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Should GM Buy Tesla? What Would Be The Pros And Cons?

Should GM Buy Tesla? What Would Be The Pros And Cons?

The suggestion hit the day before Christmas: Analyst Yra Harris of Praxis Trading predicted in a CNBC interview that General Motors might buy Tesla Motors sometime in 2014. Harris called it "a perfect fit" for one of the three largest carmakers in the world to buy the closely-watched Silicon Valley... read more

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2013 Nissan Leaf, Nashville area test drive, April 2013

Why The 2013 Nissan Leaf Is Really A 2001 Toyota Prius

A lot of media discussion these days seems to focus overly on the low sales of plug-in electric cars (this piece from Friday, for instance). That despite the fact that... read more September 23, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Five Facts About Tesla & Electric Cars That May Surprise You

Tesla always tops the charts. Coverage of the feisty startup electric-car maker from Silicon Valley attracts huge attention any time it appears. Discussion boards, forums... read more September 19, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Could Google Buy Tesla? Should It?

Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already. But last week... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
2012 Tesla Model S

Will Tesla Alone Double Global Demand For Its Battery Cells?

Tesla is on a roll right now, with 14,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sedan on the road and its stock at record highs. If it achieves its planned production... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Prius liftback

Does Toyota's Hybrid Leadership Blind It To Electric Cars?

Many who follow the progress of plug-in electric cars wonder why Toyota, despite its leadership in hybrids, lags other carmakers in its electric vehicles. The business... read more August 22, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Model S with DISRUPT license plate, March 2013 [photo: Sam Villella]

Should Apple Buy Tesla? Or Would Ford Be A Better Buyer?

Electric-car maker Tesla is on a roll--its first quarter was profitable, its stock price is soaring, and Consumer Reports gave its Model S a rave review. That has led many... read more May 13, 2013 by  39


 
Joel Ewanick at the 2010 LA Auto Show

Fisker Hires Ex-GM, Ex-Hyundai Marketing Chief Joel Ewanick

When it comes to automotive executives, perhaps none is more resilient than former General Motors marketing head Joel Ewanick. Dismissed by GM last July over an expensive... read more November 27, 2012 by  4


 
Fisker Atlantic Design Prototype  -  2012 New York Auto Show

Fisker To Establish New Technology Center In Midwest U.S.

During the development phase of the Fisker Karma, the automaker established a temporary technical center in Pontiac, Michigan, in order to be closer to automotive industry... read more November 15, 2012 by  9


 
2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept

Chinese-Japanese Group To Turn Saab Into Electric-Car Brand

Last December Saab fans all around the world received the grim news their beloved brand was filing for bankruptcy, despite the best attempts of its then-owner, Swedish... read more June 13, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

2012 Tesla Model S Electric Sedan: Industry Analyst Weighs In

After a flurry of press events last October that included rides in 2012 Tesla Model S prototypes, Tesla Motors went mostly silent until it unveiled its Model X crossover last... read more March 1, 2012 by  66


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Can China's Power Industry Raise Interest In Electric Cars?

China's car market is one of the fastest-growing in the world, and the implications of that are huge for the car industry. They're huge for the environment too. With the sort... read more December 28, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Decides Europeans Design Better Small Cars Than Asians

For decades, Asian small cars have been considered the best of the bunch in the U.S. market. Toyota Corollas, Honda Civics, and various models from Nissan--and more recently... read more December 21, 2011 by  1


 
Tom LaSorda 2005

Fisker Automotive Lands Former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda

Some would say that that the most difficult days for Fisker are behind it. After all, the company has managed to successfully design, test and launch its extended-range... read more December 15, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt outside Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant

Chevy Volt Electric Car, Age 1: Can It Survive Toddler Years?

One year ago today, the very first 2011 Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car was delivered to a retail buyer, in Denville, New Jersey. The Volt was intended not only to... read more December 15, 2011 by  22


 
BMW i8 Concept live photos, 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

GM, BMW Partner To Boost Fuel Efficiency: Report

Necessity, it’s said, can make for strange bedfellows. Take General Motors and BMW, for example; while rival automakers, neither really competes in the same market for... read more October 3, 2011 by  1


 
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