The Chevrolet Bolt is being tipped as a serious challenger to Tesla’s electric vehicles, with a claimed 200-mile range. GM is vying to become a top seller of alternative drivetrain vehicles, which is actually sort of working. GM unveils Chevrolet Bolt early General Motors recently announced an EV for 2017 called the Chevrolet Bolt. It’s Read on! →


Last week, U.S. News and World Reports released its 2012 Best Cars for the Money Award picks. Ford was the frontrunner, carrying five of the top bang-for-your-buck cars in 10 different categories. The best bargains were also selected for SUVs, minivans and trucks. Determining the best value The winners were selected for 23 automotive categories. Read on! →


When General Motors first introduced the Chevrolet Volt, it was estimated the vehicle got 230 miles per gallon. The government formula that was used to calculate this number, though, was never officially approved. This means that the estimation of miles per gallon for most hybrids will have to be recalculated — not just the Chevy Read on! →


The Volkswagen Beetle Fender edition, first revealed in a concept version at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, will hit the U.S. showrooms this coming fall. No, it does not feature an exaggerated wheel-guard section. Instead, it is inspired by the iconic electric guitar maker, whose instruments were made famous by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Read on! →


When people make decisions, they generally adjust their outlook based upon a set perception, or anchor. Once a person has established an anchor to compare related circumstances against, that anchor tends to remain set in the individual’s mind. This process of bias is called anchoring, and the retail sales industry uses it to great advantage Read on! →


Depending upon your point of view, a Toyota launch in Japan could be all about the car or all about the sizzle. Automotive News sides with the former, although the publication’s description of the recent launch party for the Lexus CT 200h suggests that the experience has left the car behind – not exactly at Read on! →


Toyota’s Prius is proving that so-called “green” cars may not be the antithesis of “mainstream” after all. The little hybrid that could hit the market as a niche model 15 years ago. Now, at the end of the first quarter of 2012, it has become the third largest selling vehicle in the world. Sales more Read on! →


Most car companies are producing fewer V-8 engines and indeed, fewer V-6 engines. BMW, however, is not entirely on the bandwagon and is instead producing the BMW 760Li V12, a special edition commemorating and celebrating the BMW V-12. BMW 760Li V-12 tops already fantastically pricey range When most car makers make a commemorative edition of Read on! →


The Highway Loss Data Institute, a part of the National Institute for Highway Safety, has released its 2010 theft numbers. By comparing the number of insured vehicles on the road to the number of theft claims, HLDI creates the most-stolen list. This year, the Cadillac Escalade topped the list, and pickups are becoming more frequent Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into reports of Chevrolet Cruze sedans and Jeep Wrangler SUVs catching fire. There is no common cause; the vehicles are made by different manufacturers but the NHTSA is looking into the matter. Spontaneous combustion The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two probes into reports Read on! →