Not long ago, Ram and General Motors both announced bi-fuel systems for certain pickups models, which would allow them to run on Compressed Natural Gas as well as gasoline. GM has just announced the pricing, and it costs an extra $11,000 for the bi-fuel system. Flexible on fuel A few months ago Ram, formerly the Read on! →


Robert Davis, senior vice president of Mazda U.S. operations, met with Car and Driver recently to discuss the Japanese automaker’s future research and development plans for its trademark rotary engines. He also talked about the phasing-out of V6 engines, among other topics. Synonymous with rotary engines Davis made it clear that the rotary engine is Read on! →


Pickup trucks are meant for hauling. Why anyone would paint a pickup truck bed with something other than a durable truck bed liner is questionable, at best. Here’s how to do the job yourself with a cheap, easy DIY bed liner that you can roll or spray on at home. Don’t use wood or plastic Read on! →


A new study shows that, in general, charging electric vehicles produces less greenhouse gas than driving other types of vehicles. However, the findings differ by locality, and in some states, the study indicates, it may actually be more environmentally responsible to drive a hybrid, even though its internal combustion engine burns fossil fuels part of Read on! →


Cadillac is currently at work designing the next generation of the CTS, the performance sedan behind the brand’s resurgence. However, Cadillac is rumored to be discontinuing the CTS Wagon and Coupe and creating new wagon and coupe models instead. Success of CTS The modern resurgence of Cadillac has been tied largely to Cadillac’s pursuit of Read on! →


The past two generations of the Ford Mustang have had retro styling, hearkening to classic Mustangs from the 1960s. However, Ford has announced that the next generation Mustang will drop the retro appointments. Trying to attract a new generation of buyers The Ford Mustang has an iconic status matched by few other cars produced by Read on! →


Suzuki Motor Corporation is slashing its marketing budget in light of diminished sales and a shrinking number of Suzuki dealers. Automotive News reports that despite a 13 percent increase in sales across the global automotive industry through the first quarter of 2012, Suzuki dropped 2 percent to just 6,561 sales. Suzuki opts out Suzuki has Read on! →


Eight months into an ongoing investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that 16 crashes and five injuries were related to a transmission issue in some BMW models. According to the NHTSA, the problem can lead to a parked vehicle rolling away. Under investigation since August The federal regulation agency has been looking 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! →


Every driver has multiple blind spots; it’s impossible to see everything on the roadway at once. Since 2008, blind-spot radar that can help drivers avoid accidents has been introduced in consumer vehicles to help deal with this safety issue. As Steve Rode, president of Swedish blind-spot radar manufacturer Autoliv Electronics, notes business is booming. Sales Read on! →