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Laid-Back Charlotte, NC - at 170 MPH in an Indy car!

James M. Clash | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
James M. Clash

Charlotte is known by most tourists for its laid-back, southern charm. But to auto racing fans it's the capital of NASCAR, with its famous "Hall of Fame Museum" downtown.

Reality Check, Gov. Romney, Detroit Doesn't Forget

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney has the nerve to argue that his plan for the industry in his now-famous New York Times op-ed piece, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," was the plan that the Obama administration eventually did: a managed bankruptcy.

EVs - 5 remains the magic number

Steve Parker | Posted 11.21.2012 | Business
Steve Parker

Manufacturers realize that no matter how much they advertise and promote their EVs, as long as the price of gas remains under $5, they simply won't sell.

Revenge of the Electric Car: Plug It In on DVD

Linda Hassler | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Linda Hassler

After making his successful 2006 film, Who Killed The Electric Car, director Chris Paine was elated to learn the auto industry was finally committing to electric cars (EVs).

Revenge of the Electric Car Charges Into Theaters

Michael Rose | Posted 12.23.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

What Revenge of the Electric Car makes clear is that designing, engineering, building and marketing this transportation revolution isn't going to be easy. Making it affordable and keeping the enthusiasm alive inside the car companies is going to be challenging.

General Motors's Bob Lutz Chooses Pooches Over Pontiacs

Wendy Diamond | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Wendy Diamond

The hands that Bob Lutz is gesturing with are the same hands that patted the hoods of thousands of cars he explains that in a world filled with wealth, success and fast cars, he must focus on the facets of life not addressed in a board room.

Jump-Starting the Fan Base

Chris Paine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Paine

Five years after Who Killed the Electric Car, we have a new documentary and a dramatic new era both for electric cars and movie distribution. How the world's changed.

GM a Winner, But Dangers Still Lurk

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While today is surely a time to celebrate GM, it's also critical to take a quick look at the 11 ways GM could find itself in the same bankruptcy boat which nearly destroyed forever the American auto business as we'd known it for 100 years.

Bob Lutz To RETIRE: GM Executive Announces May 1 Retirement

AP | TOM KRISHER and DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Bob Lutz, the longtime auto industry executive who led nearly a complete overhaul of General Motors' lineup, will retire May 1. "My w...

LA Auto Show: Green and Smaller Could Mean Big Profits for Automakers

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Companies that have earned enormous profits selling giant trucks and SUVs are in the process of re-branding themselves as responsible corporate citizens with an obligation to society.

GM Appoints Mark Reuss As New President

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Rose

GM is not of the woods yet but it's clear the board is not afraid to do things differently and pave the way for a younger generation to lead the company as it moves forward.

Los Angeles Auto Show -- Insider's Guide

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

This year the big news is, much to the chagrin of car-makers and their PR people worldwide, about GM and their ongoing leadership problems.

GM's New TV Commercials -- Do They Grab You?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

I like the fact that GM, having suffered from a terrible inferiority complex for the past 20 years (often based, in truth, on some pretty bad product) seems, at least for its latest commercial, to have gotten some guts back.

GM's "60-day Buy Back" plan - more gimmicks or smart sales move?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Another "Hail Mary" from GM? Or the real thing? Starting today and running through November, General Motors is offering buyers of their Core Four bra...

How The Chevy Volt Got Its $40k Price Tag

AdAge | Dave Guilford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (AdAge.com) -- In 2006, Bob Lutz was steaming over Toyota's success with the Prius hybrid. ...

GM Unhappy With New Buick Ads: Report (VIDEO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

What image should the bailed-out General Motors project to the world? AutoBlog passes along a report from Automotive News (subscription required) th...

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Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Top GM exec Bob Lutz has been un-retired and is back at General Motors as vice-chairman in charge of marketing, advertising, promotion and will have a heavy hand in styling and design. Does this make any sense at all?

Tell Bob Lutz What GM Must Do Now

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

GM doesn't have the kind of partnership and help which Chrysler will be getting from Fiat and Washington is on-hand only to protect the public's huge investment in the company.

What!?! Bob Lutz back at GM!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is it possible for a 77-year old to do a complete 180-degree turn from his life experience and philosophy? After all, among Lutz's major claims to fame are green-lighting the Dodge Viper and the Plymouth Prowler faux hot rod.

Report: Pontiac Dies on Monday

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Pontiac was chosen as the "easiest" to kill since it was cut from GM's self-defined herd of four "core brands," Chevrolet, Cadillac, GMC and Buick.

8 Green "Colbert Report" Moments (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

To continue our green fun from the 7 green moments from "The Daily Show," we've assembled 8 green moments on "The Colbert Report." In these clips, St...

GM Turns Lutz Loose, Hopes "Straight Talk" Will Help

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Monday, the 76-year-old Mr. Lutz gave his first interviews since the Big Three's campaign for a bailout began, and he dispensed with the polite, an...

Detroit's Next Step; Analysis of Rescue Proposal Here

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

It's always nice to own part of any failing automotive giant from the last century, if the companies are still not viable three, six or even twelve months from now, what will taxpayers' ownership be worth?

General Motors VP Bob Lutz Offers Himself as Sacrifice

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

Lutz told CBS News that whoever is charged with monitoring the U.S. government's auto-industry bailout should look harshly on the negative impact caused by California fuel regulations.

General Motor's VP Bob Lutz's Green Pose

James Hoggan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Hoggan

I think the U.S. legislators contemplating this auto industry bailout package should demand Bob Lutz's resignation before dribbling a single dollar into GM's leaky pockets.