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Have Some Cap & Trade With Your CAFE?

Have Some Cap & Trade With Your CAFE?

  In case you didn't know, the new American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 — our country's new fuel economy and emissions legislation — includes a huge new tax in the form of carbon Cap and Trade. Some might consider the new American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 to be a great... read more

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U.S. Capitol

Cash-For-Clunkers Causes Confusion, Cantankery

Recently, we mentioned that the cash-for-clunkers legislation everyone's been giddy about would soon become a reality--and we had every reason to believe it. At the time, the... read more May 20, 2009 by  16


 
Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Auto Show: Location Still In Limbo

According to inside sources who wish to remain anonymous, Cobo Center (the current home of the Detroit Auto Show) is currently the absolute most expensive and flat-out worst... read more May 19, 2009 by  0


 
scrap heap

Cash-For-Clunkers Slouches Toward The Finish Line

Good news from Washington, cash-for-clunkers fans: leaders in the U.S. House and Senate are hoping to fast-track legislation that would give new car buyers tidy cash rebates... read more May 13, 2009 by  2


 
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Why Is Everything Up For Sale Except Pontiac?

There's no denying that the world's a little crazy right now, and nowhere is this more visible than in the auto industry. Thanks to the global economic meltdown, car makers... read more May 4, 2009 by  7


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Says Q2 Sales Should Be Up. Yes: Up.

While we're waiting for the other brake shoe to drop at Chrysler, we're happy to report that Ford's picture seems far more rosy. The company's sales analysis and reporting... read more April 30, 2009 by  0


 
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Ford Losses: Ugly, But Not Fugly

  This morning, Ford announced losses from the first quarter of FY2009. The bad news is, they suck. The good news is, they don't suck as badly as most people expected. It's... read more April 24, 2009 by  0


 
GM Heritage Fleet

NHTSA Throws Wrench Into GM Heritage Fleet Auction

Yesterday the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration halted a Barret-Jackson sale of GM Heritage Fleet vehicles midway through the proceedings. Sources close to the... read more April 10, 2009 by  5


 
Car Dealer

Ford's Advantage Plan Covers Car Payments Up To 12 Months

While GM and Chrysler ask the Federal government for more money, Ford is offering to lend it to  buyers who purchase any one of their new products. Offering up to 12 months... read more March 31, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed

Bentley Motors Builds 47th U.S. Dealership In Austin, Texas

Today Bentley Motors announces its 47th U.S. dealership and its third in Texas. Bentley Austin, which will ultimately provide both sales and service in the hill country of... read more March 24, 2009 by  0


 
Axle assembly

U.S. Treasury Department Extends $5 Billion To Parts Suppliers

Many are viewing the Treasury Deparment's $5 billion in aid for the auto parts supplier industry a signal that more aid - and no bankruptcy filings - are sure to follow for... read more March 20, 2009 by  1


 
Ohio Representative Betty Sutton

Clunker Love, American Style

A couple of days ago, we mentioned that Germany's "Cash for Clunkers" program was going gangbusters and that the U.K. and China were implementing variations of their own. We... read more March 18, 2009 by  13


 
Car Carrier

Nebraska Dealer, Employees Steal 81 Cars, Face Felony Charges

These are the times that try mens'...criminal records. Police arrested Nebraska auto dealer Allen Patch, and employee Rachel Fait, on Wednesday in Utah. The two, plus manager... read more March 12, 2009 by  0


 
Chrysler dumping Canada?

No, Canada: Chrysler Prepared To Take Toys, Go Home

Chrysler co-president Tom LaSorda hopped across the border to Canada yesterday. It was not a leisure trip. LaSorda paid a visit to the House of Commons in Ottawa, delivering... read more March 12, 2009 by  4


 
Barack Obama

Obama Task Force Balances Urgency, Deliberation with Detroit

The Obama administration's auto task force characterized yesterday's two-hour meeting between UAW union leaders, visit to GM's Technical Center, and tour of Dodge Ram... read more March 10, 2009 by  2


 
Zoomi Monterey Electric Bicycle

Link Love From The Car Connection: Electric Bikes, iPhone Fun, And Gigolo Becomes Butt Of Soap-Dropping Jokes

Well, there's always Michael Moore -- Fellow PBS fans, the Big Three meltdown has a nasty surprise in store: to cut back on expenses, GM will no longer fund the films of Ken... read more March 10, 2009 by  4


 
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