Toyota Motor Co. has reached a milestone, having sold the 1 millionth Prius in the U.S. The Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the U.S., having never been outsold by any other model of hybrid car in the American market. The car continues to be the best seller among hybrids and is off Read on! →


The Ford Explorer was the poster child of the SUV craze of the mid-1990s into the 2000s. However, Ford thinks that its image is a bit too family-friendly and has punched up the range with the Explorer Sport, a 350-horsepower turbo edition of the family hauler. The golden retriever of the car world In the Read on! →


Washington state has introduced legislation proposing a $100 annual fee for owners of electric vehicles. The surtax is being proposed to compensate the state for lost gas tax revenue. However, General Motors has asked the state to shelve the bill. State bill passed this week Washington state Senate Bill 6455 passed earlier this week. The Read on! →


No self-respecting car owner should ignore tires, wheels and brakes when performing basic maintenance. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Tires, wheels and brakes basic maintenance tip No. 5: Do the tread test There’s a tire tread test you’ve probably heard of before, but never actually done. No time like the Read on! →


As part of an international, three-year automotive engineering contest, students from Michigan’s Wayne State University are getting a crack at re-designing the 2013 Chevy Malibu to be more eco-friendly, reports the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit-based school is the only state institution involved in the EcoCAR2 contest, as well as one of only 13 American Read on! →


While the gas-powered Ford C-Max has been sold in Europe since 2003, the hybrid-only wave will finally reach U.S. shores. The Associated Press reports that Ford will finally have competition to offer against the Toyota Prius when the new C-Max hybrid minivan hits the market in 2012. It will be sold in both hybrid and Read on! →


From September 22-24, the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction will be open for bids in Las Vegas. A name that makes classic car enthusiasts drool, Barrett-Jackson is an auction like no other. Eschewing the typical down-to-business marketplace atmosphere of most such sales, the festive celebration draws car lovers like honey draws bees. A chance meeting in 1963 Read on! →


New York-based lithium-ion automotive battery maker Ener1 Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. The company, which was granted a $118 million U.S. Energy Department grant to make batteries for electric vehicles, defaulted on its bond debt. Competition from Asian battery makers is also believed to have contributed to Ener1’s financial woes. China, Read on! →


Don’t let a dealer take you for a ride! When you’re purchasing a new or used vehicle, you want everything to go smoothly. A great deal of money is set to change hands in such a transaction, and you don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of a bad contract or price gouge. Read on! →