An American genius named Harry Dey introduced the Armstrong Phaeton hybrid car to an indifferent world before the turn of the century. It had a self-starter, a semi-automatic transmission, and could run on gas, electric power, or both.
A Saudi prince just bought the first Speedback GT--for $795,000. It's a Jaguar XKR under the skin, but with the looks of an Aston-Martin DB5 or DB6. In the 1960s, the company was headed by David Brown, and the new company is David Brown Automotive.
The 2016 Prius ups the ante to 52 mpg combined (56 with the Eco model), and its one big reason why the three west coast states are on target to cut oil addiction 50 percent by 2030.
January is blowing a wintry blast across America, and it's time to think about snow removal--and driving on safe tires.
One in three new car sales is now an SUV, but it was plugs that dominated in Detroit. Why, if the public is looking elsewhere? Well, there's a little thing called CAFE, and it means that automakers have to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. That means electrics and plug-in hybrids.
Portable breathalyzers, back-up cameras and autonomous features from the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show.
A plug-in Batmobile--with no room for Robin--from the upstart Tesla challenger. And from Ford? Alliances and a bid for part of the $5.4 trill.