David Strickland, the new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration head, has only been in office since January. With only three months under his belt as boss, though, David Strickland is speaking out about many vehicle safety issues. Recently, Strickland spoke out about the safety of hybrid vehicles, in-vehicle “infotainment” systems and the back-up visibility in Read on! →


The West Coast Electric Highway initiative is a plan to set up charging stations for plug-in vehicles along the West Coast, from San Diego, Calif., to Vancouver, British Columbia. The hope is to encourage the sales of EVs by relieving driver’s “range anxiety.” Tuesday, the first AeroVironment EV charging stations opened along I-5 in Southern Read on! →


Getting green automotive technology off the ground requires a large capital investment; that’s why it never hurts to have Bill Gates in your corner if you’re EcoMotors International. The startup that is committed to the development of environmentally friendly automotive engine technology received a massive investment from the former Microsoft chairman in the amount of Read on! →


Thursday, Ford reported the mileage rating for its much-anticipated Focus ST. According the the EPA, the Focus will get 32 mpg on the highway. Ford says that makes it the most fuel efficient model available in its class. Others challenge that, however. Numbers for the Ford Focus ST The Focus ST, a new performance version 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! →


Nissan has raised the price for the upcoming model year of the GT-R, Nissan’s uber-fast sports car. The base model, which is as fast as a Ferrari at Porsche prices, will be almost $7,000 more expensive. Sports cars getting more expensive The Nissan GT-R is a special car. There are very few cars that have Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put its foot down and blocked the Pagani Huayra from being imported to the United States for not having airbags. The NHTSA has refused to grant an exemption to the company to make a car without airbags. Boutique supercar maker sells five cars per year in America The Read on! →


“He was for it before he was against it” is a particularly annoying form of political theater that we’ve heard way too many times in recent years. For Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the catchphrase definitely applies. According to the congressional record, Ryan voted in 2008 to support the auto bailouts Read on! →


Fuel efficiency is at an all-time premium as gas tops $4 per gallon and people are willing to pay top-dollar to save. However, a small number of people protest that hybrids and other cars that demand premium prices for savings are really a waste of money. Hybrid moments Most people think that hybrid cars, because Read on! →


Everyone wants their vehicles to get better gas mileage. Not all gas savers are what they’re cracked up to be, however. Here are some snake oil gas-saving devices that numerous automotive industry sources have deemed fuel-saving hoaxes. Hydrogen generators Hydrogen generators may run anywhere from a few dollars for a book of plans on how Read on! →