Will plug-in cars crash the electric grid?

Selecting a Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf — or one of many other new models — shoppers in the United States bought more than 96,000 plug-in electric cars in 2013. That’s a tiny slice of the auto market, but it’s up eighty-four percent from the year before. In Vermont, as of January 2014, there were 679 plug-in vehicles, according to the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation. That’s two hundred percent growth over 2013.

Claim: Cars, computers, TVs spark obesity in developing countries

The spread of obesity and type-2 diabetes could become epidemic in low-income countries, as more individuals are able to own higher priced items such as TVs, computers and cars.

Report: Green vehicles could hit 7 percent of market by 2020

Have you been waiting for just the right battery-powered 

Driverless Cars Could Be the Future

We’ve seen cars with no drivers in horror films, and on the show Cops when dummies leave their keys in them, and they go around in circles. Yet there’s now a report that we could be seeing more driverless cars in the future, thanks to today’s technology, and there are some nice advantages that could come with this.

California DMV to regulate driverless cars

Fully autonomous vehicles are hitting the streets around the United States. In fact, several major automotive and technology firms are testing self-driving cars already.

GM promises in-car 4G LTE next year

General Motors says it's planning to introduce 4G LTE connectivity to its cars as early as next year, through a deal with AT&T.

Google wants autonomous vehicles on streets in 3-5 years

Over the past few years, Google has been working to perfect its sophisticated autonomous vehicle technology.

Fuel cell vehicles may hit US streets in 2017

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have been in development for a number of years, but haven't yet hit mainstream adoption to a lack of a viable hydrogen fuel infrastructure.

Audi models showcase A4 Quattro experience

Audi designs some really sweet vehicles, running the gamut from premium people movers up to impressively fast sports cars.

Volvo plans first self-driving cars for 2014

Volvo is likely one of the first companies that comes to mind when you think about automotive manufacturers with a history of adopting new safety technology. 

Video: BMW puts data on the steering wheel

BMW is well known for designing some seriously high tech and popular performance vehicles, including the M3.

Apple sets its sites on the automotive industry

Some may scoff at the idea of Apple's iOS inside of an automobile, but the idea is not far-fetched at all.

Toyota lowers expectations for electric vehicles

Toyota has invested a massive amount of R&D in an effort to accelerate the development of hybrid drivetrains for automobiles.

California to license self-driving cars

Californian senators have passed a bill that looks set to make the state the second in the US to approve self-driving cars on its roads.

MIT designs 'intelligent co-pilot' for cars

MIT engineers have developed a semi-autonomous vehicle safety system that takes over if the driver does something stupid.

GM accelerates self-driving vehicles

A vehicle capable of driving itself may sound like something out of a science fiction story, but General Motors (GM) expects to equip its vehicles with such technology by the middle of this decade.

EPA storms ahead on E15 despite threats from DC

For many years, most of the fuel we've been burning in our automobiles has included 10% ethanol to reduce the amount of petroleum consumed in the United States.

Automotive industry partners with Apple on Siri

A number of automotive manufacturers currently integrate hands-free technology in their automobiles, allowing drivers to focus on driving, rather than manually accessing various devices.

Video: This EV supercar costs $980,000

In the world of electric cars, most vehicles like the Nissan Leaf are stodgy, unattractive boxes aimed at the thrifty driver.

This car can be driven by remote control

One of the most memorable Hollywood scenes of a remote-controlled car was featured in the James Bond flick "Tomorrow Never Dies" where Pierce Brosnan played 007.