Tesla chief expects US to clear Model S in fires

The leader of upstart automaker Tesla Motors is confident that its Model S electric car is safe and will be cleared by a U.S. investigation into two battery fires.

Third fire in Tesla Model S reported

A Tesla Model S electric car caught fire this week after hitting road debris on a Tennessee freeway, the third fire in a Model S in the past five weeks.

US to require electric cars to make noise

A U.S. government safety agency wants electric and hybrid vehicles to make more noise when traveling at low speeds so pedestrians can hear them coming.

Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns

(AP)—Many motorists do not know it, but it is likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.

'Connected' cars would aim to keep drivers in the loop

While Google's self-driving car is getting heaps of attention, a lesser-known effort that would employ cutting-edge technologies to make regular automobiles safer is fast gaining traction.

US to examine technology for automated cars

(AP)—Cars that drive themselves may hold the potential to save thousands of lives, an Obama administration safety official said Tuesday, as the U.S. government prepares to launch a research initiative to determine the safety ...

New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency

The Obama administration has finalized regulations that will force automakers to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell in America by 2025.

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