While it seems just about every type of passenger car has hybrid variants, heavy duty vehicles are getting into it as well, as there are a number of hybrid semi-trucks in development. Heavy duty vehicles are far from the biggest polluters, but they are major gas guzzlers to be sure. Freightliner unveils Super Truck hybrid Read on! →


Car sharing is one of the most popular new schemes to help urbanites cut down on their driving. The reasons people choose to participate in car-sharing are varied – everything from cost-savings to reduced environmental impact. Car sharing isn’t available in every city across the nation yet, though. Starting your own car-sharing program can be Read on! →


The semi truck delivers nearly everything you buy to your favorite grocery, hardware and department stores. For that reason alone, it’s interesting to know what’s going on beneath the hood. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Semi truck fact No. 6 – Maximum weights Down Under In the U.S., a semi Read on! →


Under threat of U.S. imports of hybrids being blocked, Toyota has settled a long-running patent infringement suit. A patent filed in 1994 that covered a “high voltage method to power gas-electric hybrid cars” was at issue. Toyota has agreed to license the technology from the Paice company. The patent at issue The patent that Toyota Read on! →


A significant bump has been noted in the sales of cars with stick shifts, as manual transmissions are known for slightly better fuel economy than their automatic counterparts. Despite the recent gains, it is only as matter of time before the third pedal is done away with completely. Economy spurs spike in stick shift sales Read on! →


In a backlash to the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, a New York judge ruled earlier this week that 75 Chrysler dealers, who were terminated as part of Chrysler’s bailout bankruptcy, have the right to sue the U.S. Treasury Department. The judge agrees that the terminations were a violation of Fifth Amendment rights. The Read on! →


Go to any auto parts store and many gas stations, and you’ll see a huge number of aftermarket fuel additives. You may ask yourself, “how did I get this beautiful house?” as well as whether the additives are actually worth it. Worth of fuel additives depends on what it purports to do Aftermarket fuel additives Read on! →


Since 2009, the Chinese auto market has been the global industry’s greatest frontier, which means that a great deal of research goes into which brands will fare well in the Middle Kingdom. Frequently, selling cars in China means changing the designs of popular models. A recent article in The Detroit Free Press notes that it’s Read on! →


The U.S. division of Hyundai said that sales will slow on its wildly popular Elantra in the coming year. This prediction comes despite gains in sales last year. The reason for the expected drop, the company says, is that its Montgomery, Ala., plant will not be able to keep up with the demand. 2012 North Read on! →


Consumer Reports has just released its annual list of the best cars for the current model year. The 2012 list of best cars was topped by Subaru, as the top four best brands were all voted to be Japanese automakers. All wheel, all conquering Every year, Consumer Reports compiles a list of the top cars Read on! →