We Americans sure do love the freedom of owning our own automobile, but the price of that freedom is climbing. AAA has released its 62nd annual "Your Driving Costs" study, which shows a 1.9-percent year-over-year increase in the cost of auto ownership. That's an average of $8,946 per year per car, with costs including monthly payment, fuel, maintenance and insurance.
var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/design/Rumormill_run_amok_Ferrari_building_an_SUV'; There are some rumors circulating the web that could very well be true, and some you just hope are true. This, however, doesn't fall into either category. The speculation is over a possible Ferrari sport-utility vehicle, and we're not buying.
America has become the Land of the Crossover, and if Alfa Romeo wants to succeed here when it returns to the US market in 2009, it will need a CUV with which to combat the competition. Fortunately, last November Alfa revealed that it will be launching just such a vehicle to coincide with the Italian marque's sailing the ocean blue.
I wonder if the owners of "EVs That Work" got a sneak preview of "Who Killed the Electric Car?", and decided the struggle wasn't worth it. The company, makers of three different electric vehicles, is for sale on eBay at a starting bid of $925,000. I never thought eBay could be a good way to sell a company, but I guess it's not as crazy as some other things seen there. The vehicles produced by "EVs that Work" include an ATV, a one person stand-up electric utility vehicle, and an electric car. Dig