The Saab production line in Trollhattan was restarted last week--to build two cars. The company, now with Japanese and Chinese owners, wants to scale the heights again, but its best bet is in forgetting about gas cars and plugging in to become a European electric carmaker.
Plugging in makes a lot of sense on Hawaii's largest island, but electricity is expensive, distances far, and the local Nissan dealer refuses to sell Leaf battery cars.
Researchers from the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo are close to perfecting a new security device. If everyone could stop laughing, maybe it would actually work.
Turbocharging isn't about raw power anymore. It's an arrow in the automaker's quiver to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025, along with variable valve timing, cylinder deactivation, lightweighting and hybridization.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 is exceeding expectations, and it's time for an Elon Musk victory dance.
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.