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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
What happens to a Malibu Eco’s lithium-ion battery if the car sits without being driven for a long time, say a year during an overseas job assignment? Does it drain completely and become useless? Reader Jim Harris asked this after reading my review of …
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…
Toyota promoted its North American manufacturing chief to lead all operations in the region as part of a push by Japan’s largest carmaker to tighten coordination in the company’s biggest market. Shigeki Terashi, president of Toyota Motor Engineering & …