How Ford pulled up its quality score

The Ford brand achieved its highest initial-quality mark since the J.D. Power study started 30 years ago. Joe Hinrichs credits the turnaround to a series of moves begun in early 2013.

More conventional shape for Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf, the second generation of the five-door battery-powered hatchback, is losing some of the dramatic styling on the original model.


FCA tweaks trims on 3 sagging vehicles

The changes come as FCA seeks to keep consumers interested in what is the oldest product lineup of any major automaker.

UPDATED: 6/9/17 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close
Tesla briefly tops BMW in market capitalization

A week-long rally in Tesla shares briefly vaulted the company's market capitalization past BMW in early Friday trading, but BMW finished the day still ahead.

UPDATED: 6/7/17 2:38 pm ET - adds Tesla statement
Tesla plans new plant for Model Y crossover, Musk says

Tesla, which operates its only plant in Fremont, Calif., has another one coming. The existing plant is "bursting at the seams," CEO Elon Musk said, and the search is under way for another plant site.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EV column not based in reality

The reality is that last year, of the over 17 million new vehicles sold in the United States, 99.5% were not electric, a reader writes.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Avi Steinlauf
Don't give up yet on EV subsidies

While many in the industry may believe EVs are the future, the unfortunate reality is that they're not the present, writes Edmunds CEO Avi Steinlauf.

Nissan's e-Power hybrids may go global

Nissan's hybrid hit is virtually unknown outside Japan. But the company is thinking about taking it overseas where it could challenge the Prius, just as it does at home.

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