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Chevrolet to Increase Volt Production Capacity 50%

Chevrolet to Increase Volt Production Capacity 50%

General Motors today said that thanks to “strong public interest” in the Chevrolet Volt, it will increase production capacity of the four-seat series hybrid car from 30,000 units to 45,000 units in 2012. The announcement came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the...
Chrysler Won’t Kill Plant, Marchionne Tells Obama

Chrysler Won’t Kill Plant, Marchionne Tells Obama

More than 1,500 UAW-represented employees at Chrysler Group’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit welcomed U.S. President Obama to the home of the all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee today. The President visited the plant a little more than a year after Chrysler...
Happy July 30th, Henry Ford’s Birthday

Happy July 30th, Henry Ford’s Birthday

Henry Ford, a key figure in the economic history of the United States and the automobile industry, was born today in 1863 in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford built his first automobile in 1896, but it was the introduction of the Model T in 1908 that changed the U.S....
New York Mayor Demands Federal Hybrid Taxi Law

New York Mayor Demands Federal Hybrid Taxi Law

With New York’s never-shy Michael Bloomberg taking point, a coalition of American mayors is pressing Congress to give them permission to green their taxi fleets. The Big Apple is just one of the cities that had been trying to force taxi operators to switch from...
Chinese Give Final Approval to Volvo Sale

Chinese Give Final Approval to Volvo Sale

With the approval of the Chinese government now in hand, it appears Ford Motor Co. and Geely Holding Group can consummate the sale of Swedish automaker Volvo. The U.S. and Chinese firm agreed to the $1.7 billion deal in June but had to wait for government regulators...
EPA Says Climate Change Real. Rejects Challenges

EPA Says Climate Change Real. Rejects Challenges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied ten petitions challenging its 2009 determination that climate change is real and is occurring due to emissions of greenhouse gases from human activities. This threatens human health and the environment. The...
First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Equus

First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Equus

The corners come up fast when you’re pushing 150 mph.  But with little more than a whoosh, we blast around the high-banked oval at the Hyundai Namyang Proving Grounds, the big sedan firmly locked in its lane. Though there aren’t many places where you can expect to...
Toyota Delaying U.S. Prius Production Until 2016

Toyota Delaying U.S. Prius Production Until 2016

Toyota has reversed directions on its plan to produce the popular Prius hybrid here in the United States, and will now delay that move until at least 2016, according to a senior company official. Despite growing demand for alternative propulsion – and increasing...