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Last month was apparently a lightbulb moment for car shoppers in California and Oregon as Chevrolet saw a 509.3 percent sales increase for its Spark EV flying off of dealer lots. Its 920 sales crushed its previous best, May 2014’s 182 sales and until now the subcompact EV has more often cruised at the sub-100 […]

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The average sales-weighted fuel economy of vehicles sold last month dropped slightly. According to data from researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, the average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during April was 25.2 mpg, a 0.2-mpg drop compared to March 2015. The drop […]

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After turning over 120,000 miles on the odometer, Dante Richardson says his Model S is still running strong. “I don’t know if it’s the software updates or some of the other changes that have occurred with the car, but I find myself increasingly enamored and happy with the car as time has passed,” says Richardson. […]

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As of last week, Tesla Motors Inc. announced that it will begin selling used vehicles through its website. According to the Wall Street Journal, sales will be limited to a few cities in the United States and Canada for purchasing, but the vehicles will be coming with a 4-year, 50,000-mile warranty, as offered by other luxury […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded an ongoing investigation into the Nissan Versa and Versa Note models. “In certain rare instances, due to the shape of the center console and a combination of driver foot position and shoe type, a driver’s shoe may contact the edge of the panel and give the […]

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Ford has announced a compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane prep kit for the 2016 F-150. The American automaker will offer a version of its 5.0-liter V8 that will run on either CNG or propane, making Ford the only manufacturer of a CNG-powered half-ton pickup truck. Towing capability will remain the same with the engine […]

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Honda’s base 2016 HR-V will start at $19,115 in the U.S. for the LX 2wd with the six speed transmission. This base price includes as standard equipment 17-inch alloy wheels, push-button electric parking brake, rearview camera with guidelines, Pandora radio and Bluetooth. The HR-V is available in LX, EX and EX-L Navi trims, and in […]

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Now that Cadillac has unleashed several new models, the American automaker is diverting its attention to powertrain development. The American automaker’s chief engineer, Dave Leone, has confirmed that Cadillac will launch new four- and six-cylinder diesel engines. As expected, the diesel engines are being designed with the European market in mind, but there is a […]

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April saw a bit of a turnabout with Nissan Leaf sales dropping month over month while Chevy Volt sales went up but the Leaf is still holding its lead as America’s best-selling plug-in car since launch. Last month Nissan reported 1,553 Leafs sold compared to 1,817 in March and Chevrolet delivered 905, a comparable numerical […]

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Tesla Motors has recently extended its resale value guarantee financing plan to Hong Kong, a program which will allow owners of certain Tesla models to sell back their cars at a guaranteed price. Those who own the 70 kwh Model S sedan will be given the option of selling back their vehicle to Tesla within […]

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