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Tesla Begins Sales & Supercharging Blitz; Growth In Europe & Asia To Outpace North America By 2015
Tesla Begins Sales & Supercharging Blitz; Growth In Europe & Asia To Outpace North America By 2015

Tesla is America's golden child. Its Model S sedan is hugely popular (and hugely stunning). Its earnings and stock prices are up. And now, it's being hailed as America's leading eco-minded company, thanks not only to its all-electric cars, but also to its battery technology, which could give a...Read More»

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Ford Still Profitable, But Hampered By Europe

Ford released its second-quarter earnings report this morning, and among all the charts and bulletpoints, there's both good news and bad. We'll start with the good: Ford posted a pre-tax operating profit of over $1.8 billion. The company has now posted pre-tax profits for 12 consecutive quarters...Read More»

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Study: Americans Avoiding Japanese, Korean Autos In The Wake Of Earthquake, Tsunami

To say that things have been tough in Japan since the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11 would be a gross understatement. With thousands of lives lost, homes destroyed, families separated, and up to 150,000 living in shelters, it seems almost crass to talk about the effect on business. But...Read More»

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Video: BMW Understands Joy, But 'Interactive'? Not So Much.

Last month, BMW put together a fairly massive stunt: a projection onto Singapore's Suntec City Towers 2 and 3 featuring promos for BMW vehicles, including the automaker's Efficient Dynamics lineup and its new "Joy" theme (which, contrary to popular belief, is not replacing "The Ultimate Driving...Read More»

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SsangYong Strike Turns Violent

Violence erupted at a SsangYong plant in Pyongtaek, South Korea, when a group of over 900 striking union members took control of the facility over the weekend. Police had offered some protection for the 4,000 non-striking workers who remained inside, but officers had withdrawn by Saturday night...Read More»

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New Audi Terminal in Tokyo Launches Brand's Sales Offensive

Audi recently made its goals crystal clear: a 50 percent sales increase in seven years, which would total 1.5 million cars sold yearly by 2015. Toward this end, the company today announced the launch of Audi's "first terminal" (dealership) in Japan's capital city of Tokyo. Audi (and parent company...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

And the winner is…Tupelo, Miss. For all the states that missed on Toyota’s latest plant—don’t worry, they’re like trains, there’s another one coming in six months. Is Ford finally getting its act together? Some sales are getting stronger, and a subcompact is...Read More»

Civic Type-R To U.S.?

Winding Road says the Honda Civic Type R is coming to the U.S. Driving other Hondas on a backgrounder event, the online magazine’s man in Japan got lots of “heavy hints” that the 220-horsepower hot Civic would cross the Pacific in 2010. The U.S. version would likely be a four-door...Read More»

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DaimlerChrysler Approves Chery Deal

DaimlerChrysler said this morning that it's approved a deal wherein China's Chery Automobile would build a compact car for sale by the Chrysler Group. The official release follows: The DaimlerChrysler Supervisory Board today approved the framework of a limited partnership to develop small vehicles...Read More»

Will Dems Go Where GOP Fears to Tread?

Sunday's Detroit Free Press reports that our newly Democratic-controlled Congress is talking about taking on Japan's manipulation of the yen-dollar relationship, which accounts for a sizable portion of Japanese vehicle profits and competitive advantage over domestic models. Republicans, led by the...Read More»

Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed
Myanmar Greener than the U.S.?

The insular dictatorship in Myanmar, formerly Burma, has a plan to turn the country’s few vehicles into green machines. And it’s making sure the conversion happens—no matter how long it takes to refuel. An economic basket case, Myanmar, where the heat and humidity are nearly as...Read More»

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