The average cost of a new car is also at the highest on record, topping $47,000 a pop. At this rate, an essential household purchase is starting to feel like a luxury in America.
The company is urging those with affected vehicles to park their cars outside and away from structures.
The automakers' ads will suggest people consider carpooling or cycling instead of driving. The new rules, beginning in March, come as the country is trying to cut down on its carbon emissions.
A new federal law will eventually require new vehicles to detect and prevent drunk driving, which would revolutionize vehicle safety. Here's a look at some of the technology being developed.
Rivian, which has just started deliveries of its battery-powered pickup truck, surged in its first day of trade after completing one of the biggest IPOs in U.S. history.
Finding a car to buy these days seems almost impossible. Dealer lots are emptier, prices are higher and shoppers are stressed out. Here's what to know.
The microchips used in cars are in short supply. Taiwanese Economy Minister Wang Mei-hua tells NPR that Taiwan's cutting-edge chipmakers have ramped up production to meet auto industry demand.
In rich countries, every sector of the economy reduced its contribution to climate change last year — with one big gas-guzzling exception.
Some people who are carless by choice find themselves reassessing that decision. And those who can't afford cars face increased risks, in yet another example of the pandemic exacerbating inequalities.