After Two Almost-Rebirths, the Iconic VW Microbus is Finally Gone


The Microbus, in U.S. production from 1959 to 1979, is finally rolling off its last global assembly line. But the car, a legend as cheap-and-cheerful transport for hippies, could live again with retro styling for the digital generation. 


Tesla's Top Safety Score: The Answer is in the Stars


Tesla Motors loves to tweak other automakers and say it's the best at everything, and it's often right. But NHTSA clarifies that nobody--not even Tesla--gets more than a five-star rating.


Taming Blood Alley: A Tragic Hollywood Death, and a Film to Make it Safer


Emily Rose Shane was just 13 when she was hit and killed on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, one of the most beautiful--and deadliest--stretches of road in America. Now her producer father is making a documentary about Emily and the dangers of the PCH.


Back to Detroit: Time to "Reshore" the American Auto Industry


The U.S. has the lowest natural gas prices in the world, and it's led to an amazing reverse migration--some of the companies that took plants and jobs overseas are now coming back. It's time for the auto industry to rebuild Detroit.


Riding the Future: Cross-Country Electric Trek Aims for the Guinness Record Book


Does Susan Jones' Ride the Future Tour mean that the EV range problem is behind us? Nah, but it's a great way to publicize plug-ins.


Tesla Motors Earnings: Elon Musk Tackles the Doubters


Tesla Motors is exceeding expectations, and it's time for an Elon Musk victory dance.


Teens Give Reasons (a/k/a Excuses) for Not Getting Driver's Licenses


Why aren't they driving? They're "too busy." C'mon, lazy is more like it. A new University of Michigan study cites prefering to walk or bike, the cost of owning a car, prefering public transit, and more.


Pedaling the ELF to Cambridge (Our Fair City)


Mark Stewart bought his electric commuter vehicle in North Carolina. Then he decided to drive the thing back home to Massachusetts.