Aug 1, 2014 — An analyst says GM might have benefited from the safety recalls that brought customers back to its dealerships. Many automakers saw strong gains compared to last year.
May 28, 2014 — The tech company built three prototypes from scratch, creating compact cars that look like they're on an extreme no-options diet. For now, their top speed is 25 mph.
Mar 17, 2014 — This is separate from General Motors' recall of 1.6 million small cars for a problem with ignition switches. The company believes the recalls will trim $300 million from profits this quarter.
Mar 3, 2014 — The system aims to keep drivers from fumbling with their phones while they're behind the wheel, even as it brings them more options (and potential distractions).
Jan 29, 2014 — The P1 that Ferdinand Porsche helped develop was an electric vehicle that could chug along at 22 mph. It was discovered in an Austrian warehouse and is going on display at the Porsche museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
Jan 3, 2014 — Ford and GM are calling 2013 the best year for U.S. auto sales in at least five years, as they report double-digit annual gains. Chrysler reported an increase of 9 percent, its strongest year since 2007.
Dec 18, 2013 — Along with submissions for our Weekly Innovation post, we've also received ideas for things that haven't been created yet, things that NPR readers want to see become a reality (like reversible tattoos or steering wheel fans). As we look ahead to 2014, here are our favorite ideas of the past year.
Dec 5, 2013 — The option of a smaller engine size and the car's sleeker design are two features analysts say are geared toward helping the Mustang appeal to buyers overseas.
Nov 22, 2013 — At this week's show, a long and large four-seater has drawn more notice than perhaps any other car, with attendees calling it "insane" and "deranged." The Youabian Puma's makers say the car has only one goal: "to stand out and be unique."
Oct 24, 2013 — For the first time on record, bicycles outsold cars in Spain. More bikes than cars were sold in Italy for the first time since World War II. Indeed, bicycle sales have outpaced new-car sales across the Continent. Is it a long-term trend or just a reflection of the recession in much of Europe?