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First Look: Nissan Townpod

First Look: Nissan Townpod

One thing you can say about Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of both Nissan and its alliance partner, Renault, he’s determined to prove there’s a serious market for electric vehicles. While the Japanese maker’s first battery car, the Leaf, is still a few months away from launch,...
First Look: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

First Look: Lamborghini Sesto Elemento

At an event that some have started calling, “The Paris Electric Vehicle Motor Show,” the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento might seem almost out of place. Sure, it uses advanced carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and modern design principles to hold its weight down to...
First Look: Ford Focus ST

First Look: Ford Focus ST

Though Ford gave the world an early look at the next-generation Focus, which is making its official debut in the City of Lights, this week, it saved some good things for the company’s Paris Motor Show press conference, notably the roll-out of the all-new Focus ST. Set...
GM Makes New Investment in Battery Car Production

GM Makes New Investment in Battery Car Production

With federal help, General Motors Corp. is sinking an additional $23.5 million into production of components for electric vehicles at a factory near Baltimore, Maryland, where it will produce motors for future battery cars. The new investment follows GM’s earlier...
First Look: Jaguar C-X75

First Look: Jaguar C-X75

Jaguar is charging into the Paris Motor Show – quite literally – with an electric supercar concept dubbed the C-X75. Using four separate wheel motors to produce a combined 770 horsepower and a blistering 1,180 lb-ft of torque, Jaguar claims the striking 2-seater will...
GM Buys AmeriCredit, Aims To Rebuild In-House Lender

GM Buys AmeriCredit, Aims To Rebuild In-House Lender

With the $3.5 billion purchase of lender AmeriCredit, General Motors plans to create a new, in-house financing arm, GM Financial, to replace the “captive” lender long known as General Motors Acceptance Corp. The Detroit automaker was recently rebuffed in its bid to...
GM Launching Demo EV Fleet Using Opel Meriva

GM Launching Demo EV Fleet Using Opel Meriva

General Motors will launch a battery car test program in Germany using a fleet of its small Opel Meriva hatchbacks. The latest in a series of “electrification” efforts by the Detroit-based maker, it teams GM up with the German government-backed MeRegioMobile program. ...