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Oct 25, 2021

Hertz order for Teslas ranks among biggest-ever electric vehicle purchases

Hertz said it will buy 100,000 electric vehicles from Tesla, one of the largest purchases of battery-powered cars in history.

Jessica Pitts sits behind the wheel of a 2019 Lincoln MKC on the lot of Jack Demmer Lincoln in Dearborn, Mich., on July 19, 2021. Pitts bought the used car at the dealership. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
Jul 21, 2021

A small victory: Used-car prices slip from dizzy heights

Used car prices had rocketed more than 40% from their levels just before the viral pandemic struck. But now, a sliver of hope has emerged.

Jun 9, 2021

Volvo Group breaks ground on $33M vehicle propulsion lab in Hagerstown

The Volvo Group announced a $33 million expansion of its powertrain research and development site in Hagerstown for the construction of a new Vehicle Propulsion Lab.

Aug 15, 2018

How to buy a car using ADR skills — and saving thousands

I treated car buying as a week-long mediation and was able to save thousands through negotiation.

May 1, 2018

Md. joins lawsuit over federal plan to scrap car emission standards

California and 16 other states have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its plans to scrap gas mileage standards and how much greenhouse gases vehicles can emit, Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Tuesday.

Apr 26, 2018

Ford retreats from American car business in penny-pinching push

Ford is cleaving an additional $11.5 billion from spending plans and dropping several sedans, including the Fusion and Taurus, from its lineup to more quickly reach an elusive profit target.

Apr 3, 2018

EPA to ease back emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards "too high."

COPSLIE license plate
May 8, 2014

License (plate) to protest

A New Hampshire man's drive for a vanity tags gets the OK from the state's top court.

Jan 6, 2014

Toyota moves up date for hydrogen-powered cars

LAS VEGAS — Toyota said Monday that a hydrogen-powered vehicle that emits only water vapor as exhaust will go on sale in the U.S. in 2015, a year earlier than it promised just two months ago. The Japanese automaker made the announcement Monday at the International CES, the technology industry’s annual gadget show. The shift […]

Nov 28, 2013

In China, cars are used, but market is new

GUANGZHOU, China — As car enthusiasts converge on the annual Guangzhou auto show, few have anything except a shiny new set of wheels in mind. But explosive growth that transformed China into the world’s largest auto market is also giving life to a new industry here: used cars. Chinese started buying new cars in huge […]

Oct 24, 2013

8 states vow 3.3M zero-emission vehicles by 2025

SAN FRANCISCO — Eight states, including California and New York, pledged Thursday to work together to dramatically multiply the number of zero-emission cars on the nation’s roads by speeding the construction of charging stations and other infrastructure. The goal is to put 3.3 million battery-powered cars, plug-in hybrids and other clean-burning vehicles on the roads […]

Sep 20, 2013

BMW recalls more than 134,000 5-Series cars

DETROIT — BMW is recalling more than 134,000 5-Series cars in the U.S. because the rear lights can fail. The recall, posted Friday on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, affects 528i, 535i, 550i and M5 cars from the 2008 through 2010 model years. The U.S. safety agency says that increased electrical resistance can […]

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