EPA: Industry Exceeded National GHG Emissions Standards In 2013
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the auto industry outperformed national greenhouse gas emissions standards for a second consecutive year.
Study: Mercedes Holds Highest Average Labor Costs Among US Manufacturers
Who among all automakers has the highest labor costs in the United States? A study points to Mercedes-Benz.
Report: US New-Diesel Registrations On The Rise
Diesel hasn’t had the best reputation in the United States since the early 1980s. A new report says this attitude has changed as of late.
Uber Overtakes Traditional Taxis In NYC
Though it looks like there are cabs galore in New York, there are more Uber drivers traversing Madison Avenue than taxi drivers these days.
Study: Samsung Rivals Apple Among Auto-Related Patent Holdings
Just like the ongoing fight between the two titans in the smartphone space, Samsung is Apple’s main rival in the auto industry.
Study: Millennial Fastest-Growing Auto Lending Segment
Alleged to not be interested in cars or driving them, millennials are the fastest-growing segment of car buyers as far as lending goes, per a new study.
UMTRI: US New-Car Fuel Economy Averaged 25.3 MPG In 2014
The final numbers are in for new-car fuel economy in the United States for 2014, and they are better than they were in 2008.
Survey: Consumers Expect Fuel Prices To Rise To $3.90/Gal By 2020
Gas may be at lows not seen in a few years now, but consumers believe fuel prices will rise in time.
NHTSA: Marijuana Use Not Likely To Increase Accident Risk
Planning to light one up before visiting the local drive-thru taquería? The NHTSA says marijuana use might not increase the risk of an accident after all.
Study: US Better Off Funding EV Charging Infrastructure Over Tax Incentives
According to a new study, federal funding of EV charging infrastructure would do more to increase EV adoption rates than what tax credits do now.
IIHS: US Driver Fatalities Fall One-Third In Three Years
Per a report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, driver fatalities in the United States have fallen by a third over the past three years.
ACLU: Drug Enforcement Administration Tracking Plates Since 2008
It’s not just auto lenders and police who track plates: The Drug Enforcement Administration has collected 343 million records since 2008.
Marijuana Legalization Prompting Examination Of Impaired-Driving Laws
How much marijuana is too much before getting the wheel? No one seems to know for sure despite the overwhelming support for related impaired-driving laws.
EIA: US Average Fuel Savings Climb To $550 In 2015
With fuel prices still falling as of this writing, the U.S. Energy Information Administration issued a report forecasting an average of $550 in savings at the pump for a typical family in 2015.
Study: Only Five Countries Sold Over 10K PEVs In 2014
Plug-in vehicles may be doing well as of late in the sales game, but a study by The Research Capsule says their gameplay needs more work.
Sandia Labs: Underground Geologic Formations Hold Future Of Hydrogen Storage
Part of hydrogen becoming a viable energy option in the United States is infrastructure, which isn’t much at present. Should business pick up, however, hydrogen would need to be stored as cheaply as possible to facilitate greater adoption.
PPG: White Most Popular In 2014, Brown On The Rise
It’s official: White is the most popular color the world over, while the B&B’s favorite shade is making some inroads into the global palette.
Report: US Median Income Could Soon Outpace Falling Car Prices
Consumers looking for a new car may not need to take their wallets to the hospital afterwards should prices continue to fall and incomes continue to rise.
Report: Mercedes-Benz Biggest Manipulator Of Euro Fuel-Efficiency Test Results
The oft-maligned European fuel-efficiency testing cycle have produced a few manipulators, per green lobby group Transport & Environment, with Mercedes-Benz as the biggest offender.
UC Berkeley Study: Lane-Splitting Safety, Acceptance Increase In 2014
Motorcycles passing through slow traffic on either side of the rider is a rarity in the United States, where only California officially gives it the thumbs-up when conditions are safe to do so. A recent study of lane-splitting further confirms the safety and acceptance of the practice.