The phrase “distracted driving” has become part of our lexicon as driver cell phone and texting bans have become more and more commonplace. However, one Ohio town wants to take it one step further and make all forms of distracted driving illegal. Distracted driving ban A new state law comes into affect for Ohio in Read on! →


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! →


For aficionados of classic auto designs of yesteryear, nothing beats a perfectly restored classic or antique car. Elegant line, solid construction, dazzling chrome and even genteel carriage evoke pleasant memories of the past, transporting us into personal fantasy where “They don’t make them like they used to” never rings false. But how can vehicle owners Read on! →


You probably know that Kelley Blue Book is the most trusted source of auto pricing and value information in the United States. But did you know that Kelley Blue Book recently started a new web site, called Trusted Marketplace, where you can shop for cars, too? Trusted Marketplace allows you to look at cars for sale Read on! →


Volkswagen announced in 2010 that it was developing an electric version of the Golf that would be released in America in 2014. The electric Golf, or “E-Golf,” is still on track for a 2014 release in the U.S., after debuting in Europe. Still slated for production In 2010, according to Car and Driver, Volkswagen announced 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! →


This morning, Hertz car rental announced that it would be acquiring Dollar Thrifty Automotive group, creating a 9,800 location rental-car giant. The Hertz/Dollar Thrifty merger was announced this morning, and will cost Hertz about $1.2 billion in both cash and stock. The combined company will be 94.5 percent owned by Hertz stockholders, with the remaining Read on! →


On average, Americans spend an hour and a half of each day in their vehicle. According to a new study, spending that time in a new vehicle could be toxic. What makes up a new car smell The “new car smell” is a smell that most of us are familiar with, and a big part Read on! →