For the last 12 years, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released a list of the cleanest vehicles. For the first time, an electric vehicle has topped the list. The ACEEE rankings The ACEEE rankings, listed each year on, take into account not only the car’s fuel efficiency and emissions, but Read on! →

Thursday, Ford reported the mileage rating for its much-anticipated Focus ST. According the the EPA, the Focus will get 32 mpg on the highway. Ford says that makes it the most fuel efficient model available in its class. Others challenge that, however. Numbers for the Ford Focus ST The Focus ST, a new performance version Read on! →

The first IndyCar race ever to be held in China was cancelled on June 13 in deference to a local beer festival. Apparently, drinking and driving really don’t go together, even for spectators, and beer trumps motor sports. At least in China. Coincides with International Beer Festival The race, which was previously announced in November, Read on! →

The ability to steer a moving motor vehicle without plowing into oncoming traffic is necessary for safe driving. According to Consumer Reports, the recent Hyundai Sonata recall was spurred by the very same concern. Approximately 140,000 Hyundai Sonatas are being recalled beginning in October due to problems with the steering column intermediate shaft. Mechanical failure Read on! →

Financial Times reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are currently in “advanced talks” regarding a major alliance. According to reports, if the French and U.S. automakers are able to finalize an agreement, they will band together to produce both cars and automotive components in Europe. Peugeot would align with Opel/Vauxhall Should an agreement Read on! →

Reuters reports that Honda Motor Co. is preparing to launch a mass-recycling endeavor intended to extract rare earth metals from parts of used automobiles. The operation, which will be the first of its kind, will place global automakers in a better position to obtain the very expensive materials, which are controlled almost exclusively by China. Read on! →

Only a handful of alternatives to the internal combustion engine have been created since the dawn of the automobile, among them a small number of turbine cars. They might become more common, as they are well-suited to supplementing hybrid systems. Turbine cars powered by simpler machines Turbines are simpler machines, in principle, than internal combustion Read on! →

In the early 1960s, Ferrari ruled the roost. Ferrari’s cars were as desirable as they were successful at racing. The company and its founder, Enzo Ferrari, also had a habit of rubbing people the wrong way. In the year 1962, several different parties set out with the single purpose of giving Enzo and the Prancing Read on! →

The tiwi sounds like practically the perfect solution for teen drivers. The little on-board computer monitors predefined “dangerous” behaviors and notifies both the driver and the parents of this activity. Originally developed for fleet drivers, the tiwi is now being marketed to parents of teen drivers. Is this little computer worth the cost and effort? Read on! →

Some people would love to own a car that was used in a television show or movie, but don’t think it’s possible to ever buy one. However, movie and television prop cars do wind up being for sale, some of which are quite affordable. Road-going dinosaurs According to AutoGuide, a pair of television prop cars, Read on! →