Auto Cutting Edge
Hybrids and electrics may grab the headlines, but the real frontier in fuel economy is the switch to lighter materials.
The New Jersey Assembly's Consumer Affairs Committee has approved a bill that would allow Tesla Motors to sell its cars at four locations in the Garden State.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk assured shareholders Tuesday that he'll stay on as CEO for at least four or five years, through volume production of Tesla's mass market car that will sell for about $35,000.
Google could tap Detroit specialty automotive company Roush Industries to build 100 prototypes of its two-seater driverless car.
Consumer Reports says the Honda Accord hybrid mileage claims don't add up to the 47 mpg listed on the sticker, but that the car remains the best among midsize sedans.
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.
If your self-driving car suffers a glitch –- like your laptop just last week -– and runs down a load of schoolchildren, who is responsible?
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!