking spaces in town are labeled with an icon Read on! →