New jobs are good jobs when it comes to Detroit and the U.S. auto industry. The Detroit Free Press reports that General Motors is bringing approximately 200 new jobs to the insolvent city by partnering with local media-buying company Carat. Carat, which is owned by the London-headquartered Aegis Group, will open a new office on Read on! →


Shared parts purchasing is sure to save General Motors and PSA Peugeot Citroen money as their partnership moves forward. But as Automotive News points out, neither member of the partnership has defined how it will cut costs of new model development. Many details of partnership still unknown Reports indicate that GM already had a plan Read on! →


When people buy electric cars, they get federal tax credits. There are also a growing number of third-party companies that convert regular cars to electric vehicles, and those cars are eligible for the EV tax credit too. Limited selection A selling point for electric vehicles, besides never paying for gas again, is that the federal Read on! →


While Australia isn’t the first country that comes to mind when most automotive enthusiasts talk about vital, car-producing nations, Wards Auto reports that the nation’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries is quite proud of its ability to turn out top-quality automobiles. At the recent “Cars of Tomorrow” conference in Melbourne, FCAI CEO Ian Chalmers called Read on! →


The American side of Honda Motor Co. is being forced into belt-tightening mode as profit margins for its Japanese parent have fallen onto the wrong side of acceptability. Automotive News reports that the U.S. branch of the Honda Motor Co. is in the process of offering voluntary severance packages to senior members of its sales Read on! →


Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles seem the perfect evolution beyond electric cars and gas-powered cars because they don’t require charging or filling up at fuel stations. The technology is prohibitively expensive but is slowly and surely making strides. Go electric without the plug There are two methods of powering an electric car, though the bits like Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Ford Motor Co. will soon be in a position to improve its financial liquidity. The financially hamstrung automaker, which continues to reel from the effects of the auto industry bailouts, announced Thursday that it is expanding and extending its revolving credit facility. Ford’s aim is to improve its balance sheet totals Read on! →


Washington state has introduced legislation proposing a $100 annual fee for owners of electric vehicles. The surtax is being proposed to compensate the state for lost gas tax revenue. However, General Motors has asked the state to shelve the bill. State bill passed this week Washington state Senate Bill 6455 passed earlier this week. The Read on! →


Ford Motor Company is being sued over allegations that it sold pickups and full-size vans with faulty fuel tank linings. The lining could corrode with time and clog the fuel system. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in a New Jersey federal court, further contends that Ford knew about the issue and kept quiet about it to Read on! →


The Federal Trade Commission has clamped down on a number of car dealerships recently in an effort to curb deceptive car ads. Customers at these dealerships were misled by ads that claimed dealerships would pay off loan balances on trade-in vehicles. First case of its kind Many hold car salesmen and dealerships in the kind Read on! →