In recent years, we've seen Rolls-Royce revive the "EX" moniker for a number of experimental and concept vehicles (most recently the 102 EX electric Phantom, which debuted at the 2011 Geneva motor show).
Chrysler management has previously balked at the interest payments tied to its loans from the United States and Canadian governments, but the company may be free from those hurdles by the end of summer.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested few -- if any -- recent mainstream electric vehicles, but after the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf passed a battery (pun intended) of tests, both models have been named as IIHS Top Safety Picks.
Hyundai's Assurance program was an instant hit when it launched at the start of the recession in early 2009, giving customers the security of knowing they could return their car in certain cases without a hit on their credit scores.
Ferrari has introduced a handful of models specific to the Chinese market in the past few years, and that attention appears to be paying off as the Asian nation is expected to become one of its most important markets.