Ex-dealer wins $256M jury award from Nissan finance unit

After years of legal wrangling, ex-Nissan dealer Mike Kahn has been awarded $256 million by a jury against Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.


Storm damage forces cargo diversion at Laredo border crossing

Auto parts deliveries to manufacturers and suppliers have been delayed at the Laredo, Texas, port of entry after heavy storms and flash floods on Sunday.

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Volvo preps dressed-down interior for XC40

New spy shots show the Volvo XC40 compact crossover may have a more dressed-down interior than its bigger XC90 and XC60 siblings.

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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.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
EV opinion good advice for Trump

President Donald Trump should take Editor-in-Chief Keith Crain's advice to end electric vehicle subsidies, Mack McLarty says.


Oil powerhouse Total predicts a boom in EV sales

Electric cars are coming fast -- and that's not just the opinion of carmakers anymore. Total, one of the world's biggest oil producers, is now saying EVs may constitute almost a third of new-car sales by the end of the next decade.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
There are reasons for Tesla valuation

Tesla's year-to-date sales are up double digits and outpacing the industry, and comScore data show demand for Tesla is outstripping supply.

COMMENTARY: Keith Crain | UPDATED: 5/9/17 2:08 pm ET - corrected
Time to pull the plug on EV subsidies

With the federal deficit looming high and just about everyone joining the EV marketing blitz, it is time to remove the monetary incentive for buying an electric car.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Brian Lakamp
Convenient, compelling EV charging

Anyone paying attention to mainstream news should notice a steady, growing stream of headlines about electric vehicles and EV charging. The space is accelerating in anticipation of the coming marketplace.

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