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Are Lower Gas Prices Still The Primary Culprit?

Lower demand for hybrids, EVs again push down US green-car sales from year-earlier numbers

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Auto sales were up about a half of a percent overall in March, pushing the seasonally adjusted annual rate past 17 million. Fiat Chrysler Automotive and Subaru each set impressive records, too.

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While sales were up overall in February of 2015 when compared to the same month a year ago, cold and perilous winter weather had an impact, with numbers slightly lower than expected.

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Plug-in Vehicle Sales Up 5.8 Percent Largely on Tesla

Green-car sales fell 8.9 percent in February compared to 2014 numbers. Faltering Ford and GM sales led the way.

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These were the ten best-selling vehicles in the United States in January 2015. While the leader may not surprise you, we think you'll find plenty of interesting facts and figures in the list, and the finishing order sometimes changes dramatically from month to month.

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Automaker To Add 1,550 Jobs To Support Production

The 2015 Ford F-150 is off to a strong start. Here's why January's sales bode well for Ford's flagship pickup.

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The year 2015 appears to be picking up right where 2014 left off, with every single auto company that sells vehicles in the United States reporting gains when compared to the same period a year ago. Trucks were the biggest driving factor in the race for sales supremacy.

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Annual Green Car Sales Drop 6.5 Percent Compared To 2013

US green-car sales in 2014 fell 6.5 percent from a year earlier as gas prices plunge. December green-car sales fall 7.8 percent.

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We've compiled the sales numbers of all major automakers that sold cars and trucks in the United States in 2014. There are some standout performances, some noteworthy drops and overall very solid numbers in our chart that make it well worth a thorough examination.

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Another month of auto sales is in the books, and this month, there's a new nameplate at the top of the heap.

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Globally, 28 percent of car builds were white, leading every market, with black in second

Globally, 28 percent of car builds were white, leading every market, with black in second in every market.

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Last month, Nissan and BMW helped stem a disconcerting (for green-car watchers, at least) trend of declining year-over-year sales, as increased demand for the Japanese and German automakers' plug-in models made November slightly less painful than October. The year-over year decline of hybrid, plug-in and diesel sales narrowed to 10 percent in November from 13 percent in October, as Americans bought more than 43,000 new green cars. Last month's plug-in sales reversed their temporary decline, incr

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Low Gas Prices A Likely Culprit In Big Drop This Month

Like the sun rising in the east, we thought we could always count on year-over-year US plug-in vehicle sales to rise. No longer. Sadly, even counting Tesla Motors' sales isn't likely to change that.

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By now, most of the leaves have fallen across many of our fine 50 states, and the first snowfalls have just begun to spread their way across what had been such finely manicured lawns in the Midwestern part of the country. Children have entombed themselves into their rooms, Halloween candy nestled away for the winter, and the prime season for buying new cars is coming to an end.

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Chrysler-Fiat has recalled 6.4 million vehicles worldwide this year

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.

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Nation's auto dealers are taking their fight against Tesla to the symbolic heart of the auto industry

In Michigan, a bill that would entrench the existing dealer networks and prohibit direct car sales to buyers has passed both the state's house and senate, and awaits Gov. Rick Snyder's signature.

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Analysts warn of largest decline in second-hand vehicle prices in U.S. history

This year's surge in new car sales could make for cheaper used cars down the road.

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Fans of small victories will appreciate the "progress" that Americans made with their purchases of green-car vehicles last month. Automakers and everyone else, though, will scratch their heads. That's because green-car sales had their fourth straight down month in September, as Americans purchased about 42,000 hybrids, plug-ins and diesels last month. And while the deficit compared to last year wasn't as steep as August's 11 percent year-over-year decline, sales were still down 9.6 percent and c

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Autumn is upon us – at least for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere (happy Spring, friends in the Southern!) – and that means the weather is cooling off, the leaves on the trees are changing into beautiful colors and the hot, hot sales months of summertime are slowing down. Well, for the most part, at least.

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Banks can disable and track cars from afar using new technology

Unlike a house, where it can take months or years to evict owners behind on their payments, some subprime lenders can now simply switch off a late borrower's car.

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