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Edmunds: Is It Time for a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle?

Edmunds: Is It Time for a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle?

By Reese Counts of Edmunds | Aug 29, 2020

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — typically abbreviated as PHEVs — make up a very small percentage of vehicle sales, but they can be a smart pick for a certain kind of shopper.

Sometime Soon, Your Car Will Park Itself in Urban Garages

Sometime Soon, Your Car Will Park Itself in Urban Garages

By Tom Krisher | Aug 27, 2020

Although the backers won't say when the technology could be in widespread use, they say it's one benefit from autonomous-car research that is coming sooner rather than later.

Indy 500 Does Its Best to Shine as Show Goes on in Pandemic

Indy 500 Does Its Best to Shine as Show Goes on in Pandemic

By Jenna Fryer | Aug 22, 2020

The Indianapolis 500 has been stripped almost to the bone for the 104th running of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Chinese Electric Car Brand NIO Looks at Expansion Abroad

Chinese Electric Car Brand NIO Looks at Expansion Abroad

By Joe McDonald | Aug 21, 2020

Chinese electric car brand NIO plans to start expanding to Western markets next year and might export a battery-swapping service that could help it compete with rival Tesla, the company's chairman said Thursday.

Edmunds: When to Buy New Instead of Used

Edmunds: When to Buy New Instead of Used

By Ronald Montoya of Edmunds | Aug 19, 2020

A rule of thumb for car buying is that a used vehicle will provide greater savings and better value than a new vehicle. But "better value" isn't applicable to every car, especially right now.

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

Edmunds: Top Picks for Road Trip Vehicles with Maximum Range

By Travis Langness | Aug 15, 2020

A typical gasoline-powered vehicle can make it about 300-400 miles before needing to stop for gas. Edmunds' experts have evaluated four vehicles with significantly greater-than-average EPA-estimated ranges.

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM's Bribery Allegations 'Preposterous'

Fiat Chrysler Calls GM's Bribery Allegations 'Preposterous'

By Tom Krisher | Aug 13, 2020

Allegations by General Motors that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles bribed union officials are "preposterous" and read like a script from a "third-rate spy movie," FCA lawyers wrote in court documents filed Monday.

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

Edmunds: With Low Interest Rates, Should You Lease or Buy?

By Will Kaufman of Edmunds | Aug 10, 2020

With interest rates at record lows, is it still worth leasing a new car? We took a look at the financial outcomes of buying and leasing to see how current finance trends might affect your decision.

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don't Always Work

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don't Always Work

By Tom Krisher | Aug 8, 2020

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don't always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use.

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features to Take on Tesla

Cadillac Says New Electric SUV Has Features to Take on Tesla

By Tom Krisher | Aug 7, 2020

General Motors executives say Cadillac's first fully-electric vehicle has all the features it needs to lure buyers where other companies fell short.

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Vehicles That May Pollute Too Much

Fiat Chrysler to Recall Vehicles That May Pollute Too Much

By Tom Krisher | Aug 6, 2020

About 1 million Fiat Chrysler vehicles with four-cylinder engines in the U.S. may spew too much pollution, and the company is working with government officials on a recall.

Ex-Google Exec Sent to Prison for Stealing Robocar Secrets

Ex-Google Exec Sent to Prison for Stealing Robocar Secrets

By Michael Liedtke | Aug 5, 2020

A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service.

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

Plug It In: Electric Car Charging Station Numbers Are Rising

By Tom Krisher | Aug 3, 2020

There are now 26,000 electric vehicle charging stations open to the public in the U.S., with more than 84,000 plugs. But the country, and the world, will need thousands more.

Edmunds: 5 Fast and Luxurious Small SUVs

Edmunds: 5 Fast and Luxurious Small SUVs

By Ryan ZumMallen, Edmunds | Aug 1, 2020

Many luxury automakers have recently introduced new performance-focused versions of their small SUVs that can rival top-end sport sedans for power and thrills.

'eBussy' Trends on Twitter and Everyone is Confused

'eBussy' Trends on Twitter and Everyone is Confused

Jul 29, 2020

On Tuesday afternoon, "eBussy" began to trend on Twitter, leaving many people confused.

Nissan Expects Second Straight Year of Red Ink Amid Outbreak

Nissan Expects Second Straight Year of Red Ink Amid Outbreak

By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 28, 2020

Nissan reported a 285.6 billion yen ($2.7 billion) loss for April-June, as the Japanese automaker sales crashed amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Racks Up Red Ink on Pandemic Pain

Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Racks Up Red Ink on Pandemic Pain

By Yuri Kageyama | Jul 27, 2020

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. reported Monday a 176 billion yen ($1.7 billion) loss for April-June, and forecast more red ink for the fiscal year, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed auto demand around the world.

Edmunds: Top 5 Upcoming Vehicles to Be Excited About

Edmunds: Top 5 Upcoming Vehicles to Be Excited About

By Travis Langness | Jul 25, 2020

Despite the upheaval of COVID-19, vehicles are coming out. Edmunds' experts have picked five of what they think will be the most exciting vehicles that'll be arriving at dealerships in 2020 or early 2021.

Tesla Picks Texas Site for Second U.S. Vehicle Assembly Plant

Tesla Picks Texas Site for Second U.S. Vehicle Assembly Plant

By Tom Krisher | Jul 24, 2020

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has picked the Austin, Texas, area as the site for its largest auto assembly plant employing at least 5,000 workers.

China Launches Ambitious Attempt to Land Rover on Mars

China Launches Ambitious Attempt to Land Rover on Mars

By Samuel McNeil and Aniruddha Ghosal | Jul 23, 2020

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission yet on Thursday in a bold attempt to join the United States in successfully landing a spacecraft on the red planet.

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