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.
Paris was only open yesterday to cars with odd-numbered license plates. Even if you had the most lovingly-restored Citröen DS Pallas known to Gallic society, if that plate was divisible by 2, you had to stay out. This was an attempt to reduce pollution, and it must have really worked, because Paris is done with all…
Dubai announced new plans to raise fuel costs, parking fees, and insurance prices on cars and well, some people ain't too happy about it, with one website dubbing the plan 'Operation Fuck the Poor.'
The government in Beijing has done more than almost anywhere else in the world to encourage people to buy electric cars and still almost nobody is buying them.
Simple, clear, no-nonsense laws should be the norm for rough weather driving. These seven rules, though, may hurt more than they help.