Porsche announced this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto show that it is planning to construct a 53-acre Experience Center in the city of Carson in the Los Angeles Basin. Sort of a theme park for speed-loving gear-heads with disposable income, the Experience Center will feature a test track, a customer delivery center, a Read on! →


Two Nissan Leafs have been bought back from their owners by the automaker, under the Arizona Lemon Law. The move follows claims of accelerated battery capacity degradation in the hot state. Still, Nissan claims no failing. Owners test battery loss in Nissan Leafs The two Leafs were among seven tested by owners in the Phoenix Read on! →


Every so often, some contemplate getting personalized license plates, whether to be unique like everyone else or perhaps to be amusing. There’s certainly nothing wrong, but there are a few things one should bear in mind about custom license plates. Yes, personalized license plates are subject to review Car and Driver recently published an article Read on! →


Just a few years ago, most car-industry estimates were that a hydrogen-powered vehicle would cost $1 million or more. However, Toyota motors has said that they will be able to offer a $50,000 MSRP hydrogen vehicle as early as 2015. How is Toyota slashing the price of hydrogen vehicles to 5% of the original estimate? Read on! →


Toyota Motor Co. has reached a milestone, having sold the 1 millionth Prius in the U.S. The Prius is the most popular hybrid car in the U.S., having never been outsold by any other model of hybrid car in the American market. The car continues to be the best seller among hybrids and is off Read on! →


The Ford Explorer was the poster child of the SUV craze of the mid-1990s into the 2000s. However, Ford thinks that its image is a bit too family-friendly and has punched up the range with the Explorer Sport, a 350-horsepower turbo edition of the family hauler. The golden retriever of the car world In the Read on! →


Washington state has introduced legislation proposing a $100 annual fee for owners of electric vehicles. The surtax is being proposed to compensate the state for lost gas tax revenue. However, General Motors has asked the state to shelve the bill. State bill passed this week Washington state Senate Bill 6455 passed earlier this week. The Read on! →


No self-respecting car owner should ignore tires, wheels and brakes when performing basic maintenance. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Tires, wheels and brakes basic maintenance tip No. 5: Do the tread test There’s a tire tread test you’ve probably heard of before, but never actually done. No time like the Read on! →


As part of an international, three-year automotive engineering contest, students from Michigan’s Wayne State University are getting a crack at re-designing the 2013 Chevy Malibu to be more eco-friendly, reports the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit-based school is the only state institution involved in the EcoCAR2 contest, as well as one of only 13 American Read on! →


While the gas-powered Ford C-Max has been sold in Europe since 2003, the hybrid-only wave will finally reach U.S. shores. The Associated Press reports that Ford will finally have competition to offer against the Toyota Prius when the new C-Max hybrid minivan hits the market in 2012. It will be sold in both hybrid and Read on! →