A new study by J.D. Power and Associates says that sales for electric and hybrid cars will be slow for at least a decade. The report uses current sales estimates of hybrid and electric cars, which are a small fraction of the market, to estimate growth for the next decade. The report estimates that by Read on! →

In mid-July, the Energy Information Administration reported that gasoline demand was at its lowest since June of 2004. The combination of a soft economy and better fuel efficiency is contributing to a lower demand. This lower demand is causing, and being compounded by, rising gasoline prices. Drop in gasoline demand Over 2008, the demand for Read on! →

A123 Systems, the company that supplies the battery packs for Fisker Automotive, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company has been linked to faulty batteries and wasn’t able to secure enough revenue to pay its debts. Bankruptcy protection sought by A123 Systems A123 Systems, a lithium-ion battery manufacturer mostly known for supplying the battery pack Read on! →

A federal investigation has been launched by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The subject of the investigation will be older models of the Jeep Grand Cherokees. The number of possibly affected vehicles numbers more than 3 million. The investigation was touched off by a petition from the Center for Auto Safety, over concerns of Read on! →

On July 20, the final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” will hit theaters. But the marketing machine has been moving at full speed for a while. Witness Chrysler’s “Imported from Gotham City” ad campaign, promoting the presence of the Chrysler 300 in the upcoming film. The car in the Chrysler Read on! →

Esquire magazine has named its Car of the Year for 2012. This time around, the 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan won the top honor. Esquire called it “perhaps the single most important thing Detroit has built in years.” 2013 Cadillac ATS has visceral appeal The Cadillac ATS is one of ten models that the GM luxury Read on! →

Production drives and new vehicle models tend to create jobs, and Toyota is reportedly ready to join the party by year’s end at production facilities in Washtenaw County, Mich. The Detroit Free Press reports that Toyota is planning to hire 150 engineers, technicians, researchers and scientists, as well as an additional 100 jobs to bolster 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! →

A little bit of rust on your car may seem like just a cosmetic issue, but rust can be a much bigger problem. Rust on a vehicle can eat away at the components, the structure and the safety. If you do have rust in or on your car, the best way to handle it is Read on! →

Honda is looking to punch up sales for its small crossover, the Crosstour. The Accord-based crossover is getting a four-cylinder engine for the next model year. Crosstour sales need punching up Honda is looking to punch up sales of the Crosstour crossover utility vehicle (CUV). According to AutoBlog, only 16,679 of them were sold between Read on! →