Monthly Archives: April 2011

US willing to accept loss on auto industry bailout

U.S. government involvement in the auto industry seems to be winding down as Chrysler prepares to repay its loans. Continue reading

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U.S. auto plants closed by tornadoes

A month after a record-breaking earthquake devastated the Japanese auto industry, manufacturers continue to be buffeted by natural disasters. Continue reading

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Bad news for Japanese automakers’ credit oulook

The Japanese auto industry has suffered a number of blows since the earthquake hit early last month. Continue reading

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F-150 gets fuel efficiency boost

The most popular vehicle in America has seen a surprising change in recent months. Continue reading

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Auto execs and lobbyists disagree on fuel efficiency

The United States has struggled for decades to convince its domestic auto manufacturers to raise fuel-economy standards. Continue reading

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Study expects slow adoption of green cars

A growing number of green cars have begun to dig out a niche for themselves, but they remain a relatively small part of the overall market. Continue reading

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Toyota auto finance branch offers help for dealers

Recent reports suggest that Toyota, the world’s leading auto manufacturer, faces difficult times as it recovers from lost production in the wake of last month’s earthquake. Continue reading

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Electric cars make strong showing in safety tests

The auto industry has seen a revolution recently with the introduction of plug-in electric engines. Continue reading

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Auto execs pessimistic about industry future

Car sales in the U.S. have been on the rise in recent months with prospects for the remainder of the year looking strong. Continue reading

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Earthquake halves Japanese auto production in March

The impact of last month’s earthquake in Japan could be larger than many in the industry expected. Continue reading

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