The Transportation Department has a new website that allows motorists to see if their cars have been recalled simply by typing in their vehicle identification number (VIN). If it works smoothly, the site will make the task of of figuring out vehicle recalls a lot simpler.
When Tesla announced the short list of possible locations for its lithium-ion cell 'gigafactory,' California wasn't on it. Now, California governor Jerry Brown's office is negotiating an incentive package for the Tesla gigafactory that would include waiving certain parts of a decades-old state environmental law.
Uber and Lyft have occupied a grey area between individual car ownership and more traditional forms of public transportation like buses, taxis, and subways. Now, Uber and Lyft are expanding into the carpool lane.
Toyota is recalling 2007 through 2011 model-year Camry Hybrid sedans to correct an issue with the cars' brake-fluid reservoirs. The Toyota recall affects about 177,000 hybrids.
Corvette valet camera, part of the 'valet mode' on the 2015 Corvette, lets owners keep tabs on how other drivers are behaving in their cars. Once the car is returned, the Corvette valet camera allows owners to watch video of its time away and review vehicle data including speed, engine rpm, gear position, and g-forces.
Gas prices are going to be remarkably stable in the short term, and they'll likely fall somewhat at the pump. So with new US military action in Iraq announced last week, why aren't gas prices skyrocketing, as they have in the past when conflict happens overseas?
Car ownership costs go well beyond the sticker price. Data from Bankrate.com found that states in the Midwest rank among the cheapest places to own cars. The South and the Northeast, however? Not so much.
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for over $38 million yesterday, setting a new record for the highest price paid for a car at auction. The Ferrari 250 GTO sale beats the previous auction record, set by a 1954 Mercedes-Ben W196 race car that went for $29.6 million.
Charger Hellcat, which made its 2015 debut today in Detroit, is officially the world's most powerful sedan. The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat packs a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8, 707 horsepower, and 650 pound-feet of torque.
SUV sales are on the rise: Jeep sold 41 percent more cars last month compared to June, and other automakers have seen similar increases in SUV sales. However, these SUVs have become more fuel efficient since the last generation had their SUVs.
Hyundai has been fined $17.35 million by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Hyundai got the fine for recalling its Genesis vehicles too late, according to NHTSA.
Lyft will offer a carpooling service, Lyft Line, that offers custom routes and fewer stops than public transportation. Should mass transit be concerned over potential competition from Lyft?
Tesla Motors has resolved a trademark dispute with a Chinese businessman. Tesla Motors has reached an agreement with Zhan Baosheng, who registered Tesla's name as a trademark in China back in 2006.
There are 17 cars that will be very important in 2015, Marty Padgett writes. Which new cars should people look out for in 2015, and how could these vehicles influence car brands' success next year?
Thanks to federal law, what drivers may consider as cars are actually legally trucks. How can drivers know if their new car is actually a truck?
Subaru has added 5,000 to its recall list over faulty airbags from Takata, according to Detroit News. Subaru's recall is restricted to vehicles that are or have been registered in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
Car dealers have been problematic for electric car sales. For example, plug-in electric cars typically require more explanation to buyers, which makes them less appealing for dealers to sell.
The auto industry is moving ahead in improving cars' fuel economy, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. About one in every three US vehicles on sale today already meet the fuel economy standards for 2016.