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    Top 5 Best-Value Hybrid Sedans

    Of 23 hybrid sedans sold in the U.S., five happen to sell among the best in no small part because they’re the ones that deliver the best mpg compared to non-hybrid stablemates. Compared to otherwise nearly identical non-hybrid siblings rated in the mid-20s to low 30s, the hybrids on this list get between 13-16 mpg […]

    Carmakers

    Tesla Fighting With Iowa Dealers Over Test Drives

    Tesla has had an up-and-down history with its direct-to-consumer sales model, with states like Arizona, New Jersey, Maryland, Texas and Virginia coming down hard against the California-based start-up. Now, according to a story in the Des Moines Register, Iowa is another where dealer lobby groups have restricted how Tesla operates in the state. The issue […]

    Cadillac

    Former Volt Critic, Now Cadillac President: There Will Be a Gen-2 ELR

    If you heard any rumors of the Cadillac ELR’s inevitable demise, these have been greatly exaggerated said its new company President, Johan de Nysschen. Given it was only launched January 2014, it’s too early for sneak previews, especially with a new Volt due for revelation in January, but in an Automobile magazine interview, de Nysschen […]

    Hybrid Car News

    Turbocharging In Your Future?

    With the need to downsize engines, reduce weight and reduce fuel consumption, turbocharging has become a technology many manufacturers are turning to. Honeywell Turbo Technologies (HTT), one of the leading global developers of automotive turbochargers, released its Global Turbo Forecast that estimates the industry will generate $12 billion in revenue by equipping 49 million vehicles […]

    BMW Increasing Price Of Two Hybrids

    BMW is increasing prices on some of its models, including a couple of its hybrid versions. BMW of North America announced what it describes as a modest inflationary price increase for some 2015 vehicles, effective October 1, 2014. The prices increase touches the 3 and 5 series, as well as the X3; prices increase vary […]

    Ram Ramps-Up 1500 EcoDiesel Pickup Production Due To Popular Demand

    Today Chrysler Group’s Ram Truck announced it would double its production of its light-duty Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel to 20 percent of the vehicle line after an initial rush of orders and ongoing 60-percent conquest sales. The truck is the only light-duty diesel pickup of its class sold in the U.S., EPA-rated for rear-wheel-drive the […]

    Elon Musk To Speak January At Automotive News World Congress

    The 39th annual Automotive News World Congress will feature Tesla CEO Elon Musk as a speaker Tuesday, January 13. These events normally attract industry bigwigs and other influential people to speak to attendees from the automotive retail and manufacturing world, and Automotive News made a separate news brief to note Musk’s appearance. “The 43-year-old native […]

    $20,720 For 2015 Nissan NV200

    Nissan announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 Nissan NV200 compact van, which is currently on sale nationwide. 2015 marks the vehicle’s third year of availability. Nissan said the 2015 NV200 now offers America’s best commercial van warranty, increasing basic limited warranty coverage from 3 years/36,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain […]

    GM Touts How It is Concealing Gen-Two Volt

    When the first-generation Chevrolet Volt was developed from 2007-2011, GM prided itself on its “transparency” but today it posted a press release touting how it conceals the development of that plug-in car’s successor. “The styling of the next-generation Chevrolet Volt is one of the automotive world’s best-kept secrets,” said Chevrolet communications in reference to its […]