US auto sales in jumped in July. General Motors, Ford, and Toyota were some automakers who saw major gains in auto sales, while Honda and Volkswagen saw their auto sales go down in July.
Electric car owners today pay for electricity at equivalent of about 75 cents per gallon. 25 utilities in 14 states currently offer electricity rates tailored towards electric vehicle owners, according to a study by the Northeast Group.
Rules for quiet hybrid and electric cars to have alert noises aren't ready yet. Thus, automakers are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to delay the rules for quiet electric cars.
London may be charging extra fees for drivers of higher-emitting, diesel cars by 2020. Drivers already pay a £11.50, or $19.50, fee to enter the city, but diesel drivers could pay an extra £10, or $17, if the plans go ahead.
Hyundai issued two recalls affecting 889,000 Sonatas due to brake problems. Huyndai's recalls affects mostly Hyundai Sonatas from model years 2011-2014, although some 2015 Hyundai Sonatas are affected.
A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO could be the world's most expensive car. A seller in Germany placed an ad for the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at 47.6 million euros, or $62.7 million.
About 2 billion vehicles are estimated to be on the roads by 2035, according to a report from Navigant Research. Currently, there are about 1.2 billion vehicles on the road.
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.
The 2015 Challenger Hellcat is powerful, easy to handle, and quick. What's more, the 2015 Hellcat, along with the rest of the 2015 Challenger lineup from Dodge, is getting electric power steering.
China will require 30 percent of all government cars to be electric cars. The plan will include battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and fuel-cell cars, and it is set to be phased in over the next two years.
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.
Earlier this year, Nissan announced it would have a driverless car by 2020. However, it turns out that Nissan's self-driving car won't actually be fully autonomous.
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.