Tesla Stores are opening in shopping malls across the nation. In the process, they are changing the way that cars are sold. That has some traditional auto dealers accusing the company of violating state laws. Tesla Stores challenged by dealers Automotive dealership associations have lobbied for laws that disallow automakers from selling their product directly Read on! →


So how much of your tax money actually subsidizes plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles? Edmunds’ Inside Line totaled the numbers. It isn’t cheap. $135 million in fed tax credits According to the report, based on 2011 sales and lease numbers, American motorists leased or bought more than 18,000 plug-in electric and hybrid cars. That means Read on! →


Some time ago, an Indian industrial equipment company announced it was bringing a small pickup truck to market in the U.S. The Mahindra pickup has been delayed again and release is not certain. Manufacturing agreement yet to emerge For some time, there has been some anticipation for the release of a light pickup truck by Read on! →


After an unexplained delay, the Obama Administration announced its finalized Corporate Average Fuel Economy — or CAFE rules — for all U.S.-sold cars from the model years 2017-2025. It’s own deadline for the announcement had been August 15. CAFE rules kick in 2017 That CAFE rules require all new vehicles sold in the U.S. between 2017 Read on! →


Porsche announced this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto show that it is planning to construct a 53-acre Experience Center in the city of Carson in the Los Angeles Basin. Sort of a theme park for speed-loving gear-heads with disposable income, the Experience Center will feature a test track, a customer delivery center, a Read on! →


Just a few years ago, most car-industry estimates were that a hydrogen-powered vehicle would cost $1 million or more. However, Toyota motors has said that they will be able to offer a $50,000 MSRP hydrogen vehicle as early as 2015. How is Toyota slashing the price of hydrogen vehicles to 5% of the original estimate? Read on! →


Toyota Motor Co. has reached a milestone, having sold the 1 millionth Prius in the U.S. The Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the U.S., having never been outsold by any other model of hybrid car in the American market. The car continues to be the best seller among hybrids and is off Read on! →


No self-respecting car owner should ignore tires, wheels and brakes when performing basic maintenance. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Tires, wheels and brakes basic maintenance tip No. 5: Do the tread test There’s a tire tread test you’ve probably heard of before, but never actually done. No time like the Read on! →


While the gas-powered Ford C-Max has been sold in Europe since 2003, the hybrid-only wave will finally reach U.S. shores. The Associated Press reports that Ford will finally have competition to offer against the Toyota Prius when the new C-Max hybrid minivan hits the market in 2012. It will be sold in both hybrid and Read on! →