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From Chengdu To Charleston: Volvo Sets Up Shop In South Carolina

From Chengdu To Charleston: Volvo Sets Up Shop In South Carolina

Last month, we talked about an interesting trend in auto manufacturing -- namely, the fact that many foreign car companies are building factories in the American South. Today, we can add another automaker to the list: Volvo, which is setting up shop in South Carolina. According to a press release... read more

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Elon Musk

Elon Musk May Clean House In China Following Tesla's Terrible January Sales

The Chinese government dreams of highways and byways filled with zero-emission electric cars. Chinese drivers, however, don't share that vision -- at least not if Tesla... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
2016 Volvo S60 Inscription

Your Volvo, Like Your iPhone, May Soon Be Chinese-Made: Does It Matter?

It’s a done deal. Chinese-built cars will soon arrive to the U.S. market this summer, and they will bear what to some will be a very unlikely badge: Volvo. In its press... read more January 13, 2015 by 


 
2014 Volvo S60L production in China

Can Volvo Be Saved?

Once upon a time, Volvo was a force to be reckoned with. Can it rise from the ashes, or is it speeding irrevocably toward irrelevance? Even at the height of its popularity... read more January 27, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Shows How Tough It'll Be For China To Meet Green Car Goals

Tesla's acclaimed, all-electric Model S sedan will soon go on sale in China, and this week, the company announced how much it'll cost the country's green car fans: 734,000... read more January 24, 2014 by 


 
San Francisco Bay cargo ship, by Flickr user Bernard Garon

U.S. Auto Exports Hit Record High

A few years ago, economists lamented the death of the U.S. manufacturing sector. They lay the blame on several factors, including the high cost of U.S. labor compared to... read more December 27, 2013 by 


 
Beijing smog

U.S. Partners With China To Put Auto Emissions In Check

Once upon a time, when people thought about "smog", they thought of Los Angeles. Then China opened its doors a little wider, and we got a good look at Beijing. The pollution... read more December 6, 2013 by 


 
Geely Maple

Geely Coming To U.S. In 2016: Are Americans Ready For Chinese Cars?

China's auto market is booming. Despite some signs of a slowdown, sales remain very, very strong, showing double-digit gains. One of the big dogs in China's marketplace is... read more August 28, 2013 by  21


 
The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids

Autonomous Cars Will Probably Hit China First -- And That's Okay

Here's what we know about autonomous cars: A. They're coming. B. They'll wreak havoc among automakers, with upstarts like Google emerging as viable competitors. C. They'll... read more May 13, 2013 by  0


 
China's Spring Airlines (photo by Shimin Gu via Wikimedia)

China's Next Big Thing: Buying Cars From SkyMall

SkyMall is the Hammacher Schlemmer of the skies: a catalog of the utterly useless and completely extravagant that we may pull out of the seat pocket in front of us when we're... read more March 14, 2013 by  0


 
Chinese safety belt t-shirt

Fashion To Fool The Fuzz: Chinese T-Shirts Look Like Seatbelt Straps

Sometimes, inventions are revolutionary. When the iPhone debuted in 2007, the world let out a collective gasp, as if to say, "Yes, that's just what I've been wanting!"... read more March 11, 2013 by  3


 
2012 Saab 9-3

Saab's New Owners Set Goal:120,000 Vehicles A Year By 2016

The rumors about Saab's death have been greatly exaggerated -- at least, that's what the brand's new owners say. According to Bloomberg news, Saab's long-quiet assembly lines... read more January 28, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler Inks Deal With Guangzhou To Produce Chinese Jeeps In China

Back in October, there was a lot of discussion about Chrysler and news that the company might begin producing Jeeps in China again. Some pundits screamed bloody murder... read more January 16, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee

So, Is Jeep Really Moving To China, Or What?

Update: See below Last week, Bloomberg News ran a story with this headline: "Fiat Says Jeep Output May Return to China as Demand Rises". There are three ways you could look... read more October 29, 2012 by  7


 
25 years of the airbag

Phony Airbags: What To Do If You Have Them On Your Car

As we mentioned yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an alert to U.S. car owners, warning them that their car could be carrying... read more October 12, 2012 by  4


 
Barack Obama

U.S. Accuses China Of Illegal Auto & Parts Subsidies

China's auto industry is booming: car sales are strong, and the country's suppliers are doing bang-up business on the export front. But the U.S. claims that China has given... read more September 17, 2012 by  1


 

 
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