Tesla Just Bought A Test Track Next To Their Factory

If the absurd, Viper-smoking performance of the Tesla Model S isn't enough to convince you that Elon Musk's company is serious about speed, perhaps this bit of news will. Tesla Motors this week purchased a 35-acre plot of land near their factory that includes a test track. » 7/19/13 2:50pm 7/19/13 2:50pm

Latest Toyota Pedal Fix Involves Hacksaw, Bubble Wrap

A service bulletin outlining yet another fix for Toyota's unintended acceleration problems (this time, the Pontiac Vibe) shows just how difficult re-engineering a car part is. Steps involving hacksaws and bubble wrap are both comical and a little unnerving. » 7/13/10 5:15pm 7/13/10 5:15pm

This American Life Exposes GM's Greatest Missed Opportunity

This weekend's episode of This American Life focused on NUMMI, the GM/Toyota joint venture production facility closing this week after 26 years. It's a great primer for the Carpocalypse. [ThisAmericanLife] (Thanks to everyone for the tips!) » 3/30/10 9:30am 3/30/10 9:30am

Toyota To End Production At NUMMI Plant In March

Japan's Asahi Shimbun reports Toyota will, as expected, end production at California's NUMMI, a ground-breaking joint venture-with-GM assembly plant in March, moving Corolla production to Canadian and Japanese plants. Gov. Schwarzenegger claims they'll be back. We doubt it. [via AutoNews] » 8/17/09 9:00am 8/17/09 9:00am

Toyota To Build Next Prius In The US? With GM?! In California?!?!

According to the Japanese daily newspaper Tokyo Shimbun, unnamed sources inside Toyota have informed them the company is in talks to assemble the new Toyota Prius hybrid in the United States in partnership with General Motors. Say what? That Toyota wants to build the next-generation Prius in the United States, given… » 5/30/08 10:00am 5/30/08 10:00am