When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven years later, times have changed.
Hyundai Santa Fe and other models helped the Korean automaker joined luxury brands Tesla and Cadillac in the list of the top three brands that US car buyers adore most. Hyundai had the highest number of well-loved vehicles on the list, with its Elantra GT, Equus, Genesis, Sonata joinign the Hyundai Santa Fe.
General Motors reportedly will begin manufacturing its pickup trucks using aluminum starting in 2018. The move follows rival automaker Ford, which started using the metal to make its trucks lighter and help meet stricter fuel efficiency standards.
Increased engine and transmission problems in newer cars have contributed to a decline in vehicle dependability in J.D. Power's annual Vehicle Dependability Study. There's a worrying correlation between these results and the trend for smaller, more fuel-efficient engines of the last few years, Ingram writes.
Computing giant Apple may have discussed a possible acquisition of Tesla Motors last fall, according to a report. How might Apple give Tesla Motors a boost?
Which new vehicle sold today has the lowest overall carbon footprint over its lifetime? It's the battery-electric Nissan Leaf, according to a study set to be released this spring.
Electric cars will continue to be subsidized in China as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales and reduce air polution. Subsidies for electric cars will continue beyond 2015.
Toyota recall involves 1.9 million Prius vehicles with 2010 to 2014 model years. No accidents or injuries have been reported in relation to the Toyota recall.
BMW i8 and i3 plugins made their advertising debuts in two ads that aired over the weekend during NBC's Olympic coverage. The BMW i8 ad, called 'Sightings,' follows people trying to describe the futuristic coupe after it has whizzed past.
The car-sharing industry may be cutting into auto sales, according to a recent study, as Americans increasingly appear less interested in owning their own car.
Produce an electric car with enough range, and the journeys it can realistically achieve become almost limitless.The most impressive trip undertaken might be that of Randy Denmon and Dean Lewis, who have driven a Model S from Texas to the Panama Canal.
Consumers considering a switch from traditional gas-powered cars to electric and hybrid models may have a larger selection from which to choose. IHS Automotive said it's thanks to a mix of tighter emission standards and lower manufacturing costs.
Worried your car won't stand up to the continuing polar vortex punch? You may want to take a peek at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
Porsche enthusiasts know that the first Porsche-branded vehicle was a 1948 sports car. But the first car actually designed by Ferdinand Porsche ran on electricity.
Luxury electric car maker Tesla sees China as potentially the company's biggest market for its vehicles, despite a hefty $121,000 sticker price. But that six-figure cost might make the vehicles more attractive to Chinese buyers, according to Tesla's CEO.
Want a cheap, small, eco-friendly convertible? You're in luck: the 2014 Smart ForTwo is the smallest, shortest plug in electric car sold in the country. But the question remains--what does it feel like in the driver's seat?
One popular criticism of electric cars is that they will cause problems for our electrical grids. But electric cars are unlikely to trouble electric grids, even as far more of them hit the roads.
Nissan has now sold 100,000 Leaf vehicles since the electric car's launch in 2010. The milestone comes as Nissan draws up plans for an expanded range of electric vehicles.
Interested in going green with your next car purchase? Be sure to read these common myths about eco-friendly vehicle gas mileage first.
2015 Ford F-150 details were unveiled Monday at the Detroit Auto Show. With a host of new technologies and engines on display, the 2015 Ford F-150 could be the most advanced full-sized truck ever.