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Truck Sales Dwarf Small Autos
Truck Sales Dwarf Small Autos
November 15th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

In a rejection of concern over higher gasoline prices, those who headed to an automotive sales lot in October were the most likely to buy a truck since 2005, when oil prices were lower and the economy was generally healthier. The margin between car sales and truck sales leaves some analysts to believe this may […]


Complaints Over E15 Decision Increase
Complaints Over E15 Decision Increase
November 12th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

A number of different non-profit agencies, and even for-profit businesses, have stepped forward to challenge a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to allow E15 to be sold in retail gasoline pumps for cars and trucks produced after 2007.  Previously, the limit on ethanol was placed at a seemingly paltry level of 10% before […]


Coda Replaces CEO
Coda Replaces CEO
November 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

The Chinese-American electric car start-up, Coda Automotive, is on the hunt for a new CEO after Kevin Czinger stepped down in what both are calling a “mutual agreement.”  As an interim replacement, the COO Steve Heller, will serve as CEO until a new executive candidate is located. Czinger spent two years at Coda where the […]


BMW Commits $740 Million to Electric Vehicles
BMW Commits $740 Million to Electric Vehicles
November 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

BMW has announced that it will invest a total of $740 million into two new electric vehicles, and their components and production.  The company will spend $560 million to retrofit and expand operations in Leipzig, Germany to build the ActiveE and Megacity, slated to be released in 2011 and 2013, respectively.  $180 million of the […]


Car Sales Gain Traction in October
Car Sales Gain Traction in October
November 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

GM, Ford, and Chrysler, America’s “Big Three” automakers, all showed year over year sales gains in October.  The trio have helped post the best numbers in more than two years. Analysts believe most of the upside is coming from car owners who feel they’ve waited too long before purchasing a new car.  Many have been […]


A Bad Economy isn’t So Bad for Used Car King, CarMax
A Bad Economy isn’t So Bad for Used Car King, CarMax
November 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

Perhaps unlike any other businesses or industries, the used car industry has been in quite the boom since everything else seemingly went bust.  CarMax, one of the biggest used car retailers in the world and the largest in the United States, will add an additional 1,200 jobs for seasonal and planned long-term expansion. The company […]


Going Green: 2010 Nissan Leaf is Sold Out
Going Green: 2010 Nissan Leaf is Sold Out
November 5th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

One of the hottest cars of the 2011 models, the Nissan Leaf, is already sold out and not a single one has yet to be delivered.  Dealerships have sold out the popular electric vehicle via preorders, and it is expected that not a single one will even reach showrooms as a display model when the […]


Toyota Acceleration Case Takes Interesting Turn
Toyota Acceleration Case Takes Interesting Turn
November 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

New court documents submitted along with a number of individual and class action lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corporation have surmised that following the early discovery of faulty cars, Toyota purchased them back and hid them from the public eye. Neither the media nor regulators were ever informed about the buyback.  Instead, new papers allege, Toyota […]


Summer Sales Leave Hawaii Dealerships Unexcited
Summer Sales Leave Hawaii Dealerships Unexcited
November 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

In an effort to push new cars in competition with lower-priced used cars, dealerships in Hawaii offered some of the best summer sales of the last decade.  The results, however, were far from exceptional.  Comfort is taking a backseat to cost, while luxuries fall out among car shoppers. Through the first nine months of 2010, […]


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BMW High-Pressure Fuel Pump Voluntary Emissions Recall
October 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Auto
 

BMW to Conduct Voluntary Emissions and Safety Recalls • Emissions recall affects models equipped with twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engines • Safety recall affects X5 Sports Activity Vehicles equipped with inline six-cylinder engines BMW of North America has notified the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its intent to conduct a voluntary recall of some model […]


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