Sunshine belies ongoing flood threat in Florence's wake

As dealers assess damage, the threat of flooding is expected to continue in the Carolinas all week. Flood damage has been worse than expected, the head of the North Carolina Dealers Association said.

UPDATED: 9/18/18 4:16 pm ET - adds stock close

MBUX tech helps Mercedes turn A class into 'gateway' vehicle

The Mercedes-Benz A-class compact sedan, expected to arrive in U.S. showrooms early next year, is the brand's new "gateway" vehicle -- designed to draw the next generation of customers.

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UPDATED: 9/12/18 4:22 pm ET - adds stock close
Chinese EV maker NIO shares recover after shaky U.S. debut

Shares of Chinese electric carmaker NIO recovered sharply from a 15 percent fall in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company's IPO was priced at the lower end of the expected range.

UPDATED: 9/5/18 9:33 am ET -- adds details
GM plans to beef up battery r&d operations

General Motors is investing $28 million to make "additional major enhancements" beginning this fall to a battery development and testing lab in suburban Detroit.

The race to recharge EVs in less than 10 minutes

Automakers are racing to recharge EVs faster so that consumers are less worried about running out of range. The batteries in EVs being developed by GM may be recharged with 180 miles of driving range in less than 10 minutes, a quicker time than drivers can get at Tesla's superchargers.

Tesla will remain public company, Musk says

Elon Musk scrapped a plan to take Tesla private, a remarkable reversal more than two weeks after blindsiding employees and investors with the idea in a bombshell tweet. Musk said late Friday he had met with company directors and “let them know that I believe the better path is for Tesla to remain public."

UPDATED: 8/20/18 4:25 pm ET - adds stock close
Tesla shares salvage a gain despite deal-funding doubts

Tesla shares, after slumping much of the day toward a fifth straight decline, ended Monday on the plus side despite fresh doubts about Elon Musk’s effort to take the company private.

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