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GM Issues Cop Car Recall

General Motors announced that it’s recalling approximately 47,000 of its Chevrolet Caprice and Pontiac G8 sedans sold in North America due to faulty seat belts. The GM cop car recall includes Chevrolet Caprice vehicles from model years 2011 through 2013 and Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM st

Google Tests Self-Driving Vehicles in Austin, TX

In mid-May, we informed you that Google would be test-driving its self-driving vehicles on American roads this summer. Now that moment is now finally at hand—and what better place is there to test those vehicles than in the Lone Star State? Google officially announced on Tuesday that Austin, TX is the first U.S. city to see self-driving vehicles on its roads. Up until now, Google had only tested

Julie Hamp Released From Jail and Toyota

Toyota currently is the biggest automaker in the world. They sell cars in 8 digits every year, and they own the highest selling car of all time, the Corolla. Recently, Toyota had a big push to become more global. It resulted in their newly hired executive, Julie Hamp, being sent to jail; she has subsequently been released and stepped down from her position. The automaker has struggled to keep as

Big Plans From BMW

2015 seems to be a big year for BMW. They are debuting new technologies, revamping their art campaign, have at least two never before seen production models, and evolutions on most of their current models on the docket. From a plug-in hybrid 3 series, to a 600 horsepower 7 series with featuring their new carbon core technology. BMW is far from slowing down, after showing big increases in sales, th

Mirai Tops Tesla in Electric Vehicle Range Wars

In the midst of Fourth of July celebrations, most may have missed the (metaphorical) fireworks Toyota launched at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO. It was there that Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced a startling breakthrough in electric vehicle technology. The Toyota Mirai set a zero emission electric vehicle record with an EPA-estimated driving range of 312 miles on a sin

Chevrolet Bolt: Gunning for Tesla

The Chevrolet Bolt is easy to confuse with the Volt. Both are made by the same company and  both are small electric cars are eligible for the $7500 tax credit. However, the Volt is a plug in hybrid, that claims to be a full electric with a battery extender (an internal combustion (IC) engine). The other is a true full electric. As such, the Bolt is wasting no time before gunning for the Tesla Mode

Concerns for Tesla Motors' Future

After the launch of the Model S, Elon Musk has taken his time before releasing the second model for a new post roadster Tesla. As soon as it was announced, some people started speculating; saying that he was going to cannibalize his own business. They claimed, a new model will only deter potential buyers of the S over to the III/X side, and the minimum of millions that has to be spent researching

Remember the Name: Ferrari Dino

If asked what I think is the greatest automaker of all time, the answer is simple, Ferrari. Sadly though, I have not been as keen on them as of late. If asked simply, who makes the best car currently, I would need a qualifier, otherwise my answer would vary between a few options. I am more likely to been seen in my car than to be racing it. Because of that, I do not think the Italian stallion mak

Consumer Reports Names Gas Guzzling Vehicles

Audi, BMW and Subaru top Consumer Reports' list of automakers whose vehicle engines often require excessive amounts of oil. On average, gas-guzzling vehicles from these three automakers consume an extra quart of oil per month as compared to other vehicles. The Consumer Reports study focused on nearly 500,000 new vehicles from model years 2010 to 2014. The grand majority of these vehicles-98% perc

Jaguar Cars Are Keeping it Real

Apparently, the future founder of the most iconic name in British automotive History; Jaguar; William Lyons and his neighbor William Walmsley were the first to make stylish side cars. In 1922, the coach maker formerly known as Swallows was established. The company was so successful making sidecars, that they expanded their business to include coach building for automobiles in 1926. In 1927 Swallow