As the price of new cars rises and earnings fall, average Americans are finding they can no longer afford the price of new cars. This is a troubling sign for the economy.
Donald Trump whined about the German auto industry while in Brussels on May 25, threatening to impose a 35% tariff on German cars. The White House predictably maintains Trump was misquoted and the press is responsible for blowing the story out of proportion.
Ford Motor Company has fired CEO Mark Fields, according to company insiders. He will be replaced by Jim Hackett, former head of Steelcase who has no experience in the auto manufacturing industry.
Futurist and economist Tony Seba predicts both the auto industry and the oil business will be virtually destroyed by economic changes that will be complete by 2030. Is he right?
The US auto market was down in April but EV sales are still growing. That’s a very good sign.
California expects to raise $5.2 billion a year from a combination of higher gas tax,. diesel tax, and electric car fees to fix its crumbling transportation infrastructure.
The proposed EPA budget would slash funds for emissions testing and force automakers to pay for the program. Car makers are not happy.
The articles on this week’s Gas2 Week in Review that really caught our readers’ attention primarily seemed to focus on ways that the auto industry and investments intersected.
Congressional Republicans and Donald Trump are proposing a 20% border adjustment tax on imported automobiles and auto parts. That would be a disaster for the economy say car dealers.
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An op-ed piece in Fox News argues that pollution taxes are more effective than government regulations and fairer to the poor. Do you agree?
Two days after the election, the big 2.5 in Detroit have fired off a letter to the Trump transition team asking for relief from the fuel economy and emissions regulations promulgated by the EPA.
People are angry because they have no jobs. But is that the fault of foreign workers or changes that have brought us an automated workplace?
Dona;ld Trump promises to build pipelines, re-open coal mines and “drill, baby, drill.” Such policies are an “existential threat to the nation,” say climate scientist.
The Koch Brothers are not happy that anyone but them should get government subsidies and they want to put a stop to it – just as long as it doesn’t endanger the billions in government subsidies that benefit them.
A tour of the Tesla factory turns out to be about much more than just building cars.
Elon Musk says Tesla could be building millions of cars a year and rival General Motors and Toyota. Financier Richard Baron says its stock may quadruple.
Ah, society — takes us decades to turn a simple, life-saving corner. Subsidizing fossil fuels in the 21st century has got to be one of the dumbest things society has ever done… (and we’ve done a lot of dumb things). We have cheaper alternatives that don’t kill us and cause all kinds of health problems […]
Uber has suffered a setback in California where a board has ruled its drivers are employees, not independent contractors, making it liable for expenses.
I am lousy at picking stocks. In fact, the best way to make money in the stock market is to do exactly the opposite of what I do. I decided not to get in on Google’s IPO because I thought the price was way too high. I also advised my wife to buy a chunk […]