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Powering Cars With Sunshine

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.21.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Solar is a completely renewable and wildly abundant resource that slashes a household's carbon emissions. And it's something we can feel good about. Ever heard of a catastrophic solar spill? An asthma attack because of a solar panel? A military operation defending our access to the sun? Nope.

Some Utilities Are Making it Cheaper to Drive Electric Cars

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Some utility companies are starting to encourage consumers to make the switch to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs).

Quiz: Is an Electric Car Right for You?

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

A poll last year found that nearly half of American households could purchase an EV for their next car; it would be a great fit for their driving needs, and they would have a place to charge it with electricity. We're talking about many millions of people. Are you one of them?

Vehicle Innovations Serving Growing Global Markets

Daniel Burrus | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Daniel Burrus

In the most crowded cities of the world from China to India, many people rely on small motorcycles or mopeds for their primary transportation. With ov...

How to Keep Your Car from Becoming a High-Tech Death Trap

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

What if driving your car exposed you to the tender mercies of online criminals the same way that using a credit card at Target last fall did?

BMW's Trudy Hardy Takes the #AOLBUILD Stage

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.30.2014 | Technology

Trudy Hardy, a 19-year veteran in the auto industry, joined AOL's BUILD series to share her experiences in marketing, product planning and strategy for such brands as Jaguar, Mini and in her current role as Vice President of Marketing North America for BMW.

Patrick Dempsey Showcases World's Greatest Sports Coupes at Exhibit in Los Angeles

JustLuxe | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles

By Mila Pantovich The Petersen Automotive Museum invited 12 of your favorite celebrities, from rock legends and revered filmmakers to famous actors...

At Tennessee Volkswagen Plant, National Opposition to UAW Signals a New Normal

David Uberti | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
David Uberti

From billboards linking the UAW and Detroit to a state senator's warnings that unionization could threaten the plant's tax incentives, the battle lines between pro- and anti-union forces extended far past the Chattanooga factory floor where about 1,500 workers toil each day.

Parallel Parking Level: Expert

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Oh, dashboard cams. Where would we be without you? This "accidental" parking job caught on camera in Russia is one of the most flawless recoveries ...

Car Executive Dead In Possible Suicide

Reuters | Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aradhana Aravindan | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business

BANGKOK/MUMBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Karl Slym, managing director of India's Tata Motors Ltd, died after falling from a hotel room in Bangkok in what ...

House Acts To Cut Red Tape On Car, Truck Sales

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives has taken a step toward enabling automobile dealer...

The Safest Cars You Can Buy

Posted 12.20.2013 | Technology

After rigorous testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released its list of 2014 model year vehicles that earned its Top Safety Pick a...

WATCH: This Actual Lego Car Runs On -- Wait For It -- AIR

Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology

Take more than a half-million Lego bricks, a young Romanian, an entrepreneurial Australian and an air-powered Lego engine, and you’ve got the making...

Space Age Military Tech Could Make Critical Car Part Obsolete

Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 12.19.2013 | Technology

McLaren, maker of the famed F1 supercar of the 1990s, as well as the modern-day 12C and P1, told U.K. newspaper The Sunday Times that it is currently ...

GM's Mary Barra: Inspirational, But Also Unfortunately Still An Anomaly

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Mary Barra's appointment as CEO of General Motors is clearly a milestone for both women and the auto industry. This is a business, after all, where it's more likely to see a woman draped across a car hood at an auto show or in a pin-up calendar than sitting in the executive suite.

My New NASCAR Series Flat Out!

Dylan Kwasniewski | Posted 11.18.2013 | Sports
Dylan Kwasniewski

The series follows me from this past spring and summer, capturing my life on and off the track as an 18-year-old NASCAR driver... everything from going to prom and graduating high school to racing against the pros, guys TWICE my age, at 160 miles per hour!

5 Eco Products for Cars

Sierra | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green

Forget those dangling trees. They may be shaped like the Sierra Club's logo, but there's nothing natural about those chemical-swathed "pines."

Detroit, General Motors and the American Dream

Steven Conn | Posted 09.29.2013 | Detroit
Steven Conn

The city that built cars was also built by and for the car, and that legacy may prove the biggest obstacle to creating a post-automobile future.

Top 10 Crossover Vehicles | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology

The combination of high fuel prices, not wanting a mommy-mobile and maybe just a bit of common sense has swayed buyers into shopping for crossovers.

My Disappointing Experience With the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Daniel Weisman | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Daniel Weisman

Can you believe this car is a hybrid? I couldn't either when I first caught wind of it. You mean I don't need to be driving some hexagonal shaped...

Cars Can Help Drive the Plots of Novels

Dave Astor | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

Whether or not book-based cars are weighted with symbolism, most of us certainly relate to driving. So I'd like to steer you to some novels in which cars are important "characters."

Reports From CES 2013

David Shing | Posted 03.18.2013 | Technology
David Shing

Everything I saw tech-wise with some of these amazing devices allows me to redefine CES from Consumer Electronics Show to Creatively Evolved Storytelling.

Future Fusion: 1,200 New Jobs At Flat Rock Plant

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 09.11.2012 | Detroit

FLAT ROCK, Mich. -- Ford is adding 1,200 workers to a suburban Detroit factory to build the Fusion, a sign of confidence that the revamped sedan will ...

Hot Chick Fast Car Young Driver Thrilling Ride at Lamborghini

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.24.2012 | Sports
Christine Negroni

Raising three boys means feeding a never-satisfied appetite for edgy entertainment, I know that. That was part of the reason I agreed to spend a day of my vacation visiting Lamborghini.

Major Car Companies Finalizing Merger

AP | Posted 09.03.2012 | Business

BERLIN — German carmaker Volkswagen says it is on track to finalize the full takeover of sports car manufacturer Porsche by the end of the month...