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Frigid temps offer first tests for many EVs' range, performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2013
Frigid temperatures cut electrified vehicles' driving range, but automakers say there are ways for owners to maximize efficiency.

How will GM look under Akerson's global brand push? Brazil gives clues

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2013
As GM CEO Dan Akerson works on a global corporate reorganization, the decisions he faces are playing out in one of the company's most important emerging markets: Brazil. Akerson wants more accountability and flexibility among senior management as the U.S.

Saab, hometown bank on long shot revival under Chinese investor

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2013
Saab is raising fresh hopes in its Swedish hometown as the mothballed brand gears up for another revival, more than a year after it went bankrupt. Saab's new parent, owned by a Chinese renewable energy investor, intends to start building 9-3 sedans and convertibles in August.

BMW pursues Daimler in making car-sharing operations profitable

Jan. 26, 2013 06:15 CET
BMW plans to earn the first profit in 2013 from a two-year-old venture that rents cars by the minute. The automaker hopes to overtake Daimler with a push to woo urban consumers who are looking for an alternative to owning a vehicle.

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