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Now Mr. President, Deploy!

Carl Pope | Posted 05.18.2013 | Green
Carl Pope

Companies like Daimler U.S. in Portland make natural gas trucks; ask them what they need to sell more and their answer is crisp: "pumps, pumps, and more pumps." Most truckers who want to save money by fueling with natural gas can't, because there are not CNG or LNG outlets on their routes.

The Real Japan-China Conflict

Terry Tamminen | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The two Asian powerhouses have now begun to argue over a shared threat that actually does have impacts on the health and future of their respective populations -- air pollution

Ministry Rules Bribes Can't Be Tax Deductible

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.04.2012 | Business

Sorry, Russian business executives: writing off bribes as tax deductions just isn’t going to fly. That’s what the Russian Finance Ministry rece...

POLL: Would You Car-Share?

Posted 07.17.2012 | Miami

A fleet of adorable mini cars are coming to Miami, joining new green transit options including Deco Bike and the Miami Trolley. Vehicle-sharing pro...

Daimler Should Speak Up So Alabama Will Stand Down

Fred Redmond | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
Fred Redmond

Daimler can say loudly to the lawmakers of Alabama that it will not stand for a repetition of history and it will not tolerate discrimination in the workplace. In doing so, the company will show that when it says it supports global, human and workers' rights, it means it.

Obama Makes Urgent Appeal In Swing State

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. — President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fu...

EV-Builder Tesla's IPO Raises $226 Million in One Day

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Tesla, the electric car company that counts Daimler and Toyota among its shareholders, raised $226 million selling shares Monday above its forecast price range.

American Car Quality Tops Foreign Car Quality, Finds J.D. Power And Associates

AP | STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. automakers have surpassed foreign brands for the first time in a survey that measures the quality of new cars and trucks. J.D...

New GM, Chrysler Leaders -- Wrong for the Jobs

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The Harvard MBAs in the auto executive suites wouldn't know a good car if they got run over by one. And ultimately it's the cars which are going to save GM and Chrysler.

Solar Plane, Electric Cars And Oil: Green Winners And Losers (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More dispatches from Huffington Post Green editor Dave Burdick. In this week's video: The Sunseeker II solar plane video Conversation at HuffPost G...

DoE's Chu Wants to Gut Long-Term/Long-Range Fuel Cell Vehicles Program in Favor of Short-Term/Short-Range Plug-In Hybrids

Peter Hoffmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hoffmann

American car makers and the government didn't take the Japanese seriously with their funny little, cheap-to-run, quality cars. Ditto with the Koreans, Toyota and Honda.

Will Tesla Be A Giant In 10 Years? Join The Conversation!

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Daimler AG just bought about a tenth of Tesla Motors -- the guys making the coolest-looking electric cars right now. But one HuffPost Green commenter ...

Obama: "Ich bin ein Chrysler!"

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Obama talked his usual great game of absolute confidence at the end of his announcement this morning, telling the country, "If you're going to buy a new car, buy an American car."

January Car Sales -- a Final Reckoning Begins in Earnest ?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Until the travel business picks up and businesses in general start replacing their vehicle fleets, Detroit will be outside looking in.

Five Scariest Detroit Auto Show Moments -- 2009

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

America is the world's biggest automotive market, yet offers very little in the way of independent analysis and car, truck or motorcycle testing.

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...

Toyota Projects First-Ever Annual Loss; Congress Disses Detroit

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Congress took a perverse pleasure in giving Detroit's CEOs and the UAW president the third degree -- unnecessary theater while our country suffers this economic decline.

Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Clearly the allegiance of the Republicans who opposed the loan to save GM and Chrysler is not with the US, which would lose 900,000 jobs if just GM closed, and more than 2.1 million if the Big Three did.

Who is a Top Exec at Cerberus/Chrysler?!?!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Whew! I thought Cerberus might really be in over their heads with their purchase of Chrysler from Daimler. Now that we know Dan Quayle is on the front lines, though, we can sleep a little sounder this evening.

NHTSA: Ford's Chinese Tire Troubles; Kerkorian Selling Ford; Unsafe Knock-Offs; Americans Driving Less

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

There's good news, bad news and -- finally -- some smart, encouraging news by and for American drivers.

Notes on Europe - Chrysler's troubles, Nardelli speaks, VW buys-out dealers, death of a neo-fascist

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Chrysler's CEO, Robert Nardelli, who has been running the company for just 14 months, fears the collapse of an "extremely fragile" auto industry amid ...

One American Carmaker -- Our Best Solution?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

If the Detroit Three were to merge into one company, ownership shared with the American people, it could benefit everyone; the carmakers, their dealers and their customers

Major car-maker haps: Detroit gets their bailout, Daimler selling their last 20% of Chrysler, world's largest Chevrolet dealer group closes

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Three major events involving the world of cars, politics and finance, both in the US and abroad. First, Automotive News reports, "Automakers and supp...

Smart Cars Have A Year-Long US Waiting List?

BusinessWeek | Jack Ewing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Stuttgart - For most of its 10-year history, Daimler's (DAI) Smart car division has had a reputation for making small cars that lose big money. In 200...

DaimlerChrysler Fined $30 For Failing Fuel-Efficiency Standards

Bloomberg Via NYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DaimlerChrysler paid a $30 million fine in 2007, the most ever by an automaker, for failing to meet federal fuel-efficiency standards, according to th...