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Dear Tesla: Car And Driver's Hilarious Take On Why Car Dealers Are Awesome

Dear Tesla: Car And Driver's Hilarious Take On Why Car Dealers Are Awesome

Ah, satire. From Jonathan Swift's "modest proposal" to MAD Magazine in the formative years of many pre-teen boys, it serves as a bracing reminder of the absurdity of life. Fast forward to the ongoing state-by-state battles between Tesla Motors and lobbyists for state and national car-dealer... read more

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2015 Honda Accord Hybrid

Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013. But over the next year, despite favorable reviews and a handful of... read more March 4, 2015 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

Will China Overtake The U.S. In Electric-Car Sales This Year?

Modern plug-in electric cars have been on sale in the U.S. since December 2010, and in China even longer. The BYD F3DM, a compact plug-in hybrid sedan, went into very limited... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Gas Prices Don't Affect Electric-Car Sales: Finally The Word Gets Out

When it comes to electric cars, conventional wisdom states that sales will inevitably decrease alongside gas prices. After all, the argument goes, if buyers can't expect to... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Honda Accord Sedan

Toyota Prius Loses Best-Selling Car In California Title To Honda Accord

For the past couple of years, California has been like nowhere else when it comes to new car sales. That's because, in both 2012 and 2013, the Toyota Prius hybrid was the... read more February 19, 2015 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Volt

Plug-in Electric Car Sales In Canada, Jan 2015: Volt Bolts To Early Lead

The Chevy Volt bolted to an early lead in Canada's 2015 plug-in electric vehicle sales, with 71 sales. That's nearly double the Nissan Leaf's January total of 36. We'll see... read more February 6, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Jan: Winter Slump Sets In

Last year's U.S. sales of plug-in electric cars were the highest on record, but now the traditional winter sales slump has set in with a bang. Electric car sales usually dip... read more February 5, 2015 by 


 
2015 Ford Focus Electric

IRS Electric-Car Tax Credits: Reporting Discrepancies Remain

As U.S. taxpayers start to grapple with their income-tax filings, due April 15, tens of thousands of taxpayers will benefit from a Federal income-tax credit of $2,500 to... read more February 4, 2015 by 


 
2013 Tesla Model S   [photo by owner Gene Rubin]

FINAL UPDATE: Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014, To 118,500

Plug-in electric car sales during 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, to total roughly 118,500. Last year's total represents a 27-percent gain over calendar year 2013. It's... read more February 3, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

BMW Diesel Model Sales Unaffected By Lower Gas Prices, Exec Says

Gas prices are at their lowest level in years, and that's triggered a flurry of speculation from analysts that sales of hybrids and other fuel-efficient vehicles will suffer... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
2014 BMW i3 (German-market version), Amsterdam, Oct 2013

Is BMW i3 Electric Car Selling Better In U.S. Than Germany?

One of the notable features of last year's electric-car sales was the strong, and so far sustained, sales of the radical new BMW i3 electric car. The little plastic-bodied... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
George Matick Chevrolet, Redford, Michigan

Why New Car Sales Won't Set Records: Lots Of Little Reasons, Says Economist

Stricter fuel-economy standards will gradually reduce the environmental impact of cars, but what if people just stopped buying them? New-car sales haven't yet recovered to... read more January 28, 2015 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

Once More: Low Gas Prices Don't Hurt Electric-Car Sales

Data is important. Data on the effects of changing economic factors is very important to the car industry. Which is why it's disappointing to see a Nissan executive repeating... read more January 27, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Anti-Tesla Laws In AZ, MI, NJ & TX Nominated For 'Luddite Award'

Awards to dealerships and car-dealer groups are common, and often both appreciated and promoted by their recipients. A new award nomination that recognizes the work of state... read more January 26, 2015 by 


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Sales Model Intrigues Volvo, Lexus, AutoNation--Though Dealers Must Remain, By Law

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has shaken up the auto industry in many ways, and it continues to do so. Now, aspects of Tesla's online direct-sales model are starting to... read more January 23, 2015 by 


 
2016 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport HSE Td6 diesel models, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Diesel Engines Selling Well In Large Luxury SUVs & Crossovers

In the U.S., diesel engines have long been established in pickup trucks. In passenger cars, however, they've remained a small part of the overall market. But diesels seem to... read more January 21, 2015 by 


 

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