A highly fuel-efficient car at the local dealership will get 40 miles per gallon or more, but that is barely scratching the surface of what is possible. The winning car in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe got 8,002 miles per gallon. Hyper-hypermiling Shell, the gasoline company, sponsors and puts on a race series every year in Read on! →


Following an upswing in thefts from unlocked cars, police in Beverly, Mass., began locking unlocked parked cars — even those with the keys still in them. The police say it is a well-intentioned reminder, but some car owners are crying interference. Program began mid-October The policy began in mid-October when the Beverly police recognized that Read on! →


Exclusive is one thing, but the U.S.-based luxury automaker Mosler is taking the concept to extremes. The company reports that it will be making a very limited run of its 2012 MT900 SP supercars. In fact, make that supercar. That’s right. The automaker will be assembling only one of its new model this year. One Read on! →


After 2011, no new Ford Rangers will be made in the U.S. The light pickup made by Ford has remained basically unchanged for years. There was a reason for that, as the Ranger was usually the best selling light pickup on the market. Ford has decided to let the Ranger go, and the truck will Read on! →


Tesla Motors, the rock star of independent firms making electric vehicles, has its fingers in all sorts of pies at the moment. The company has pre-orders flooding in for its Model S and Model X cars and has just announced a joint project with Mercedes. Model X already getting pre-orders Tesla Motors recently unveiled its Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a probe into the first-generation Ford Escape crossover. The NHTSA Ford Escape probe was opened after a petition was lodged, asking the agency to look into reports of unintended acceleration. Biggest automotive bogeyman behind NHTSA Ford Escape probe There is no worse bogeyman in the automotive industry Read on! →


Most car dealerships, just as with many industries, are perfectly legitimate, but there a certain number of bad apples. However, those bad apples leave a bitter taste, as car dealership complaints took the top spot of common consumer gripes in an annual Consumer Federation of America survey. CFA survey routinely puts car dealership complaints at Read on! →


One of the first things the casual automotive fan might notice about the 2013 Ford Flex crossover is that the blue Ford oval is not immediately visible. The front and rear lift-gate advertise emphasize the make, rather than the model, a mark of the automaker’s brand research. Automotive News points out that Ford is in Read on! →


General Motors Co. has opened a pavilion in Beijing, China, that features a scale model of the U.S. presidential limousine. GM isn’t interested in selling the magic of presidential celebrity to affluent Chinese citizens, however. The president rides in a uniquely outfitted Cadillac, and GM is looking to sell China on the merits of the Read on! →