| Mar 15, 2011
With the scale of the disaster in Japan still being measured, concerns are growing that last week's earthquake and tsunami could lead to a long-term disruption in the world's supply of automobiles, consumer electronics and machine tools.
Japan is the...
| Nov 5, 2009
| 9:34 PM
Fledgling electric car maker Aptera Motors hopes a law recently signed by President Obama will give it another shot at winning financial support from the federal government. The Vista-based automaker has been working for several years to bring its quirky,...
| Jan 17, 2009
| 2:02 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- In yet another sign of Japanese automakers' deepening distress, Toyota Motor Corp. between February and April plans to make just half the number of vehicles it produced the previous year, a major newspaper reported Saturday.
| Sep 4, 2008
Falling gasoline prices didn't help automakers in August as economic worries and an overabundance of trucks rather than compact cars continued to drag down U.S. sales results.
Overall industry sales were down 15.5% last month compared with a year earlier...
| Apr 5, 2008
San Carlos, Calif.
On an overcast Friday in February, about 100 people gathered behind Tesla Motors Inc. headquarters, awaiting the future of transportation. A truck pulled up with a trailer, which disgorged a sleek black electric sports car that...
| Apr 22, 2008
Norwegian automaker Think Global said Monday it planned to sell low-priced electric cars to the masses and will introduce its first models in the U.S. by the end of next year.
The battery-powered Think City will be able to travel up to 110 miles on a...
| May 2, 2008
| 9:28 AM
| May 7, 2008
| 6:16 AM
Toyota Motor Corp., the world's second-biggest automaker by annual vehicle sales, is raising its prices on some U.S. models later this month amid increased worries about its profit growth in the American market.
The price increases, which will start in...
| Jun 4, 2008
| 2:58 PM
DETROIT -- The quality of new cars improved across the industry this year, with Porsche, Honda, Toyota, General Motors and Ford among the automakers leading the pack, the marketing and consulting company J.D. Power and Associates said today. Porsche was...
| Jan 3, 2008
| 2:53 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. overtook Ford Motor Co. to become the No. 2 automaker by U.S. sales in 2007, using new products and relentless strategy to break Ford's 75-year lock on the position.
Toyota sold 2.62 million cars and trucks in 2007, which amounted to...
| Feb 9, 2008
Suffering from lessee's remorse?
In the past, making an early exit from a car lease was about as easy as getting out of jail free. Now a handful of websites are offering restless consumers a chance at freedom while also providing an option for those...