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  • GM To Cut More Plants, Closing In On HUMMER Deal Friday, 17 Apr 2009 | 12:36 PM ET

    Today on the company conference call updating its restructuring, I asked GM CEO Fritz Henderson is the company will go beyond the number of plants it laid out for closure when updating the Federal Government on February 17th.

  • Nissan to Produce Zero Emission Cars By 2010: CEO Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 10:11 AM ET
    Nissan Advanced Technology Center, Atsugi city, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

    Nissan Motors CEO Carlos Ghosn said the company has the technology and the ability to produce cars that are going to be zero emissions by 2010 but also cost-friendly.

  • "Make Me An Offer" Dealers Tell GM Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | 9:57 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    For as long as I've been covering GM, I've heard the same thing over and over, "We are cutting dealerships and will get down to a core group that will be more profitable." Rick Wagoner said it when he took as CEO in 2000. Fritz Henderson is saying it as CEO in 2009.

  • Want a Great Deal on a US Car? Not So Fast Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 4:04 PM ET

    Don’t believe the hype that all you have to do is walk into a U.S. car dealership and they’ll practically pay you to walk out with the car.

  • Saturn Orbiting Toward Foreign Influence Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 4:01 PM ET
    Saturn Aura

    It is increasingly clear GM's beleaguered Saturn brand will be orbiting around a foreign auto maker.

  • Marchionne's Message To Chrysler: Shape up Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009 | 9:45 AM ET
    Sergio Marchionne

    The comments are blunt. Some would say they are long overdue. But most importantly, they reflect the sobering reality facing Chrysler and it's workers. They've got two weeks to show they want to get a deal done with Fiat or they can roll the dice with bankruptcy.

  • Major Concerns Over Micro Car Safety? Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | 10:26 AM ET
    Crash Test

    The video is dramatic. Especially if you've ever asked yourself how the smallest cars on the road would protect you in an accident. According to the latest head-to-head crash tests by the non-profit group Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, people riding in these "micro" cars would be at risk of a serious injury.

  • Drum Beats To GM Bankruptcy Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | 8:31 AM ET
    General Motors

    You can hear them virtually everywhere. You can call them pessimists, but I prefer the term realists. They are people within GM, the Obama administration, the auto industry, and elsewhere who now see GM filing for bankruptcy as the best move for a company with few good options.

  • Is It Time To Kill The Auto Show? Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | 10:39 AM ET
    2010 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC

    Shortly after the doors opened to press days at the New York Auto Show someone asked me, "Do these auto shows really serve a purpose anymore?"

  • Are Car Buyers Actually Coming Back? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2009 | 11:18 AM ET

    As I walk around the New York Auto Show and talk with executives from GM, Toyota, and Chrysler there is one question you hear over and over: Are buyers actually coming back into showrooms?

  • Segway And GM's 2 Seat Treat Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 10:50 AM ET
    GM/Segway two-wheeled experimental vehicle.

    The first time you see the new PUMA (Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility) 2 seat ride, you think to yourself, "well, that's pretty cool."

  • Call Options Surge in Demand for Ford Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | 7:58 AM ET

    Ford rose 16 percent yesterday after reducing its debt by $10 billion and had plenty of options activity along the way.

  • Ford Drops Debt, Boosts Stock, Buys Breathing Room Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 1:02 PM ET

    Remember when Ford shares touched $1.01 a few months back and people were speculating about when the troubled automaker was "forced" into bankruptcy? Those days seem like a distant memory.

  • Chrysler's End Game Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | 9:28 AM ET
    Chrysler

    In the week since President Obama's Auto Task Force decided GM and Chrysler were not viable, much of the focus has been on the future of GM, who runs the company, and how the country can save its largest auto maker.

  • Mitsubishi Motors Shares Jump After Electric Car Report Thursday, 2 Apr 2009 | 11:02 PM ET
    Cars drive during peak hour traffic on a major highway on the first day of a test to reduce car numbers in Beijing, China, Friday, Aug. 17, 2007. City officials yanked hundreds of thousands of private cars off Beijing's streets Friday to test whether a partial car ban could clear health-threatening smog and ease gridlock during next year's Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Shares of Mitsubishi Motors jumped to a three-month high on Friday after a newspaper said the automaker would double its annual production capacity target for electric cars in the business year to March 2012.

  • Good GM, Bad GM — and Obama's GM Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | 9:39 AM ET
    General Motors

    With members of President Obama's Auto Task Force hitting the ground in Detroit, the re-structuring of General Motors kicks into gear. Monday in Washington may have been all about justifying and selling the government calling the shots at GM, but Tuesday in Detroit is when the president's people get to work. No wonder critics are now saying GM now stands for Government Motors, not General Motors. So what happens next?

  • The Twisting Road to Saving GM and Chrysler Thursday, 26 Mar 2009 | 12:03 PM ET

    If you thought March 31 would be the day the government would make a final pronouncement on GM and Chrysler, it's time to think again.

  • Prius Steps Up/So Does The Competition Wednesday, 25 Mar 2009 | 10:32 AM ET
    2010 Prius

    Today, Toyota takes the wraps off the new Prius and many in the auto industry will be watching to see if it can remain king of the hybrid hill.

  • Roof Strength Another Step In Auto Safety Tuesday, 24 Mar 2009 | 10:47 AM ET

    This morning the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released a new rating system for the strength of roofs for SUV's. These ratings highlight an area that is critical to whether passengers in an SUV will survive a rollover crash accident.

  • Could The Tata Nano Be In States By 2012? Monday, 23 Mar 2009 | 5:00 PM ET

    Amid all the hoopla about today's launch of the Tata Nano was a question and answer about when the $2,500 micro car might be on sales in the U.S. Tata CEO Ratan Tata said that it is conceivable his company could modify a European version of the Nano to meet U.S. safety standards within three years