Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?

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Is Alcohol the Answer to Energy Independence?
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What’s old is new again. It seems like every clever idea or radical invention has already been thought of, existing in government patent archives or a 15th century sketch from Leonardo da Vinci. Retro design is a prime automotive example of this, but it’s not the only one. Ethanol is a promising transportation fuel of… Continue Reading...

GM Secretly Discussed Merger With Ford Before Bankruptcy Filing

GM Secretly Discussed Merger With Ford Before Bankruptcy Filing
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What if Ford and General Motors merged? The result would be a global automotive machine so inconceivably huge rivals like Toyota and Volkswagen might not even think of challenging it. And it would be awash with cash, and profits, cutting tremendous expenses at both automaker from research and development all the way to accounting. At… Continue Reading...

General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner Quits: Restructuring FAIL

General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner Quits: Restructuring FAIL
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General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner will be stepping down as the head of the deeply troubled American auto giant by the end of the month – this according to several reports including CNBC and GMInsideNews. Wagoner apparently did not come to the decision on his own and while he was not “forced” he was apparently… Continue Reading...

Kiss Saturn Goodbye: Dealers Ponder Plan to Sell Chinese or Indian-Made Cars

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Kiss Saturn Goodbye: Dealers Ponder Plan to Sell Chinese or Indian-Made Cars
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After General Motors made it clear in its viability report submitted to the U.S. Treasury that the future of Saturn was uncertain at best, it appears as though Saturn’s network of dealers has its own plan. Dan Januska, owner of Saturn of Scottsdale, told the Wall Street Journal that the dealers have been in talks… Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt: Made in America – even the batteries

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Chevy Volt: Made in America – even the batteries
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After a press conference the day before where every new, exciting and award winning GM vehicle was paraded before the media, the General’s second North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) press conference featured a sparse stage populated only by the upcoming Checy Volt and GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner. Wagoner announced that the battery… Continue Reading...