As soon GM announced the price of the new Chevy Volt at $41,000, I could here skeptics scoff and say, "Are you kidding me? Who will pay that for an electric car?"
Given how well things have been going for Ford, it would be easy to say the new Explorer SUV will do well simply because Ford is the hot brand right now.
Overshadowed by all the hoopla surrounding Ford posting much better than expected earnings ($.68 a share vs. Street expectation of $.40) is the story of why Ford is knocking the cover off the ball.
Calling all GM critics! It's time to once again take a shot at the government owned auto maker. And believe me, they are already firing away at the latest move from GM. Spending $3.5 billion to buy AmeriCredit Corp.
When Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn announced earlier this week that VW plans to become a major player in the promising electric car market, I thought to myself, "Let's see which VW will stand behind this commitment."
Whether or not you agree with this conclusion, make no mistake GM and Chrysler did need to be restructured. If they weren't, one or both would have gone away for good or wound up broken into pieces.
President Obama travels to Holland, Michigan today to discuss the economy and hail the development of the electric car industry. His appearance at the groundbreaking of an LG Chem battery plant will include mentioning the hiring of 300 employees.
Counterfeiters have created an international, multi-billion-dollar industry by making cheap imitations of designer goods and selling them for a fraction of the price.
Were you surprised to hear the initial investigation into reports of Toyota cars and trucks suddenly accelerating were likely more a case of driver error? You shouldn't have been. The results echo what most in the auto industry, even those who are extremely critical of Toyota, have said for some time.
When I got into the Nissan LEAF for a true extended test drive here in southern California, I had a pretty good sense of what to expect: A quiet ride, good acceleration, and overall an enjoyable drive. I was wrong.
I think hiring Blankenship was a smart move by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Blankenship has worked at Gap and Apple , two companies with retail stores customers wanted to visit. Granted getting someone into a store to check out clothes or an iPod is far different from checking out a new car. Or is it?
As Ford prepares to release its MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch in-car communication systems a new feature of the systems will get a lot of attention.
A week ago, Tesla investors were riding high, telling me and many others, "See, this stock is gonna do great." Their euphoria was understandable since shares of TSLA priced higher than anyone expected at $17 a share and took off from there.
Halfway through the year, it's becoming clear American auto buyers have re-discovered the two biggest American auto brands.
With Toyota reportedly on the cusp of another major recall, this time for faulty engines in 170,000 Lexus models worldwide, it's clear this company is far from getting out of the woods.
Apple's new iAd platform debuts today, but without any of the flash or excitement of Apple's gadget debuts.
First of all, let's be clear about June auto sales. Yes, everyone will be up compared to June of last year. Big deal. June of last year the economy was even further in the tank, GM and Chrysler were in bankruptcy, and the auto industry was gasping.
Hulu's long-awaited premium service "Hulu Plus" just went live. The premium, HD service is available on the iPhone, iPad, and even certain TVs and costs $9.99 a month.
Tesla is going public today under the symbol TSLA. To say this IPO has gone better than expected would be an understatement. It's pricing at $17 a share, above the range originally set out, and with the number of shares being offered expanding to 13.3 million, this IPO will raise more than $225 million dollars for Tesla.
What’s to love about Tesla Motors? It’s a good story, but…how many times have we heard good stories from Wall Street on IPOs of companies that have ended up in the junkyard?