A concept from the Tokyo Motor Show, the SIM-LEI by boutique firm SIM Drive, has some interesting features for an electric car. It could be everything an electric car could really be. Corvette fast with no gas needed Electric cars are hampered by a few things. Firstly, the only models fast enough to be exciting Read on! →


Luxury SUVs are a huge business, but the companies that make them are hurting due to private SUV exporting. Straw buyers purchase vehicles in First World countries and ship them to other markets to sell or deliver to customers who purchase them, and the auto industry is not amused. SUV exporting is why Land Rover Read on! →


Chrysler has filed a complaint with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, saying it wants a $2.5 million security deposit it paid to Duke Energy in 2009 returned. Chrysler demands deposit back Following Chrysler’s bankruptcy in 2008, Duke Energy, which supplies power to the Michigan-based automaker’s plants in Kokomo, Indiana, demand a $2.5 million deposit, based Read on! →


A new study predicts that the world’s oil consumption will continue to rise yearly for the next nine years and then drop off sharply. By 2035, the study says, world oil demand will be less than what it was in 2010. Oil demand to peak in 2020 The England-based Ricardo Strategic Consulting firm’s recent study Read on! →


U.S. safety regulators are conducting a preliminary probe into consumer complaints of side door fires in Toyota Camrys, Camry Solaras and RAV 4s. However, no recall has been issued at this time. Over 800,000 vehicles affected The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 830,000 2007 model year Toyota Camry sedans, Camry Solara coupes and Read on! →


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is no fan of the Obama administration’s handling of the auto bailouts, reports Automotive News. His recent 30-second TV commercial, “Dream,” speaks harshly of the auto bailouts and President Obama’s decision to force General Motors and Chrysler dealerships to shutter their doors in 2009. Auto dealerships in Ohio object According Read on! →


If you had faith in the American government’s ability to repay you for your contribution to TARP, I have a suggestion for you: refuse to be delusional. “Faith is belief in spite of, even perhaps because of, the lack of evidence,” says Richard Dawkins. I’d say that when it comes to our money and politics, Read on! →


In December, Honda announced it was going to introduce a four-cylinder model of the Crosstour crossover wagon. The Accord-based wagon is now available with a smaller motor and a smaller price to boot. Dismal sales prompt economy option Prior to December 2011, Honda’s Accord-based crossover utility vehicle or CUV, the Crosstour, had been selling but Read on! →


Electronic, self-extending antennas look fancy. Unfortunately, these telescoping car radio antennas are prone to breakage, for example when your car goes through a car wash with the antenna extended. Knowing how to repair a retractable antenna is useful in these circumstances. Step No. 1 – Remove the broken pieces of your car antenna The first Read on! →