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Be Afraid: Who's Driving SUVs These Days

Vicky Shorr | Posted 05.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Vicky Shorr

Many of their original owners have seen the light and jumped to the Prius, but the SUVs are still on the road, and in some ways, it's even worse than ...

Let California Lead: the Green Economy and Lessons from 1990's Zero Emissions Vehicle Mandate

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Kim

California has always represented a better future, and we seem more impatient to get there than anyone else. The examples are endless: the settlers ri...

Car sales, 2008; even worse than we thought

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Monday brought three conference calls, each about an hour, with executives from each of the Detroit Three announcing, dissecting and, most of all, spi...

Bottom Line: 2008 Car/Truck Sales Probably Worst Since 1974

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The only other time the industry has seen a 3-million (or more) unit plunge was following the 1974 oil shortage.

Three Doomed American SUV Plants

New York Times | NICK BUNKLEY and BILL VLASIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reeling from its financial problems and a collapsing S.U.V. market, General Motors on Tuesday closed its factories in this city and in Moraine, Ohio, ...

GM Asking Students to Help Greenwash

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

My intern, Meg Imholt, is also the president of EcoSense, American University's environmental group... the target of GM's latest cynical marketing attempt.

Memo to Detroit: Change Now or Die

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Most Americans think you have brought this disaster upon yourselves, with inferior, irrelevant products the past 35 years.

Ford Reports October Sales Dropped 30 Percent

AP | TOM KRISHER and BREE FOWLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors' October U.S. sales plunged 45 percent, and Ford's and Chrysler's weren't far behind, as low consumer confidence and ti...

Preview! Las Vegas' High-Performance SEMA Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show; How Green Will They Be?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The LA Auto Show is now officially the first big extravaganza on the national car calendar. It opens Friday, November 21st and runs through Sunday, November 30th at the LA Convention Center.

'92 Civic Becomes Car Buff's Favorite Ride

Los Angeles Times | Ken Bensinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"In the 1970s, '80s and '90s, carmakers all offered super-high-efficiency cars," says Eric Noble, president of the Car Lab, an auto industry research ...

Ford CEO Mulally Thinks Lawmakers Will Loan Automakers $50 Billion

Wall Street Journal | Jeff Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally said that more legislators are "in our corner" as the three U.S. auto makers prepare to...

Huge US Hummer Dealership Closing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

General Motors's quest to sell its Hummer division may get a bit tougher after Tuesday. That is when Dan Towbin-whose dealerships grabbed national at...

Ford Swears Off SUVs Even If Gas Prices Drop

Clusterstock | Corey Lorinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that gas is just a hair under $4 a gallon, US carmakers will go right back to making millions of SUVs, right? Not so says Ford (F), they've learne...

China May Tax Big Cars As Much as 40 Percent

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SHANGHAI, China — China is raising its sales tax on big cars to as high as 40 percent, and drastically cutting taxes on small cars, in its lates...

Chrysler Would Outsource Everything But SUVs?

Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This is the year of cutting SUV production. If you don't believe it, ask Ford, where they're idling manufacturing plants because they can't sell the...

Shrinking U.S. Demand Spurs Layoffs At Japanese Toyota Plant

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Toyota has laid off 800 people at a plant in southwestern Japan, or about 10 percent of the plant's work force, in re...

NY Times Says: "Keep Your SUV"

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Your neighbors may turn up their noses, but keeping your gas-guzzling sport utility vehicle, or buying one coming off a lease, may be a smart move. T...

China's SUV Sales Rise 43% Over Last Year, Increasing Oil Demand

The Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

SONGJIANG, China -- Nodding his head to the disco music blaring out of his car's nine speakers, Zhang Linsen swings the shiny, black Hummer H2 out of ...

Unearthed: News of the Week the Mainstream Media Forgot to Report

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Brendan DeMelle

Ashcroft claims waterboarding isn't torture, Green energy sector jobs surge, Ford offers more fuel efficient vehicles in the U.S., and the White House tries to define contraception as abortion.

Blowing a Green Gasket at an American Auto Crisis

Tom Schey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tom Schey

I must have missed the appointments of Larry, Moe, and Curly as CEOs of our sad sack U.S. automobile companies.

Ford To Idle Michigan Factory After SUV Sales Plummet

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Sagging demand for large sport utility vehicles has forced Ford Motor Co. to close a Michigan factory for nine weeks starting June 23....

Following GM, Chrysler Cutting Truck Production

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chrysler LLC may cut production further amid a steep drop in truck sales, according to a Wall Street Journal online report citing an interview with Ch...

The Coming Oil Boom

Wall Street Journal | HOLMAN W. JENKINS, JR. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With a couple billion Chinese, Indians and others joining the global marketplace, they will need energy, and lots of it. The price mechanism is our on...

Automakers Suffer February Double Whammy

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Automakers got hit where it hurts in February, with U.S. sales of their most profitable vehicles _ trucks, sport utilities and large s...