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.... Read More »



Toyota still reigns, but Ford is flexing its muscles

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. is still the 500-pound gorilla of the hybrid world, but this year a challenger has emerged. Through May, Ford Motor Co. sold 34,517 hybrids, a number that is still dwarfed by Toyota's 141,849. But the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and 2013 Fusion Hybrid have brought some stylistic flair to the segment and are aimed at customers who want to combine decent fuel economy with a dose of fun-to-drive.... Read More »


Ford to pass its own hybrid sales record in five months on Fusion, C-Max

3:41 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2013
Ford, seeking to challenge Toyota's dominance in gasoline-electric vehicles, said it will pass its own full-year record for hybrid sales in the United States this month on demand for its Fusion and C-Max hybrid models.... Read More »


Ford hybrid owners sue over fuel-efficiency rating claims

10:44 pm U.S. ET | April 23, 2013
Ford was sued by Pennsylvania car owners who said its hybrid models don’t deliver on fuel-efficiency claims. The inaccurate representations allowed Ford to falsely claim that those models outperformed competing vehicles, according to the car owners who filed the suit in federal court in Philadelphia.... Read More »


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Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, struggled to find good used cars. So it started providing free appraisals to service customers and offered to buy their vehicles on the spot. Mon., April 14
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