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Ford hybrid car sales to be higher than ever in US, but Toyota still dominates

Luxury carmakers at Geneva motor show little sign of eurozone gloom

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While European car sales dropped by 3.3m last year, super-luxury cars are being sold in ever increasing numbers The eurozone may still be in recession, but there is little gloom at the Geneva motor show, where Lamborghini, Ferrari, McLaren and Rolls-Royce have launched luxury supercars costing up to £3m each.While...
Luxury carmakers at Geneva motor show little sign of eurozone gloom
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Craigslist Slowly Expands Its Maps To Items For Sale, Starting First With Yard Sales And Flea Markets

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Craigslist has started to add maps to its sales listings, letting people view not just what items are being sold, but where those items are located on a map. Craigslist appears to be starting off with group events — garage sales, yard sales and flea markets — in a move...
Craigslist Slowly Expands Its Maps To Items For Sale, Starting First With Yard Sales And Flea Markets

eBay upgrades Motors app to include visual search

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eBay has upgraded its Motors iPhone app to allow users to search for a vehicle simply by taking a photo of it. Other new features on the app, which is only available in the US, include broadcasts from key racing events in the video section - plus the ability...
eBay upgrades Motors app to include visual search

Tesla Motors denied Virginia dealership license, but sees hope in battle with Texas to sell in state

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Tesla Motors is now fighting battles for dealership licenses on two fronts. On Tuesday, the automotive manufacturer was denied a dealership license by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, echoing a similar ruling the electric car company received in Texas brought on by the state’s dealership association. In a Tweet...
Tesla Motors denied Virginia dealership license, but sees hope in battle with Texas to sell in state

Politicians, Car Dealers Trying To Make It Illegal To Buy A Tesla In North Carolina

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Last fall, we wrote about how auto dealers were bitching about the fact that electric car company Tesla sells their cars directly. It has "stores" but you can't buy your cars from those stores, due to antiquated and ridiculous regulations about car sales. Most states have laws that basically say...
Politicians, Car Dealers Trying To Make It Illegal To Buy A Tesla In North Carolina

Media Decoder Blog: Sirius XM Gains on Car Sales

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Sirius reported $805 million in revenue for the first three months of 2012, up 11 percent over the same period the year before. An increase in monthly subscription rates didn't appear to lose the company subscribers....
Media Decoder Blog: Sirius XM Gains on Car Sales

How Fisker's struggles will affect electric cars, investing and government support

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Some of the most important feedback I got after publishing my long investigative piece on Fisker Automotive (A look under the hood: why electric car startup Fisker crashed and burned) was that many people thought that Fisker’s struggles were such an anomaly that they wouldn’t likely affect the broader market...
How Fisker's struggles will affect electric cars, investing and government support

TechCrunch’s Picks: The 10 Best Startups From Y Combinator Demo Day

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66 startups showed off today at Y Combinator’s Demo Day, and we covered all 39 that were ready to for the public. After talking to VCs and tech moguls, the TechCrunch teamed huddled up and picked these 10 companies as the best. They’re disrupting commerce, evolving how we communicate, and...
TechCrunch’s Picks: The 10 Best Startups From Y Combinator Demo Day

Rocket Internet continues its focus on emerging Asia with e-commerce site in Cambodia

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Last week it emerged that Rocket Internet has entered Myanmar, and now it seems that the Germany-headquartered company also has plans for Cambodia, where it has launched an e-commerce site. The Pheom Penh Post reports that Khmer-English retail site shop.com.kh, which is currently stocked with a range of electronics items, including laptops,...
Rocket Internet continues its focus on emerging Asia with e-commerce site in Cambodia

Vauxhall predicts Ampera will boost electric car sales

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New model arrives in showrooms with the intention of ending fears over 'range anxiety' due to limited battery lifeThe sluggish take-up of electric cars is expected to get a boost on Tuesday as a new model arrives in showrooms with the intention of ending fears over "range anxiety" due to...
Vauxhall predicts Ampera will boost electric car sales

Report: Better Place laying off hundreds

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Following a difficult year, the departure of the founding CEO, and new fund raising efforts, electric car infrastructure company Better Place has been laying off hundreds of employees in Israel, according to Israeli business magazine Globes (hat tip Autoblog Green). The startup tells Globes that it’s “undergoing a reorganization” —...
Report: Better Place laying off hundreds

Wheels of tomorrow: Electrics

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FORTUNE — Despite rising gas prices, all-electric cars haven’t sold as well as manufacturers had hoped. Range anxiety, a scarcity of charging stations, and the high cost of lithium-ion batteries have turned off many consumers. Says Mike Omotoso, a senior manager at the research firm LMC Automotive: “When families...
Wheels of tomorrow: Electrics

Facebook files for IPO

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Status update: Facebook has filed papers for what's expected to be the largest initial public offering ever to come out of Silicon Valley and one of the largest in U.S. history. Ending months of breathless speculation, the 8-year-old social networking company has submitted registration documents with the U.S. Securities...
Facebook files for IPO

US government seizes $21M from electric car maker Fisker's reserve account, but still owed $171M

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The US Department of Energy has confiscated $21 million from electric vehicle company Fisker Automotive to collect on a $192 million loan that the company received from the government, The Wall Street Journal reports. The DoE said it took back the money, which came out of a reserve account funded...
US government seizes $21M from electric car maker Fisker's reserve account, but still owed $171M

Electric car sales accelerated in 2012

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Uptake of low-carbon cars, which nearly doubled in the first nine months, outstripped growth in the wider motor industryElectric car sales rapidly picked up speed in 2012, with numbers almost doubling in the first nine months, ahead of a new generation of models by BMW, Ford and Tesla Motors arriving...
Electric car sales accelerated in 2012

TrueCar CEO: Disrupting the Car-Buying Process Nearly Drove It Out of Business (Video)

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Many companies believe they can disrupt an existing offline business by offering consumers lower prices over the Internet. It’s a playbook that Amazon has used for years, and more recently, companies like Warby Parker have been getting recognition for offering prescription glasses online for hundreds of dollars less than brick-and-mortar stores. But Scott Painter,...
TrueCar CEO: Disrupting the Car-Buying Process Nearly Drove It Out of Business (Video)
NaturalMotion's CSR Racing iOS game generates $12M in revenue per month

Electric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall

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Cheaper models and an increase in charging points are likely to boost the market next yearSales of electric cars in Britain are expected to double in 2013 as cheaper models enter the market and the number of charging points increases.Numbers of fully electric cars are expected to rise from 3,000...
Electric car sales in UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall

Singapore Press Holdings picks up online car trading firm SG Car Mart for $48.5 million

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Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has followed up its investment in restaurant booking site Chope with a deal to buy SG Car Mart, one of Singapore’s top online auto trading companies, for SG$60 million, which is around US$48.5 million. In a notice announced on April 1 — which wasn’t one of the...
Singapore Press Holdings picks up online car trading firm SG Car Mart for $48.5 million
Hybrid and electric car sales soar during the first quarter of 2012
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