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Kelley Blue Book Announces 2020 Brand Image Award Winners

Tesla nearly sweeps luxury brand categories; Subaru leads non-luxury brands.

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Democrats Signal Defeat on EV Tax Credit

The federal spending bill being negotiated by House and Senate leaders is not likely to include an extension of the $7,500 tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles.

Sources: Tesla Wants Back in Dealership Game, Seeks Loophole

Electrek reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to open ‘Tesla Centers’ around the U.S., once again challenging rules against direct-to-consumer sales. Sources say the firm’s Electric division could provide a workaround.

Cayenne Leads List of Unworthy $100K Cars

The Things’ Andre Nalin has released a list of 19 vehicles whose quality or dependability falls short of their six-figure price tags, led by the Porsche Cayenne SUV.

SAAR Dips to 16.6M in Watershed Sales Report

July deliveries increased 1.3% in the first monthly U.S. new-vehicle sales report to include none of the Detroit 3 automakers, but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate fell below 17 million for the fourth time this year.

Price Hike: Tesla Drops Base Models

The starting prices for the Model X SUV and Model S sedan went up nearly $5,000 overnight following the abrupt deletion of their ‘standard range’ variants from Tesla’s lineup.

IHS: EVs Will Reach 7.6% Market Share in 2026

IHS Markit analysts say electric vehicles will account for 7.6% of all new vehicles sold in the United States in 2026, predicting ‘explosive’ growth in a segment driven by rapidly proliferating makes and models.

Study: Tesla Drivers Have Highest Credit Scores

An analysis of more than 35,000 loans for pre-owned vehicles on the LendingTree platform finds Tesla, Porsche, and Lexus buyers had the highest average credit scores.

Tesla-Friendly Bill Resurrected in Connecticut

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, along with General Motors and Alliance Auto Manufacturers, held a joint press conference on Tuesday to speak out against proposed legislation that would allow electric carmakers to circumvent state franchise laws and sell directly to consumers. A public hearing was scheduled for today to discuss Senate Bill 3, ... Read More »

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FTC Calls on States to Lift Direct-to-Consumer Sales Bans

LANSING, Mich. — The debate over whether motor vehicle manufacturers should be allowed to sell directly to consumers in the state has resurfaced after last year’s passage of a law that added tighter restrictions on direct-to-consumer sales. This time, the Federal Trade Commission has weighed in. Reigniting the debate over direct-to-consumer sales of motor vehicles ... Read More »