Sen. Edward Markey has concluded that 'many in the automotive industry really don't understand what the implications are of moving to this new computer-based era' of the automobile.
Tesla Model S and Chevy Corvette got high marks on Consumer Reports' annual ownership-satisfaction survey. Among mainstream brands, Subaru was ranked highest, while Buick, Hyundai Kia, Nissan, and Mitsubishi were the least likely to have repeat buyers.
Brand loyalty is coveted by today's automakers, but it's harder and harder to find. Some auto brands, including Dodge, Scion, and Chrysler, have a harder time than most hanging on to customers.
Japan's government announced plans to change guidelines for fuel-cell vehicles to promote sales. Toyota and Honda have been concentrating on developing fuel-cell vehicles.
Apple revealed CarPlay at the Geneva Motor Show on Monday, bringing the iOS operating system to car dashboards with Siri sitting shotgun.
While Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti ranked at the top of a customer satisfaction survey, Scion and Mitsubishi dealerships trailed behind other brands at the low end of the spectrum.
February car sales were slightly weaker than January, but they were stronger than last year by 7 percent. Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and General Motors saw their sales rise, while Honda and Nissan saw declines.
Estonia has just opened a network of 165 quick-charging stations – more than the U.S. has today – for its plug-in electric cars, Voelcker writes.