Though not the main selling point of electric vehicles, their quiet operation has often been cited as a great side benefit. Legislation that would require electric vehicles to make noise, however, is in the works. The technology is available to make cars noisier, but the government is considering mandating it. The problem with silent vehicles Read on! →


Toyota Motor Corp., Duke Energy Corp. and the not-for-profit Energy Systems Network are collaborating in Indiana on a pilot program to test standards for plug-in vehicles and charging stations that communicate with the power grid. Toyota team-up seeks to answer questions How will power companies assess charges for a future infrastructure supporting electric and plug-in Read on! →


California Governor Jerry Brown rode to Google headquarters in Mountain View Tuesday aboard a┬áPrius that was driving itself. He was there to sign a bill into law that establishes regulating standards for driverless cars. Driverless Cars Bill reads like science-fiction After his journey by magic Toyota, Governor Brown spoke at a signing ceremony for the Read on! →


The 2011 GTS champion of the Sports Car Club of America’s Pro Racing Pirelli World Challenge Series, Paul Brown, has died of skin cancer less than eight months after he was diagnosed with the disease. The popular race car driver was only 43 years old. The career of Paul Brown Brown was the son of Read on! →


In an age when automotive bailouts and CEO salaries have given taxpayers something to hate, one CEO has revealed that he drew no salary. The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler’s annual financial report, filed Tuesday, reveals that company Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne was paid no salary or stock options in 2011. Marchionne, who Read on! →


In 2008, the Renault-Nissan Alliance paid $1 billion for a 25 percent share in former General Motors partner AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest automaker. By 2014, the European-Japanese alliance expects to own a majority share of the Togliatti-based automaker, reports Automotive News. The companies have agreed to pay AvtoVAZ’s Russian stakeholders approximately $750 million over the next Read on! →


The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is nearly $4 per gallon. But if you return a rental car without topping off the gas tank, you’ll pay more than double that for each gallon the rental service puts in to fill the tank. This is one of the hidden rental car fees that can Read on! →


Amid all the May flowers, automotive fans can expect a big month from Dodge. The Detroit Free Press reports that full production of the compact 2013 Dodge Dart will begin in May. Chrysler sales chief Reid Bigland said the new Dart should hit Dodge dealers by mid-summer. Ten thousand new Darts by July According to Read on! →


If you’re a fan of presidential car trivia, you’re in the right place. This concludes the look into the history of presidential cars. Part one: President Taft to President Kennedy. Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) President Johnson’s long, white Lincoln Continental Convertible carried visitors on tours of his Stonewall, Texas, ranch. But it was his blue Read on! →