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Recall For Some 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS 250h Models

Recall For Some 2010 Toyota Prius, Lexus HS 250h Models

Toyota said today it would recall some 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid cars in the U.S. due to a potentially faulty brake-pressure accumulator. The component, said the company, may develop an internal crack due to metal fatigue caused by vibrations over the course of the vehicle... read more

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'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Elon Musk arrives in a Tesla Roadster

Tesla CEO Musk: Boeing 787 Batteries 'Inherently Unsafe'

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is hardly shy and retiring. He tweets out random financial results, states as fact things that haven't quite happened yet, and regularly speaks his... read more January 30, 2013 by  25


 
red 2012 Mitsubishi i

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Cars Recalled To Fix Braking Problem

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. is recalling 14,700 Mitsubishi i, or i-MiEV electric cars over a brake fault. The global recall will fix a component of the brake booster system. In... read more January 24, 2013 by  1


 
Lotus Safe & Sound noisemaker

Noisemaking Rules For Hybrids, Electric Cars Proposed By DoT

The U.S. Department of Transport has become the latest group to look further into noisemaking devices for electric and hybrid vehicles. Several pressure and safety groups... read more January 8, 2013 by  15


 
Hiroshima University's iSAVE-SC1 inflatable electric car. [Image: Video screen capture]

Hit A Pedestrian In This Electric Car? No Problem

Generally, we'd advise that hitting a pedestrian with your car is something to best avoid. However, if worst came to worst, it'd be nice to know their chances of survival are... read more December 27, 2012 by  1


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric minicar crash-tested by ADAC, December 2010, screen capture

Electric, Hybrid Badges Growing To Warn First Responders?

Electric vehicles are as different when crashed as they are when moving, and that difference has led to changes in procedure for first responders to accident scenes. Police... read more December 27, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Coda Sedan

Coda Electric Sedan: Only 2 Stars In NHTSA Frontal Crash Tests

As part of standard procedure, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) crash-tests an example of each vehicle on sale, and assigns a rating based on how it... read more December 10, 2012 by  3


 
Honda demonstrates Green Wave technology  -  Japan, 11/2012

Honda Demonstrates 'Green Wave' Tech Designed To Ease Traffic

Have you noticed how much poorly synchronized lights—or traffic that's trying to go faster than the lights permit—can add to congestion? A new system in the works... read more November 21, 2012 by  2


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

Sandy Flood Fire Followup: Fisker Karma Battery Not At Fault

It's becoming an awkward, unfortunate routine. Somewhere, somehow, a Fisker Karma catches fire, and the company rushes in its inspectors and engineers to analyze the... read more November 6, 2012 by  15


 
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire fitted to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

'Green Tires' Popularity Increasing, Grip Improving Too

If you drive a hybrid or plug-in vehicle, chances are you're already familiar with 'green tires'. Also known as low rolling resistance tires, they're becoming an increasingly... read more October 18, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Nissan Altima Gets Five-Star NCAP Crash-Test Rating

With all eyes turned to the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Nissan has quietly announced that its all-new 2013 Nissan Altima has been awarded a 5-star overall rating by the National... read more September 28, 2012 by  4


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt during IIHS crash testing

House Bill Demands Safety, Jobs Analysis Of Gas-Mileage Rules

Politics is at best a messy and adversarial process. Add in a presidential election and the currently polarized political mood, and anything at all done by government is... read more September 24, 2012 by  6


 
2009 Toyota Yaris

Some Small Cars Generate Big Insurance Claims

Car safety has improved in leaps and bounds over the last few decades, with several technological advancements helping not only to protect you in an accident, but also... read more September 20, 2012 by  11


 
2013 Smart ForTwo Iceshine Special Edition

2013 Smart ForTwo: Strong Enough To Wear A Full-Size SUV As A Hat

You either like the 2013 Smart ForTwo minicar, or you don't. Few are ambivalent to a shape and a concept so divisive as the Smart, but U.S. sales would suggest that rather... read more September 13, 2012 by  13


 
2013 Acura ILX

Four Small Cars Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Designation

Four new 2013 vehicles have picked up 'good' ratings in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) crash tests. The Acura ILX, a small luxury car, the new Ford... read more September 7, 2012 by  0


 
Screen capture from video by Aaron Wood of fire in 2012 Fisker Karma in Wooside, CA, August 2012

Fisker Karma Fire Due To Faulty Cooling Fan, Recall Underway, Factory Says

Well, that was quick. On Saturday, just eight days after a fire badly damaged a 2012 Fisker Karma, the company has completed its forensic investigation, announced the cause... read more August 20, 2012 by  11


 

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