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Volvo said it will limit all its new cars to a top speed of about 112 mph, starting in 2020. Here, workers on Feb. 6 prepare the Volvo display before the opening of the Chicago Auto Show. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Most American cars run on gasoline. But analysts say that's poised to change as electric vehicles take over the market, although they disagree on how soon. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As More Electric Cars Arrive, What's The Future For Gas-Powered Engines?

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Toyota demonstrates its "pre-collision system," which uses automatic steering in addition to automatic braking to prevent collisions, in Tokyo in 2013. Different manufacturers use different names for systems like this, which can be confusing, a AAA report found. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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People at the Ford display at the Essen Motor Show fair in Essen, Germany, in December 2017. The automaker has announced it will be cutting some jobs in Europe to reduce costs. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Engineers track progress of construction at a Toyota plant in Kentucky in 1986. It was one of several factories built in the 1980s by Japanese automakers in the U.S. as a result of voluntary limits on Japanese auto exports. AP hide caption

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Can A Reagan-Era Policy Offer An Alternative To Tariffs?

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A Cadillac salesmen talks with a potential customer at a shopping mall in Beijing in 2011. This week, China announced moves that could pave the way for new sales for some foreign automakers. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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3 Problems With Selling A Car In China

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Citi Bike users pedal through the streets of Manhattan. Some members of Generation Z, the younger generation following the millennials, are less inclined to own cars and lean more toward bike-sharing and ride-sharing services. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Generation Z May Not Want To Own Cars. Can Automakers Woo Them In Other Ways?

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A vehicle sits in an acoustics testing lab at BYD headquarters in Shenzhen. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese Electric Carmaker Aims To Become A Global Brand

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Alvin Ziminsky owns this 1964 21-window deluxe bus. He says his $100 investment in 1995 could be worth almost $150,000 now that it has been restored. Les Cook/NPR hide caption

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Restoring VW Beetles, Buses ... And Dreams

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Charging station for electric cars in Glasgow, Scotland. With new models aimed at the mass market going on sale, Americans will be hearing a lot more about electric cars. John Guidi/Getty Images/Robert Harding Worl hide caption

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So You Want To Buy An Electric Car? It Requires Some Planning

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A Buick Avista concept car is exhibited in Beijing in April. Buick, which sells a large percentage of its cars in China, is No. 3 in Consumer Reports' latest reliability rankings. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Researchers at MIT found that many hybrid and battery-operated cars already meet the global emissions goals for 2030. Andrea Kissack/NPR hide caption

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It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

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Drivers pass by gas prices that are displayed at Valero and 76 gas stations on Feb. 9, 2015, in San Rafael, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Fill It With Regular: AAA Finds Millions Of Drivers Waste Money On Premium Gas

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Marge Giaimo stands with her gold Oldsmobile, where she currently sleeps. Gloria Hillard for NPR hide caption

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For Some Seniors Without Housing, A Parking Lot Is Home

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Drivers work their way out of Dallas during rush hour on July 1. The U.S. is on track to break the annual record for gas consumption this year. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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U.S. Gasoline Use Hits A Record, But That May Not Last

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