In the past, biodiesel users were a small fringe group. Biodiesel, however, is now big business, with the challenges that many big businesses face. Tyson foods getting into biodiesel The U.S. meat market creates hundreds of millions of pounds per year of waste product. These products, however, are proving a very effective source of raw Read on! →


Auto dealership Marvin K. Brown has signed an exclusive agreement with electric vehicle assembler Coda Automotive, reports Automotive News. Beginning in February 2012, Marvin K. Brown will be the only automotive dealer in San Diego County to sell the fully electric Coda car, beginning with the 2012 Coda sedan. Coda Automotive and focus on zero Read on! →


America’s major car rental companies, under pressure from consumers, have agreed to stop renting recalled cars before they have been fixed. Firms initially balked at not renting recalled cars Major car rental companies had initially balked at the idea of a legislated mandate, forcing them to keep recalled vehicles that have not yet undergone repairs Read on! →


At a Campaign 2012 stop before members of United Auto Workers in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden called out Mitt Romney and the Republican Party over failure to support the auto bailouts. The Detroit Free Press reports that Biden went on to cast President Obama as an advocate of middle-class America, while Read on! →


The new Chevy Volt lithium-ion battery is what General Motors is counting on for its future. GM announced Wednesday that the Volt’s lithium-ion battery is going to be guaranteed for eight years or 100,000 miles, depending on which comes first. Battery for Chevy Volt is different from other cars The warranties on GM’s conventional car Read on! →


In the annual BrandZ Top 100 survey conducted by market research company Millward Brown, BMW has moved into the lead when it comes to the most valuable auto brands worldwide. The number one slot was previously held by Toyota Motor Corp., but Toyota’s recent trouble with mechanical failure and design flaws has knocked it back Read on! →


Ford is looking to the future by contributing 20 vehicles to the Daimler-helmed simTD V2X technology project, currently taking place in the Rhine-Main region of Germany. The project is testing new V2X technologies on 120 different cars in real-world situations. V2X technology testing summit V2X refers to technology designed to allow for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure Read on! →


Illegal sovereign license plates prompted a traffic stop in Eastern Washington that led to a three-hour standoff with police. The most recent incident of its nature, it highlights a defiant extremist movement that, according to the FBI, has been linked to domestic terrorism. Latest sovereign license plates encounter Earlier this month two men in a Read on! →


We are coming to the end of Robotics Week. That’s right, a week dedicated to all things robot. To celebrate, Ford has dug up some old pictures and press releases about an old friend. Freddie Ford was a talking promotional robot used at events in the late 1960s. Made almost entirely out of auto parts Read on! →


One of the more exciting reveals at the recent Paris Auto Show was a concept hybrid car by Jaguar. The C-X75 has everyone in the industry excited over its electric hybrid system, which will include four independent in-wheel, 195-hp motors. There will also be a gas turbine-powered engine as a 180-hp backup when the batteries Read on! →