Category: Business

Volvo’s New Polestar Is a Shot Across the Bows of Tesla and BMW

In it’s previous life, Polestar was a hard-to-find high-performance brand under Volvo Cars. Now it’s being recast as an electric performance brand aimed at carving some market share away from Tesla. Electric cars were often designed and marketed as the environmentally friendly do-gooder kind of purchase. They were considered, sometimes unfairly, as… Read more »

Buying tips: How to get the best deal on your new car

As a fast-talking car salesman rattles off a flurry of numbers, it can be hard to make sense of whether it’s a “good” offer. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to make sure you get the best deal on your new car. The trick is to break the car-buying process into four parts: The… Read more »

GM more than doubles autonomous vehicle fleet in California

General Motors Co’s self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, has more than doubled the size of its test fleet of robot cars in California during the past three months, a GM spokesman said on Wednesday. As the company increases the size of its test fleet, it has also reported more run-ins between… Read more »

Houston car sales double after Hurricane Harvey

Car dealers in the Houston area saw their sales double following Hurricane Harvey, contributing to strong September results across the industry. New-vehicle sales in Houston spiked 109% in the three weeks after the storm compared to the prior three weeks, Edmunds said in a report published Tuesday. The car-shopping website… Read more »