Used Cars

Deadly cobalt mines linked to child labor thrive in rush for EV batteries

The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been found to be dangerous and employ child labor -- a concern for carmakers from Volkswagen to Tesla.


Slowing growth in off-lease volumes, better mix will help in '18

Used-vehicle sales will grow modestly to 39.5 million units in 2018, driven by a more desirable mix of off-lease vehicles and consumers with more take-home pay.

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