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
European Commission rules governing the source of biomass have damaged the profit outlook for early producers and chilled investment in second-generation biofuels that will make fuel from agricultural wastes....More
Researcher Elisabeth Gouvernal says about 35% of 18- and 19-year-olds had drivers’ licenses in 1983, but in 2010 only 19% did. Of all segments of the population, only retirees are driving more now than earlier generations did....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
The major obstacle to using CNG is the relative scarcity of service stations where the fuel can be obtained. There now are 1,050 CNG refueling stations in the U.S., and the total is climbing 10% annually....More
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