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  • Report: Plug-in Sales Increased 84% in 2013

     
    In January 2013, Nissan cut the starting price of its Leaf EV by $6,400. Shoppers responded and Leaf sales more than doubled by year's end. For the segment, 2013 sales for plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles increased 84 percent, according......
  • Backup-Camera Mandate Moves Forward

     
    Industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, may yet become reality. In a move that could signal a law sometime before January 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation sent rules that require backup cameras in new......
  • Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option

    Backup cameras closer to becoming mandate, not option
    What has become a car owner's convenience is closer to becoming an autuomaker's necessity.  Legislation on industry-wide backup cameras, which have been stuck in neutral since 2007, is once again on the move. In a development that could signal a law...
  • 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Highlights

     
    The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show kicked off this week in Germany as world automakers gathered to showcase their latest, most-advanced offerings. The 65th incarnation of the biennial event opens to the public Saturday following four press and industry days,...
  • When Will the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Arrive at Dealerships?

     
    Since Jeep posted the first photos of the radically styled 2014 Cherokee in February, anticipation about the Liberty replacement has been building. The Detroit News is reporting that customers will have to wait a little longer to get their hands......
  • Alfa Romeo 4C Delayed, Again

     
    Alfa Romeo fans will have to wait nearly a year, at the earliest, before the brand re-enters U.S. showrooms. The Detroit News reports Alfa Romeo, a subsidiary of Italy's Fiat, will not bring the 4C ??? a sleek, two-seat sports......
  • Detroit's decline

    Since the Motown sound went silent -- except on oldies stations -- and General Motors and Chrysler (but not Ford) required life support from Washington, there has been little to recommend Detroit, Mich., to visitors, much less its residents. The recent...
  • Treasury To Sell Final Shares of GM

     
    The U.S. Treasury filed plans Sept. 26 to sell the remaining 101.3 million shares ??? 7.3% ??? of GM stock, which began immediately. Taxpayers once owned 61% of the Detroit automaker when the federal government took 912 million shares as......
  • Funny Money: Clean up with a mid-year check-up

    It's July, Funny Money fans, and you know what that means! No, not, "Put away the Christmas decorations" -- we're not that far behind on chores at the Funny Money household. Still, my boy, Funny Money Jr., or as I call him, "Li'l Money" ('cuz that's...
  • Funny Money: Flex accounts pregnant with savings

    As the saying goes, if you've got your health, you've got everything. Which really means that, once you clear up that painful twinge in your leg, you can move on to worrying about everything else, including such threats to our existence as nuclear...
  • February 14 is women's Super Bowl

    Who says romance is dead? According to the National Retail Federation, American men just spent an average of $71.51 on Super Bowl stuff, including chips, beer and big-screen TVs. But for Valentine's Day, guys say they'll shell out $104.30 on their...
  • Funny Money: I'm nursing a grudge against the 'babymoon'

    Mrs. Funny Money and I dote on our boy, Funny Money Jr., or as I call him, Lil' Money (because that's all he leaves us). We often aren't up on the latest parenting trends, however, because we spend much of our time conducting actual parenting. This leads...