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Ford, Tesla drive healthy volume gains for battery cars in first half

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2013
Ford's expanded hybrid and plug-in model lineup and demand for Tesla's luxury battery sedans helped electric-drive cars and trucks grow faster in the United States in the first half than even surging pickup trucks.

What would Jesus drive? Pope tells priests to buy 'humble' cars

8:27 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2013
Pope Francis said on Saturday it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars, and told them to pick something more "humble."

DUSTIN WALSH

Why good times bring back bad habits by suppliers

9:04 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2013
The suppliers that survived the industry collapse four years ago did so by reducing overhead, ditching noncore business units and navigating the new economic reality with relative aplomb. Now, the industry is smaller -- fewer workers, fewer lines and fewer plants -- but is moving at breakneck speed.

Mitsubishi expects Pajero Sport output to provide boost in Russia

July 6, 2013 06:01 CET
Mitsubishi expects its Russian sales to keep growing despite the market's overall decline after adding output of the Pajero Sport mid-sized SUV to its plant in Kaluga. Through May, Mitsubishi's sales were up 24 percent to 32,342 in an overall market that was down by 4 percent.

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