August Car Sales Dropped 9.4% in Japan

August automobile sales in Japan fell 9.4% year-over-year, but remain higher year to date by the same amount. Through the first 8 months of 2014 sales totaled 3.79 million units. ...
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MIT App Would Help Cars Avoid Traffic Jams

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) researchers claim they have built a system that could help cars avoid traffic jams. The project, which created the service is called "RoadRunner," was introduced ...
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GM Europe Sales Drop Sharply in August

The General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) sales train wreck in Europe continued in August, which means the company may post another loss in the region for 2014 after decades of ...
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Chevy Pushes 24-Hour Online Buying Service

Chevy thinks it can sell more cars and light trucks if consumers can buy them 24 hours a day. Whether the nocturnal crowd can help boost sales is too early ...
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How Ferrari Fits Into the Plan for Fiat Chrysler IPO

Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of iconic Italian automaker Ferrari, will leave his job on October 13, the day that the combination of Fiat and Chrysler is expected to begin ...
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Chevy Vehicles Get 4G Wi-Fi: Is It Dangerous?

General Motors Co. (GM: NYSE) division Chevrolet claims that it has made 4G Wi-Fi available across several of its model lines. The offering may spur demand, but it also may ...
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GM Stops Sales of Hot-Selling Corvette

Sales of the new Chevrolet Corvette have been one of the few bright spots for General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM). That star has dimmed a little following a stop-delivery order ...
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Collapsing Russian Car Sales Hit GM, Ford, Toyota, VW

The last time we looked at sales of cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia, the situation was bad and headed toward being worse. In the three months since our ...
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Can Tesla Deliver 35,000 Cars This Year?

Lost in the news about Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) building a gigafactory in Nevada, and the Nevada legislature's approval of $1.25 billion in tax abatements, is the question of ...
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Toyota Recalls 140,000 Pickups for Possible Airbag Problem

Adding to an already record total of vehicle recalls this year, Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) announced on Thursday that it is recalling 140,000 of its Tundra CrewMax pickup trucks ...
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Tesla to Move Into Driverless Car Business

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk told reporters in Japan that his company has started feverish work on self-driving cars. He really does not have any choice. One ...
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Text of GM CEO Barra’s Comments on Intelligent Car

Below is the text on Mary Barra's comments on General Motor Co.'s (NYSE: GM) plans for an intelligent car: Thank you for that warm welcome. It's a great pleasure to ...
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Toyota RAV4 Sales Rise 50%

Among the 20 best-selling cars of August, the Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) RAV4 posted the highest growth in sales. These sales rose 51.5% to 35,614. For the first eight ...
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Toyota Prius Sales Fall 14%

Perhaps the number of competitors has become too large. The best-selling hybrid in the world, both currently and in history, suffered a sales drop of 14% in August. The once ...
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Why Tesla Has Only 6,000 Employees

A new Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) "gigafactory" based in Nevada eventually will employ 6,000 people. Tesla currently has about that number of employees, which seems very modest for a ...
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