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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 ...

Clean-diesels hit the market; VW's 2009 Jetta TDI already hard to find

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

This post was written originally for the Santa Monica Daily Press newspaper ( so please excuse the few Southern California references ......

America's Latest Fuel Sipper: Dodge Challenger?

Autobloggreen | Jeremy Korzeniewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Our good friends over at Popular Mechanics have been on a fuel-saving tear as of late, putting the brand-new Jetta TDI up against the reigning mileage...

Chrysler Unveils Electric Cars That Americans Will Recognize

AP | TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Chrysler LLC charged up the electric car race Tuesday, muscling in on General Motors Corp.'s Chevrolet Volt by unveiling t...

Detroit Three's Plan Greener Future -- Too Little, Too Late?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Parker

GM is promoting the non-existent Chevrolet Volt, telling Olympics viewers it will be manufactured in 2010, but that's not definite. They say its gasoline powers a "generator" which keeps on-board batteries juiced-up.

The Detroit Three --- Making Any Relevant Cars or Trucks?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

That the Detroit Three have to build cars and trucks which make sense now and in the future, and which Americans want to buy.

Chrysler Recalls 600,000 Vehicles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chrysler LLC said Friday it is recalling nearly 600,000 Dodge trucks and vans to address concerns that the vehicles could shift out of park without th...