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Silent hybrid cars to get a soundtrack

Jan 8, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking to pass a new rule that would require silent electric and hybrid cars to make more noise.
Posted In: Auto, auto industry, hybrid cars

2012 a bumper year for U.S. carmakers

Jan 3, 2013
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all saw significant gains in U.S. sales during 2012.
Posted In: Auto, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors

Carmakers bet on green future

Dec 31, 2012
Makers of hybrid and electric cars are increasing their offerings in 2013 despite a somewhat disappointing roll-out of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
Posted In: Auto, carmakers, hybrid cars, electric cars

Would no GM bailout have been worse?

Dec 19, 2012
The government is on track to lose money on the GM bailout. But would doing nothing have cost more?
Posted In: GM, bailout, Auto, General Motors

General Motors plans to buy back government shares

Dec 19, 2012
General Motors has just announced it is going to buy back 200 million of its shares from the Treasury Department, which plans to sell the rest of its GM shares in the next year or so.
Posted In: General Motors, Auto, cars, U.S. Treasury

Car sales drive economy around the world

Dec 18, 2012
Car makers are headed for a record year for sales. Never mind a sluggish U.S. economy and a European recession.
Posted In: cars, Auto, General Motors

GM eyes Southeast Asia car buyers

Dec 6, 2012
Auto giant GM sees a lucrative market among Southeast Asia's growing middle class and plans to tackle Japanese automakers' regional domination.
Posted In: Auto, GM, China

As year closes, incentives abound on car sales

Dec 6, 2012
With dealers eager to clear their previous model-year inventory, buyers can get decent discounts on prices and interest rates.
Posted In: car sales, inventory, incentives, Auto

What trends are on display at the L.A. Auto Show?

Nov 30, 2012
The opening of the L.A. auto show comes at an interesting time; the market for cars in the U.S. has rebounded even as the broader economic recovery continues at a painfully slow pace.
Posted In: Auto, los angeles, carmakers, recovery, electric cars

Volkswagen beats the odds in Europe

Nov 30, 2012
As other carmakers in Europe struggle for their very survival, VW is flourishing thanks in part to its worldwide appeal.
Posted In: Auto, Europe, Volkswagen

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