Auto Cutting Edge

Chevy Malibu: Diesel Hybrid Muscle Car

For the past three years, a team of University of Washington students has rebuilt, rewired and re-engineered a Chevy Malibu to give it the oomph of a muscle car.

Diesel Cars Grow in Popularity at a Price

Diesel-powered vehicles are becoming more popular but major fluctuations in the fuel price might scare buyers.

Tesla Alleges 'Sneak Attack' in Missouri Legislature by Auto Dealers

Tesla Motors, the California-based high-end electric car company, has positioned itself as a new kind of automaker. But this week in Missouri, it collided with an old kind of politics.

New Nissan Note Is First Self-Cleaning Car

By creating a protective layer of air between the paint and environment, Nissan's "self-cleaning" technology keeps water and road spray off the car's surface.

Tesla Delivers First Cars to China

Tesla Motors delivered its first eight electric sedans to customers in China on Tuesday and will build a nationwide network of charging stations and service centers as fast as it can.

Self-Driving Cars in Sin City

If your self-driving car suffers a glitch - like your laptop just last week - and runs down a load of schoolchildren, who is responsible?

Fisker Bidding War Heats Up

Hybrid Technology, a group led by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li, said Monday it would offer $55 million for Fisker Automotive.

What's Hot at Detroit Auto Show

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 Unveils Lighter F-150 at Auto Show

Ford introduced a new F-150 made with an aluminum alloy body that saves about 700 pounds and improves fuel economy.

Ford to Unveil Solar Hybrid at CES

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.

Corvette Tops 200 mph on Texas Toll Road

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.

Japanese Ultracompacts Zip Into the Future

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 Road Tests Self-Driving Car

Nissan has tested a self-driving vehicle on a public expressway in Japan, with a view to marketing such vehicles by 2020.

L.A. Auto Show Puts the Vroom in the Room

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 Reveals Fuel Cell Car at L.A. Auto Show

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.

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