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8 Tax Breaks Expiring at the End of 2013

April 15 may seem like a long way off, but with a little planning before the end of the year, you could take advantage of tax breaks to help you lower your tax bill.

Can You Profit from Obama's New Energy Policy?

Last week, President Obama outlined a new energy policy that aims to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil by using more natural gas, wind and solar power, and encouraging manufacturers to build more fuel-efficient cars. But how can patient investors capitalize on these trends?

Ford and Toyota Debut New Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

New models from Ford and Toyota drew the hottest interest Monday as the North American International Auto Show opened in Detroit: Each announced several electric and hybrid vehicles, including an electric Focus and a plug-in Prius.

Fuel Efficiency Is Top Priority for Car Buyers Worldwide

Fuel efficiency remains the top concern among new car buyers around the world, which is likely to boost demand for hybrid and electric vehicles, according to a report from KPMG. But the survey of senior auto-industry executives worldwide also showed that many have serious concerns about such vehicles' affordability.

Proterra Unveils Electric Bus

Proterra, a maker of electric vehicles, unveiled an all-electric bus that can charge in 10 minutes. The company unveiled its EcoRide BE35 at its plant in Greenville, S.C., on Dec. 16.

Nissan Leaf Will Get Equivalent of 99 Miles Per Gallon

Nissan%u2019s (NSANY) Leaf electric car will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon, making it the most fuel-efficient midsize car on the road. The Leaf does not use gasoline, so the EPA created an "mpg-equivalent" rating for its fuel efficiency, CNNMoney said.

Siemens in Talks With Chinese City to Supply Electric Car Chargers

Siemens AG (SI) is in talks to supply a Chinese city with the infrastructure to charge electric vehicles. The German company expects to close a deal this month to provide customized charging posts for a single city, Song Xiao, president of Siemens China Smart Grid, told Bloomberg News. Once the deal is done, Siemens will supply the charging posts within three months.

GM Says Employees Can Buy IPO Shares

General Motors is offering some 600,000 employees, retirees and dealers the chance to purchase stock in the resurgent company as the auto giant moves forward with its initial public offering, slated for next month.

General Motors Defends Volt All-Electric Vehicle Claim

General Motors is firing back at the automotive press after critics' assertions that the much-anticipated Chevrolet Volt isn't a true electric car -- rather merely another hybrid, and not particularly fuel-thrifty.

At $41,000, Will Buyers Plug Into Chevy's Volt?

GM has finally put a sticker price on its much anticipated plug-in electric hybrid. Granted, a hefty federal tax credit will defray the cost, but the Volt carries a premium price. GM's challenge now is convincing consumers the Volt is worth it.

Tesla Promises to Charge Up the IPO Market

IPOs have been pretty tame so far this year, but here comes a much-buzzed-about offering from Tesla, featuring supersexy electric vehicles, like the Model S, and Elon Musk -- a CEO who's so far making far more headlines than cars.

Reva drives into New York state

On Oct. 22, Indian auto manufacturer, Reva Electric Car Co. announced plans to open a factory to build a new generation of electric cars in North...