• Racing towards cars

    China, oil prices and the environment are pushing electric cars to the tipping point

    By Oliver Hazimeh, Director, PRTM

    The recall of Toyota's Prius has some observers questioning the prospects for the entire electric vehicle marketplace.  They shouldn't:  The fundamental forces for electrifying our cars and infrastructure are still in place.

    While Toyota (TM) and Honda (HMC) have found success with traditional hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) that are powered by an internal combustion MORE

    Apr 7, 2010 12:15 PM ET
  • Data driven: How technology is reviving GM, Ford and Chrysler

    In the age of global enterprise software, US carmakers are re-learning the secrets of efficiency

    By Fred Thomas, Industry Director, Apriso

    After the government provided a $17.4 billion lifeline to two of the largest US automakers last year, most Americans still thought that the big Detroit three – GM, Chrysler and Ford – were down for the count.

    Over the last few decades, we've seen domestic car sales from American companies slide from MORE

    Apr 5, 2010 1:53 PM ET
  • Driving change: Innovation is key to the future of the U.S. auto industry

    Government needs to support research for clean energy-powered cars. But auto makers need to make their own success.

    By Steve Westly and Mindy Lubber

    America's auto industry is at an unprecedented crossroads.

    At the core of the debate is whether American car companies can adapt to a changing marketplace where the demand for greater fuel efficiency and cutting edge design supersedes brand loyalty and vehicle size.

    The auto industry of tomorrow – which MORE

    Dec 1, 2009 6:00 AM ET
  • CES: A paler shade of green

    By Michael V. Copeland

    LAS VEGAS -- The quiet here in a booth sponsored by Dell is at odds with the pandemonium all around at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Four plywood lounge chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames sit on a dark floor made of some obviously recycled material. In one chair , a guy with headphones covering most of his head quietly taps on a laptop. Squares of MORE

    - Jan 8, 2008 1:02 AM ET
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