Chevy Volt wins 2011 Car of the Year in Detroit
General Motors Vice Chairman Tom Stephens holds the 2011 North American Car of the Year trophy for the Chevrolet Volt at the awards ceremony Monday, January 10, 2011 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. UPI/John F. Martin/Chevrolet
Outgoing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released voluntary guidelines to discourage automakers from installing electronic devices that could create distractions for drivers.
U.S. automaker General Motors said its electric car, the Chevrolet Spark, would go 82 miles per charge up, and get the equivalent of 119 miles per gallon.
Hyundai and Kia, which admitted inflating gas mileage claims, now have a huge recall on their hands.
Of all the new cars and concepts unveiled at the North American Auto Show in Detroit only a handful are all-electric or hybrids.
New Japanese autos are at the top of the heap in resale value five years after they are sold, with the U.S.-built Jeep Wrangler also making the list.
Auto Data Corp. which keeps track of automotive statistics from sales to promotions, said the Toyota Prius has become the bestselling vehicle in California, the nation's single largest vehicle market.
If there's a certainty in this crazy world economy its predicting massive and quick change in the automotive industry.
U.S. automaker Cadillac says it will introduce an electric/gasoline hybrid car similar to the Chevrolet Volt in 2012, dubbed the Cadillac ELR.
Everyone's heard stories about the morally challenged used car salesman who will say or do anything to make the sale.
It's not often a passenger car is turned into a political football – but that is what has happened to GM's gas-electric, plug-in hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt.