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Norwegian Electric-Car Maker Think Newly Solvent, Resumes US Plans

Norwegian Electric-Car Maker Think Newly Solvent, Resumes US Plans

These days, you can't turn around without finding electric-car news and updates. The 2010 Tesla Roadster, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and 2012 Nissan Leaf all sop up their share or more of ink and electrons. Now, add the Think City to that list. Think, the Norwegian electric-car company whose City is... read more

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Alan Taub, General Motors head of Research and Development

GM's New Research Head: Our Five Favorite Quotes (Plus Bonus)

On October 1, Alan Taub will become VP of Research and Development at General Motors. It's a big job, not to mention that the company's historically independent R+D group was... read more August 5, 2009 by  6


 
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser Saved, Fan Pleased

Interesting news from Chrysler today: apparently, the much-maligned, decidedly unsafe, recently shelved PT Cruiser isn't headed for the graveyard just yet. The update comes... read more July 31, 2009 by  6


 
U.S. Capitol

Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the... read more July 16, 2009 by  0


 
Buncefield Fuel Depot explosion, by Flickr user r12a

New Tactic For Unions On Strike: Threaten To Blow Up Factory

The French are different. Just look at their cars, which have included single-spoke steering wheels, turn indicators that don't self-cancel (to keep the driver on his toes?)... read more July 16, 2009 by  1


 
Wagoner

GM's Rick Wagoner Gets $8.6 Million Consolation Prize

Good news: former General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner has finally been given a retirement package. Bad news (for Rick): it's about a third of what he was hoping for. When the... read more July 15, 2009 by  0


 
Steve Rattner, via the New York Times

Steve Rattner Surrenders 'Car Czar' Crown

Just a few months into his tenure as President Obama's "cars czar", Steve Rattner has resigned from the federal auto industry task force. Little detail has been given about... read more July 14, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Pontiac G8

Lutz Saves Pontiac G8; Chrysler Gives Lutz's Dodge Viper A Reprieve

What once was old is new again -- and we're not just talking about GM's beloved Bob Lutz, who was lured out of retirement on Friday  to serve as the company's "vice chairman... read more July 13, 2009 by  4


 
Bob Lutz and the Chevrolet Volt

Bob's Back: Lutz Returns To GM For PR & Development Duties

Just when Bob Lutz thought he was out, they pulled him back in. As a key element of its massive restructuring endeavor, the new General Motors Company asked the former... read more July 10, 2009 by  0


 
GM Logo

General Motors Corporation Has Become...General Motors Company

Forget what you knew about GM. The lumbering entity known as General Motors Corporation is gone, and today, its surviving staff and assets have been reborn as the lighter... read more July 10, 2009 by  2


 
U.S. Capitol

Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during... read more July 9, 2009 by  2


 
GM's new logo--in green?

Rumor: GM Going Green -- Literally

We all know that General Motors is trying to change its image. We also know that GM, like much of the auto industry, is trying to boost its eco-credentials. So is anyone... read more July 9, 2009 by  4


 
China 3

GM Expects 20% Growth In 2009 Sales. In China.

Here in America, General Motors is facing tough times: bankruptcy hearings, tricky brand sell-offs, and a thoroughly unpleasant sales slump. Across the Pacific, however, the... read more July 8, 2009 by  0


 
Judge Robert Gerber

GM Bankruptcy Opponents Get No Love In Court

On Monday, we told you that Judge Robert Gerber had given General Motors the OK to sell off its bad assets and lump the good ones into a new company. When he announced that... read more July 8, 2009 by  1


 
Steve Rattner, via the New York Times

Feds Want Out Of The Auto Business As Soon As Possible

On numerous occasions, de facto Car Czar Steven Rattner has said that neither he nor the U.S. government wants to be in the auto business--at least not for long. Those... read more July 7, 2009 by  0


 
General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan

General Motors Ready To Emerge From Bankruptcy

While most of America was enjoying a long holiday weekend full of cookouts and fireworks, Judge Robert Gerber was overseeing a very different sort of explosive activity in... read more July 6, 2009 by  0


 

 
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