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Car Dealers Buy Up More Dealerships, Betting High Prices, Low Inventory Will Persist; Just Not As Extreme

Car Dealers Buy Up More Dealerships, Betting High Prices, Low Inventory Will Persist; Just Not As Extreme

A computer chip shortage is driving record high new-car prices. That’s temporary, but dealer groups … [+] are buying up dealerships, partly in the belief that lower inventory and higher prices are here to stay — just not to such extremes. Getty Images Some of the nation’s biggest auto dealer chains are betting in the …

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Consumers Back Tough EPA Fuel Economy Rules–But Don’t Buy Efficient Cars

Consumers Back Tough EPA Fuel Economy Rules–But Don’t Buy Efficient Cars

Vehicles make their way westbound on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as … [+] seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco in 2015. ASSOCIATED PRESS Fans of cleaner cars got an early Christmas present this week (or a late Hanukah gift) when the EPA announced on Dec. 20 that it was tightening …

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Which PHEV to buy? Every plug-in hybrid on sale in the UK

Which PHEV to buy? Every plug-in hybrid on sale in the UK

GLA 250e Given it’s essentially a jacked-up A-Class hatchback, it’s no surprise to find the GLA has been given the plug-in treatment. Under its rugged-looking skin is the same turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine (co-developed with Renault and Nissan) with an electric motor mounted on the eight-speed automatic gearbox. Both of these drive the front wheels, …

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