Volkswagen employees in the Chattanooga, Tennessee plant have voted against representation by the UAW in a historic vote that was marked by a lot of media attention and some often questionable statements from the peanut gallery on both sides of the debate. Many things can be learned here.
Imagine an engine that produces 123 horsepower, 125 lb-ft of torque, but whose cylinders are so small, they're just the right size to hold a Starbucks grande cup. That's Ford's new EcoBoost engine for the 2014 Ford Fiesta.
The "Zero Emissions" portion of the ZEOD RC's title may be stretching the truth a little given that the car has an on-board gasoline engine to go with its LEAF underpinnings. So what is the ZEOD RC really?
As demonstrated today at NAIAS Detroit, no one does what Honda does with small cars. With the 2015 Fit, Honda jumps light years ahead with a transforming hatchback that leaves the balance of the small car sector in the dust of re-invention.
The mid size Hybrid sector heats up a bit as we compare Honda Accord to Toyota Camry. While both makes offer a quality product at an attainable price point, when we consider ‘standard’ features and stated mpg, Honda comes out the winner.
Most observers of the electric vehicle phenomenon are under the general impression that you can just "plug in" your electric car into any power outlet and things are good. Well, to coin a phrase, it ain't that simple, Jack.
The Japan only 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid beats Toyota Prius C by averaging 80+ mpg city.
We know that the 2015 North America Fit will share many of the Japan “Earth Dreams” drive train and CVT components. I believe that the 2015 N.A. Fit will post an EPA mpg rating of 60+.
In comparing the Civic Hybrid to the Toyota Prius we discover a coin toss as to price, fuel efficiency and overall car quality. For most, the decision will be one of body design and brand loyalty; something that both marks depend on.
The LEAF is the world's best-selling battery electric car with more on the road than any other mass produced EV in history. Yet it has one huge Achilles Heel that holds it back perhaps as much as inventory problems did a year ago.
Recently, Torque News editor Armen Hareyan asked Nissan LEAF owners what safety items they thought should be added to their cars. Their answers plus a look at safety ratings shows that the LEAF could stand some improvement when it comes to safety.
Today we decided to compare Honda’s large SUV with the Chevrolet Tahoe. While the Pilot will not tow 8,000 lbs, it will carry 8 adults in relative comfort at a fraction of the cost of your Tahoe. And, it comes standard with many features that the Tahoe doesn't offer.
The LEAF is the number one selling battery electric vehicle in the world, but with the new Annual Energy Outlook report for 2014 predicting that EVs will only be a fraction of the automotive market by 2040, where does that leave Nissan's flagship electric?
It is New Year’s Day 2014 and with very little going on in the automotive world as we wait for the start of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, this seems like a fine time to watch the 2015 Ford Mustang out cruising on the open road.