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Opportunity Knocks at Volkswagen

Watching the UAW and ACE is like hiding in the stairwell while your parents fight. As far as I can tell, everybody likes the works council. VW likes it, the UAW likes it, the ACE likes it and VW workers in Germany seem to like it.

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Why Electric Cars Suck

Electrics are slowly gaining a foothold, but there are still only about 250,000 of them on the American roads. That’s a fair number of cars. But GM started making its first commercially available electric car, the EV1, in 1996. more »

Sep 18, 2014 Air Bag

The Most Efficient Car in America Is...

It’s easy to make a claim for fuel efficiency. A small engine, some battery packs, regenerative braking, low-rolling resistance tires and high-efficiency electric motors and your ads can say your Chevy Volt is EPA rated at 98eMPG. more »

Aug 21, 2014 Air Bag

Longing for the exciting VW BlueHamster

"Your name means People’s Car. You make cheap, wonderful, fun transportation. You go your own way.” more »

Jul 24, 2014 Air Bag

Lament for the Lost Sedan

"I like sitting close to the road, and I like my cars to handle like cars. SUVs, even today’s good ones, make compromises I don’t like." more »

Jun 26, 2014 Air Bag

Failure to Fail

"The capacity for creativity hasn’t been lost; that’s obvious from the responses to demands for higher fuel economy.” more »

May 22, 2014 Air Bag

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