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  • Chevy Volt Fire Investigation

    GM is not changing marketing plans for Chevy Volt following news that safety regulators are looking into whether the hybrid car is prone to post-crash battery fires, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau. Paul Ingrassia, Thomson Reuters, weighs in.

  • In this handout image provided by General Motors, The first pre-production Chevrolet Volt is on the assembly line at the Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan.

    With questions swirling around the safety of the Chevy Volt following the launch of a federal investigation of battery fires in the car, the company is trying to reassure Volt owners and potential buyers. The question is whether it will have much impact.

  • Are Electric Cars Safe?

    General Motors is in damage control mode over reports of fires associated with its electric Chevy Volt, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau, and Bryan Walsh, TIME sr. writer.

  • Volt Fire Investigation

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on GM's popular battery-powered car under investigation after several Volts have caught fire.

  • In this handout image provided by General Motors, The first pre-production Chevrolet Volt is on the assembly line at the Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan.

    At General Motors headquarters in Detroit, the leadership is facing a crisis. The Chevy Volt, the halo car that is supposed to paint GM in a better light and convince America GM has changed, is the subject of a federal investigation into whether it is safe or not.

  • Chevy Volt Fire Investigation

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the story on the invesitgation focus on battery packs in the Chevy Volt.

  • In this handout image provided by General Motors, The first pre-production Chevrolet Volt is on the assembly line at the Detroit-Hamtramck manufacturing plant in Detroit, Michigan.

    The Federal Government has opened an investigation into whether there is a defect that causes fires in the batteries of the Chevy Volt.

  • As retailers compete for shoppers' dollars on this kickoff weekend to the holiday shopping season, the best deals may not be at the malls' anchor stores, but at the auto dealership anchoring local business on Main Street.

  • New Car Discounts Black Friday

    Black Friday is reportedly the best day of the year to buy a new car, says TrueCar.com, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • What happens when you combine mild weather with pent up auto demand and a decent inventory of 2011 models? A strong weekend for auto sales.

  • J Lo Fiat

    In the world of car ads, the latest hub bub over the Fiat ads featuring J-Lo is perhaps the biggest non-story getting lots of attention.

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    How is it we live in era where there is more ways than ever before to customize your car so it's just the way you want it, and yet the most popular color for new car buyers is as vanilla as can be. Yep, that's right, the annual report on the most popular color for new car buyers in North America has been released by DuPont and it shows that white/pearl is the #1 choice for the fifth consecutive year.

  • Oil Pushes Toward $100

    Why oil is a tough market to sell into right now, with Stephen Schork, editor of the Schork Report. The Fast Money traders also discuss names to buy in retail. And Chuck Grom, analyst at Deutsche Bank, who has a "sell" rating on Wal-Mart, explains his reasoning.

  • Zenvo

    In the rarified air of ultra luxury supercars, the newest model to roll into the US will turn heads. Not because it will fly by you in a blur (0-60 in 2.9 seconds) or because thee price tag of $1.8 Million dollars makes it among the most expensive cars in the world. No, the reason jaws will drop when the Zenvo ST-1 50S zips by is because there are so few of these supercars on U.S. roads To be exact, only 3 have been sold here in the states.

  • An Aerotecture turbine near Chicago.

    To mark our annual November "Green Is Universal" week, we've assembled a "Green Winners & Losers 2011" special report, looking at six  industries whose fortunes either rose or fell this year.

  • Chevy Volt

    Federal officials are examining the safety of electric car batteries after a Chevy Volt's lithium-ion battery caught fire.

  • It wasn’t that long ago that the mere mention of a hybrid car brought certain images to mind. None were particularly flattering. The perception was these vehicles were only owned by sour-faced tree-huggers who used them to shuttle themselves from yoga class to the organic food co-op. No wonder the last thing anyone associated with such a car was luxury.A lot has changed over the last few years, and hybrid cars have found more acceptance among mainstream car owners. In fact, there are models out

    Using data from the automotive website Edmunds.com, CNBC.com highlights 10 cars powered by gasoline-electric hybrid technology that don’t skimp on comfort or opulence.

  • Check out Jim Cramer's interview with the automaker's top executive.

  •  GM's CEO on  Bleak Outlook

    Discussing the automaker's bailout, Q3 earnings and bleak outlook, with Daniel Akerson, General Motors CEO, and Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

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    When the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for president stand onstage in Michigan Wednesday night to debate the future of this country, they will be expected to answer for this important fact: Not one of them would have lifted a finger to save the American auto industry that is so vital to both the Michigan economy and the entire nation.