| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Here are the five questions Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk needs to answer when the electric car company releases its fourth quarter and full-year financial results Wednesday afternoon.
1. Is a merger with Apple coming?
Musk met with Adrian...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Rumors of a possible acquisition by Apple and expectations for a strong fourth quarter drove shares of Tesla Motors to $203.70 Tuesday, a 3% gain and a new closing high for the electric car company.
It was the first time Tesla closed over $200....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:55 AM
WASHINGTON – President Obama moved ahead Tuesday with plans to further tighten restrictions on carbon emissions from trucks and buses, saying the new fuel efficiency rules will reduce pollution, save consumers money and help cut back on oil imports....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:47 AM
Korean automakers, Toyota and Volkswagen all had a rough time with the California auto market last year.
Hyundai experienced the biggest market-share slide of any auto brand, according to the California New Car Dealers Assn. The South Korean automaker&...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Shares of Tesla Motors crossed the $200 barrier Thursday before falling back, but still closed at a record level for the upstart automaker.
The electric car company’s closing price of $199.63, a gain of $4.31, or 2.2%, from the previous day, gives...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall.
Toyota Motor Corp. said that 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, some 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Same great hatchback flavor. Now with less fuel!
That’s the theme behind Audi’s forthcoming 2015 A3 Sportback e-tron, a compact hatchback due in early 2015 that will be the first ever plug-in hybrid from the German automaker.
Audi A3 fans...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Kia went electric at Thursday’s 2014 Chicago Auto Show, by introducing the brand’s first all-electric vehicle, the Soul EV.
Based on the boxy Soul hatchback crossover that has long been one of Kia’s most popular vehicles, the EV version...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Attention electric vehicles: 2014 will be good to you.
That’s the prediction from IHS Automotive, which said Tuesday it expects global production of EVs and plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEVs) to rise 67% this year. That compares with just a 3.6%...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:47 AM
For the second consecutive year, Toyota Motor Corp. won the recall crown, according to federal safety regulators.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Toyota recalled nearly 5.3 million vehicles last year. The Japanese automaker...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:55 AM
What does a three-horsepower, all-electric car that’s more than a century old have in common with some of the modern world’s most capable and powerful sports cars?
They’re both built by Porsche.
On Monday, the German automaker...