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2016 Toyota Prius

Toyota Plants in Japan Could Be Closed for 2 Weeks

The magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck Japan last week, and the aftershocks that have followed, have resulted in more than 40 deaths and 1,000 injuries. The quake has also played ...
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Tesla Paid CEO Musk Minimum Wage of $37,584

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) paid CEO and founder Elon Musk $37,584 last year, which is the California minimum wage. It is not unusual for founders who own large pieces ...
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2017 Chevy Volt

Tesla or GM: Which Is the More Attractive EV Exposure?

Many remain adamant that internal combustion will dominate the automotive sector for decades to come, and there are plenty of valid arguments that underpin their reasoning. Over the past half-decade, ...
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Ford EcoSport - Europa

Ford Underperforms, BMW Outperforms in EU March Car Sales

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Friday that new vehicle registrations in the European Union rose 6% in March, compared with new registrations in March of 2015. New registrations ...
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Self-Driving Cars May or May Not Be Dangerous

Bad news for companies that include Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) and Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA). According to a new paper, "How Many Miles of Driving Would ...
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Tesla Model 3

What the Tesla Model 3 Has Against the Toyota Prius and Chevy Bolt

The auto world could not help but notice the public response to the launch of the Tesla Motors Corp. (NASDAQ: TSLA) Model 3 late last month. Usually those around-the-block customer ...
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Mercedes Sales Growth Doubles BMW in Q1

The long-time leader in the luxury car segment is well on its way to being deposed. In the first quarter of 2016, Mercedes-Benz sold 483,487 luxury cars, compared with 478,743 ...
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Ford GT 2015

Ford Short Interest Jumps

The short interest in Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) jumped to 168.8 million shares for the period that ended March 31, compared to 156.5 million in the period that ended March 15. ...
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Ford F-150

Ford’s F-150 Earns Top Safety Rating

America's most popular vehicle based on sales, the Ford (NYSE: F) F-150, has earned the IIHS's  "Top Safety Pick". No other full sized-pick up matched that award. The F-Series sold ...
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Fiat 500 X

Fiat Dealers Need Almost 5 Months to Sell Cars

U.S. sales of Fiats, one of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) brands, are so poor that the average dealer has the cars on their lots for almost five ...
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Dealers Sue Volkswagen Over Diesel Emissions Cheating

Volkswagen had hoped that its meeting with U.S. dealers last week would allow the company to sidestep reparations payments to dealers who lost sales following the diesel-emissions scandal that has ...
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CarMax Falls Despite Top-Line Beat

CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company posted $0.71 in earnings per share (EPS) on $3.71 in revenue, which compares ...
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China’s Smaller Cities Help Boost New Car Sales in 2015

Passenger car sales rose 11% in China last year, the slowest pace in the past three years. A more interesting data point is that more than half (55%) of foreign ...
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What to Look for in CarMax Earnings

CarMax Inc. (NYSE: KMX) is scheduled to release its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results before the markets open on Thursday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for $0.71 in ...
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If Tesla Can’t Deliver 15,000 Cars in a Quarter, How Can It Hit 300,000?

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) management said it delivered 14,820 vehicles in the first quarter of 2016, and it plans to deliver 80,000 to 90,000 new vehicles for the full year. It has delivered ...
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