With most automakers in the industry prepping an onslaught of electric vehicles in the coming years, there’s increasing attention being paid to where they’ll obtain necessary minerals for production. Last week, a group of 10 automakers took a step forward in the right direction, by saying they would “identify and…
Global demand for cobalt, an essential element in electric car batteries, is sky high. But in some parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where about half of all cobalt comes from, the mineral is reportedly mined by young children, an allegation that taints an ever-relevant supply chain for the auto industry.
It’s really not debatable: aircraft builder Cobalt’s Valkyrie is freakin’ gorgeous, and supposedly the appeal inside the cockpit will match the plane’s outer appearance. Beyond its looks, Cobalt claims their creation will have amazing performance, all at a price of around $700,000.
A Justice Department inquiry found that GM’s failure to disclose a faulty ignition problem in their cars constituted criminal wrongdoing, the New York Times reported Friday. The penalty has yet to be determined, but it’s expected to be the largest ever faced by an automaker for criminal wrongdoing, surpassing the $1.2…
When Mary Barra testified before Congress she argued that she had no influence on, or knowledge of what was going on in her company. And now she's on the cover of TIME's 100 most influential people list.
The ignition recall has reached full absurdity — it's gotten so bad for GM they've had to advertise their own incompetence as the better, more reasonable conclusion to draw.
I have conversations with car-buyers on a daily basis, in fact, I often will talk about the auto industry with people who are not even in the market. Most of the conversations revolve around a cool car that is about to come out or a vehicle that they are considering for purchase. But recently I have been getting…
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Your insurance agent likely prefers you drive a Corvette instead of a Mitsubishi Lancer. That's because, according to the IIHS, Lancer owners report the highest relative insurance losses. Corvette owners? The lowest. Here are the ten biggest insurance losers.
Amanda McBride made news this week when she gave birth while driving a Chevy Cobalt. Now Chevy is rewarding the mother with a stroller, safety seats, and a year's supply of diapers.
A Minnesota woman gave birth to a baby boy while literally driving herself to the hospital. The father, who can't drive due to seizures, took the wheel so she could pull down her pants after her water broke.
Everyone talks about how the Ford Fiesta will do against other compact cars. But now that it's been EPA-certified at 29MPG city, 40MPG highway, we're thinking it can take on bigger cars — and kick their asses.
"Hello, 911? This weird-ass Chevy Cobalt is following me. I don't know who it is, but the dude keeps pulling alongside and asking if he can 'view' my 'street.' Is that slang for something dirty? Am I being assaulted?"
We've taken a look at the 2008 Chevy Cobalt SS sedan and had a rollicking good time doing it, but who should buy such a car-shaped rocket ship?