Auto Cutting Edge
Hybrid Technology, a group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, said Monday it would offer $55 million for Fisker Automotive.
The North American International Auto Show begins this week in Detroit with media and industry previews. Meanwhile, here are some of the new cars and concept vehicles unveiled at the show.
Ford introduced a new F-150 made with an aluminum alloy body that saves about 700 pounds and improves fuel economy.
Ford plans to unveil at this month's International CES gadget show a solar-powered concept car that offers the same performance as a plug-in hybrid but without the need for a plug.
An upgraded C7 Corvette from Hennessey Performance reached 200.6 mph on a stretch of the Grand Parkway west of Houston, as verified by Texas state troopers armed with radar guns.
Ultracompact cars are seen as the future of private transportation in Japan, where gas is expensive and most car trips are six miles or less.
Nissan has tested a self-driving vehicle on a public expressway in Japan, with a view to marketing such vehicles by 2020.
The L.A. Auto Show is the usual high-horsepower pony show of hot models, high tech, and never-before-seen shiny cars. Vroom vroom!
Honda revealed a sleek fuel-cell concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Porsche, meanwhile, is about to make the switch to an SUV company that also happens to sell sports cars.
The Tokyo Motor Show opened Wednesday, with Toyota unveiling a new model and Nissan touting its aerodynamic BladeGlider for energy-conscious drivers.
When Hyundai starts selling its hydrogen-powered Tucson SUV, it will be the first mass-market fuel cell vehicle to be sold or leased in the U.S.
Volkswagen's e-Golf, a 115 hp zero-emissions auto that can recharge up to 80 percent of its battery capacity in 30 minutes, is set to make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Chrysler Group LLC revealed 20 Mopar-modified show vehicles this week ahead of the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas on Nov. 5-8.
As the auto industry races to give cars more miles to the gallon without the added cost of a full-scale hybrid or electric car, a new style of battery designed by Johnson Controls in Milwaukee is entering the fray: the micro hybrid.
Toyota's most advanced technology passenger car, the Prius Plug-in, will be available to customers at a substantially reduced price beginning with the 2014 model year.