| 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...
| 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,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Kia went electric at Thursday’s 2014 Chicago Auto Show, by introducing the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, the Soul EV.
Based on the boxy Soul hatchback crossover that has long been one of Kia’s most popular vehicles, the EV version...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Same great hatchback flavor. Now with less fuel!
That’s the theme behind Audi’s forthcoming 2015 A3 Sportback e-tron, a compact hatchback due in early 2015 that will be the first ever plug-in hybrid from the German automaker.
Audi A3 fans...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Automakers sold 1.2 million vehicles last month, about the same as February 2013. Frigid weather in much of the nation put a damper on the business. With most of the car companies having now reported their results Monday, here are the winners and losers....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:36 AM
I thought it might be a good time to provide feedback at 5,000 miles on my electric car experiment. In October I leased an all-electric Fiat 500e, as the cost of the lease was less than I was spending each month on gasoline to drive my conventional...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Not long ago, there was little warfare in the ultimate luxury marketplace where automakers seemed content to ride the prestige of their heritage. So steeped in marketing hubris was Rolls-Royce, despite being out-engineered by the decade-old Mercedes S-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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The government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to increase fuel economy about 4 percent each year from 2012 to 2016, eventually bringing the average for all vehicles sold in the U.S. to 35....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:09 AM
Tesla Motors will partner with Panasonic Corp. to create the $5 billion "gigafactory" battery plant that the company has said will bring down the cost of its popular but expensive electric cars.
Panasonic could invest as much as $1 billion in the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 10:30 AM
SpongeBob SquarePants is venturing out of the ocean and into our world with "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," a sequel to the character's 2004 big screen outing. Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies have released the first trailer for...
| Aug 2, 2014
People reluctant to buy electric vehicles have often cited their higher price tag.
But some of the major brands have dropped in price over the years, leading to higher sales growth.
Brendan Jones, director of electric vehicle sales and infrastructure...