Top 10 Electric Car Makers

Sales Double in 2013; This Year Off to a Good Start! Sales doubled in 2013 as automakers continue to increase our choice of plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars and crossovers; 2014 promises to be another banner year for plug-in cars. General Motors is #1 in plug-in hybrid sales with the Chevrolet Volt, a ... Read More...

Texas Dealers Stymie Tesla

Tesla vs. TADA. Tesla Motors, seller of the much desired Tesla Model S, is no foreigner to the realm of legislative battles. Within more than a few states, including New York and North Carolina, Tesla has managed to win lawsuits and prevent blockage of their non-dealership sales technique, resulting in more ... Read More...

10 Best Engines Named By Magazine

Alternative Powerplants – Diesel and Electric Muscle In On Awards. In the old days, say five years ago, the eight editors at Ward's Auto World Magazine, a trade magazine covering the auto industry, had easy choices—four, six or eight. Those were the variations of gasoline engines offered by major manufacturers and ... Read More...

My Top 10 High-MPG Cars of 2013

My Year of Driving the Latest Electric, Gasoline and Diesel Technology Cars. What a year! No one should doubt that 2013 was a breakthrough year for advanced technology vehicles, whether running on electricity, gasoline, diesel or some combination of the three.  The choices expanded, prices dropped and infrastructure exploded (for plug-ins). ... Read More...

What Is Start-Stop in a Car?

Start-Stop Is an Invasion That's Started – And We’re Not Talking About Hybrids. It's coming and it's coming in a big way. Ford announced last week (Dec. 12, 2013) that 70 percent of its North American vehicle lineup will feature start-stop by 2017, which is essentially tomorrow in the automotive world ... Read More...