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Tesla Model X

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Tesla stock charges ahead on home battery hopes

After a rough few months, Tesla's stock has finally finished recharging. Shares surged more than 7% Monday thanks to some bullish comments from analysts. And the stock is now up 5% for the year.

It's been a big comeback for Tesla, which at one point w...

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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech resigns

The chairman of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piech, has resigned.

The German car maker said Saturday that Piech had resigned because an environment of trust "no longer exists" within the company's board.

Volkswagen has been dealing with a period of turmoil i...

Mary Barra

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GM's Mary Barra makes way more than last guy in the job

GM is turning gender pay inequality on its head.

Mary Barra, first female CEO of GM, got paid $16.2 million for 2014, which is 78% more than her male predecessor Dan Akerson.

Akerson's pay had been limited by the fact that GM executive pay was subject...

Elon Musk

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Tesla's Elon Musk didn't take a salary in 2014

Billionaire Elon Musk is working for free. Sort of.

The Tesla chief executive's total compensation package in 2014 was $35,360, according to a regulatory filing. That would only get you half way to buying a Tesla Model S.

But the founder of the electr...

Paul Walker's Fast and Furious Toyota Supra car

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Paul Walker's 'Fast & Furious' car up for auction

A souped-up stunt car driven by the late actor Paul Walker in the first "Fast & Furious" movie is going up for auction.

Cadillac CT6 2016

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Cadillac unveils new plug-in hybrid sedan

Cadillac will sell a plug-in hybrid version of its new CT6 full-sized luxury sedan, General Motors said at the Shanghai Motor Show.

The car will be able to drive on electricity alone for a distance compatible with "most daily commutes," GM said in a s...

Chinese auto show

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China wants eyes on cars not babes

When China's biggest auto show opens in Shanghai this week, the only models on display will be the ones with four wheels. Gone, show organizers hope, will be the scantily-clad "car babes."

Mini Cooper

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BMW recalls 91,000 Mini Coopers

BMW of North America will recall 91,800 Mini Coopers because of a faulty sensor that might not trigger the front-passenger air bag during a crash, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday.

Volkswagen Microbus steering wheel

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Predicting boneheaded driving with technology

Let's face it, almost all automobile crashes are caused by human error. But what if there were a way to predict driving mistakes right before they happen?

That's the promise of new technology under development by researchers at Cornell and Stanford un...

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GM shielded from ignition lawsuits by bankruptcy rule

GM won't face lawsuits stemming from problems tied to its deadly ignition switch, a federal bankruptcy judge in New York ruled late Wednesday.

The decision by Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Gerber upholds GM's so-called bankruptcy shield. GM ac...

NASA MRV driverless

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NASA unveils its own driverless car

NASA has released a video showing its new Modular Robotic Vehicle, or MRV, that translates to Earth some of the qualities of self-driving extraterrestrial rovers already in use.

The car can operate by itself, remotely or by a person in the driver’s seat.

Volkswagen produces Golf VI

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Report: Best, worst cars by brand

Who makes the best car? All of them, it turns out.

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