National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

 
NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, "84-mpg," two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The company turned to a "crowdfunding" project last year to help raise the $230 million needed to start production at its ex-General Motors plant in Shreveport... read more

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George Blankenship  -  Tesla Motors

Bad Day For Tesla: Sales VP Blankenship Out, NHTSA Threat

There must be days where Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk feels his multiple burdens more acutely than others. Today may be one, because yesterday was not a good day for Tesla... read more November 22, 2013 by


 
Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_

Tesla Fires: NHTSA Will Probe, Warranty To Cover Fire Damage, Ride-Height Tweak

It's been quite a month for Tesla Motors and its CEO, Elon Musk. In the wake of three fires in Model S electric luxury sedans, a tsunami of media coverage about those fires... read more November 19, 2013 by


 
Tesla Model S in flames near Kent, Washington [frame from YouTube video]

NHTSA: No Further Probe Of Tesla Model S Electric-Car Fire

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has decided not to investigate the first fire involving a Tesla Model S luxury electric car. The agency said it... read more October 28, 2013 by


 
Tesla Model X

Tesla Takes The Lead On Dumping Door Mirrors For Video Cameras

The rear-view mirror has now been with us exactly 100 years, having first been introduced in 1914, and it hasn't changed much in all that time. It's a small area of mirrored... read more August 12, 2013 by 39


 
2012 Coda Sedan

2012 Coda Vehicles Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Coda is one of America's newest auto brands, and now, it's undergoing a time-honored rite of passage: its first official recall. According to a bulletin from the National... read more August 27, 2012 by 2


 
2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

NHTSA Opens “Field Inquiry” Into Texas 2012 Fisker Karma Fire

Last week, we told you about a house fire in Texas on May 3 involving a 2012 Fisker Karma luxury Sedan, which fire investigators believed to be the cause of the blaze... read more May 18, 2012 by 5


 
2003 Toyota Prius

U.S. DoT Sued For Toyota Prius Unintended Acceleration Documents

Five days ago, when we told you the National Academy of Sciences was backing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s findings into unintended acceleration... read more January 25, 2012 by 3


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 Bluetec

Mercedes-Benz Recall Clean-Diesel Cars For Fuel Leak (Again)

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just published details of a recall affecting 6,872 Mercedes-Benz clean-diesel cars. According to documents... read more October 17, 2011 by 0


 
Renault Twizy Z.E. electric vehicle

2012 Renault Twizy Price Announced -- But Will It Ever Come To The U.S.?

A few years ago the idea that mainstream european automakers would be focusing so much effort on minuscule electric urban runabouts would have been met with derision. But a... read more October 5, 2011 by 9


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

More Volkswagen Diesel Woes: Feds Investigate 2011 Jetta TDI

Volkswagen's TDI diesel engines have long attracted fans and repeat buyers. But now a second investigation this year into the reliability of its TDI engines may cast a shadow... read more August 8, 2011 by 3


 
Toyota Prius body damage

Pedestrian Alert Noises Coming To Hybrid And Electric Cars, Needed Or Not

If you like the idea of hybrid or electric cars that whir silently down the road without the noise of an engine exploding gasoline thousands of times each minute, you'd... read more July 8, 2011 by 6


 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per... read more June 28, 2011 by 3


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

NHTSA Gives 2011 Chevrolet Volt Five Star Overall Safety Ranking

Back in April we heard that the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety had awarded both the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt its highest possible award for safety -... read more June 7, 2011 by 2


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011

2011 Chevy Volt Gets Five Stars For Overall Safety From NHTSA

Well, log another notch in the bedpost: One more safety myth--that electric cars will be more dangerous than regular ones in a crash--has now been slain. Five weeks ago, the... read more June 3, 2011 by 3


 
Sample used-car window sticker showing gas mileage, for a 2000 Honda Insight

Feds To Mandate Up To 62 MPG By 2025; What Does It Mean For You?

Two days ago, the NHTSA said that it would require annual gas-mileage improvements of somewhere between 2 and 7 percent each year between 2017 and 2025. Corporate average... read more May 12, 2011 by 28


 

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