Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2014

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Giving Thanks to the Automakers in 2014
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It’s that time of year again. Continue Reading...

New E15 Mandate Adds Another Annoying Rule

New E15 Mandate Adds Another Annoying Rule
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Ever since the use of E15 has been approved, rules and warnings against its use have been popping up left, right and center. Now a new mandate for the 15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline mixture is causing more users to be up in arms. Continue Reading...

E15 Fuel Causes Costly Damage to Older Engines: Study Says

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E15 Fuel Causes Costly Damage to Older Engines: Study Says
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Debates around ethanol use have out-burned the fuel’s actual use since E85 started showing up at pumping stations in 2005. Most recently, a study suggests that E15 is likely to incur costly repairs in older engines. Continue Reading...

U.S Auto Industry Recalls Declining

U.S Auto Industry Recalls Declining
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American automakers are performing much better regarding vehicle safety recalls compared to their Japanese counterparts. Approaching the middle of 2011,  there have been 59 recalls, potentially affecting 6.8 million cars and light trucks. In 2010 at this point in the year, there had been 65 recalls potentially affecting 9.6 million light vehicles. Toyota, whose reputation… Continue Reading...

Bob Lutz Breaks Down The Failure Of America’s Auto Industry

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Bob Lutz Breaks Down The Failure Of America’s Auto Industry
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Auto industry legend Bob Lutz may no longer be in the employ of the Big Three, but that hasn’t ever stopped “Maximum Bob” from giving his two cents on what the industry could do improve upon At the New York Auto Show, Lutz held court for a handful of journalists and expanded on what he… Continue Reading...

Excess Production In Emerging Markets Could Torpedo Automakers Yet Again

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Excess Production In Emerging Markets Could Torpedo Automakers Yet Again
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We’ll spare you the awful cliches about failing to learn from the past and get right to the point. “Emerging markets” like China and India are all the rage right now for profit-hungry car makers, but the same problems of too much supply and weakened demand could spell doom for OEMs if a similar situation… Continue Reading...

REPORT: China To Drop Joint Venture Requirement For Foreign Car Companies

REPORT: China To Drop Joint Venture Requirement For Foreign Car Companies
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China is looking at doing away with their mandatory rule forcing automakers to enter into 50/50 joint ventures with local Chinese auto makers. This arrangement allows Chinese automakers to gain knowledge from auto makers that are already established, allowing for a an accelerated learning curve while keeping some of the profits at home. However, the… Continue Reading...