Last month, U.S. safety regulators announced possible risks with the plug-in battery packs powering GM’s Volt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pointed to problems that it says could possibly cause a fire days after a crash. GM has been quick to investigate possible fixes. Sources say the automaker has a possible package of Read on! →


Fans of Mazda’s RX-8 sports coupe are in mourning, as the only sports car from that brand with more than 200 horsepower has gone the way of the dodo. However, Mazda fans can take heart, as the brand is weighing whether to put the 205-horsepower MX-5 Miata GT into production. Miata GT among long line Read on! →


Kia has announced it is taking the redesigned Cee’d compact hatchback to the Geneva Motor Show. A new Cee’d for Europe likely means that a new Forte is coming down the pike for Yankees. Rebranding based on place Many car makers sell cars in the United States under different names than they have overseas. There Read on! →


Warmer temperatures got you hankering for a top-down drive; here are some fast, fun convertibles to consider. If you’re in the market, these hottest convertibles of summer can get you to the beach in style. Chevrolet Camaro SS (MSRP: $38,330; Invoice: $36,797; 16/24 mpg) The 2012 Camaro SS convertible has the kind of power that Read on! →


Mazda has announced that there will be not be another model year of the RX-8, the rotary-engine sports car that succeeded the RX-7. A number of factors, including falling sales, contributed to the model’s demise, and a successor is not on the horizon. Mazda drops rotary engine sports car The Mazda Motor Corporation has announced Read on! →


Tesla Motors, the electric car company, has just unveiled the Model X, the crossover SUV model. Many features will mirror the Model S, including performance, range and price. About those doors Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk recently created a bit of a stir when he announced Tesla’s upcoming crossover SUV Tesla, the Model X, would Read on! →


A surgeon in Baton Rouge, La., unwittingly recreated part of an episode of uber-popular motoring program “Top Gear” by beating traffic in a novel way. En route to a surgery, she was able to bypass stop-and-go traffic using a child’s bicycle. Helmet thrown in as bonus for surgeon Catherine Baucom Fans of the BBC’s uber-popular Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, ultimate authority on all things with four wheels and an engine, has come out with its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. The list has foreign and domestic vehicles, and measures “green cars” on the basis of fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, safety and “driving enjoyment.” While the “green” rating of a Read on! →


In the past few years, three-wheelers – or three-wheeled motorcycles and cars, in a sense – have kind of become a thing, or at least a much bigger thing than they were. Since it’s something more people are going to be exposed to, some education is in order. The basic forms of three-wheelers There are Read on! →


There is a condition sometimes called a “death wobble,” which means a vehicle shakes after hitting a bump at high speed. Various people are reporting it on late model Jeep Wranglers and Congress has asked the NHTSA about the phenomenon. Wobbling Jeeps gets attention of Congress Cynics may proclaim otherwise, but members of Congress do Read on! →