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Apr 27, 2010

Marchionne Goes All In

When Fiat offered to take a stake in Chrysler last year and assume management control, CEO Sergio Marchionne made one....More
Apr 16, 2010

Reality May Bite for BEV Backers

Reality may be setting in. A year ago, it was all EVs all the time, as auto makers, battery suppliers and regulators....More
Apr 07, 2010

So Why Not Chrysler?

Call it a case of a lesson learned, or maybe it’s an indicator of a new level of desperation, but there’s a tinge of....More
Apr 01, 2010

Hope Springs Eternal From Strong March Sales Performance

It’s certainly not time to declare market victory yet, but the U.S. auto industry’s March performance is the first sign....More
Mar 29, 2010

A Vote for Cyber-Selling

It appears to be a mixed bag out there among automobile dealers, with some embracing Internet selling wholeheartedly....More
Mar 22, 2010

Chevrolet Taking No Prisoners in Building Global Brand Recognition

General Motors is leveraging its global operations to further promote the Chevrolet brand worldwide, and this is both....More
Mar 19, 2010

Don’t Shoot; the Messenger’s Really an Environmentalist

Johan de Nysschen may not be anti-hybrid, but he has been saddled with that reputation. More than once the Audi of....More
Mar 11, 2010

Running the Right Race

A sense of urgency is a good thing, but General Motors’ move last week to retool its sales and marketing operations for....More
Mar 03, 2010

Help Wanted: Ghost Busters

On Friday, General Motors became the first auto maker to publicly support legislation that would require installation....More
Mar 02, 2010

Geneva Shows Off Europe’s Best Cars, But Road to Recovery Still Bumpy

Europe is putting its best foot forward at this week’s annual Geneva international auto show, which opened to the media....More
Feb 24, 2010

Lap Dogs, Memos and Runaway Comments

We don’t mean to make light of a deadly serious subject, but the Toyota recall hearings in Washington on Wednesday were....More
Feb 23, 2010

Spare Us Dog and Pony Show and Get to the Truth

If all goes as planned, Toyota President Akio Toyoda will find himself on the hot seat Wednesday as he testifies before....More
Feb 23, 2010

Presto Change-O: GM Board’s Sudden Metamorphosis

It’s less than eight months after General Motors rose from its Chapter 11 ashes and the auto maker’s board of directors....More
Feb 11, 2010

On Stopping a Prius – and Maybe Some of the Panic

Amid all the frenzy surrounding the growing spate of Toyota recalls, comes the voice of calm – from a victim no less of....More
Feb 08, 2010

Total Recall

Toyota’s recall problems for sticky gas pedals, sudden acceleration and now complaints about electronic brakes remind....More

David E. Zoia

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the...

James M. Amend

James Amend is an associate editor at, covering day-to-day business and product news at General Motors. He also leads coverage of regulatory and environmental issues, as well as the...
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