Autos

Auto Safety Group Wants Ford to Recall SUVs for Exhaust Leak

The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit auto industry watchdog founded in 1970 by Consumers Union and Ralph Nader, has called on Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) CEO Jim Hackett ...
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Elon Musk’s Pay Tied to $600 Billion Increase in Market Cap

It seems impossible that Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) could have one of the largest market caps of any company in the world. It needs to add $600 billion sometime in ...
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US Electric Vehicle Sales Up 27% in 2017

U.S. sales of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) vehicles rose year over year in 2017 by 27% to nearly 200,000 vehicles. The PHEV share of sales was 47% and ...
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How Much Cheaper Are Electric Cars to Operate?

Depending on where you live, the cost of driving a gasoline-powered vehicle could be more than double (or even triple in a few cases) what it would cost to operate ...
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Will You Own Your Car for at Least 15 Years?

Americans are keeping their cars and light trucks longer than ever before. The main reason for that is that today's light vehicles are safer and more reliable than ever. New ...
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As European Auto Sales Rise 3.4% in 2017, FCA Outsells Ford

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Wednesday that new vehicle registrations in the European Union (EU) dropped by 4.9% in December compared with new registrations in December of 2016. ...
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Bill Ford’s Dreams Hit Another Wall

There has been one management constant at Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) since 1999. William Clay Ford Jr. has been the board chair for the entire period, representing the interests of ...
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Upbeat GM Forecast Based on High-Margin Pickups, Not More Sales

In an announcement Tuesday morning, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) forecast that full-year 2017 earnings per share (EPS) would reach the high end of the company's previously stated range of ...
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Ram Draws a Bead on Silverado With 2019 Pickup

The third best-selling vehicle in the United States last year was the Ram pickup from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU). And it fell short of second place by only ...
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Volkswagen Delivers Record Sales in 2017, More Than Half in China

Volkswagen reported Monday morning that worldwide deliveries of the company's Volkswagen brand vehicles reached a record high of 6.23 million units in 2017. The results are 4.2% better than the ...
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All Car Makers Go All In With Electric Cars

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) management recently said the company is "all in" on electric cars. Executive Chairman William Ford told reporters, “The only question is will the customers be ...
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Ford, GM Show Off New 2019 Pickups

With the 2018 model year safely in the bag, automakers that actually make cars and light trucks are looking ahead to model year 2019. Unlike last week's CES 2018 show ...
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BMW Claims Leadership in Worldwide Premium Car Market

Germany's BMW Group announced Friday morning that the company had its best-ever sales year in 2017. That marks the seventh consecutive year that annual sales have set new records. The ...
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Fiat Chrysler Will Build Some Ram Pickups in Michigan, Pay $2,000 Worker Bonuses

Late Thursday afternoon, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) announced that it plans to invest more than $1 billion to modernize the Warren, Michigan, assembly plant to produce the next ...
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GM’s Claim for Self-Driving Cars Is a Plunge in Accidents

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) makes constant announcements about its self-driving cars, just like the rest of its competition in that field. The most recent is that its driverless cars ...
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