A 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat will be auctioned off for charity in Las Vegas in September. Auction proceeds will go to benefit the Opportunity Village, an organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities.
Electric cars have a valuable advocate in Tesla, whose Model S sedan is the gold standard in the growing industry. But in addition to the growth of electric cars, Tesla's success is vital to the US auto industry as a whole.
General Motors is recalling several models – 2008 Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura – for power steering problems. Affected vehicles may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could occur at any time while driving.
Americans now owe $902.2 billion in car loans, up 10 percent from last year. However, most Americans also repaying their car loans on time.
Light-duty vehicles' energy consumption is projected to decrease from 63 percent of the transportation sector in 2012 to 51 percent in 2040, according to a report from the US Energy Information Administration. The report cites improved fuel economy as a driving factor.
As the auto industry adds on more cars, others have to go. Here is a breakdown of which cars will be gone in 2015, which ones are changing into different models, and which ones are on hold for now.
Chrysler has recalled about 792,300 Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees from all over the world. Chrysler issued the recall because there is a problem with the cars' ignition switch, which has been linked to one accident so far.
Sales of SUVs and crossovers now outpace sales of sedans in the US. SUVs and CUVs accounted for 36.5 percent of new US vehicles registered between January and May of 2014, according to IIHS Automotive.
BMW is recalling 1.6 million 3 series vehicles worldwide with Takata airbag inflators as a precautionary measure, the automaker said Wednesday. The BMW 3 Series recall affects 574,000 cars in the US.
A group of New Jersey auto dealers have to pay $1.8 million to settle complaints from consumers about their deceptive practices. Customers say that the New Jersey dealers had deceptive practices, such as failing to honor advertised prices.
Ford is recalling certain 2014 Ford Escape models built at a Louisville plant in October. The Ford Escape cars in question may have an issue that could cause the glass of its panorama roof to detach.
Tesla Motors may become a leading employer of US military veterans. Out of Tesla Motors' 6,000 employees, 300 of them are veterans, and Tesla Motors plans to hire 600 more.
China has decided to wait its 10 percent purchase tax on electric cars. Electric car sales haven't been stellar recently, but this waiver is the country's policymakers' latest effort to address China's energy independence issues.
Infiniti president Johan de Nysschen is leaving Infiniti for General Motors' Cadillac brand. At Cadillac, de Nysschen will be responsible for all aspects of Cadillac globally such as sales and brand development.
Can you hack a Tesla Model S? Organizers at the SyScan computer security conference in Beijing will give someone $10,000 if they can hack into Tesla Motors' Model S electric car.
Germany will start charging foreign drivers 10 euros, or about $13, to drive on Germany's autobahns for ten day permits. For a one-day permit, Germany will charge 100 euros to go on the Autobahn freeways.