Autos

Investors Flee as Ford CEO Pitches US Turnaround

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) met with its U.S. dealers in Las Vegas as it sent a team led by CEO Jim Hackett. The event was, among other things, a ...
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Ford’s Plan to Turn Itself Around

With its share price at a 52-week low and U.S. sales down 2.1% year over year for the first nine months of the year, Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) needs ...
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The Ongoing Tesla Saga: Elon Musk’s Stake and Tweets

The ongoing Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) saga keeps offering new twists and turns for both the company and its shareholders. The good news is that founding CEO Elon Musk has ...
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September Car Sales Plunge in Europe

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) on Wednesday reported new vehicle registration totals in the European Union for the month of September. Sales tumbled by 23.5% year over year in ...
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New Auto Loans Up 3.5% in First Half of 2018

In the first half of 2018, U.S. car buyers borrowed some $279 billion to purchase a new or used vehicle. That total is up by 3.5% year over year. A ...
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Ford’s One-Car China Turnaround

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has released a new car in China. It says the new vehicle is aimed at China's middle market, which is growing. Ford's fortunes in China ...
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Tesla’s Software Upgrade Included a Massive Jump in Visual Learning Power

Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) began updating all its vehicles with version 9 of the company's automated driving software. Among the new features introduced in the software update ...
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Demands Rise for Hyundai, Kia Recall Due to Engine Fires

The first complaint the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) received related to apparently spontaneous engine fires in certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles came in July of 2010. Since then ...
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As Ford China Sales Fall 43%, Questions About CEO Hackett’s Tenure Grow

China is the world's largest car market, and almost all car industry experts believe that no global manufacturer can flourish without strong sales in the country that has a population ...
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Ford Is Not Selling the Cars That Chinese Buyers Want

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is having a very bad year in China. Sales fell 43% year over year in September and are down 30% for the first nine months ...
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10 Vehicles That Depreciate Fastest (and Slowest)

Depreciation accounts for nearly 40% of the average annual cost of operating a vehicle, according to a report last month from AAA. After five years, the vehicles that depreciate least ...
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Tesla Warns About Federal Tax Credit Deadline, but What About After?

The handwriting was on the wall last July when Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) reached the milestone delivery of its 200,000th all-electric vehicle. That was the good news. The less-good news ...
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New CEO Won’t Save Volkswagen in America

Volkswagen has a new CEO in America. He faces things he cannot overcome, including a limited lineup of models, too many cars in categories Americans no longer buy, as well ...
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Americans Remain Highly Skeptical of Self-Driving Vehicles

A large percentage of Americans (42%) said recently that they would not ride in a fully automated (self-driving) vehicle. About one in six (15%) said they don't think that a ...
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Why One Analyst Sees 70% Upside for Tesla Shareholders

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) surged higher on Tuesday, October 9, despite the broader market indexes showing a mixed performance after the opening bell. The driving force was a very bullish ...
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