Nissan is already a leader in the electric car field with the Leaf, the first fully electric vehicle from a major automaker. Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti, is working on its own electric sedan, which is going to debut at the New York Auto Show. Details are sketchy It has been known for some time that Read on! →


The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The investigation is looking into allegations, stemming from one incident, that the vehicle’s air bag, when deployed, can lead to severe lacerations. Air bag deployment blamed for injuries The federal safety regulator said on its website Monday that Read on! →


It seems relatively simple: your car needs fuel, so you add gas, E-85, diesel or biodiesel. There is a huge amount of debate, though, over exactly how full to fill your tank. Should you increase your gas mileage by filling it halfway? Or should you top it off, extending how long you can go between Read on! →


The Obama administration is working with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation on implementing a change in what people read into fuel economy stickers at dealerships. There are two new versions of fuel economy stickers to choose from, and people are encouraged to go to an Environmental Protection Agency website to choose Read on! →


For the first time in a decade, Congress will be considering legislation that will make major changes in vehicle safety – the Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010. This act is scheduled for hearing by subcommittees next Thursday. Henry A. Waxman, a Democrat from California, is taking the helm on this legislation Motor Vehicle Safety Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration and Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. have issued a safety recall on more than 68,763 of Toyo’s Extensa All-Season tires that were distributed to retailers in the U.S. The manufacturer says some of the tires may have a defect that could lead to tire failure and accidents. Defect could Read on! →


For many people, the best thing about the Super Bowl is watching the commercials. Every year, car makers have great Super Bowl commercials, and several car makers are teasing their Super Bowl spots ahead of the game. Volkswagen sticks to ‘Star Wars’ theme One of the most popular car commercials shown during Super Bowl 45, Read on! →


Several years ago, Jaguar showed off a concept supercar called the C-X75, which used electric motors and range-extending gas turbines to drive the wheels. Last year, Jaguar confirmed it for production and recently announced some models would still get turbine engines. Jaguar making supercars again Jaguar made one of the all-time great supercars, the XJ220 Read on! →


Occasionally, one might happen across mention of something called the “Chicken Tax” and how it prevents people from being able to buy light pickups. It’s an import tax, deviously applied to the automotive industry, which has yielded some interesting ways of avoiding it. Hey, Hey, LBJ, How Much Chicken Tax You Pay? A large reason Read on! →


Automotive News reports that BMW has pulled out of talks with General Motors that were intended to lead to a cooperative partnership for producing fuel cell technology to power future vehicles. BMW has voiced its intention to partner with Toyota. According to BMW AG spokesman Alexander Bilgeri, GM is still in talks with BMW, but Read on! →