Honda Motor Co. is building the new Accord sedan at a record rate so dealers can begin sales this week as U.S. competition with midsize cars from Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Ford Motor Co. intensifies.
Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan pressed the U.S. Department of Energy in 2008 to write rules for electric-car loans that could have risked almost as much federal money as was lost when Solyndra LLC went bankrupt.
Nissan Motor Co. , aiming to become the world’s biggest producer of electric vehicles, said it is selling rechargeable Leaf hatchbacks to Enterprise Holdings Inc. for use in the rental-car company’s U.S. operations.
Nissan Motor Co. , aiming to be the world’s largest seller of electric cars, expects to deliver as many as 12,000 battery-powered Leaf hatchbacks to U.S. customers this year as orders are confirmed and production quickens.
U.S. auto-safety regulators are examining the safety of lithium-ion batteries that power all plug-in electric vehicles after a General Motors Co. Chevrolet Volt caught fire, people familiar with the probe said.
Hyundai Motor Co. , aiming to offer the most efficient U.S. vehicle line, began revealing overall fuel economy for its cars and light trucks based on monthly sales as regulators prepare to set tougher rules for automakers.
Tesla Motors Inc., the maker of electric cars run by entrepreneur Elon Musk, said a blog post asserting Roadster batteries are at risk of failing if owners don’t keep the cars plugged in stoked an “irrational” fear.
Bayerische Motoren Werke AG’s BMW brand in August expandened its sales lead over Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz and Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus, delivering the most luxury models in the U.S. for a fifth straight month.