Getting around a big town like San Francisco can be an expensive or otherwise inconvenience proposition when you don’t have a car. For those who do have a car and want to rent themselves out as an affordable taxi-competing ride for hire service, there’s the iPhone app SideCar. Drivers and passengers in need of assistance Read on! →

Sixteen cities in nine countries are making a concerted effort to put six million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. A new report called the EV City Casebook is tracking those efforts and offers tips to other cities to reach those goals. The EV City Casebook The new report, published by the International Energy Read on! →

Irving Gordon, a retired school teacher in New York state, has become famous for an automotive feat rivaled by few. Gordon almost has a 3 million mile car, a Volvo P1800 coupe, which he has fastidiously maintained since buying the car in 1966. The 3 million mile car has only 34,000 miles left Irving Gordon Read on! →

Volvo Cars North America, an automaker that prides itself on its safety record, has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to federal safety regulators for not conducting seven separate recalls in a timely manner. Volvo fined for procrastination The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalty assessment on its website Tuesday. Since that Read on! →

Remember, General Motors was for Facebook before it was against it. Sources report that GM is in discussions with Facebook that may result in the automaker reversing its decision to pull out of the Facebook paid ads game. Since suspending all paid Facebook ads in May, GM has still maintained a free brand presence on Read on! →

A lot of people grumble about how modern cars can only be repaired at dealerships, which charge more. It isn’t completely true, but there is a “sweetheart deal” between automakers and dealers, which is being challenged by “right to repair” laws. Right to repair laws an old issue Ever hear someone bemoan how complicated modern Read on! →

The state of Michigan is trying out a unique method of combating drunk driving over the fourth of July holiday. Talking urinal cakes that warn “users” not to drive drunk are being distributed to the men’s room of about 200 bars and restaurants across the state. Safety message ‘number one’ Besides a “don’t drink and Read on! →

The fourth annual REFUEL electric vehicle racing event was held July 1 at famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca near Monterey, Calif. It was perhaps the largest such event ever held. REFUEL promotes EVs The event is organized by the racing instruction school, Speed Ventures, in recognition of the growing importance of vehicles powered by batteries Read on! →

Police in Scottsdale, Ariz. have a man in custody who went on a carjacking spree totally naked Friday, leaving multiple injuries and collisions in his wake. Carjacking spree According to Sgt. Mark Clark of the Scottsdale Police, John Brigham, 45, was involved in a collision at about 1:30 PM. Most motorists would exchange insurance information Read on! →

The fines charged to automakers for failing to conduct timely recalls of unsafe models had been doubled to $35 million in a compromise bill agreed on by the House and Congress last week.  The Senate originally asked those penalties to be upped to $250 million. Recall fines The current maximum the government can charge for Read on! →