How Elio Motors Wants To Redefine Three-Wheelers, Starting With The Law

For as long as they've existed in the vehicular landscape, three-wheelers have occupied a sort of nebulous space between motorcycles and cars, and not just because of their wheel count. They're usually legally classified as with motorcycles, which has meant a few headaches for Elio Motors, the startup automaker that… » 3/27/15 12:06pm Friday 12:06pm

Disgraced Rep. Aaron Schock Scored Big On Mystery Mileage Reimbursements

Being Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock must have been fun while it lasted. Between the Downton Abbey-themed office, the Katy Perry concerts on the taxpayer dime, and lavish trips around the world, the Congressman must be awfully bummed he has to resign today. He'll probably really miss the insane mileage reimbursements, too. » 3/17/15 3:43pm 3/17/15 3:43pm

So Much For Obama's Call For 1 Million Electric Cars By 2015, Huh?

As President Obama gears up to deliver the State of the Union address for the sixth time tonight, now's as good a time as any to reflect on the mandates, promises and calls to action from his previous speeches. Here's one: that call from 2011 to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2015. » 1/20/15 8:05pm 1/20/15 8:05pm

The Story Of How Ross Perot Saved Pixar From Being Owned By GM

What if, instead of making beloved movies like Toy Story, Wall-E, and Up, everyone's favorite CGI film studio Pixar had been swallowed up by General Motors? It sounds insane, but it almost happened had it not been for the timely intervention of one of America's most famous living billionaire/failed presidential… » 7/02/14 3:54pm 7/02/14 3:54pm

Here Are The Worst (And Best) States In America To Be A Driver

When we think of good places for people who enjoy driving, we often think of endless back roads with minimal traffic and high speed limits. But there's more to it than that, like legal protections for motorists, state-imposed costs and financial responsibility requirements. Not all places in America are created equal… » 5/20/14 9:33am 5/20/14 9:33am

Ohio Senator Behind New Anti-Tesla Bill Gets Paid Real Good By Dealers

Barely two months after Tesla Motors scored a legislative win against car dealers in the Ohio, a new bill comes to the Ohio State Senate that will ban Tesla's direct sales model for good. And guess who's behind it? The same guy who was behind the last one, state Sen. Tom Patton. Here's why he's so against direct sales. » 2/14/14 9:00am 2/14/14 9:00am