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  • Tesla targets Reno (and others) for Gigafactory Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 12:15 AM ET
    A Model S is parked in front of a new Tesla Supercharger outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif.

    After months of consideration, Tesla has made it clear one city appears to be out in front of others for landing the new $5 billion battery plant.

  • Electric car batteries pass latest crash tests Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    GM's Chevy Volts on the assembly line in Detroit, Michigan.

    Crash tests involving two popular electric cars show the batteries in those vehicles hold up with no major issues after violent collisions.

  • CNBC's Phil LeBeau provides insight to news Consumer Reports believes Toyota should recall the Camry Hybrid.

  • Drivers are ready for self-driving cars: Survey Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    Google's Lexus RX 450H Self Driving Car

    The majority of Americans are ready to hand over control to self-driving vehicles—so long as they're able to maintain a bit of control.

  • Autos headed for a wreck? Depends on who you ask Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    A Ford F150 pickup truck is displayed at Al Piemonte Ford on June 3, 2013 in Melrose Park, Illinois.

    At Fox Ford and Lincoln not far from Chicago's Loop, Mike Fullmer says sales are so brisk his biggest concern is keeping up with demand.

  • My car’s been recalled: Now what? Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    File photo - Chrysler Group assembly tech Dameon Hogan of Detroit, MIchigan installs an instrument panel on a Jeep Grand Cherokee at the DaimlerChrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant July 28, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.

    If you get a recall notice in the mail, it will tell you just about everything you need to know, including these six things.

  • DETROIT, July 24- U.S. auto sales in July will be the strongest for the month since 2006, and rise 9 percent from last year, automotive industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive predicted on Thursday. Consumers were expected to spend about $36 billion on new vehicles in July, said John Humphrey, senior vice president at J.D. Power.

  • Stealing luxury cars     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Andrea Day has the story on car theft rings targeting high-end brands, which send vehicles to countries in West Africa where demand is high and supply is low.

  • Auto & airline earnings: GM, F, AAL & more     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the earnings from General Motors, Ford, American Airlines and Southwest.

  • Ford CFO: Will deliver 2015 Europe profit     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau speaks to Bob Shanks, Ford Motor Company CFO, about the automaker's better-than-expected profits and performance in Europe.

  • Ford sets North American record     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down the quarterly performance of General Motors and Ford Motor Company. LeBeau says Ford reported a record $2.44 billion quarterly profit in North America.

  • Porsche SUV's new exterior meant to rev your engine Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 9:42 AM ET
    2014 Porsche Cayenne

    Porsche's 2014 Cayenne has been remodeled for a smoother, cleaner look and features an improved engine lineup.

  • GM: 6 more recalls on nearly 718,000 US vehicles Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 2:05 PM ET

    General Motors announced on Wednesday six more safety recalls on 717,950 U.S. vehicles.

  • Chrysler will recall 792,300 vehicles to investigate whether it has faulty ignition switches, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Chrysler recalls estimated 792,300 vehicles     Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau Chrysler will recall 792,300 vehicles to investigate whether it has faulty ignition switches.

  • Top droppers: These buyers drive convertible sales Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Rear view of the 2015 Mustang GT convertible on the top of the Empire State Building, celebrating the Mustang's 50th anniversary during the New York International Auto Show, April 16, 2014.

    Odds are the person driving with the top down is a wealthy baby boomer who probably has a bachelor's degree, or perhaps even a master's or doctorate.

  • UPDATE 1-Luxury vehicle sales boost Asbury's profit Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    *Profit $1.18/ shr vs est $1.09/ shr. The company, which gets most of its revenue from the sale of luxury and mid-line cars made by BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Honda, said it sold 13 percent more luxury cars at stores opened for at least a year.

  • Luxury vehicle sales boost Asbury's profit Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:43 AM ET

    July 22- U.S. auto dealer Asbury Automotive Group Inc posted a 33 percent jump in quarterly profit, driven by strong demand for luxury vehicles. The company's net income rose to $35.9 million, or $1.18 per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $27 million, or 87 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 12 percent to $1.50 billion.

  • The safest used cars for teen drivers Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety issued its first list of used vehicles that it most recommends for young motorists.

  • Nissan ramps up push into self-driving vehicles Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    The Nissan Autonomous Drive Leaf electric vehicle is test driven during the Nissan 360 event in Irvine, Calif.

    Before Nissan's first self-driving cars go on sale in 2020, it will launch new technologies that supplement the driver behind the wheel.