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  • At $12.5 million this Bugatti is the most expensive new car ever

    At $12.5 million this Bugatti is the most expensive new car ever

    For its 110th anniversary, Bugatti has created a jet black rocket it hails as the most expensive car of all time. It wouldn't look out of place as Star Wars villain Darth Vader's preferred mode of transport. "La Voiture Noire" is priced at 11 million euros ($12.5 million), which would buy about...

  • Tesla website and Elon Musk differ on Model 3 delivery dates. Two weeks? Four months?

    Tesla website and Elon Musk differ on Model 3 delivery dates. Two weeks? Four months?

    Buyers who order the new lower-cost “standard-range” $35,000 Tesla Model 3 electric car and expect to receive it in two to four weeks might be in for a surprise. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk says it could take until the end of June. Those who order the car online must put down a non-refundable...

  • Hoping not to spend a fortune on auto insurance? Head to North Carolina.

    Hoping not to spend a fortune on auto insurance? Head to North Carolina.

    Winston-Salem, N.C., pays the least in the U.S. — an annual average of $846 for car insurance, according to a new report. Boise, Idaho, is next at $913, followed by Greensboro, N.C., $936, and then Raleigh, N.C., $948.  The states with the lowest average annual rates are Maine, $896, Virginia,...

  • Ride like Putin: 7-ton armored luxury limo on show in Geneva

    Ride like Putin: 7-ton armored luxury limo on show in Geneva

    If you want to ride like Vlad — Russian President Vladimir Putin , that is — this may be the limo for you. At the Geneva auto show, Russian automaker Aurus has trotted out a hulky, luxurious Senat Limousine L700 with lines vaguely reminiscent of a Rolls-Royce. It's the European debut of a vehicle...

  • A century before Elon Musk's Tesla, electric cars were popular in many cities

    A century before Elon Musk's Tesla, electric cars were popular in many cities

    Long before Elon Musk 's Tesla cars, electric automobiles roamed the streets of the nation's capital. President William Howard Taft's wife drove an electric car. President Woodrow Wilson rode in an electric, and his wife drove one. By the turn of the 20th century, horseless carriages had replaced...

  • 9 reasons why your car won't start

    9 reasons why your car won't start

    You skipped that second cup of coffee. You are running late. To make matters worse, your car won't start. Why? What can you do? No-starts fall into two basic categories: 1. The engine will not crank or cranks slowly 2. The engine cranks, but does not run No or low cranks Dead battery A dead battery...

  • General Motors goes all-in on electric vehicles

    General Motors goes all-in on electric vehicles

    Cadillac will be the electric vehicle brand for General Motors, but Buick and Chevrolet will offer U.S. consumers all-electric vehicles in the future, as well.  "We were the first to bring a long-range EV to market with the Chevy Bolt EV," said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet's marketing director for...

  • In the crossover war on cars, an unlikely victor emerges: the station wagon

    In the crossover war on cars, an unlikely victor emerges: the station wagon

    Stately, plump SUVs are running roughshod over the auto industry, crushing sedans, compacts and anything else that doesn't approximate a 5,000-pound turtle. And yet amid the carnage, the earnest, doughty station wagon has emerged unscathed. In fact, it's picking up speed thanks to a crowd of new...

  • Cadillac launches 3-row SUV, Toyota resurrects Supra, Ford unleashes most powerful Mustang for 2020

    Cadillac launches 3-row SUV, Toyota resurrects Supra, Ford unleashes most powerful Mustang for 2020

    DETROIT (AP) — Redesigned SUVs, the return of some legendary sports cars, the latest crop of electric vehicles and a big pickup truck headlined the 2020 models launched at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year. This year's show takes place in January for the final time....

  • VW, Ford form alliance on pickups, explore deal on electrics

    VW, Ford form alliance on pickups, explore deal on electrics

    Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in a statement...

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