| May 5, 2013
| 5:57 PM
When Tesla Motors reports its first-ever profit Wednesday, much of the money will come courtesy of the state of California.
In its zeal to push electric cars into the market, the state has created a system in which Tesla can make as much as $35,000...
| May 6, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Mercedes-Benz is talking up the changes for 2014 for its redesigned Sprinter cargo van as other automakers ramp up to compete in the segment.
Mercedes-Benz says the new Sprint is slightly longer, with its radiator grill moved into a more upright and...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency.
The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Once the icon of stodgy sensibility, the Volvo station wagon went out of production after the 2011 model year.
Now its back, as a “sports wagon” variant of the existing S60 sedan, the automaker announced at the 2013 New York International...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Ford offers bodies and other parts to rebuild classic Mustangs....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Ford namesake brand sees sales exceed 2 million for first time since before recession....
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Ford Motor plans to open a research lab in Silicon Valley this year, its first dedicated R&D operation on the West Coast....
| May 7, 2012
| 9:33 PM
Sonos, a Santa Barbara company that makes wireless home audio systems, on Monday announced a deal with Tencent Holdings, a Chinese company whose QQ instant messaging platform is used by 721 million people....
| Mar 30, 2012
| 11:52 AM
David Novak calls himself a “pretty informal guy.” He used to hand out employee recognition awards in the form of rubber chickens. He loves to teach. He’s also the multimillionaire chief executive of Yum Brands Inc., the fast food...
| Apr 6, 2012
Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who designed the first 911 sports car and went on to found a consumer products design firm that also carried the Porsche name, died Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76.
Born Dec. 11, 1935, in Stuttgart, Germany, he was...