President-elect Donald Trump chose former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary. The new DOT head will be influential in innovative car tech including electric cars, autonomous vehicles, and vehicle cybersecurity.
If you're willing to give up some privacy, insurance companies increasingly base premiums on actual driving behavior monitored by dongles. The choice between privacy and premiums gets trickier if law enforcement agencies get the data.
BMW just updated the i3 with a new battery pack, yet a recent report claims the city car will receive more upgrades next year. The changes are expected to include a bigger battery that provides over 150 miles of range and a new look.
Ferrari may stop selling retired Formula One race cars to customers under its F1 Clienti program, according to F1 test driver Marc Gené. Newer F1 cars are just too complicated, he said in a recent interview.
Porsche Cayenne Diesel SUVs that have been sitting on dealer lots for over a year as a result of the Volkswagen diesel scandal may eventually be sold as used cars, once a fix is approved for their emissions-control systems.
Ford, Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler, Volkswagen's Audi and Porsche brands, and BMW are building 400 charging stations in Europe. The network will allow EV owners to drive long distances across Europe.