A Look At Hybrid CarsAre hybrid cars, the cars of the future? Only time will tell. I am sure most of you have by now heard about the new hybrid cars in the marketplace today. I'm also sure many of you are saying, "What the heck is a hybrid car anyway?" Well let us see if we as laymen people from the old school of gasoline automobiles can understand these new high tech automobiles. [Read more]
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Automakers Fight Weaker Sales by Cutting Shifts, Laying Off Workers
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:59:00 GMT
Despite other signs of a relatively healthy economy, automakers have been scheduling production cuts faster than at any time since the Great Recession.
Your Favorite Car Companies Are About to Look Very Different
Thu, 18 May 2017 18:33:00 GMT
All three Detroit automakers are trying to find unique solutions to a very challenging future.
Tesla Workers Suffer Almost Twice as Many Serious Injuries: Report
Fri, 26 May 2017 15:12:00 GMT
Workers at the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont, California, suffered serious injuries almost twice as often as average, says a study by non-profit Worksafe.
Which Automaker Ranks Highest for Quality? Surprisingly, It's Kia
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:20:00 GMT
Kia topped the list of brands in J.D. Power's annual quality study — but only four Detroit brands made the top 10, and just one Japanese automaker.
Toyota Is Developing a Flying Car to Debut at the 2020 Olympics
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:25:00 GMT
Already the world's largest automotive manufacturer, Toyota might soon dominate personal transportation on the ground — and in the air.
Ford to Cut 10 Percent of Global Workforce?
Tue, 16 May 2017 15:52:00 GMT
Under increasing pressure from stockholders as sales decline, Ford is reportedly looking to cut as much as 10 percent of its global workforce.
Shareholders Reward Tesla, But Remain Wary at GM
Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:22:17 GMT
Investors are betting on Tesla to deliver massive growth, but worry that with U.S. auto sales starting to slump, GM could relive its previous mistakes.
GM Accused of Cheating on Diesel Emissions
Fri, 26 May 2017 17:02:00 GMT
General Motors became the sixth automaker accused of using some form of cheat device to pass its diesel emissions tests, according to a class-action lawsuit.
European Car Plants Halted by WannaCry Ransomware Attack
Mon, 15 May 2017 15:03:00 GMT
France's Renault and its Japanese alliance partner Nissan have been forced to temporarily idle some of their plants in Europe.
GM Cuts Half Its Workers from Michigan Plant
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:35:00 GMT
General Motors will eliminate a shift at a transmission plant in Warren, Michigan — meaning indefinite layoff for about 300 workers.
Are You Getting Ripped Off at the Gas Station?
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:06:00 GMT
Faulty gas pumps mean you could be buying watered down gas, gas with sediment in it, or getting less gas than you pay for.
Some Uber and Lyft Riders Are Already Ditching Their Own Cars
Thu, 25 May 2017 11:46:00 GMT
The fast adoption of ride service technology bodes well for self-driving car technology, a big area of investment for many companies.
Only 2 Out of 37 Vehicle Models Pass the Headlights Test
Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:17:00 GMT
The vast majority of midsize SUVs offer headlights that fail to light up the road effectively, according to a new study.
It's Been a Bad Week for Uber — But Next Week Could Be Worse
Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:20:00 GMT
Uber's finance chief just quit, its self-driving guru just got fired, and the company is in a huge lawsuit with Google. What else could possibly go wrong?
Did Ford Nix Its CEO Because He Was Too Much of a Visionary?
Mon, 22 May 2017 18:39:00 GMT
Mark Fields had a clear vision of where the industry is heading 10 years from now, but his grasp of current challenges was perhaps a little murky.
1.25 Million Dodge Ram Pickups Recalled Over Fatal Software Glitch
Mon, 15 May 2017 14:41:00 GMT
Fiat Chrysler is recalling over 1.25 million Dodge Ram pickups due to a software glitch that could cause airbag, seatbelt failure in rollovers.
More Shakeups at Ford as New CEO Names His Own Team
Thu, 25 May 2017 17:02:00 GMT
Just days after Ford announced a new CEO, the company has ousted a number of executives and even rehired one who had left for Uber.
Ford CEO Tried to Fire His President — Then Got Booted Himself
Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:21:00 GMT
Ford CEO Mark Fields tried to shift blame for the company's weakening performance to his top lieutenant — who then wound up with a significant promotion.
Airbag Maker Takata Will Reportedly File for Bankruptcy
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:09:00 GMT
Takata, whose airbags were implicated in the deaths of at least 16 people worldwide, is reportedly filing for bankruptcy.
Ford to Slash 1,400 White-Collar Jobs, Mostly in North America
Wed, 17 May 2017 15:01:00 GMT
Ford shares sank on news the auto giant will cut about 1,400 salaried jobs in North America and Asia as part of a cost-cutting plan.
Lyft and Waymo Will Collaborate on Self-Driving Car Technology
Mon, 15 May 2017 02:18:08 GMT
The announcement comes as the Alphabet-owned Waymo is suing Lyft's biggest competitor, Uber, alleging theft of trade secrets.
It's Going to Cost You 30 Percent More to Insure That Tesla
Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:09:00 GMT
AAA plans to raise its rates on Tesla vehicles by as much as 30 percent, saying they have 40 percent more claims, and repairs are costly.
Real Men Don't Drive 'Green' Cars? Trump Voters Least Likely to Go Electric
Fri, 12 May 2017 11:46:00 GMT
A new study reveals that demand for electric vehicles is strongest in states that voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election.
Hardly Anyone Will Own a Car in 2030, Say Experts
Fri, 05 May 2017 18:34:00 GMT
A new report says 95 percent of us will be riding in driverless, shared electric cars by 2030.
Ford CEO Mark Fields Ousted After Plunge in Sales, Stock Price
Mon, 22 May 2017 10:49:00 GMT
Facing increasing pressure as its sales, earnings and stock price all slide, the Ford board of directors has ousted CEO Mark Fields.
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