Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

...cars settle in the 80-mile range. Uncertainty about range and the spotty charging infrastructure have limited electric car sales to less than 1 percent in the U.S. But interested buyers could have more choices soon. Both Tesla and General Motors...

Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

...with unemployment down and the stock market and luxury car sales up, automakers are looking for niches such as convertibles...leaving middle-class wealth largely unchanged. Luxury car sales rose 15 percent last year, the biggest gain since the...

Consumers, automakers adjusting to plummeting fuel prices

...Caldwell says falling gas prices have given first-time buyers and others more comfort and confidence to buy a new car. Sales of the redesigned Honda Fit subcompact were up 40 percent in December, while sales of the Nissan Sentra rose about 43...

US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years

...will likely keep factories busy in coming months. Auto sales last month rose to their second-fastest pace this year. Car sales are on track to rise 6 percent this year from 2013.And a survey by the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group...

Augusta-area companies enjoying lower fuel prices

...Barilla, an associate professor of economics at Georgia Southern University, said lower gas prices also tend to increase car sales."That's another positive for the economy. When automobile sales go up, then the jobs are needed for the manufacturing...

Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September

...sales have dropped below 60,000.Ford Motor Co. saw a 9 percent increase in Fusion sedan sales, but otherwise its car sales were down. Sales of the Escape small SUV fell 4 percent; Ford blamed that on a sharp cutback on sales to rental car...

Drop in car sales shrinks revenue

Lower car sales aren't hitting just the dealers. Officials...the loss of tax revenue from fewer new car sales comes at a bad time. His county faces...attribute this to the reported dismal new car sales," he said. "New car sales were reportedly...

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Economy slows car sales

...an increase in gasoline prices have helped slow new-car sales from a record pace during the first quarter. "The whole...It's doubled our sales projection." Growth in small-car sales is another indication consumers might be warming up to...

Midsize car sales shrink as Americans go smaller

...it's too early to declare the death of the midsize car. Sales have dropped before, most recently with the rise of crossover...as the Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300. However, small car sales grew faster.Toyota, for one, isn't predicting a...

Volkswagen posts first quarter loss on weak car sales worldwide

...German automaker Volkswagen announced Friday it lost $84.8 million in the first quarter, largely because of weak car sales and the strong euro. Europe's largest carmaker had reported a profit of 188 million euros for the January-March period...