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  • President Barack Obama's plan to announce the U.S. will cut its greenhouse emissions 17% by 2020, may finally kill off those who continue to believe new fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission standards for autos will never reached stated goals.

  • Toyota Makes Recall Fix And So Long Saab Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 8:49 AM ET

    A month and a half after announcing a safety recall of 3.8 million vehicles as risk of having accelerators trapped under floor mats, Toyota has a plan to fix the problem.

  • The L.A. Extravaganza: A Test for Auto Shows Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michigan

    Remember the good old days? The days when auto shows were major events where an automaker could generate buzz with new models? Where you could see the public's appetite for new cars and trucks? Next week we'll see if auto shows still have the magical pull or if the pall over last years auto show season lingers into this year’s slate of shows.

  • Chevy Volt

    We're now roughly a year away from the much hyped, much anticipated Chevy Volt going on sale and GM is starting to take the wraps off its extended range electric car. This week I was the first journalist to get an exclusive test drive of a Volt model similar to what we'll see in showrooms next year.

  • Volvo Talks Show New Day Dawning for China Thursday, 19 Nov 2009 | 9:24 AM ET
    Volvo

    As Chinese automaker Geely closes in on completing its purchase of Volvo from Ford, two things strike me; The lack of concern among those in the auto business and the lack of paranoia by those outside the industry.

  • Starting Car2Go - Smart Move for Daimler Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 | 9:47 AM ET

    Today Daimler is launching car2go in Austin, Texas. But make no mistake, this is just the start of automakers and rental car companies either jumping into or expanding their car sharing programs.

  • GM Cuts Losses—Plans Early Loan Repayment Monday, 16 Nov 2009 | 8:36 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    Almost 90 days after coming out of bankruptcy, General Motors is showing signs of getting healthy and moving closer to getting back in the black. And there's no doubt, the "new" GM is doing far better than the old GM.

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn could not have been any clearer about how many people will buy electric vehicles 10 years from now.

  • Ford, Hyundai, Audi Gaining Interest Thursday, 12 Nov 2009 | 8:54 AM ET
    Parked new cars at Long Beach Port, California.

    In the auto world, everyone is searching for the "Big Mo" - momentum. It's elusive and some of the best-laid plans rarely wind up producing it. But for three companies, the latest report from Kelley Blue Book shows Audi, Ford and Hyundai are generating more interest with potential buyers.

  • Cadillac Converj Smart Extension of Volt Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 8:41 AM ET

    It stole the show at last year's auto show. Now the Cadillac Converj is getting the green light from General Motors. This is not only a smart move that could pay off over time for GM, but it also shows how far the auto maker has come in moving quicker when it comes to taking new models from concept to production.

  • Chrysler Makes Smart Call Staying Unplugged—For Now Tuesday, 10 Nov 2009 | 9:36 AM ET
    Chrysler Logo

    Ever since Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and his management team unveiled their plan for reviving Chrysler last week, much has been made about what the plan is and is not built around: A heavy emphasis on four cylinder engines and very little mention of hybrids and electric cars.

  • China Growth Shows GM Good Fortune Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | 10:29 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    The latest sales numbers out of China this morning are further vindication that General Motors strategy in that country is paying off.

  • Inflatable Seat Belts Aimed At Second Row Safety Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 9:36 AM ET

    After 10 years of research and development, Ford is unveiling inflatable seat belts....A potentially ground breaking innovation in safety aimed at better protecting people in the second and third rows of cars involved in accidents.

  • Do You Buy Marchionne's Turnaround Plan? Wednesday, 4 Nov 2009 | 2:59 PM ET
    Sergio Marchionne

    As I sit through a lengthy explanation of how Sergio Marchionne plans to turn around a struggling Chrysler, one question keeps running through my mind: Do we think this plan will work?

  • October Shows Auto Rebound Will Be Slow Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | 3:48 PM ET

    If you want to get a sense of just how unclear the auto industry is about how much sales will rebound, ask the different sales chiefs at the automakers.

  • Bullish Price Targets on 2 Auto Stocks: Analyst Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 1:31 PM ET

    Ford Motors posted a surprise $1 billion quarterly profit on Monday and raised its 2011 outlook to "solidly profitable." Toyota and Nissan are also expected to report earnings this week in addition to auto sales data due Tuesday. David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies shared his industry outlook.

  • How Mulally Got Ford Back in The Black Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 9:25 AM ET
    Alan Mulally

    Reporters and editors are already calling Ford's third quarter earnings surprising. And yes, it is surprising when analysts are expecting a company to lose 12 cents a share, and it earns 26 cents/share. But make no mistake; the blue oval has been going from red (losing money) to black (making money) for some time.

  • Green Car Incentives Are Just Starting To Roll Thursday, 29 Oct 2009 | 10:46 AM ET
    Tesla

    If it's not clear to you yet, it should be. The green wave of incentives, tax breaks, and government grants is just starting to wash over auto companies and customers.

  • Small Electric Car Company Leads Bigger, Global Rivals Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 2:19 PM ET
    REVA NXG

    Depending on whom you ask, India's Reva Electric Car Company  is either the next big thing in automobiles, or a maker of glorified golf carts.

  • GM Touts Progress, Serves Up Details on Latest Refunds Wednesday, 28 Oct 2009 | 12:10 PM ET
    General Motors logo

    Just a few weeks into her job as the head of sales at GM, Susan Docherty believes the automaker is building momentum. Wednesday morning Docherty updated reporters on what the company is seeing for October sales.