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The percentage of women drivers in the U.S. has slowly increased over the past 50 years so that today they are around equal in number, if not a little more. But while there may be a higher number of registered women drivers, that does not mean the average traffic sampling has more women in it […]

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The Volkswagen Group has previewed several engines that will be used in future models and all of them will deliver impressive performance. Earlier this week, Audi released details on its new 2.0-liter TFSI engine that will be making its debut in the 2016 Audi A4, but there’s more from the Volkswagen Group. Three new VW […]

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Today Volvo Cars announced an up-to $500 million investment in Berkeley County, South Carolina to build its first U.S. assembly plant due to be operational in 2018. The automaker, now controlled by Geely, makes several plug-in hybrids for non-U.S. markets, says it will hybridize its entire line with its hybrid-compatible engine architecture including models sold […]

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A new Chevrolet commercial ties together the image of futuristic 2016 Volt E-REV with cars of yesteryear and the Disney move “Tomorrowland.” The 30-second spot called “Tomorrow, Today” since posting to YouTube Thursday has at this writing 30,290 views with 66 thumbs up and just two thumbs down. It features five GM concept cars morphing […]

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A former executive with the Environmental Protection Agency believes that CAFE regulations won’t be lowered during the upcoming midterm review, saying the fuel economy numbers are achievable by the auto industry. Margo Oge, called the “Queen of Cleaner Cars” by some, was the EPA’s director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality when the […]

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Tesla Motors representatives have been in talks with several auto manufacturers in China about a possible new factory, which may help boost sales and profits for the electric carmaker. According to The Want ChinaTimes, Tesla reps have spoken with Lifan Group and Chang’an Automobile Group, both located in China’s southwestern city of Chongqing. Chongqing has […]

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Rimac Automobili, maker of the Concept_One hyper electric car has announced free downloads of the Playstation 4 game DRIVECLUB. The download is now available through the PlayStation Store, says Rimac, and is a joint offering by it and Sony Computer Entertainment and Evolution Studios of the car racing game launched at the end of last […]

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While not the first to reveal EV buyers tend to be financially better off, a TrueCar.com study has refined the data showing they tend to be both wealthier and younger than gas-car buying counterparts. The company conducted a study that analyzed electric vehicle buyers and found that the average Ford Focus EV owner is 43-years-old […]

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Tesla’s new Powerwall energy storage system is at this juncture incompatible with solar, impractical in other important ways, and a cost-benefit analysis suggests it may fail to live up to expectations set by its enthusiastic promoter. This view floated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) following last week’s revelation of Tesla’s new 7 or 10 […]

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GM has admitted that it won’t hit its electrified vehicle sales goals. The brand was aiming to have 500,000 vehicles that use electrification of some sort in the hands of customers by 2017, but as of the end of 2014, just 180,834 were sold. That is an increase of about 30,000 GM electrified car sales […]

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