carmakers

Carmakers bet on green future

Dec 31, 2012
Makers of hybrid and electric cars are increasing their offerings in 2013 despite a somewhat disappointing roll-out of vehicles like the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt.
Posted In: Auto, carmakers, hybrid cars, electric cars

What trends are on display at the L.A. Auto Show?

Nov 30, 2012
The opening of the L.A. auto show comes at an interesting time; the market for cars in the U.S. has rebounded even as the broader economic recovery continues at a painfully slow pace.
Posted In: Auto, los angeles, carmakers, recovery, electric cars

Peugeot: Rescued, but constrained by bailout

Nov 28, 2012
Last month, Peugeot secured a $9 billion lifeline from the French government to stay out of bankruptcy. In return, French politicians want the struggling company keep jobs, not cut them.
Posted In: Auto, Europe, peugeot, France, carmakers

European automakers face dark present, uncertain future

Nov 27, 2012
Carmakers in Europe are seeing plunging sales and rising costs -- sound familiar? Will European automakers rebound like their U.S. competitors?
Posted In: Europe, carmakers, Fiat, Auto

Chrysler ramps up SUV production

Oct 29, 2012
Despite higher gas prices, demand remains strong for SUV's.
Posted In: SUV, carmakers, Chrysler

Indian factory experiences dangerous worker riots

Jul 20, 2012
Employee riots at India's largest car-maker -- Maruti -- have burned down part of the factory, shut down the plant and killed a human resources manager.
Posted In: India, riots, carmakers, labor

You go, Sweden

Feb 19, 2009
The board of car company Saab is reportedly meeting right now to go over the details of reorganizing. This move is short of bankruptcy but would...
Posted In: bankruptcy, carmakers, GM

Showdown for the showroom

Dec 2, 2008
The Big Three are facing pressure to close the sale today on a federal bailout. Top brass will deliver turnaround business plans to Congress in...
Posted In: Big Three, carmakers, Detroit