Average age of a car on US roads hits record 11.8 years old

28 Jun
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZAmericans aren't saying goodbye to their vehicles like they used to. The average age of a car in the U.S. hit a new record, according to the results of a study released Thursday from IHS Markit. The average age of a vehicle is 11.8 years old as of 2018. A few factors have likely contributed to the climbing age of vehicles. To start, longer-term...

Chinese automaker Zotye plans to sell a crossover SUV in U.S.

3 May
2018 Zotye T600When Chinese automaker Zotye opens up its dealers in the U.S., the first car it plans to sell may be well-aligned with American consumer tastes. The automaker's sales chief said Thursday that a version of the T600 will be its launch product when it expands in the U.S., but he didn't say when it will go on sale. Automotive News reported that Bob...

Smart to leave US market after 2019

30 Apr
2019 Smart FortwoThe Smart city car experiment in the U.S. will conclude at the end of this year. Daimler, the parent company of Smart and Mercedes-Benz, will pull its its tiny cars from the U.S. and Canadian markets after the 2019 model year. In an email, Smart spokesperson Catherine Gebhardt cited a "declining micro-car market" in the U.S. and Canada as part of...

Americans are spending more time than ever behind the wheel

1 Mar
Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetySince 2014, Americans have collectively increased the amount of time spent behind the wheel. On Wednesday, AAA, reported the results of a study showing that Americans spend 20 more minutes on average driving than they did in 2014. Americans spent 70 billion hours driving in 2017, the latest year when data was available. The average number of miles...

Study reveals best, worst states for drivers

4 Feb
Highway Lights from Drive Change consumer surveyCongratulations, Maine. The Vacationland state is home to the country's worst drivers, according to a national study from insurance quote comparer Quote Wizard. The new study ranked each state using data from the company's own base and cross-examined it with data from the Federal Highway Administration, which looked at fatalities in all 50 states...

China to temporarily cut on tariffs for US-made cars

17 Dec
Ford Mustang in ChinaChina confirmed it will cut tariffs on American-built cars as part of a ceasefire temporary agreement in the ongoing trade war between the two countries. The country's Ministry of Finance said Friday that the temporary reductions will take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. China will slice the tariff from its current level of 40 percent to the 15 percent it...

Trump: China will cut tariffs on cars exported from US

3 Dec
Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump announced via Twitter Monday that China has agreed to cut tariffs it imposes on American-made vehicles exported into the Asian country. The tariff reduction appears part of an agreement to halt any new taxes in the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, Reuters reported. The president said in his tweet, "China has agreed to reduce...