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  • Season 1 | Episode 103 | Aired 10-21-2015

  • Details of Daimler detail more mixed, margins under pressure

    Philippe Houchois, senior equity research analyst at Jefferies, says that despite deal news, Daimler's margins remain under pressure.

  • Elon Musk, Chairman of SolarCity and CEO of Tesla Motors, speaks at SolarCityÕs Inside Energy Summit in Manhattan, New York October 2, 2015.

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk has pushed back the unveiling of an "unexpected product" to Wednesday, saying it needs "a few more days of refinement."

  • 'CarTowers' next to the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany

    Car registrations grew at a historic pace of 7.2 percent in September across the EU.

  • BEIJING, Oct 12- Auto sales in China strengthened for a fifth consecutive month in September to a more than three-and-a-half year high, leading the national automakers association to increase its 2016 growth forecast, association officials said on Wednesday. But the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers warned of a steep drop in growth if a tax cut on...

  • BEIJING, Oct 12- Auto sales in China rose 26.1 percent to 2.6 million vehicles in September from a year earlier, as growth accelerated to a more than three-and-a-half year high, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Wednesday. That is the highest monthly growth since January 2013, topping a 24.2 percent year-on year rise in August and a 23...

  • Car production line, welding

    Automakers are piling the latest technologies into their vehicles — but not all of these solutions make driving easier, a JD Power survey finds.

  • Oct 6- Earnings at U.S. automakers are expected to decline in the next two years as negative pricing and lower production weigh on North America results, Goldman Sachs said, downgrading the sector to "cautious" from "neutral." "The US auto cycle peaked in 2015 and is currently being held at a plateaued level by increasing OEM incentives," analysts David Tamberrino and...

  • BERLIN, Oct 5- German car sales jumped 9.4 percent in September from the same month a year ago, the country's motor transport authority said on Wednesday, as Europe's autos market continues its recovery from years of decline. That left nine-month sales in Europe's largest auto market up 6.1 percent at 2.56 million cars. Western European car sales rose 6.6 percent...

  • HAMBURG/ BERLIN, Oct 5- Sales of new cars in Germany, Europe's largest vehicle market, jumped almost 10 percent in September, the third biggest monthly gain this year, adding to signs that demand in the region is holding up well. Higher German auto sales chime with registrations in Europe's other top markets-- Britain, France, Italy and Spain-- which have all reported...

  • LONDON, Oct 5- New car registrations in Britain rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in September to hit a new record, an industry body said on Wednesday, with strong demand from business buyers compensating for a fall in sales to individual customers for the sixth month in a row. Registrations hit a record 469,696 units last month, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and...

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers posted September U.S. sales on Monday that were slightly lower than a year ago, despite big consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. Research firm Autodata Corp showed total industry sales at 1.44 million vehicles, down 0.5 percent for a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of...

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers posted lower September U.S. sales on Monday despite big consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. But sales were still strong at 17.8 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, Bill Fay, head of the Toyota brand in the U.S. market, told reporters on a conference...

  • TORONTO, Oct 3- General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co reported higher September vehicle sales in Canada on Monday, boosted by strong demand for pickup trucks. "Our investment in building the toughest, smartest, most capable trucks is paying off," said Ford of Canada Chief Executive Dianne Craig in a statement. Chevrolet sales rose 5 percent, helped by growth in...

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers reported lower September U.S. sales on Monday despite high consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. GM, the top-seller in the United States, showed sales down 0.6 percent. Spokesman Dan Flores said GM was holding tight reins on discounts, also called incentives, for Silverado and...

  • Ford F-250 Super Duty

    Major automakers reported lower September U.S. sales on Monday despite high consumer discounts, as pickup truck volumes fell for both GM and Ford.

  • DETROIT, Oct 3- Major automakers are expected on Monday to report their second straight decline in monthly U.S. sales as heavy discounting has failed to bring demand up to last year's robust September sales. Twenty-four economists polled by Thomson Reuters expect September sales of 17.3 million vehicles on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, below...

  • The new Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ electric concept sport-utility vehicle (SUV) drives on stage on the first press day of the Paris Motor Show at Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris, France, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

    Mercedes, BMW, Audi and practically every other luxury automaker is gunning for Tesla with a slew of high-end electric vehicles.

  • Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler, discusses his company's challenge to Tesla, and its wider strategy to dominate the electric car market.

  • Electric car sales doubled

    Carlos Tavares, chairman of Peugeot, discusses his company's future product strategy, including autonomous and electric cars, as well as moving into the mobility service market.