Archive for March, 2012
Officials with an Indiana company intent on producing a vehicle solely for law enforcement reacted angrily this week to news that the U.S. Department of Energy rejected its request for a $310-million loan after more than two years of deliberations.
Both the engine and the transmission are expected to improve the fuel efficiency of the Ram pickup.
A123 Systems, the lithium-ion battery manufacturer with operations in Livonia and Romulus, reported a $85 million, or 65 cents per share, loss for the last three months of 2011, driven by reduced orders from Fisker Automotive.
Americans attending this year’s news media preview at the Geneva auto show could be forgiven for thinking they were time-traveling to the austere days of the 2009 Detroit auto show when the U.S. economy and the very survival of the nation’s automakers …
In an era when investors, pundits and the Occupy Wall Street movement analyze, criticize and rant about excessive executive pay, Chrysler paid nothing to Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne for 2011, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission fil…
President Barack Obama on Wednesday proposed bigger tax credits for advanced-technology vehicles whether they are powered by electricity, natural gas or other alternative fuels and announced a $1-billion initiative to help a dozen or so communities acr…
Honda, the only automaker selling compressed natural gas-powered cars to U.S. drivers, wants some of its dealers to also install pumps to sell the fuel as its seeks to double sales of CNG vehicles.
So let’s say you have a gorgeous, personal-size, award-winning crossover SUV unlike anything you’ve ever sold, one that has exploded onto the market and fast become your best-selling U.S. model. What do you do for an encore, and when do you do it?
Some people go to auto shows because they’re looking to buy a new car. Others want to catch a glimpse of models they have no hope of ever driving, let alone owning.
The * * * 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI offers a step up from the compact sedan’s base model, but a small step that’s unlikely to satisfy VW’s most-demanding drivers.