Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been criticized by both parties for his infamous comments that the U.S. should “let Detroit go bankrupt.” Yet that did not stop him Monday from trying to “take a lot of credit” for the U.S. auto industry’s turnaround. A Cleveland campaign stop Mr. Romney made his comments in Read on! →

Ford has reached an unheard of production milestone.  A Ford Focus, built in one of its Asian plants, was the 350 millionth car made in the automaker’s 109 years. Ford Focus to the moon and back The counter started way back in 1903, with the first Model T ever produced. Now, after only 109 years, Read on! →

Over the years, a number of experiments and prototypes have come about using alternative fuels for cars, including from sustainable sources. Poo-powered cars, technically biogas cars as that’s what they run on, are among the more curious examples, as they run on a gas that occurs virtually everywhere. Don’t pooh-pooh poo-powered cars Anyone ever watch Read on! →

Four straight years of losses have devastated Mazda Motor Corp., reports Automotive News. As a result of it hemorrhaging cash, the Japanese automaker plans to offer voluntary buyout packages to scores of U.S. workers. Additional Mazda layoffs may also result, as the automaker seeks to slash operating costs. Mazda struggles to uncover cost improvements Jim Read on! →

Contrary to a report published Friday in the German magazine Der Spiegel, Audi claims it is not planning to build its new North American assembly plant in Mexico. According to Automotive News, Audi leadership has denied that parent company Volkswagen AG has already selected Mexico to produce its premium brand of automobiles, including the 2013 Read on! →

October was a banner month for GM and Ford sales. General Motors and Ford Motor Co. both posted large profits thanks to strong October auto sales. The adjusted sales rate for October was in the double digits, and domestic automakers are reaping huge benefits. The initial public offering for GM stock is inching closer still, Read on! →

Buying an electric vehicle often involves legwork and getting on waiting lists. However, that may all be changing as the EV continues to gain acceptance among American motorists. Online auction giant eBay recently launched a new site devoted entirely to green vehicles. A growing acceptance Last week, the green car site Plugincars said it is Read on! →

In a move to improve the safety of its vehicles, Ford engineers and scientists from China’s Tianjin University of Science and Technology are developing digital crash test dummies for simulated tests as part of a one-year agreement. The computerized human models are intended to increase automotive designers’ knowledge of how human anatomy responds to the Read on! →

Believe it or not, with so many alternatives to those idiotic radio stations available these days, most people still prefer the radio. Despite satellite radio and streaming radio becoming ever more popular, that old AM/FM habit is apparently a hard one to lose. Invisible airwaves still crackle with life as radio soldiers on You would Read on! →

The U.S. Department of Energy today disputed a new report by the oil industry’s Coordinating Research Council, which concludes that E15 fuel — a gasoline, ethanol mix — can damage some engines. Contains 15 percent ethanol E15 contains 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. It is the highest ratio of ethanol to gas recommended Read on! →