A concept from the Tokyo Motor Show, the SIM-LEI by boutique firm SIM Drive, has some interesting features for an electric car. It could be everything an electric car could really be. Corvette fast with no gas needed Electric cars are hampered by a few things. Firstly, the only models fast enough to be exciting Read on! →


Luxury SUVs are a huge business, but the companies that make them are hurting due to private SUV exporting. Straw buyers purchase vehicles in First World countries and ship them to other markets to sell or deliver to customers who purchase them, and the auto industry is not amused. SUV exporting is why Land Rover Read on! →


Chrysler has filed a complaint with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, saying it wants a $2.5 million security deposit it paid to Duke Energy in 2009 returned. Chrysler demands deposit back Following Chrysler’s bankruptcy in 2008, Duke Energy, which supplies power to the Michigan-based automaker’s plants in Kokomo, Indiana, demand a $2.5 million deposit, based Read on! →


A new study predicts that the world’s oil consumption will continue to rise yearly for the next nine years and then drop off sharply. By 2035, the study says, world oil demand will be less than what it was in 2010. Oil demand to peak in 2020 The England-based Ricardo Strategic Consulting firm’s recent study Read on! →


The Japan earthquake and tsunami has created a ton of news stories about auto parts shortages, factory shutdowns, schedule interruptions and shipping delays. Throw in rising gas prices, and you get a perfect storm of panic buying as U.S. consumers make a run on fuel-efficient vehicles. The situation has led to severe price gouging by Read on! →


The automotive wing of German holding company Porsche Automobil Holding SE is poised for a big sales year in 2012. According to the brand’s top sales and marketing executive Bernhard Maier, Porsche Zwischenholding GmbH expects significant growth in new car sales in 2012. That growth will be only partially dependent upon sales from Volkswagen AG, Read on! →


Following a large Windstar recall for road salt corrosion in the suspension system, Ford is suing the parts supplier, Dana. The parts supplier, however, is denying responsibility. Windstar recall Ford, one of the Big Three U.S. automakers, is blaming the parts supplier, Dana, for allegedly providing faulty frames that were used in some of its Read on! →


U.S. safety regulators are conducting a preliminary probe into consumer complaints of side door fires in Toyota Camrys, Camry Solaras and RAV 4s. However, no recall has been issued at this time. Over 800,000 vehicles affected The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 830,000 2007 model year Toyota Camry sedans, Camry Solara coupes and Read on! →


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no fan of the Obama administration’s handling of the auto bailouts, reports Automotive News. His recent 30-second TV commercial, “Dream,” speaks harshly of the auto bailouts and President Obama’s decision to force General Motors and Chrysler dealerships to shutter their doors in 2009. Auto dealerships in Ohio object According Read on! →