Earlier this year the Environmental Protection Agency put forth a 629-page proposal to curtail vehicle emissions. Buried deep in it was language that seemed to indicate turning road cars into regular cars would become illegal. After an outpouring of rabbling from the automotive community, the EPA is clarifying its…
In 2011, the U.S. Department Of Transportation audited the America’s car safety regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and made recommendations on how it could be better at dealing with car defects. Five years later, a new audit from DOT still sees “significant safety concerns being overlooked.”
If an alarming press release from the aftermarket barons at SEMA is to be believed, our days turning street cars into race-build track cars are numbered, thanks to a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency. Naturally, we are skeptical, because despite what SEMA says, it’s not exactly clear yet what’s…
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.
Governments aren't particularly adept at grasping new technology, and Google made that point crystal clear at a meeting this week in California where the safety and regulation of self-driving cars were debated.
In yet another case study in how cars are imported into the United States, a strange letter from McLaren makes it appear that the company could by trying to keep imported 12Cs out of the country in an effort to control supply. That, or American auto import regulations are even more absurd than you think.
There's a new petition sitting on the desk of the National Highway and Safety Administration to import extra Ferrari 599 GTOs into the United States. It is without a doubt pointless and uneccessary, but it happens to serve as an excellent explanation of the absurd import laws keeping some of the weirdest, coolest,…
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.
As explained yesterday, the cost of testing and homologating cars to fit different regulations is a significant hurdle for selling cars in both America and the rest of the world. But it's not the only cost.
Europe is overrun with small hatchbacks, but you can only buy a handful of them in the United States. Why is that? One Redditor gave a simple, clear explanation why.
We all know "euro-spec" BMWs, Volkswagens, Mercedes-Benzes, and Audis from the 70s, 80s, and 90s that came with more power than the imports that came to the States. Why didn't America get any of those awesome cars? It turns out, like always, it's the Germans' fault.