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From The Car Connection:

What Would Apple Have Gained From Buying Tesla (And Vice Versa)?

The San Francisco Chronicle has suggested that tech giant Apple seriously considered purchasing start-up automaker Tesla. How seriously? Reporters Thomas Lee and David R. Baker say that Apple's mergers and acquisitions chief, Adrian Perica, met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk last spring, presumably to discuss possibilities.

The United States Of Used Cars

There are more than 250 million used cars on the road in the United States and every year, close to 40 million of those used cars change hands. Used-car sales volumes typically dwarf new-car sales. But how does the fleet of used cars for sale look in different parts of the country?

At Volkswagen, UAW Loses Unionization Vote. So, Who Wins?

The United Automobile Workers spent the past couple of years doing everything in its power to unionize workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but when all the votes were counted, the New York Times reports that the 626 employees who wanted to join the union were outnumbered by 712 of their co-workers.

Toyota FT-1 concept, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Toyota FT-1 concept, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

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From Motor Authority:

Toyota Renews Supra Trademark

The FT-1 concept launched at last month's Detroit Auto Show gave us the clearest idea yet of what a new Toyota Supra might look like--one of the motoring world's most eagerly-anticipated sports cars. While Toyota didn't reveal it at the time, it's now pretty much confirmed that the FT-1 will--with a few tweaks here and there--become the next generation of the famous sports car lineage.

Nokian Tyres Shows Winter Tire With Retractable Studs: Video

Modern technology can make some of James Bond's gadgets from just a decade ago look distinctly old-hat. But one Q-brand trick we've not seen yet is winter tires with retractable studs, like the ones seen on Bond's Aston Martin Vanquish in the movie Die Another Day.

Chevy Lists 28 Reasons That Make Its 2014 Z/28 Its Quickest Camaro Yet

Muscle cars have never been the most sophisticated of things. For most of their history, they've relied on great looks and brute force--and captivated hearts and minds as a result. More recently though, things have changed.

Rinspeed XchangE concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Rinspeed XchangE concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

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From Green Car Reports:

Rinspeed XchangE Concept: Tarted-Up Automonous Tesla At Geneva Motor Show

One of the highlights of the annual Geneva Motor Show--whether technologically or simply for amusement value--is seeing what Swiss automaker Rinspeed has chosen to unveil. This year, Rinspeed’s concept is one strange looking Tesla Model S.

New Owner Wants To Restart Fisker Karma Production, ASAP

If all goes according to schedule, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Kevin Gross will rule today on whether the assets from bankrupt Fisker Automotive will be sold to Wanxiang, China's largest auto-parts maker.

Three Lithium-Ion Giants Join To Build Better Electric-Car Battery

Three large global companies--Bosch, GS Yuasa, and Mitsubishi--have announced a joint venture to improve development of the next generation of batteries for electric vehicles. The group's aim is to double energy capacity, helping electric cars become truly mass-market in the next decade.

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