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Why Did Tata Motors Buy Bladon Jets?

Tata Motors made Jaguar and Land Rover an offer they could not refuse. When both brands had their backs against bankruptcy Tata swooped in and saved the companies. Though, through very little effort from the Indian’s company’s end. All they really did was provide some much needed fixing funds and a solid infrastructure to the British brands. Now Tata Motors has bought a share of Bladon Jets, why d

Can Toyota Reclaim Number 1?

Toyota has been the number 1 automaker in the world for quite some time. Their Corolla alone as sold 40 million copies since its inception in 1968. Despite this, Volkswagen AG just usurped Toyota for the highest sales for first half of 2015; can the Japanese motor corporation do what it takes to reclaim the number 1 crown in the next half? Honestly, that is a tough call. Toyota’s biggest str

Goodyear Makes Tires no One Will Ever Use

When someone thinks of ludicrous automotive designers, most people would probably think of BMW, Toyota (Lexus), or probably something French, but I do not suppose they would think of Goodyear… but maybe they should. In a spur of interest sparked by a picture of a some concept tires; I followed the curiosity further, and deeper into wonderland. After finding my way home from the land of obscure au

Ferrari S.p.A. May Save FCA

Ferrari S.p.A is easily one of (if not) the most iconic automaker in the world. Their automotive miracles have never not been plastered all over kids bedrooms (I still own a 360 Modena poster though it no longer graces my wall). Lucky for FCA, they actually own Ferrari S.p.A, and it just may save them in the long run. FCA has been growing like a chicken on hormones thanks to Sergio Marchionne. Wi

GM Issues Cop Car Recall

General Motors announced that it’s recalling approximately 47,000 of its Chevrolet Caprice and Pontiac G8 sedans sold in North America due to faulty seat belts. The GM cop car recall includes Chevrolet Caprice vehicles from model years 2011 through 2013 and Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), GM st

Google Tests Self-Driving Vehicles in Austin, TX

In mid-May, we informed you that Google would be test-driving its self-driving vehicles on American roads this summer. Now that moment is now finally at hand—and what better place is there to test those vehicles than in the Lone Star State? Google officially announced on Tuesday that Austin, TX is the first U.S. city to see self-driving vehicles on its roads. Up until now, Google had only tested

Julie Hamp Released From Jail and Toyota

Toyota currently is the biggest automaker in the world. They sell cars in 8 digits every year, and they own the highest selling car of all time, the Corolla. Recently, Toyota had a big push to become more global. It resulted in their newly hired executive, Julie Hamp, being sent to jail; she has subsequently been released and stepped down from her position. The automaker has struggled to keep as

Big Plans From BMW

2015 seems to be a big year for BMW. They are debuting new technologies, revamping their art campaign, have at least two never before seen production models, and evolutions on most of their current models on the docket. From a plug-in hybrid 3 series, to a 600 horsepower 7 series with featuring their new carbon core technology. BMW is far from slowing down, after showing big increases in sales, th

Mirai Tops Tesla in Electric Vehicle Range Wars

In the midst of Fourth of July celebrations, most may have missed the (metaphorical) fireworks Toyota launched at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO. It was there that Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced a startling breakthrough in electric vehicle technology. The Toyota Mirai set a zero emission electric vehicle record with an EPA-estimated driving range of 312 miles on a sin

Chevrolet Bolt: Gunning for Tesla

The Chevrolet Bolt is easy to confuse with the Volt. Both are made by the same company and  both are small electric cars are eligible for the $7500 tax credit. However, the Volt is a plug in hybrid, that claims to be a full electric with a battery extender (an internal combustion (IC) engine). The other is a true full electric. As such, the Bolt is wasting no time before gunning for the Tesla Mode