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Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda Shifts Gears, Will Testify to Congress

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda Shifts Gears, Will Testify to Congress

Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda has changed his mind and agreed to testify before the U.S. Congress next Wednesday on the escalating series of safety issues and vehicle recalls that have dominated media and damaged the brand. As we've detailed, Toyota's response has been slow and in some cases... read more

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Capitol Hill

Good News/Bad News/Good News For Disenfranchised Dealers

High Gear Media has partnered with Tesla Motors on a new writing contest where YOU can win a tour and road test of the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. You can submit as many... read more December 14, 2009 by  0

Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.

GM Has 'A Comprehensive Plan to Address Dealer Concerns'

General Motors and Chrysler have been the target of frustration from thousands of dealers that were cut from the companies' networks during last summer's restructurings. The... read more December 7, 2009 by  2

Aptera 2e

Congress Speaks: Aptera 2e Now A Car, Not A Motorcycle

Since June of this year, the Department of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle program has awarded low-interest loans to encourage the development of next-gen cars. Ford... read more October 20, 2009 by  1

Capitol Hill

Legalwatch: Legislation To Oversee Auto Dealers In The Works

With the recent restructuring of Chrysler and General Motors, there's been a lot of focus on auto dealers -- particularly those who were axed from the two companies'... read more October 13, 2009 by  1

U.S. Capitol

Bailout Update: GM, Chrysler Dealers Edge Toward Resolution

To say that the federal government's bailout of Chrysler and General Motors has been contentious is a little like saying that the Bugatti Veyron is kinda fast -- an... read more September 24, 2009 by  0

Chevrolet dealership

NADA Brokering Deal To Reinstate Some Chrysler, GM Dealers

Not so long ago, congress considered forcing Chrysler and General Motors to reinstate dealers eliminated from their networks during their respective restructurings. Today... read more September 9, 2009 by  0

Cash for Clunkers banner with Mercury Sable, Albany, New York

Want Clunker Cash? Stop Reading, Call Your Dealer, It Ends Today

If you've got a clunker you've been meaning to trade in, you'd better take the rest of the day off, 'cause the whole Cash-for-Clunkers program winds up at 8 pm tonight... read more August 24, 2009 by  0


UPDATE: GOP Will Oppose Cash-For-Clunkers in Senate

Last week, we reported that the US House of Representatives voted 316 to 109 to pass HR 3445, which allocates another $2 billion to Cash-for-Clunkers from an energy-loan... read more August 3, 2009 by  5

Dr. Steven Chu

Hydrogen Fuel News: Science vs. Politics (Guess Who Wins)

Former president Bush devoted chunks of money to hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, launching research projects across the country. Unfortunately, the Obama administration... read more July 29, 2009 by  0

Sleazy Car Salesman

Cash-For-Clunkers Kicks Off; Dealers Grumble About Registration, Requirements

Today marks the official start of the federal government's cash-for-clunkers program (sometimes referred to as the "Car Allowance Rebate System" and sometimes as the... read more July 27, 2009 by  8

U.S. Capitol

BREAKING: Feds Release Sneak Peek At Cash-For-Clunkers Rules

In an effort to meet its deadline for releasing the rules of the federal "Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save" initiative (i.e. the official, clunky name of the... read more July 24, 2009 by  7

Capitol Hill

Natural Gas Sweeping Through Congress

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned that oil baron-turned-wind baron T. Boone Pickens was lobbying the Senate for new legislation to fund the development of natural... read more July 22, 2009 by  0

Capitol Hill

Senate Moderates Deal Unions A Minor Smackdown

Moderate Democrats in the U.S. Senate have handed union organizers a minor defeat this week by trimming a "card check" provision from a pending labor bill. The provision... read more July 17, 2009 by  0

U.S. Capitol

House Approves Chrysler, GM Dealer-Reinstatement Legislation

From Washington comes potentially bad news for Chrysler Group and General Motors Company: yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would reinstate... read more July 17, 2009 by  2

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


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