Protean Electric, a global leader in the development of electric in-wheel motor technology, has secured funding of $84 million to further perfect the technology that can convert any vehicle to electric drive with relative ease. Improves fuel economy 30 percent Depending on the kind of vehicle as well as its battery size, Protean says its Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of some Isuzu SUVs over rear suspension parts that can corrode and fall off over time. The recall was announced July 9, and affects only certain regions of the U.S. Isuzu recall: Amigo and Rodeo SUVs More than 11,000 vehicles are affected in the recall. Read on! →


The U.S. Justice Department reported Wednesday that the Swedish auto parts maker Autoliv has agreed to plead guilty in an auto parts price fixing conspiracy. It is the sixth company caught so far in the investigation. A Japanese executive has also agreed to take a guilty stance. Fixing costs of safety gear The Stockholm-based Autoliv Read on! →


A rat rod is one of the easiest ways for DIY gear heads to create a car that will turn heads, violate ear drums and flirt with breaking the traffic laws. They are one of the oldest American automotive traditions and they aren’t even that expensive, depending on the economy of scale. Rat rod among Read on! →


As you’ve noticed, each of the top video game cars of all time have a series of desirable elements. Speed, handling and style are just a few of these. Fragging one’s enemies is also nice. CLICK HERE if you missed the beginning of this article. Top video game cars No. 6 – Convertible Taxi from Read on! →


The continued rise in the value of the yen makes profiting from international business increasingly difficult for many Japanese companies. Nissan Motor Co. is one of these, and as Automotive News reports, the unprofitable currency exchange rate has prompted the automaker to pull production of Infiniti vehicles out of Japan completely. Moving Infiniti production elsewhere Read on! →


Once-faltering Ford Motors picked itself up by its bootstraps and reinvented itself in 2006. The center of that push seems to be in developing and implemented new technologies to lower fuel consumption. Wednesday, the nation’s second largest automaker said it will now be devoting one of its largest laboratories to the effort. Ford rallies to Read on! →


It’s that time – Christmas time is here. There are ways to make the automotive enthusiast on your Christmas list happy, short of buying her a car. Here are some stocking stuffers that the car lover on your list will surely love. Branded merchandise, fit to please Countless consumer products have been released that bear Read on! →


Lamborghini has been working on an SUV for some time, scheduled to debut at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show. The name Lamborghini is giving the crossover is “Urus,” a primitive European cow. Running with the bulls Sometimes millionaires need to make a school run and a 500 horsepower-plus two-seater simply will not do. In that Read on! →


A recent report from Reuters says that General Motors is losing as much as $49,000 on every Chevrolet Volt that it makes. The automaker, however, is disputing those claims. Charged up over Chevrolet Volt GM sold 2,831 Volts in August. That is more than in any other month of its two-year history. However, according to Read on! →