Will a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency really hinder your plans to turn your daily driver into a badass track-only machine? It will, officials from aftermarket trade association SEMA and the EPA itself confirmed to Jalopnik today. Here’s what all of this means.
Barring a military coup d’etat like they have in other countries, the U.S. will have selected a new president in November. Whoever that ends up being, this will be their ride. Meet the development mule for the next presidential limo.
The car market in several areas could look a whole lot different in a few decades, as Car and Driver reports that a handful of states and countries want to ban the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars by 2050. That means we’ll need a few more outlets, because apparently, battles over charging stations are a real…
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is supposed to be the government agency that protects us on the road. That stops us from getting into vehicular death traps. That saves our loved ones and ourselves from horrific ends. But it has failed, and the new government audit of its work is both damning and…
Longtime Jalopnik readers may remember Juha Sipilä. He is a former telecom executive, politician, and builder of a badass El Camino that runs on wood gas. Also, as of last night, he is the prime minister-elect of Finland.
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…
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.
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.
Online petitions to the White House rarely meet the goal needed to get a response. But the petition to kill the 25-year import ban has 55,000 signatures. That means it needs just 45,000 more. Let's get it done.
Normally I'm not a fan of writing stories about online petitions to the White House. They're often as frivolous as the petitions themselves and rarely go anywhere. But a new one has popped up that I just can't pass on, and I think maybe the Jalopnik community could make an impact here.
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…
In his investigation into why it took more than a decade and 13 deaths to recall the Cobalt and other cars, GM's hired muckraker Anton Valukas routinely slammed a "culture" where safety wasn't taken seriously, effective communication was scarce and everyone failed to take responsibility for problems.
Once again, General Motors CEO Mary Barra is getting hauled before a Congressional subcommittee, this time to answer questions about the damning internal investigation about the ignition switch recall.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra says her company is changing in the wake of the ignition switch defect fiasco. Can she convince Congress, and the world, that it really is?
A few hours after announcing some of its findings, General Motors has just released the full internal investigation into the ignition switch recall mess. Now you can read it here.
Many critics were incensed last week over the $35 million fine General Motors was hit with for failing to promptly inform federal officials about safety defects with their cars. But if a bill introduced today becomes law, other automakers will have to pay a lot more.
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…
We all know Vice President Joe Biden is America's chief car guy, but his boss can get down with car companies just fine too. He's just more into their robots, it seems.
The Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program, i.e., the Green Car loan program created solely by the
OBUMMER Bush administration, went on hiatus in 2011 after the recipients of its credit largesse started dropping like flies. But good news, for America, because it's back. Huzzah.