It's been a very strong year—a very strong several years, really—for new-car sales. New-vehicle sales continue to be the bull-market bright spot of the economy, with analysts still predicting annual sales headed past 16 million vehicles this year.
Be honest: you hate your car's voice recognition software, right? We're not talking about Siri or Google or Cortana or some other system that works via your smartphone, we're talking about the one that an automaker installed in your car.
Taxi-esque car-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have made lots of headlines recently -- and lots of enemies, too. So far, most of those enemies have been cab companies and their drivers, who are (rightly) worried about the lack of regulation in the car-sharing industry and also (less rightly) worried about their ability to compete against these new, ad hoc taxi networks.
Ettore Bugatti Veyron Legend EditionEnlarge Photo
With the Bugatti Veyron nearing the very end of its extended model cycle—the car has been on sale for 11 years now—the final edition of the six final special editions will be unveiled at the pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and The Quail gathering next week. The car, the last of the Les Légendes de Bugatti editions, will honor Ettore Bugatti himself.
Back in 2006, Holden’s official tuner HSV set the Guinness World Record for the fastest production pickup/utility with its Maloo R8. The car-based utility, essentially a two-door Holden Commodore with a tray out the back, hit a top speed of 168.66 mph (271.44 kmh).
Toyota’s stunning FT-1 concept car revealed at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show may be a preview of the next-generation Supra, but it’s also the Japanese automaker’s entrant for Gran Turismo’s Vision challenge, which celebrates the popular video game’s 15th anniversary.
2016 Chevrolet Volt - first teaser image, Aug 2014Enlarge Photo
General Motors confirmed this morning that the revised 2016 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car will be released at next January's Detroit Auto Show. And the company released the first teaser image of the car, showing a more rounded rear to the liftgate of what will likely continue as a compact five-door hatchback.
Increasing numbers of electric motorcycles are coming into the market—but now Energica has upped the ante with its Ego electric superbike. This is a high-performance machine with all the right specs to give an adrenaline rush to any avid motorcyclist.
Could hydrogen fuel go from almost non-existent to profitable in the space of five years? First Element Fuels--the hydrogen fuel provider presently operating using funding provided by Toyota and the state of California--expects it might be, despite the huge challenges that lay ahead of it.