May 27, 2013 The company Better Place is liquidating, after a failed attempt to make electric cars with batteries to swap in and out. Problem is, e-vehicles are still expensive. And fossil fuel prices in the recent downturn have softened.
May 23, 2013 Ford Motor Company is calling it quits in Australia, after a nearly 90-year run. The U.S. automaker says it will shut down its two factories down under and halt production in 2016.
May 1, 2013 Bill Ford says he hopes his company will help develop public transportation in urban areas and get rid of the gridlock.
Apr 24, 2013 Jamie Kitman, New York editor of Automobile Magazine, has just completed driving a $240,000 McLaren sports car across the country. Along the way, he made a few pit stops with Marketplace Tech.
Apr 18, 2013 Jamie Kitman, New York editor for Automobile Magazine, joins us from day two of his car trip across America.
Apr 12, 2013 Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.
Apr 12, 2013 The electric car company Fisker has laid off three quarters of its employees and reports suggest a bankruptcy filing is near.
Apr 9, 2013 A growing number of U.S. homeowners are renting rooms to recovering addicts and turning their properties into so-called ‘sober homes.’ It's a hot but sketchy new real estate market.
Apr 2, 2013 The 'big three' automakers -- Chrysler, GM, and Ford -- are reporting sharp gains in sales for the month of March. Chrysler says the latest month was their best since 2007.