Notes of optimism at Detroit auto show and stronger home sales and housing starts suggest recovery is gaining strength. But a return to normal will have to wait until 2014.
From the fracking revolution to the CAFE standards to India's record blackout, 2012 had plenty of energy stories. Vote for your pick of top energy story for the year.
The National Automobile Dealers Association expects used vehicle values to climb slightly over the next few months, Read writes.
Manufactures, environmental groups, and the White House have approved new rules for cars requiring 54.5 mpg on cars by 2025. But dealers think the rules will lead to a dearth of cars that consumers actually want to buy.
A recent survey from AutoRetailNet shows that 85 percent of Toyota dealers say the automaker was correct to kill production plans for its electric car, Gordon-Bloomfield writes.
Ford sees 27 percent rise in consumer demand for its cars, trucks. Supplies of Ford Explorers, built in Chicago, especially low.
Faisal Shahzad, the suspected Time's Square bomb plotter, used an anonymously purchased SUV to carry out his attack. How easy is it to buy a car anonymously?
New emission caps on greenhouse gases will add $950 to car prices but save $4,000 in fuel over the life of the car, the government says.