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Tesla plugs into new market with home battery system

...lacking daring ideas, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is determined to jolt the electricity market.The CEO of electric car maker Tesla Motors hopes to park hundreds of millions of large, solar panel-connected batteries in homes and businesses so...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/tesla-plugs-new-market-hom
Georgia working to convince Volvo to build plant here

...and confirming rumors that have circulated within the industry for weeks. "Volvo Cars cannot claim to be a true global car maker without an industrial presence in the U.S. Today, we became that," said Hakan Samuelsson, chief executive and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/georgia-working-convince-v
Dollar Drag: surging buck hits US corporate earnings

...profit of $18 billion in its latest quarter, said the rising dollar cost the company $2 billion in sales. Electric-car maker Tesla, the hotel chain Hilton, and the navigation device maker Garmin have joined the ranks of the dollar debilitated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/dollar-drag-surging-buck-h
Georgia solar business booming

...state with a long history of high dropouts. But the start-up is quicker for installation companies than attracting a car maker or other large factory."These jobs are excellent jobs for people who don't have high-school degrees or a college...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-13/georgia-solar-business-boo
Georgia lawmakers battle over ending tax credits for electric vehicles

...without a warning to taxpayers. By phasing it out, drivers are encouraged to put more electric vehicles on the road and car makers can adjust prices, he said."It should be a slow, steady process to encourage manufacturers to make more so the price...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-08/georgia-lawmakers-battle-ove
Camry, Outback, XC90 get new style for 2015

...footprint stays about the same. Seats are higher. Starts at $21,695, excluding shipping.TeslaMODEL X: Electric-car maker Tesla is expected to bring its first SUV, the Model X, to market in the fall of 2015. The hotly anticipated Model X will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-11-28/camry-outback-xc90-get-new-st
Driverless drone cars headed our way

...answerable question until you know what the technology looks like," Google lobbyist Ron Barnes told Kelley.Before car makers offer vehicles to the public, they have to feel confident that they can stand behind their safety and reliability...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-17/driverless-drone-cars-head
Hyundai, Kia to pay US $100 million to end probe of overstated mileage

...that was responsible for the ratings restatement," spokesman Jim Trainor said.McCarthy, however, said that the car makers' protocol was "systemically flawed" and "inconsistent with normal engineering practices and inconsistent with how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-03/hyundai-kia-pay-us-100-mil
2 golf car makers are building on successes

Both of Augusta's golf car makers were in the news last week. Club Car introduced a new version of the Precedent ? a "stretch" personal-use version. E-Z-Go's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2015-01-23/2-golf-car-
Fiat Chrysler will spin off Ferrari

MILAN - Fiat Chrysler Automo biles announced Wednesday that it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-29/fiat-chrysler-will-spin-fe