Fisker Electric Cars Bought A $30 Million SoCal Shop To Start Building Again

Remember the Fisker car company? Talented designer selling sleek electric cars for $100,000 each until a battery recall – among other things – bankrupted the outfit? Well the Chinese auto parts empire Wanxiang bought them last year, and reportedly just bought 555,670 square feet of California to resume production. »8/12/15 8:00pm8/12/15 8:00pm

2015 Ford F-150's 'Cloth' Seats Are Actually Made From Recycled Bottles

A company called Unifi crushes, melts, and stretches recycled water bottles into a sewable fabric called "Repreve yarn." Ford's been using it in their vehicles since 2012, and they say they'll divert 9 million plastic bottles from landfills now that Repreve is the 2015 F-150's standard seat material. »3/20/15 4:42pm3/20/15 4:42pm

Ram Is Committed To Making Small(ish) Diesel Trucks

Until the Duramax-powered Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon show up (supposedly 2016) the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the smallest diesel pickup you can buy in America, and it's also the most fuel-efficient. Ram is convinced this is What The People Want, and they're about to start building a whole bunch more of them. »10/01/14 6:10pm10/01/14 6:10pm

Toyota Is About To Start Building A Lot More Tacomas In Mexico

A third shift is being added to the factory that makes the 2014 Toyota Tacoma in Baja, Mexico. Toyota says they're doing it to free up space at their Texas facility to build more Tundras, I reckon they're sharpening swords for war with the Chevy Colorado. »9/18/14 3:07pm9/18/14 3:07pm

Jeep Cherokee, Renegade, And Compass Will (Probably) Be Built In China

We know Jeep plans to start building three SUVs in China, some by the end of next year. Chrysler remains tightlipped on exactly which models we'll see there, but based on statements from the people in charge it's a safe bet the Cherokee, Renegade, and Compass are destined for the Chinese market. »4/29/14 10:22am4/29/14 10:22am