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  • Nissan Leaf

    About two months before two new plug-in cars go on sale in the United States, the federal government is struggling with how to rate the fuel economy of mass-market plug-in vehicles, the New York Times reports.

  • Chevrolet

    GM disclosed the amount Thursday in a filing with the U.S. SEC. GM says it asked investment bankers running the IPO to reserve the shares for U.S. and Canadian employees, retirees and dealers.

  • Steven Rattner

    Steven Rattner, the former car czar, has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over kickback claims involving the New York State pension fund, a person with knowledge of the negotiation said Wednesday.

  • Apple iPhone

    Want a peek at the future of how we'll be interacting and using our cars and trucks? Just look at your iPhone, BlackBerry, smart phone, or whatever you use every day.

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    As the worst of the economic crisis appears to be over, and confidence is returning, consumer traffic is up in the alcohol business.

  • Daniel Akerson, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting with new General Motors CEO Dan Akerson in New York as the government-owned automaker moves toward a public stock sale.

  • Chevy Volt

    Monday was supposed to be the Chevy Volt coming out party. Instead critics came out pound GM for misleading the public about the whether the Volt is a true electric vehicle or gas-electric hybrid, like the Prius. The distinction doesn't change the performance of the Volt. It does, however, have everything to do with image.

  • Texting and driving is as dangerous and driving while drunk, Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, told CNBC Monday. Such sentiment, fueled by the increasing number of cell-phone-related accidents, is part of what is driving a nation-wide ban on combining the two activities.

  • Chevy Volt

    I took the car out for an extended, real world test drive late last week. Over the course of 6 hours I tooled around eastern Michigan on highways and side streets. Regardless of where I drove the car, I kept saying to myself, "This car is going to change how people feel about driving an electric car."

  • Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 of its 2010 and 2011 cars because of potential steering problems.

  • 2010 Chevy Aveo

    For a company that has long struggled to re-make its image with American car buyers, GM sure has a lot of issues with names.

  • Nissan Leaf

    Buyers of the first all-electric car receive tax credits, rebates, a charging unit and, in some areas, free parking, reports The New York Times.

  • Car rentals are nearly back to 2007 levels, Andy Taylor, CEO and chairman of Enterprise Holding Co., the world’s largest car rental company, told CNBC Friday.

  • Let the media come up with the negatives. Cramer? He’s focused on what’s going right.

  • Lexus GX 460

    This is not the usual place Lexus finds itself late in the year. Toyota's upscale brand is usually leading the luxury market in sales. Not this year.

  • And that new Hewlett-Packard CEO? Yeah, he’s a “nobody,” Cramer said.

  • 2007 Lincoln MKX

    As Ford begins to reboot Lincoln, Alan Mulally has made it clear Ford will give Lincoln a steady supply of new models for the next several years. That sends a message to Lincoln dealers.

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    U.S. auto sales in September for GM, Ford, Chrysler as well as Toyota, beat estimates, showing some gains in the still sluggish auto market. GM said Friday that its core brand sales for the month of September were up 22.1 percent compared to estimates of 17.5 percent.

  • Lotus Esprit

    We've known for some time that Lotus is revving up for a comeback. Now we are seeing just how serious the owners of the British auto maker are about coming back strong. At the Paris Auto Show they've unveiled five models, including a few that are near production ready.

  • German car maker BMW said Friday it will recall 198,000 cars in the US because of potential problems with the brakes while press reports put the total number of vehicles recalled across the world at 345,000.