The competition calls on university students in teams of two to five to develop features that will make cars of 2030 more intelligent and intuitive, and with the potential to revolutionize the automobile industry....More
The CAFE standard quickly is becoming a carbon-dioxide emissions rule. The fastest way to cut CO2 emissions is to reduce the amount of carbon in fuel, through ethanol blends. Auto makers need to craft a strategy that puts the onus on the oil industry to carry the load....More
The problem, ethanol marketer Mike O'Brien says, is that few service stations sell E15, a problem compounded by the fact not all auto makers recommend the use of the 85% gasoline-15% alcohol mix in their vehicles....More
Despite the revival of a massive public-relations campaign, the prototype vehicles’ technical problems are noted by critics who see the company merely as a project to support majority owner Mikhail Prokhorov’s political ambitions....More
Broadening the car’s appeal by adding a larger engine has been key in the auto maker’s bid to strengthen its connection with younger buyers, who traditionally haven’t been a close fit for the brand....More
The auto maker credits the April result to recovery from the 2011 flooding that shuttered its Thailand plant, and to ongoing deliveries in the government tax-refund program for first-time car buyers....More
Some suppliers are investing in additional facilities because they are confident current production levels will be sustained and because they have exhausted most of their avenues to stretch available...
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