A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says....More
If EVs are to attract mainstream buyers in the absence of high fuel prices, they will have to be so appealing they do not require buyers to switch political parties or care about climate change. The ’16 Volt comes closest to solving that riddle....More
GM is doubling down on the ’16 Volt with a top-to-bottom revamp. It is extending electric range to an EPA-certified 53 miles, redesigning it inside and out and making it more fun to drive. It also brought the base price down to $33,170 before the $7,500 federal tax incentive for EVs.
GM extinguishes the dinosaur that typified the last-generation model of the bow-tie sports coupe. A sixth go-round of the Camaro produces a lighter, faster, more refined and, dare we say, sophisticated animal....More
The Chevy Impala’s bi-fuel 3.6L V-6 runs both on gasoline and compressed natural gas. Cost is a hurdle, however. A non-CNG V-6 Impala LT bases at $30,895. The bi-fuel version of that same car will cost an extra $9,500....More
Despite evidence that VW misrepresented emissions data to Indian authorities, the automaker need look no farther than a similar case involving General Motors India to see its actions might not carry a severe penalty....More