The documentary who killed the Electric Car? accused General Motors of conspiring with the oil industry and politicians to shelve its popular and promising EV1 in the 1990s
As the only U.S. car manufacturer that didn’t need a government bailout, Ford Motor was in better financial shape than its peers to ride out the recession.
Manganese Bronze, the maker of the classic London taxi and a former niche player in Coventry’s once booming car-making arena, is now the last car company in the city and enjoys the curious status of being the biggest London-listed car maker by volume. However, it is struggling with the recession.
Two groups remain in the hunt to take over carmaker Opel from the umbrella of General Motors’ European operations: Canadian-Austrian supplier Magna and Italian car company Fiat The German government met Wednesday to discuss the future of the carmaker. The chief concern is to make sure the car company does not become embroiled in the bankruptcy protection proceedings of parent company GM.
The German government plans to meet Wednesday night to discuss the future of carmaker Opel and weigh bids for the General Motors subsidiary. A spokesman for the German chancellor’s office said he did not expect a final decision on Opel to be made Wednesday. “It’s just to check the offers of the investors, then to see how we can go on,” said the spokesman, who declined to be named
Car expert Tom Torbjornsen answers a letter from a auto owner: Dear Tom, I own a 2008 Ford Taurus.