An intriguing survey on distracted driving was recently released by the roadside services provider, AA of Ireland. The number one distraction for men? Attractive women on foot or bicycles. Distracted driving study Nearly a third of men surveyed — 29 percent — said they have had near-crashes from gazing at a particularly striking female alongside Read on! →


Sixteen cities in nine countries are making a concerted effort to put six million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. A new report called the EV City Casebook is tracking those efforts and offers tips to other cities to reach those goals. The EV City Casebook The new report, published by the International Energy Read on! →


Most people think that in order to get 40 miles per gallon or better, one has to buy a hybrid. However, with the fuel efficiency arms race among car makers, there are a bevy cars that get 40 mpg without hybrid technology. CAFE racing The fuel efficiency arms race is partially thanks to rising CAFE Read on! →


The low and uninitiated may see the terms “pushrod” and “overhead cam” advertised and wonder what it is and if it makes any difference at all. Perhaps not to the lay person and in their day-to-day drudgery, but it does make a difference mechanically, and also to a great many gearheads. And in this corner, Read on! →


Hybrid car racing, while still somewhat of a novelty, is nothing new. The Formula Hybrid International Competition, being held this week in Loudon, N.H., is unique in that all the cars in the race are student-designed and built. The event is a recruiting forum for automakers seeking engineers. An engineering showcase Nascar fans might be Read on! →


The phrase “distracted driving” has become part of our lexicon as driver cell phone and texting bans have become more and more commonplace. However, one Ohio town wants to take it one step further and make all forms of distracted driving illegal. Distracted driving ban A new state law comes into affect for Ohio in Read on! →


An Acura ILX and Honda CR-V recall has been announced, as the rear doors on the cars could fly open. The issue is caused by a fault in the door latch for the front doors, posing a danger to driver and passengers. Honda CR-V recall only for current model year Honda, according to the Washington Read on! →


If you’re a true gearhead, the new GM Corvette program is perfect for you. If you’re buying a Corvette Z06 or ZR1, you can pay a little extra and build the engine yourself. The best part of this GM/Corvette program is, unlike building an engine on your own, you’re protected every step of the way. Read on! →


As the auto industry undergoes a profound transformation, new cars may be a better investment than pre-owned vehicles. Low interest and no interest financing for new cars is creating an unusual auto loan environment. Classic assumptions about new versus used cars aren’t always correct. Depending on the make and model, there are some vehicles that Read on! →


One of the effects of the larger online marketplace is that it is easier than ever to buy a car sight unseen. If you are choosing to purchase online,here are a few things to keep in mind. The best move Never, ever purchase a car sight unseen. You should always check out a used car Read on! →