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  • Tesla's battery plans overshadow earnings Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Tesla S automobiles

    What dominated the Tesla earnings call were questions about the company's plan to build and sell battery powered stationary storage units.

  • Buying a used Tesla just got easier Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 3:56 PM ET
    A Tesla Model S charging.

    If you've been waiting for the right price on an electric vehicle, Tesla is tempting you to click "buy."

  • Young, affluent drivers buy these cars Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 12:26 PM ET
    A Ford Focus electric concept car with a home charging unit on display at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, January 15, 2013.

    Electric vehicle buyers are younger and more affluent than drivers who purchase comparable gas-powered models.

  • Self-driving semitruck gets a license to ride Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 9:54 AM ET
    Freightliner unveils its Inspiration self-driving truck during an event at the Hoover Dam Tuesday, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.

    The world's first autonomous 18-wheeler was given an official Nevada license plate on Tuesday.

  • America's new favorite: Small SUVs and crossovers Monday, 4 May 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    A Ford Escape is seen on a dealerships lot on September 26, 2014 in Miami, Florida.

    Small SUVs and compact crossover utility vehicles are now the most popular new vehicles in the U.S. according to analysis by TrueCar.

  • TORONTO, May 1- General Motors Co jumped to the top of the Canadian sales rankings for April as it sold 15 percent more cars and trucks than a year earlier, the company said on Friday, winning a crown usually held by its rivals. "Despite the troubling oil industry in Canada, vehicle companies reported an all-time best April in sales in the Canadian automotive history,"...

  • DETROIT, May 1- U.S. auto industry sales in April came in below expectations as Asia's major carmakers' results disappointed, offsetting strong gains for trucks and SUVs made by General Motors and Ford. Sales reported on Friday by Japan's Nissan, Toyota and Honda, as well as the combined results for South Korea's Hyundai and its Kia affiliate, all missed...

  • Tesla shares charged up ahead of battery news Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    A Tesla Model S charges up in Short Hills, New Jersey.

    Tesla shares are having their best month in more than a year leading up to the company's battery announcement.

  • Car thieves get help from forgetful drivers Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Car keys in ignition

    At least $750 million worth of vehicles were stolen between 2012 and 2014 because motorists left the keys inside, according to the NICB.

  • Sirius XM revenue rises due to strong U.S. auto sales Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:06 AM ET

    April 28- Sirius XM Holdings Inc reported an 8.3 percent rise in quarterly revenue as strong U.S. auto sales drove an increase in paying subscribers for the satellite radio service. The company's net income rose to $105.7 million, or 2 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, from $94.0 million, or 2 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $1.08...

  • *Longer-term outlook for Spain's economy unclear. MADRID, April 28- At Diego Manrique's second-hand car dealership on the outskirts of Madrid, business is picking up. This recovery in consumer confidence is underpinning official forecasts for a rise in Spain's growth to 2.9 percent this year from last September's 2 percent.

  • April 24- Industry consultants LMC Automotive and J.D. Power on Friday forecast that April U.S. auto sales will rise 5.4 percent from a year ago. On an annualized basis, April U.S. sales will be 16.6 million vehicles, the consultancies said. LMC also held its forecast for this year's auto sales at 17 million vehicles, up 3 percent from last year.

  • What drivers REALLY want (Hint: Not connectivity) Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    Vehicle owners are most interested in technology that will keep them safe, according to a new study by J.D. Power.

  • DETROIT, April 22- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. auto dealer group, on Wednesday posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as sales for both new and used vehicles rose. "While expectations were high coming into the quarter, we believe AutoNation did well enough to keep the bulls interested," Shanker said in a research note. Net income in the first quarter...

  • DETROIT, April 22- AutoNation Inc, the largest U.S. auto dealer group, on Wednesday posted stronger-than-expected quarterly profit as sales for both new and used vehicles rose, sending shares up 2.5 percent in premarket trading. Net income in the first quarter rose to $111.5 million, or 97 cents a share, from $95.1 million, or 78 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • Growing demand for SUVs lifts production in China Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 3:21 PM ET
    Visitors walk around a Mercedes Benz concept GLC Coupe car during the 16th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition in Shanghai, April 20, 2015.

    SUVs are becoming more popular in inner China, causing automakers to boost production on the vehicles.

  • UK car dealerships shine on stock market Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    LONDON, April 17- With many of Britain's classic car brands now foreign-owned, fund managers and brokers are turning to domestic-listed dealerships to cash in on resurgent car sales and wage growth in the UK without investing abroad. Data this month showed that UK new car registrations rose 6 percent in March, setting a record for the month this century, while...

  • Bentley, Porsche cars least reliable: UK survey Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:35 PM ET

    Bentley Motors Limited has been named as the least reliable used car manufacturer of 2015 in the UK, followed by Porsche, according to a new survey.

  • Three big misperceptions about auto insurance Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Woman receiving speeding ticket from police officer

    Your premium doesn't go up as often after a ticket as you might think, a study finds.

  • Guess which truck just got the top safety rating Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Ford's 2015 F-150

    It may be lighter and feature an aluminum body, but Ford's new pickup passed a major test of its ability to protect passengers.