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Department of Energy to webcast Federal Fleet Management 101

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its EERE website provides a variety of resources and information for members of the media. To meet Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 and other federal fleet requirements, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a Federal Fleet Management 101 Webcast on Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Orders Being Accepted for Mercedes C Class First in Europe

The new Mercedes C Class gets introduced on Jan. 9, the night before press days at the Detroit Auto Show, and the next day orders will start being accepted in Europe for a spring delivery. It becomes available in the U.S. this summer but no ordering date has been announced in spite of the U.S. market’s impact on C Class sales.

Ford to auction off Grabber Blue Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

When Ford introduced the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca in August of 2010, they suggested that this could be the best-handling Mustang ever and to commemorate this new factory-built race car, Ford is working with the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction to sell a 1-of-1 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca in Grabber Blue.
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Nissan gains most in 2010 U.S. sales

Among the big-three Japan-based auto companies in the United States, Nissan was the biggest winner by far in 2010. Sure, both Honda and Toyota sold more vehicles than Nissan. So both remain larger retailers. But Nissan grew at a much faster pace in 2010. In fact, while Honda and, especially, Toyota struggled to keep up with the recovering pace of U.S. auto sales, and while both lost market share, Nissan performed better than the market at large, and gained share.
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Renault senior managers breach character with leak of EV secrets

Automakers have strict ethics guidelines to keep product news secret these days. After all, with all the tech gadgets available today, you have to literally go out of your way not to communicate. So, it’s easy to understand how Renault could have its electric vehicle plans compromised, especially when it’s an alleged inside job.
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Lexus remains leading American luxury-car brand

Lexus grew at a slower rate than the rest of the recovering U.S. auto industry, but at the end of 2010 it still retained its title as the most popular luxury-vehicle brand in America. But with a growth rate of barely over six percent for the year, Lexus faces a danger of being dethroned by Mercedes-Benz and BMW, which ended 2010 with strong momentum and growth rates much higher than the Lexus level.

GM stock posting higher highs since IPO

Ask any investor who believes in technical analysis. Stocks that breakout to the upside or to the downside need to be accompanied by high volume. GM has yet to exceed any of the post-IPO high volume days, even on the breakout of December 30. At best, the GM stock price on Jan. 3 made a new high, with volume of 32 million shares registering #4 on the volume hit parade.

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Toyota slips to third place place behind Ford

A year that started badly for Toyota also ended badly. In December 2010, sales of Toyota brand vehicles dropped 5.9 percent from the same month in 2009. The decline put Toyota's total, 12-month vehicle sales for 2010 nearly a half percent lower than 2009 sales – a dismal performance for a major brand in a year in which total U.S. vehicle sales rose 11 percent. Toyota's overall rank among U.S. car companies slipped to third place in 2010, dropping below Ford for the first time in four years.

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