I’m walking down the street the other day somewhere in California, and I stumble across an Audi A4 with an Illinois license plate that has black writing on it. Now, I can’t be sure of much in this fast-changing planet we call home, but I can be sure of this: Illinois license plates have red writing, typically stamped…
Lotus needs to sell cars in the United States to survive, and to sell cars in the United States, it needs cleaner cars. That’s where a simpler, lighter Evora comes in.
Sometimes owning an imported car works out great, and sometimes it ends with the FBI knocking on your door.
Electric cars are only as clean as the electric grid they run off of, and in Singapore, that means one owner’s Tesla Model S is getting fined for producing too much CO2. Here’s how they came to this figure for what is ostensibly a zero-emissions vehicle.
Today’s bullshit 25 Year Rule stems from a huge glut of German cars getting brought into America as grey imports with notoriously questionable modifications to meet US safety standards.
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 17 major automakers met to cooperate on setting standards. And by coordination, I mean that our government said it’s best when car companies work without them.
The point of an emissions standards is to reduce emissions, but as a new report from The Guardian notes, the tests used to enforce those standards are doing next to nothing for keeping our air clean.
The landmark Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement got signed today and it could mean the end of the most restrictive tariff in the American auto industry. But it’s only the start of a difficult and secretive process.
I recently spent a weekend walking around Washington, D.C., where I discovered a vehicle that had both historic license plates and dual airbags. For the very first time in my life, I felt like an old person.
The Alfa Romeo 4C’s almost-1750cc engine is an absolutely amazing motor, wild and loud and immediate. But thanks to the tricks of modern turbocharging, it doesn’t exactly offer the fuel economy you’d expect. And I figured all of this out in the middle of nowhere, with 30 miles of canyon road between me and the next…
Collect any group of gearheads together for a long enough period of time and there’s a natural inevitability that certain questions will come up. Like how come American cars seem to always get worse fuel economy than European ones?
Forget hogging the fast lane — this dude got fined for clogging up the middle lane.
John Oliver's most recent segment on Last Week Tonight was generally about the 'fuck barrel' of draconic municipal fines in this country. It should come as no surprise that a great deal of these fees start with speeding tickets and traffic infractions. It should come as even less of a surprise that the system is a…
Some regulations help make cars safer, cleaner, and more efficient. Not these ones. They're pointless. Let's end them.
You can face jail time for illegally importing a car not sold in the US under 25 years old. These ten cars are so good, we'd run the risk anyway.
A talking pile of human waste dressed in clothing and calling himself a "Saudi Historian" and going by the name Saleh al-Saadoon actually said on a televised interview that he felt American women drive because being raped is "no big deal to them." Incredibly, this drooling simpleton seems to believe this.
The Nissan Silvia S15 is currently banned for road use in the United States. Good.
For those that are unsure what this is, the U.S. Show and Display is an exemption to the 25 year import ban for cars.
You can now sign the "Petition Gawker to petition Jalopnik to petition Raphael Orlove to release part two of his Baja Bug story." Get to it right here. Come on people, Obama's not going to read this without your help!
Sometimes, lawmakers act like they've never seen a car. These ten are their worst bills, with some changing the car industry forever.