Tesla Model S won Consumer Reports' 'Best Overall' vehicle award, beating out cars from traditional automakers like Ford and Chevrolet. The Tesla Model has been a Consumer Reports favorite since it joined the fleet last year.
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup hasn't quite reached dealers yet, but it's already making an impression on truck buyers. The automaker received more than 8,000 orders for the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickup in just three days – more than twice the corporate average.
Mitsubishi is developing an electric motor for vehicles that the car company says has improved cooling and generates a similar amount of power that is produced by existing motors.
President Barack Obama said new fuel efficiency rules will be proposed for large trucks by March of next year. The goal will be to improve fuel economy by between 10 to 20 percent by 2018.
In a deal announced today, Japanese automaker Nissan will supply electric vehicles for Bhutan's government and taxi fleets. The Himalayan kingdom said the move is part of an effort to curb fossil fuel emissions, and hinted other manufacturers may also sell electric cars there in the future.
The National Safety Council estimated that during 2013, 35,200 people died in US traffic accidents, plus there were about 3.8 million crash injuries requiring medical attention. An agency official blamed most of the accidents on human error.
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.
Best Car Brands rankings from Consumer Reports in 2014 saw a big jump for electric carmaker Tesla Motors, which surged from 11th to fifth place. The annual best car brands survey ranks public perception of automakers, and the top spots went to traditional automakers like Toyota and Ford.