Car Talk Tag

A new bill proposed by Representative Gary Peters, Democrat from Michigan, could potentially provide an additional $216 million for new automotive technologies. The legislation is set for review by the full U.S. House of Representatives later this month, and would increase the $334 million already...

BMW’s newest concept car, the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics, combines the environmental advantages of a hybrid car with the high performance of a sports car. Sleekly futuristic in design, the Vision EfficientDynamics also boasts photosensitive glass that darkens in response to bright light or glare, allowing...

The CARS program, informally known as “Cash for Clunkers”, ended Monday, August 24th, 2009. Originally slated to cost $1 billion, Congress increased the total funds available to $3 billion due to overwhelming consumer response. The White House stated that nearly all funds had been exhausted...

[caption id="attachment_473" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Cash for Clunkers Ends Monday"][/caption] The highly successful “Cash for Clunkers” program will end Monday, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. Part of the overall stimulus package, this program offered up to $4500 in rebates to car buyers who traded in certain...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="164" caption="Tesla Model S Sedan"][/caption] Recently, CNN.com posted a story about the new funding Tesla received from the federal government to aid in their production of electric vehicles. Tesla has already produced a roadster that has amazing specs for an electric car, and...

Hybrid cars are the hottest purchase in the vehicle market today. Saving on fuel is a top priority for most American drivers these days as the economy struggles to recover. However, buying a hybrid car is a big commitment and one to be taken seriously....

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="170" caption="Memorial Day Gas Price Spike?"][/caption] Has anyone else noticed how gas prices always seem to go up on the weekends? Not only do we find that gas prices increase on weekends but they also consistently rise when we have a holiday. Are...

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="160" caption="Adaptive Headlamps"][/caption] If you have ever encountered problems with night vision, especially around bends in the road which conventional headlights cannot illuminate properly, you may be asking, "Are adaptive headlamps for cars a good idea?" As the increasing percentage of nighttime driving...

Jerry Flint reports on the Chrysler/Fiat merger the U.S. Government has advised. His take? "This deal makes no sense to me." With current Fiat technology needing an overhaul to meet U.S. safety standards, American-produced Fiat cars in Chrysler plants could take up to 3 years, and...