| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Attention electric vehicles: 2014 will be good to you.
That’s the prediction from IHS Automotive, which said Tuesday it expects global production of EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs) to rise 67% this year. That compares with just a 3.6%...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:42 AM
While Telsa’s cars run on electricity, its stock price seems to defy gravity. Shares of Tesla rose 17%, or $37.65, to a record $255.30 in midday trading after a Morgan Stanley analyst said the stock could hit $320.
Tesla, which sold fewer than 23,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Tesla Motors Inc. narrowed its losses in both the fourth quarter and the year as the electric car maker ramped up sales both in the U.S. and internationally and collected about $150 million from the sale of environmental credits.
Shares of Tesla...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The biggest car reveal at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week was a truck — Ford’s new aluminum body F-150 pickup.
Building a truck with lightweight aluminum shaves about 700 pounds off the previous generation F-...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:56 AM
Diesel fans waiting on Mazda’s long-promised 6 sedan with such an engine under the hood are going to have to have a little more patience, the automaker has announced.
Mazda confirmed Thursday that it was delaying for the second time the release of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Final auto sales numbers for 2013 make it easy to pick out the industry’s winner and losers.
At the top of the heap is Ford’s F-Series pickup truck — with 763,402 sales last year, more than any other vehicle in America, a title it has...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:51 AM
Calling it a “spiritual pace car” for Toyota’s future and drawing on a robust history of sports cars, Toyota surprised many at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show on Monday by announcing the FT-1 Concept sports car.
Designed by Toyota’s...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:48 AM
A new kind of regenerative braking system by Cadillac has been awarded the Green Car Technology Award for 2014.
The Regen on Demand system found in the Cadillac ELR plug-in luxury coupe allows the driver to use paddle shifters to regenerate energy and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:05 AM
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit has always been known for power and performance but in 2014 the industry was also showcasing technology that includes alternative sources of power.
Though they weren’t front and center, auto...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Cars like the Mitsubishi Mirage, Eclipse and Galant were once the bedrock of their segments. Montero and Montero Sport pioneered the SUV boom. So good were Mitsubishi vehicles that Chrysler shared architecture, factories and powertrains. This year,...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Honda Motor Co. hopes the redesigned Fit hatchback it introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will finally match the sales of more popular subcompact car rivals.
The Fit has been a sales conundrum for Honda. It gets rave...