Ford has taken the green vehicle lead among automakers with initiatives that go beyond the powertrain. Many of the materials used in Ford vehicles are recyclable and replace plastics that end up in landfills. Ford’s latest green vehicle innovation may be biodegradable parts made from mycelium, a mushroom fungus. Making car parts from mushrooms Ford Read on! →

The fight for dominance in the public service vehicle segment is on. Monday Chrysler introduced its new Dodge Durango Special Service SUV. The model, fitted to meet the needs of emergency services and law enforcement, is designed to compete directly with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, based on the 2012 Explorer, and the Chevy Tahoe Read on! →

If you’re a true gearhead, the new GM Corvette program is perfect for you. If you’re buying a Corvette Z06 or ZR1, you can pay a little extra and build the engine yourself. The best part of this GM/Corvette program is, unlike building an engine on your own, you’re protected every step of the way. Read on! →

Few mechanical problems are closer to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater like unintended acceleration. A petition is being lodged with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that complaints of Ford Escape unintended acceleration should be dealt with by ordering a recall. Petition lodged to address Ford Escape unintended acceleration by recall A number of Read on! →

Chevy Volt reviews are beginning to come out. There is mixed sentiment about the car. The Chevy Volt is the first entry by General Motors into the hybrid and electric car field. It has been hotly anticipated. Critics contend that the car is too reliant on its gas engine to truly compete with other hybrids. Read on! →

Subaru has announced two recalls because of manufacturing defects that pose significant risks. Windshield wipers on Outback and Legacy models from 2010 and 2011 have a defect and control arms on certain older Impreza, Forester and Saab cars can rust and break. Windshield wiper motor defect in Subaru Outback and Legacy Subaru, according to USA Read on! →

According to reports from Ward’s Auto, Ford and Toyota have already started work on a collaboration to build a hybrid version of the popular F-150 pickup truck. Ford and Toyota share the drawing board The Ford, Toyota collaboration could give GM a run for its money, should the Silverado 1500 Hybrid pickup continue on to Read on! →

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Ford Escape. Reports indicate that Ford Motor Co. is recalling an additional 11,500 new Ford Escape SUVs in North America. Last weekend, the automaker recalled 8,300 2013 Escapes due to carpet problems that can affect the application of the brake pedal. Now the Ford Escape recall Read on! →

The Detroit News reports that a large North American automotive parts supplier plans to invest $60 million and add 450 jobs as it acquires the New Boston Chrysler Mopar site in Wayne County, Mich. The jobs will be new, full-time engineering and manufacturing positions that the challenged Michigan economy badly needs. Improving the supply chain Read on! →